Archery Hunting in the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve (2019-2020 Hunting Season) 

Introduction

Wildlife found throughout the State of Arizona, including within the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve, is managed by the State and may be hunted in accordance with rules and regulations established by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

Arizona Game and Fish Commission (AZGFD) Rules

The following are basic descriptions of rules established by the AZGFD regarding hunting in Game Management Unit 25M, which includes the McDowell Mountain Regional Parks and McDowell Sonoran Preserve. For detailed rules and regulations, please go to www.azgfd.gov.

  • Hunting with firearms is prohibited
  • Those lands within a ¼ mile of an occupied structure are closed to archery hunting
  • Archery hunting is permitted in the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve, as follows:
    • Javelina and Deer - December 13, 2019 through January 31, 2020 and December 11 through December 31, 2020.

Town of Fountain Hills Rules

In addition to the AZGFD rules, hunters in the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve must follow the rules of use, as established in the Town Code Article 9-5 Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve, but not limited to:

  • No motorized vehicles are permitted outside designated areas.
  • Hunter access is limited to the Preserve’s posted hours.