Downstream Events Calendar March 2022


Arizona Renaissance Festival

Downstream Events Calendar March 2022Runs Through April 3rd

Now: AZGFD Licenses

All Arizona hunting, fishing license sales went online Jan. 1. License dealers will no longer sell traditional paper licenses, but many will offer an online purchase option; customers can also buy directly online at or at AZGFD offices. As always, customers can also purchase their hunting, fishing or hunt/fish combo licenses online directly at, 24/7, or in person at AZGFD offices during normal business hours (8-5 M-F). For general license information, visit

March 1: GCNP Bus Updates

Downstream Events Calendar March 2022

There will be three shuttle bus routes in operation on the South Rim this spring. Masks are required in line and on all park shuttle buses. Shuttle buses are also operating at reduced capacity. Visitors should expect prolonged wait times of 30-45 minutes to board a bus during busier times of the day. (See story on page 15.)

March 1: AZGFD Deadline

Downstream Events Calendar March 2022March 1 is deadline to update credit card information, purchase PointGuard for 2022 pronghorn, elk hunts.  The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds hunters who applied for 2022 pronghorn and elk hunt permit-tags that 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, March 1, is the deadline to update credit card or debit card account information.

The same deadline applies to purchasing PointGuard, which ensures if a successful applicant is unable or unwilling to participate in a hunt for any reason (illness, family emergencies, and even acts of nature such as wildfires and severe weather), the accumulated bonus points that were expended to draw that hunt permit-tag will be reinstated. The cost is $5 for each species.

Also, a customer’s AZGFD portal account is the only source for finding out draw results and viewing bonus points.

Through March 6: PetSmart Adoptions

Downstream Events Calendar March 2022Adopt love during National Adoption Week at a PetSmart store near you and change lives for pets in need.

Downstream Events Calendar March 2022March 17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day 

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

The rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Through March 18

Phoenix Interagency Fire Center will host aviation training. Residents and businesses in the Queen Valley area will notice an increase in air traffic February 21 to March 18 due to aerial supervision training.The USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management national aviation offices are sponsoring this training, which will take place at the Phoenix Interagency Fire Center located at the Mesa Gateway Airport.Agency pilots who attend this training earn certifications through enhanced implementation of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group curriculum. The program includes table exercises and simulations, avionics and radio labs, and actual flight time.

April 2, 3: Arizona Game & Fish Expo

Downstream Events Calendar March 2022One of the favorite events each year returns this spring, although the format may be changed somewhat. Watch for updates for more information and/or call (623) 236-7502.

April 18-23: Congressional Cup

Downstream Events Calendar March 2022Mark your calendars for more Congressional Cup excitement April 18 to 23, 2022 – and stand by for updates at

April 20-24: Desert Storm Poker Run 

Downstream Events Calendar March 2022Contact for details.

April 29 WFT Deadline

Downstream Events Calendar March 2022Nominations sought for Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame, and the deadline to submit nominations is April 29. To submit a nomination: Visit and choose either the “Online Nomination Form” option or the “Download Nomination Form” option. ( See story on page 1 for more details and/or contact Rebecca Bouquot at

May 6,7: UTV Rally 

The dates for the UTV Rally at Mormon Lake have been updated to May 6 and 7. (See story on page 15.)  Call (480) 899-6458 for more information.

Through June 19: Chihuly In The Desert

Visible at Desert Botanical Gardens and at 12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259

July 10: Big Game Super Raffle Entry Deadline

The deadline to enter the 17th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle is Sunday, July 10, at 10 p.m. (Arizona time). There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets that you can order. The names of the winners will be drawn July 20. (See story on page 1)


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