PHOENIX - The director of Arizona's Game and Fish Department says he's retiring after nearly 20 years in the post.
Director Duane Shroufe's (pronounced "shrofe") retirement is set for the end of March.
He joined the department in 1984 and was named director in 1989. Since then the state's population has skyrocketed and game and fish has grown from 230 employees to 650 and the yearly budget has gone from $20 million to $80 million.
The Game and Fish Commission has launched a nationwide search for his replacement.