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Wildlife News: Nov. 3, 2017

Posted November 3, 2017

Sandhill Crane in Flight
Photo by George Andrejko/AZGFD











AZGFD offers reward for information about two cases of mule deer poached near Prescott

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is seeking information about two poaching cases that both involve mule deer bucks near Prescott. Read more.

Four Peaks and Sugarloaf Road Areas temporarily closed to target shooting activities during Nov. 4 cleanup event

Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun in the Four Peaks and Sugarloaf road areas is prohibited Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The purpose of this temporary restriction is to protect forest visitors, volunteers, and employees during the 8th Annual Four Peaks Trash Clean-up hosted by the Copperstate 4 Wheelers. Read more.

Leftover Halloween pumpkins may attract wildlife

Halloween has come and gone, and those carefully carved pumpkins left sitting outside may attract some unwanted post-Halloween trick-or-treaters: hungry wildlife looking for an easy meal. Read more.

Sandhill cranes winging their way back to Arizona

It happens every year. As if on cue, they pick up and travel thousands of miles from places like Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, and some from as far away as Canada, Alaska and even Siberia. Read more.

When hunting for waterfowl by boat, prepare for the unexpected

Waterfowl hunting season spans months in Arizona, first starting in the high country in October and moving into bigger bodies of water as we get closer to the New Year. While firearm safety is paramount for hunters, those planning on using boats and watercraft in pursuit of waterfowl also need to make life jackets and other safety precautions a top priority. Read more.

Hunters, please save that tracking collar

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is encouraging hunters who harvest a big game animal affixed with a GPS or VHF tracking collar to return that collar undamaged to any department office statewide. Read more.

Desert bighorn sheep poached, left to waste near Yuma

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the recent poaching of a desert bighorn sheep that was found near Yuma, Ariz. Read more.

Chiricahua leopard frogs released to bolster endangered wild populations

Chiricahua leopard frogs received extra help getting the hop on avoiding extinction after 454 of the threatened species were recently released into restored habitat on the Clifton Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Read more.

AZGFD wins 2 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards for Arizona Wildlife Views TV show

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s audio-visual team won two Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards for its work on the Arizona Wildlife Views TV show. Winners were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Oct. 14 at an awards reception in Phoenix. Read more.

Information sought on cow elk illegally shot in Alpine Valley closure area

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is seeking information about a cow elk poached near Alpine in the early morning on Thursday, Oct. 26. The elk was shot in the Alpine Valley closure, south of Luna Lake. There was a legal hunt for cow elk open during this time. Read more.