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Wildlife News – Oct. 19, 2017

Posted October 19, 2017



Quail outlook: All signs point to better season in 2017-18

Good winter precipitation particularly benefitted Gambel’s quail, the best-known and most widespread of the state’s three main quail species. That led to spring call counts that were almost double what they were in 2016 and higher than the average of the last 10 years (2008-2017). Read More


Surveys of endangered Mount Graham red squirrel show decline due to impacts from the Frye Fire

An annual survey of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel showed a significant decline in numbers due to the effects of the lightning-caused Frye Fire in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeastern Arizona. Read More


Desert Roses, Too set to blossom in 2017-18 

Desert Roses, Too, is a new level of the program for women who want to learn about advanced shotgun shooting. Participants meet every second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center in Phoenix. Registration includes eye and ear protection, loaner shotguns, ammunition and clay targets. Read More


AZGFD asks hunters to help monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking hunters to continue doing their part to help keep Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a neurodegenerative wildlife disease that is fatal to deer and elk, at bay. Read More


As boating season winds down, prepare your safety gear for 2018

Fall marks the end of boating season for many in Northern Arizona and as owners prepare to stow their watercraft until the spring, it’s an ideal time to inspect life jackets, safety gear and mechanical equipment. Read More 


State Employees Charitable Campaign raises money for charities

Each year the State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC) gives State of Arizona employees the opportunity to voluntarily contribute monetary donations to support nonprofit charities. This year the public can participate via a raffle conducted by Wildlife for Tomorrow for a chance to win a Polaris custom camouflage Ranger, generously donated by RideNow Powersports. Read More 


Reminder: Applications sought for Arizona 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