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Wildlife News: Oct. 11, 2018

Posted October 11, 2018

Quail season opens Oct. 19

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds Arizona’s bird hunters that the general season for Gambel’s, scaled and California quail begins Friday, Oct. 19. Read more.

Fate of stocked trout: 5 things learned from 4-year study

Ever wondered what happens to the thousands of trout that the AZGFD stocks into streams all around the state every year? You’re not alone. We just completed a 4-year study (beginning in 2013) to investigate the fate of rainbow trout and Apache trout stocked into several of Arizona’s popular stream trout fisheries. Read more.

AZGFD Celebrating National Bison Day with viewing workshop Nov. 3

Bison are synonymous with the great west, but not many people realize that Arizona is home to these magnificent animals.  To increase awareness and provide information about this great animal, the Arizona Game and Fish Department will host a  bison viewing workshop near Flagstaff on National Bison Day, Saturday, Nov. 3. Read more.

Scientific review suggests reclassification of the razorback sucker from endangered to threatened

The razorback sucker, a native fish found in the Colorado River basin is making a comeback thanks to the work of conservation partnerships between the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, state agencies, including the Arizona Game and Fish Department, federal agencies, Tribes, industry and environmental groups. Read more.

Family Fishing Day to be held Oct. 20 at Encanto Park

Join the AZGFD Sport Fishing Education Program and City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation for a morning of family fishing fun at Encanto Park (northwest side of the lake) in Phoenix from 8 a.m.-noon on Oct. 20. Read more.

AZGFD revamps look of big game hunt permit-tags

Arizona hunters who were successful in the recent 2018 fall draw probably  noticed some big changes to their mailed hunt permit-tags — with an emphasis on the word “big.” Read more.

Quail Festival to be held Dec. 8

AZGFD and the Southern Arizona chapter of Quail Forever will host the second annual Quail Festival on Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m., at the Pioneer Hall on the Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 S. Highway 83, Sonoita. Admission is free. Read more.