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Monday, February 28, 2011

Arizona Wildlife License Plates

Photo courtesy AZSFWC.

For those of you who live in Arizona, you can show off your love for hunting and fishing while supporting a great cause at the same time by purchasing the “Conserving Wildlife” license plate. The new plate is very colorful and depicts nine species of popular Arizona wildlife including elk, antelope, desert bighorn sheep, pintail, Apache trout, Gamble’s quail, Merriam’s turkey, Coues whitetail, and mountain lion. The plate costs an additional $25 per year, $17 of which goes to Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation (AZSFW). For another $25 per year, you can personalize the plate.

Last year, the Wildlife Conservation Council merged with AZSFWC and now the group represents nearly all the wildlife conservation organizations in the state such as the Arizona Elk Society and Arizona Deer Association. If you live in Arizona I urge you to show your support for wildlife by getting the wildlife conservation plate the next time your vehicle comes up for renewal! By the way, for those of you who already have a standard personalized plate, when you go in to renew, the MVD will give you a new, unpersonalized plate while your wildlife plate is being made. It took them about three weeks to get my personalized wildlife plate done.

Click here for more information on the "Conserving Wildlife" license plate.