Archive for the 'Conservation' Category

Wildlife research may change deer management on the Kaibab

Wildlife research may change deer management on the Kaibab By AGFD research and game branches Wildlife research may change deer management on the Kaibab Arizona Game and Fish Department officials announced they will recommend an amendment to existing hunt guidelines for deer on the Kaibab Plateau as a result of a research study that shows […]

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Attention varmint and small game hunters: New non-lead ammunition available this year

Attention varmint and small game hunters: New non-lead ammunition available this year By Shelly Shepherd, information/education program manager and Kathy Sullivan, condor biologist/program coordinator, AGFD Flagstaff region Want to do your part for wildlife conservation? Then try using non-lead ammunition on your next varmint or small game hunt to help reduce lead exposure in condors […]

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Hunters raise nearly $500,000 for Arizona’s wildlife

The 2008 Arizona Big Game Super Raffle (AZBGSR) was held July 19 in Phoenix and nine lucky ticket holders walked away with a special big game tag and the chance at a hunt-of-a-lifetime, and one took home a fine optics package. The winners are: * Cal Sutton, Peoria – Antelope * Dwight Callahan, Gold Canyon […]

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Gould’s turkeys thrive, allowing further range and distribution

Gould’s turkeys thrive, allowing further range and distribution By Doug Burt, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the National Wild Turkey Federation, along with sportsmen and private citizens, successfully captured and relocated 50 Gould’s wild turkeys from the Huachuca Mountains in early March. The captured birds […]

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Conservation spotlight: Cochise Bird Dog Club holds 3rd annual youth quail hunt

Conservation spotlight: Cochise Bird Dog Club holds 3rd annual youth quail hunt By Chris Orndorff, Cochise Bird Dog Club The Cochise Bird Dog Club, in conjunction with the Scholastic Clay Target Association of southern Arizona, held its third annual Youth Quail Hunt at the Empire Ranch in Sonoita on Nov. 17, 2007. This event was […]

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Wildlife conservation passes a $3 billion milestone

Wildlife conservation passes a $3 billion milestone By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department A major milestone was celebrated at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas recently – manufacturers have contributed $3 billion dollars since 1991 to finance wildlife conservation through the payment of federal excise […]

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Game and Fish Outdoor Expo 2008 will be packed with outdoor fun

Game and Fish Outdoor Expo 2008 will be packed with outdoor fun Largest hands-on outdoor exposition in Arizona By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo 2008 will be jam-packed with outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family on March 29 and 30 […]

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Game and Fish conducts historic 100th bighorn sheep translocation. Program restores bighorn sheep to their historic habitats

Game and Fish conducts historic 100th bighorn sheep translocation. Program restores bighorn sheep to their historic habitats By Doug Burt, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Arizona’s bighorn sheep population received a boost in November when the Arizona Game and Fish Department, along with vital assistance from the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, […]

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High country gem: Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area

High country gem: Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Nestled in the shadow of Escudilla Mountain a few miles south of the eastern Arizona town of Eagar, the Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area is a special high-country destination that can be enjoyed by hunters, anglers, […]

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Hunters can help monitor for chronic wasting disease

Hunters can help monitor for chronic wasting disease By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Department is again asking for hunter assistance this season in monitoring for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a wildlife neurological disease that is fatal to deer and elk. The disease has not […]

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What is Wildlife Worth?

What is Wildlife Worth? By Pat Barber, law enforcement program manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department There has been some recent discussion and confusion in some corners of the state in response to recent changes to the Game and Fish statutes relating to civil assessments imposed by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Arizona Revised […]

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Two new grant programs aid hunter retention/recruitment, wildlife conservation

Two new grant programs aid hunter retention/recruitment, wildlife conservation By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is offering two exciting new grant programs to provide financial assistance to groups undertaking projects in support of hunter/angler recruitment and retention and wildlife conservation. Funds for both programs […]

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The future of wildlife conservation

The future of wildlife conservation Focus must be on reversing the decline in hunting and fishing participation By Rory Aikens, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department The future of not just hunting and fishing but also wildlife conservation may depend on successfully addressing the continuing declines in hunter and angler participation. That was […]

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Help Arizona’s big game species: Donate to the Big Game Habitat Fund

Help Arizona’s big game species: Donate to the Big Game Habitat Fund By Sal Palazzolo, landowner relations program manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department Sportsmen are given the opportunity on their big game hunt applications to make a donation to the Big Game Habitat Fund. The generous sportsmen who contribute to this fund help support […]

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What happens to turkeys after Thanksgiving? Relocation programs help turkey populations

What happens to turkeys after Thanksgiving? Relocation programs help turkey populations By Brian Wakeling, big game program supervisor, Arizona Game and Fish Department Click Here For the July 2007 Issue Many sportsmen think about turkeys maybe two or three times a year. Generally speaking, the “hunter-turkey cycle” goes like this. Hunters apply for fall hunts […]

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Conservation spotlight Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society

Conservation spotlight Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society By David McCasland, 2007 vice president How did your group get started? In 1967, a group of 46 concerned sportsman and conservationists got together for a single purpose dedicated to increasing the desert bighorn sheep population within Arizona. Out of these humble beginnings the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep […]

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Experience the great outdoors at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo

Experience the great outdoors at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor enthusiasts: You won’t want to miss the FREE Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo on March 31 and April 1 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Want […]

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Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo to be held March 31 and April 1

Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo to be held March 31 and April 1 By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor enthusiasts: Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this year’s Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo, being held Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at […]

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Conservation spotlight

Conservation spotlight Hunt Of A Lifetime By Tom Cadden, public information officer, Arizona Game and Fish Department Many young people would love the chance to go on a hunting trip in Arizona, and many fine sportsmen’s and other organizations help provide that opportunity. But for a special group of youngsters—those diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses—that dream […]

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Conservation spotlight

Conservation spotlight Yuma Valley Rod and Gun Club By Jonny Fugate, legislative liaison How did your group get started? About 70 years ago, it is said that a group of local farmers in Yuma County got together to have a “Big Bass Fishing Derby” and a “Big Deer Contest” amongst themselves. From those beginnings, the […]

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