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Wildlife News: Aug. 16, 2017

Posted August 16, 2017

‘Tripod’ the three-legged desert tortoise finds forever home, 50 others ready for adoption
After a brutal round with a dog resulted in an amputated leg, Tripod the three-legged desert tortoise recovered from surgery at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife Center. While Tripod was recently adopted, 50 other desert tortoises are in desperate need of a forever home. Read more

Ben Avery Clay Target Center offers deal for dove hunters
While practice might not make perfect when it comes to dove hunting, it sure could put more of the fast-flying, acrobatic birds in the game vest. As part of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s “Getting Ready for Dove” campaign, the Ben Avery Clay Target Center is offering dove hunters an opportunity to sharpen their wing-shooting skills in advance of the season opener Sept. 1. Read more

1 week left to submit nominations for Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2017 Commission Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state’s wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Read more

AZGFD takes possession of newborn fawn “kidnapped” from wild
An approximately three-day-old deer fawn “kidnapped” from the wild near Salome will now be forced to a life in captivity. On Aug. 5, the Arizona Game and Fish Department took possession of the days-old fawn after learning an unknown man took it from the wild, then stopped off at the local bar to show the patrons. And then on Aug. 11, the department took possession of a second fawn. They were both placed at Keepers of the Wild near Kingman. Read more

Sandhill crane regulations now available online, deadline for hunt permit-tags is Aug. 25
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2017 Arizona Sandhill Crane Regulations online at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Regulations/. Read more

Arizona Game and Fish accepting applications for 2017 Heritage Fund grants
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for more than $400,000 in Heritage Fund grants. Read more

Lake Havasu checkpoint results in 3 OUI arrests
As part of efforts to keep Arizona’s lakes and waterways safe for all users, the Arizona Game and Fish Department was part of a multiagency operating under the influence (OUI) checkpoint July 22 on Lake Havasu. Read more

AZGFD officials honored by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies honored four leaders from the Arizona Game and Fish Department for their conservation efforts at an awards ceremony last month. Read more

AZGFD receives grant to battle bat-killing fungal disease
The Arizona Game and Fish Department was awarded $12,440 in grant funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help protect the state’s 28 species of bats from white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease. Read more

August is National Shooting Sports Month
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is inviting all recreational shooters to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month in August. Read more

Boating and water sports regulation and fee changes went into effect Aug. 5
Boating and watercraft regulation changes aimed at increasing customer service and public safety on Arizona’s waterways went into effect Aug. 5. Read more

 

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