Game and Fish webcast Tuesday on expanded hunting methods

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will provide a webcast of its public meeting Tuesday about proposed new legal ways for hunters to kill wild mammals, birds and reptiles.

The public can join in the meeting via the Internet at azgfd.gov/webcast. It runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Game and Fish headquarters in Phoenix.

The department is seeking to implement recently approved legislation with amendments to its rules.

People can comment on the proposed changes through Nov. 16 via emails to rulemaking@azgfd.gov, or by calling 480-528-7986.

Amendments include allowing the shooting of mountain lions with shotguns; allowing the shooting of javelina and turkey with rimfire handguns; allowing the take of upland game birds and Eurasian collared doves with a pneumatic weapon; allowing the killing of cottontail rabbits, tree squirrels, upland game birds and Eurasian collared doves with pneumatic weapons and hand-held projectiles; allowing the take of coyotes and mountain lions at night with artificial light in problem areas; and allowing hunters to use dogs to kill predatory and furbearing animals, small game and nongame animals.