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Game Management Unit 30A
Updated December 2010
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- Region I - Pinetop
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Species within this unit: Antelope, Black Bear, Javelina, Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer, Dove, Quail







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Unit Summary
Primary Game Species/ Hunting Month(s)
Mule Deer October/November
White-tailed Deer October-December
Javelina January/February
Secondary Game Species/ Hunting Month(s)
Quail October-February
Antelope September
Average # permits in past 5 years
Mule Deer 1300
White-tailed Deer 1463
Javelina 650
Antelope 7
Climate Information
Month Ave. Temp Ave. Rainfall
January Max 64°/Min 29° 0.65"
February Max 66°/Min 32° 0.58"
September Max 88°/Min 57° 1.26"
October Max 82°/Min 43° 0.23"
November Max 72°/Min 43° 0.31"
December Max 63°/Min 29° 1.10"
Other Pertinent Climate Information
Hot summers, pleasant fall and spring weather, mild winters. Snowfall is rare at higher elevations. Most of annual rainfall comes in July, August, and September.
Cities, Roads & Campgrounds
Major Cities and Towns in or Near Game Management Unit and Nearest Gas, Food, and Lodging
Willcox, Douglas, Rodeo, NM, Portal, Sunizona
Major Highways and Roads Leading To
From the East: I-10, State Hwy 80
From the West: I-10
From the North: State Hwy 191
From the South: State Hwy 80
Developed Campgrounds
Rucker Canyon Campground in the Coronado National Forest and several privately-owned campgrounds in Sunizona, Willcox, and Douglas.
Undeveloped Campgrounds
Dispersed camping is allowed on public lands throughout the unit. Check with the BLM or Forest Service for specific locations. Be sure to obtain a land status map before heading into the unit. Much of the land is private property and access may be limited.
Brief Description of Terrain, Elevation, and Vegetation
The lower elevations (4,000') along State Hwy 191 are mixed farmland and Chihuahua Desert scrub. In this area, most of the countryside that isn't farmed is covered with creosote bush. The higher elevations in the Swisshelm Mountains (7,184') and the Peloncillo Mountains (6,447') have pinyon/juniper vegetation. In the San Bernardino Valley east of Douglas, desert grasslands stretch for many miles.
Government Agencies and Phone Numbers
Arizona Game and Fish Department, Region V - 520 628-5376
Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District - 520 364-3468
Bureau of Land Management, Safford District Office - 928 348-4400
Douglas Chamber of Commerce - 520 364-2477
Willcox Chamber of Commerce - 520 384-2272
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