provisions of the Arizona Revised Statutes
17-231, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission
establishes policy for the management, preservation,
and harvest of wildlife. The Commission
makes rules and regulations for managing,
conserving, and protecting wildlife and
fisheries resources, and safe and regulated
watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations
for the benefit of the citizens of Arizona.
In support of the Commission's obligations,
the Director, as chief administrative officer,
provides general supervision and control
of all Department functions and activities.
The Commission is composed of five members
appointed by the Governor pursuant to ARS
38-211. The Commission appoints the Director
of the Arizona Game and Fish Department,
and the Director serves as secretary to
the Commission. No more than one commissioner
may be from any one county. No more than
three may be from the same political party.
Each commissioner serves a five-year term,
staggered. Commissioners customarily serve
as chairman during their last year.