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Wildlife News: Sept. 21, 2017

Posted September 20, 2017

 

Arizona’s bald eagles expand breeding sites in 2017

PHOENIX — Arizona’s bald eagle population continues to soar as the number of breeding areas expanded statewide and a record 82 young hatched during the 2017 breeding season, according to an annual Arizona Game and Fish Department survey. Read more

Northern AZ prairie  dog burrows dusted to combat plague

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Arizona Game and Fish Department, together with the Kaibab National Forest Williams Ranger District, recently applied insecticidal dust Williams and Flagstaff-area Gunnison prairie dog holes for fleas. Read more

U.S. Rep. Gosar leads U.S. House Committee passage of bi-partisan Grand Canyon Bison Management Act

PHOENIX —  The Arizona Game and Fish Department applauds the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee for approving a bi-partisan bill that will allow the Department to better manage and conserve the bison population within Grand Canyon National Park. Read more

Online applications for 2018 spring hunts now being accepted

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department now is accepting online applications for 2018 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear. Read more

Ben Avery Shooting Facility offering discount on National Hunting and Fishing Day

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is inviting recreational shooters to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 23 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. Read more

During Child  Passenger Safety Week, remember life jackets and helmets for kids

PHOENIX — In conjunction with Child Passenger Safety Week, the Arizona Game and Fish Department would like to remind boaters and off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders of the importance of life jackets and helmets for kids. Read more

Arizona Wildlife Views TV show now available on YouTube

PHOENIX — From highlighting the Sonoran pronghorn recovery to an in-depth look at the making of a wildlife manager, the Arizona Wildlife Views TV show covered a diverse range of wildlife and topics in the last season. And there’s good news if you missed any of the shows from 2016: You can watch them all now on the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s YouTube channel. Read more 

Local sportsmen’s groups awarded almost $70,000 in grants

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has awarded $68,357 in grant funding for local sportsmen’s organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the retention of new hunters and anglers. Read more

Commission OKs hunt guidelines for fall 2018 through spring 2023

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission approved guidelines for fall 2018 through spring 2023 hunting seasons at its September meeting in Williams. Read more

Arizona Game and Fish Commission proposes amendments to Article 6 and 11

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has proposed to amend its rules following the 2017 five-year reviews of Article 6, Rules of Practice Before the Commission, and Article 11, Aquatic Invasive Species, to enact recommendations developed during the reviews. Read more

Community Fishing Bulletin: two waters added, catfish return

We’ve added two new waters to the Community Fishing Program: Show Low Creek in Show Low and Greenfield Park Pond in Mesa. Read more

 

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