Archive for May, 2008

Visit the Safe Boating Celebration at Lake Pleasant

Visit the Safe Boating Celebration at Lake Pleasant Is your watercraft safe and ready for the water? If you hesitated while answering this question, then you won’t want to miss the 2008 Arizona Safe Boating Celebration at Lake Pleasant Regional Park on May 17 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Boating experts from the Arizona […]

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Utah residents pay the price for poaching in Arizona

Utah residents pay the price for poaching in Arizona The Arizona Game and Fish Commission recently revoked the privileges of three Utah residents for spotlighting wildlife (black-tailed jackrabbits), littering, and hunting without a license on the Arizona Strip. During its April meeting, the commission revoked the individual hunting, trapping, and fishing privileges of Stephen Holt, […]

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Arizona archer wins Olympic trials at Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Arizona archer wins Olympic trials at Ben Avery Shooting Facility Brady Ellison, 19, from Glendale, Ariz., was pure gold in all three matches before a cheering hometown crowd during the final Olympic Archery Trials at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility on May 2-4. Brady will be headed to Beijing, China this summer to represent the […]

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No CWD found in Arizona deer and elk testing

No CWD found in Arizona deer and elk testing The Arizona Game and Fish Department has concluded another sampling season for chronic wasting disease (CWD) and reports that lab tests found no presence of the wildlife disease in any of the 2,157 hunter-harvested or road-killed deer and elk sampled during Arizona’s 2007-08 hunt season. The […]

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Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame seeks nominations The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is seeking nominations for inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame at its annual banquet scheduled for Aug. 16 in Scottsdale. The deadline for submitting applications is May 23. The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation was created in 1990 in the spirit of […]

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Payson Wildlife Fair set for this Saturday

Payson Wildlife Fair set for this Saturday Green Valley Park in Payson, Ariz., will undergo an amazing transformation on Saturday, May 10, when its sprawling grassy expanses turn into a carnival full of wildlife and fun outdoor activities. The 14th annual Payson Wildlife Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, […]

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Best trout fishing conditions in more than a decade

Best trout fishing conditions in more than a decade The deep snow drifts across backcountry mountain roads have melted and now Arizona’s picturesque trout lakes in the national forests are not only accessible, most have filled and spilled as well, creating premium fishing conditions not seen in more than a decade. “This is shaping up […]

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Congressional candidates to discuss natural resource issues at forum in Camp Verde

Congressional candidates to discuss natural resource issues at forum in Camp Verde The public is invited to attend a forum to discuss the future of Arizona’s natural resources featuring candidates for Congressional District 1 on Sunday, June 8 in Camp Verde. Sponsored by the Arizona Wildlife Federation, the forum will focus on what should be […]

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Learn how to navigate the big game draw at Tucson seminar

Learn how to navigate the big game draw at Tucson seminar Has it been years since you’ve been successful in Arizona’s big game draw? Have you not been drawn and not known why? Do you think the verbiage that explains the draw is written in esoteric code? If so, come learn all about the draw […]

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Do you appreciate great wildlife photography?

Do you appreciate great wildlife photography? If you enjoy wildlife photography, you must be familiar with the work of George Andrejko, our staff photographer at Arizona Wildlife Views magazine. The Western Publications Association recently selected Andrejko’s image of a regal horned lizard as a finalist in its magazine photo competition, placing it among the top […]

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Win a special hunt, help wildlife by entering the Big Game Super Raffle

Win a special hunt, help wildlife by entering the Big Game Super Raffle Give yourself a chance at a special hunt in Arizona. The Arizona Big Game Super Raffle, launched in 2006, is used to raise funds for direct wildlife habitat work in Arizona. Every dollar raised through ticket sales of each species will go […]

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Final round of U.S. Olympic archery trials to be held at Ben Avery

Final round of U.S. Olympic archery trials to be held at Ben Avery The nation’s finest archers will take center stage when the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Arizona State Archery Association host the third (and final) selection round for the U.S. Olympic Archery Team on May 1-4 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility […]

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Patti Ho Memorial Estate Auction to benefit wildlife

Patti Ho Memorial Estate Auction to benefit wildlife The Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF), in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will host an estate auction to sell items that were willed to the organizations upon the death of Patti Ho, a life-long supporter of wildlife in Arizona. The event is set for this […]

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Snow conditions, access have improved for spring turkey hunters

Snow conditions, access have improved for spring turkey hunters Forest road conditions have improved in many high country areas over the past couple of weeks, but spring turkey hunters and other outdoor recreationists may still find impassible snowpack or muddy conditions on some side roads at higher elevations. The main forest roads are open in […]

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Kaibab National Forest seeks comment on proposed travel management plan

Kaibab National Forest seeks comment on proposed travel management plan The Kaibab National Forest is seeking comment on its proposal for managing off-highway vehicles and other motor vehicles on the Williams Ranger District in northern Arizona. The Proposed Action document and accompanying maps are posted on the Kaibab National Forest Web site at www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/travelmanagement. The […]

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Arizona crowns youth skeet champions

Arizona crowns youth skeet champions Young skeet shooters from across Arizona earned state titles – with many qualifying to represent Arizona at upcoming national championships – at the Scholastic Clay Target Program’s (SCTP) Commissioners’ Cup State Skeet Championships on April 12. The competition was held at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club and featured some […]

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Arizona’s bald eagle management wins national conservation award

Arizona’s bald eagle management wins national conservation award The Department of the Interior recognized the Southwest Bald Eagle Management Committee (SWBEMC) this week for its implementation of the Arizona bald eagle nestwatch program. Secretary Dirk Kempthorne presented the Cooperative Conservation Award to members of the SWBEMC at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The SWBEMC is […]

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Tri-State Safety Fair brings multitude of agencies together, focuses on boating safety

Tri-State Safety Fair brings multitude of agencies together, focuses on boating safety A consortium of state, local and federal boating agencies is hosting the fifth annual Tri-State Boating Safety Fair at Lake Havasu State Park to educate boaters about boating safety May 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme of this year’s safety […]

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Game and Fish Commission sets remaining 2008 fall hunts Creates over-the-counter turkey tags for young hunters

Game and Fish Commission sets remaining 2008 fall huntsCreates over-the-counter turkey tags for young hunters Initiating the first-ever over-the-counter turkey tags for youth in designated units and approving the first-ever permitted archery deer hunts in specific units based on a harvest apportioning formula were two of the changes approved by the Arizona Game and Fish […]

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