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Wildlife News: Oct. 4, 2017

Posted October 4, 2017


Applications sought for Game and Fish Commission
The Governor’s Office is currently accepting applications for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Read more

AZGFD study clarifies Mexican wolf historical range
A recent peer-reviewed scientific paper reaffirmed the historical range of the endangered Mexican wolf as being southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico. Read more

Green light, go fish: “Green Light” list of fish to eat without restrictions, including all trout, released
Arizona anglers have a ton of “Green Light” reasons to keep catching and cooking fresh fish. For the first time, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality have launched an initiative to highlight a “green light” list of fish species from specific waters that may be consumed without limits. Read more

Military, first responders to receive discount at Ben Avery Clay Target Center
As a salute to those who keep everyone safe, the Ben Avery Clay Target Center has announced that the first Thursday of every month will be “Military and First Responders Appreciation Day.” Read more

Join us Saturday, Oct. 7, in Black Canyon City to discuss OHV safety
Join us on Saturday, Oct. 7, to discuss off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety and get your questions answered at the Public Safety Expo in Black Canyon City. The Arizona Game and Fish Department, in partnership with the Daisy Mountain Fire Department, will be at the Black Canyon Fire Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more

Enjoy paddlesports? Stay safe on the water by wearing a life jacket
If your preferred way to enjoy Arizona’s waterways is on a kayak, canoe, raft or standup paddleboard, stay safe by wearing a life jacket. Read more

AZGFD makes change to Wild Trout Challenge
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is temporarily suspending the requirement for anglers to catch a Gila trout in order to complete the Wild Trout Challenge. With the closure of Frye Creek, there is no longer a wild population of Gila trout open to fishing. Read more

State Employees Charitable Campaign raises money for charities
Each year the State Employees Charitable Campaign gives State of Arizona employees the opportunity to voluntarily contribute monetary donations to support nonprofit agencies. The campaign conducts events and promotions that are usually limited to state employees, but this year there is an opportunity for the public to participate. SECC charity Wildlife for Tomorrow is raffling off a 2017 Polaris Ranger that was donated by RideNow Powersports. Read more