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Wildlife News: April 18, 2018

Posted April 18, 2018




More than 400 student archers compete in 2018 state tournament

A total of 437 student archers representing 30 schools from throughout Arizona, participants on the state level of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), recently competed in the 2018 state tournament and 3D shoot at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Read more.

Leftover hunt permit-tags remain for 2018 elk hunts

There are still about 700 leftover elk permits for the minimal occurrence zone/low density (general) hunt #3799 in Units 12A, 12B, 13A and 13B. Due to very low densities, be advised that hunt success will likely be low. Read more.

AZGFD reminds non-resident boaters to clean, drain and dry before heading home

Are you a non-resident boater in Arizona?  It’s time to schedule your free watercraft inspections and decontaminations before heading home. Read more.

Recreational shooters to commemorate historic “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” April 21

At 7:30 a.m., April 19, 1775, the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” was fired on the village green in Lexington, Mass., between the colonial militia and British army, regarded historically as the start of the American Revolutionary War. Read more.

AZGFD asks successful spring turkey hunters for a hand – uh, leg

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking help from successful spring turkey hunters as it continues to monitor the state’s wild turkey populations for an emerging disease. Read more.

Study on frogs helps scientists understand disease outbreak and progression

The search for answers to protect Central American frogs from extinction is also giving scientists clues on how to predict and respond to emerging diseases and epidemics in humans, plants and other wildlife. AZGFD biologist Mason Ryan was one of the researchers on the project. Read more.

Volunteers needed for April 28 work project to benefit elk

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Red Mountain Chapter, in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, is seeking volunteers for its annual Adopt-A-Ranch work project April 28 near Payson. Read more.

Deadline to submit nominations for Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame is April 30

The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is soliciting nominations for this year’s inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The Outdoor Hall of Fame annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions toward Arizona’s wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state’s outdoor heritage.  Read more.