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Wildlife News – Nov. 24, 2017

Posted November 24, 2017



2017 wildlife photo contest winners announced

More than 250 photographers entered this year’s wildlife photo competition. Thirteen winning images are published in a full-size 2018 wildlife calendar in the November–December 2017 issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine, which is expected to be on sale for $3 starting next week at all Arizona Game and Fish Department offices. Read more


Board recommends 2 candidates to governor for Arizona Game and Fish Commission appointment 

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board has forwarded the names of two candidates to Gov. Doug Ducey for his consideration in making his 2018 appointment to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Read more


Here’s a fishing license deal you’ll want to gobble up

At AZGFD, we are grateful for many things – especially you. To express our appreciation, we’re offering a 25 percent discount on adult general fishing licenses and community fishing licenses purchased online through Dec. 1. Read more


Hunters get second shot at doves beginning Nov. 24

Arizona dove hunters will be able to double their wing-shooting pleasure when the state’s “second” season begins Friday, Nov. 24. Read more


Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently translocated 14 adult desert bighorn sheep – four rams and 10 ewes – from a healthy population of the animals near Saguaro Lake in Game Management Unit 24B to the Goldfield Mountains, also in Unit 24B. Read more


Tonto National Forest to implement restrictions on shooting targets

The Tonto National Forest has announced it will implement restrictions on the types of shooting targets that will be allowed beginning Monday, Nov. 20. Read more


2018-19 elk, pronghorn proposed hunt recommendations online 

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s proposed recommendations for 2018 and 2019 elk, pronghorn, and population management hunts are available for review online at Read more


Wear a life jacket when fishing from a boat in cold water — it could save your life

Nearly one-third of Arizona’s boaters say fishing is their favorite activity to do while boating, and for many, fall is an ideal time of year to go out in search of that state record bass (or trout or catfish or …). But as the weather cools down, so does the water temperature. Read more


Is an OHV part of your hunting strategy? Buckle up

When hunting for big game, off-highway vehicles (OHVs) can be a key part of how hunters retrieve downed animals. In fact, sometimes it’s the only way to retrieve a harvested elk or bison. As hunters hit the trails on OHVs like side-by-sides, it’s important to buckle up if the vehicle is equipped with seatbelts. Read more


Cow elk poaching case being investigated near Strawberry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating the poaching of a cow elk, which occurred on Nov. 10 or 11 in southern Game Management Unit 5A about 10 miles north of Strawberry. Read more


Information sought in suspicious death of bull elk southeast of Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the suspicious death of a 7-by-7 bull elk in the southern portion of Game Management Unit 5A, southeast of Flagstaff near Happy Jack. Read more