Hunting in Skyline Regional Park

Hunting in Skyline Regional Park
In accordance with Arizona Game and Fish Department regulations, certain licensed hunting is permitted in backcountry areas of Skyline Regional Park similar to regulations in Maricopa County’s White Tank Mountain Regional Park and the City of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The park is located in Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Region 6, Game Management Unit 42. Additional information on hunting in this Game Unit can be found online here. and in the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 2016-2017 Hunting Regulations.

Click Here to download a copy of the Skyline Regional Park hunting map.

Arizona Game and Fish Commission Orders:
The following types of hunting are permitted in backcountry areas of Skyline Regional Park (areas north of where trails are located). See map below.

1) Commission Order 2: Archery-only hunting for antlered deer from January 1-31, 2018 (pg. 40).
2) Commission Order 16: Shotgun shooting for quail from October 6, 2017 to February 11, 2018 (pg. 89).
3) Various Commission Orders: Limited weapon shotgun shooting for small game, upland game, predatory & fur bearing animals, reptiles and amphibians and other birds and mammals.

City of Buckeye Regulations:
When hunting in backcountry areas of Skyline Regional Park, please abide by the following rules established in Chapter 11 of Buckeye City Code.
• No motorized vehicles permitted outside designated parking areas.
• Access the park at designated entry points only.
• Hunters actively pursuing and retrieving game are permitted to hike off-trail.
• Hunt during hours when Skyline Regional Park is open.

Questions: Please contact Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Region 6 Office at 480-981-9400. If you suspect a violation of State hunting laws, please call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-352-0700. This is the AZ Game and Fish Department’s anonymous 24-hour hotline.
Declaration of Intent:
If you plan to hunt in Skyline Regional Park, please complete the information below to assist the City of Buckeye and the Arizona Game and Fish Department with determining hunter participation in Game Management Unit 42. Thank you.
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