Archive for September, 2008

Endangered fish return to native waters in Arizona

Endangered fish return to native waters in Arizona It’s been a plan long in the making, but yesterday, the first Gila topminnow fish were re-established in their native Arizona waters as part of a new program aimed at enlisting the help of non-federal landowners to conserve this endangered species. More than 200 fish were released […]

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Dove hunters can extend their wingshooting by heading to the mountains

Dove hunters can extend their wingshooting by heading to the mountains The early dove season closes Monday, Sept. 15, but dove hunters can extend their wingshooting opportunities by heading to the high country and pursuing band-tailed pigeons, blue grouse and chukar partridge beginning this Friday, Sept. 12 After hunting dove in unseasonably hot desert temperatures, […]

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Last weekend to go dove hunting

Last weekend to go dove hunting The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds dove hunters this is the last weekend to challenge their wingshooting skills on the darting gray acrobats. The early dove season ends for adults at noon on Monday, Sept. 15. Kids get longer shooting hours. Youth hunters 17 and under, are permitted […]

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Bald eagles in Arizona follow their own flight plan

Bald eagles in Arizona follow their own flight plan Real-life population trends contradict model As is often the case, real life does not always follow a predetermined plan, and such is the case with bald eagles in Arizona. The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s real-life data shows that the bald eagle population in the state […]

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Spring hunting regulations printed and in stores now

Spring hunting regulations printed and in stores now Applications being accepted by mail only; deadline is Oct. 14 Sportsmen in pursuit of turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear can now find printed copies of the 2009 spring hunting regulations at Arizona Game and Fish Department offices and license dealers statewide. The deadline to apply for hunt […]

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Commission selects 2008 award recipients at September meeting

Commission selects 2008 award recipients at September meeting The Arizona Game and Fish Commission selected its 2008 Commission Award recipients at its monthly public meeting in Pinetop on Sept. 5-6. The award winners, who will be formally recognized at the annual Meet the Commission banquet in January, are: Award of Excellence – Senator Linda Gray, […]

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Stay engaged in federal land use planning

Stay engaged in federal land use planning Apache-Sitgreaves NF seeks input on forest plan; Prescott NF proposes fee increases You have an opportunity to help develop strategic direction for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The USDA Forest Service is hosting a series of open houses from Sept. 3-11 to gather input for the revised Apache-Sitgreaves forest […]

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Come discuss strategies for a new wildlife area in the Cibola Valley

Come discuss strategies for a new wildlife area in the Cibola Valley Project to restore 1300-acre site back to native riparian habitat This is your chance to get in on the ground floor for developing management strategies for a new wildlife area in the Cibola Valley along the Colorado River between Blythe and Yuma. The […]

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Governor approves plan to combat invasive species

Governor approves plan to combat invasive species Most people know that hitchhiking is dangerous. What they may not know is that many of Arizona’s hitchhikers are nonnative invasive plants and animals that have been unintentionally brought by people over time through their travels or trades. Certainly not all nonnative species fit this description of “invader,” […]

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Come visit the Valley’s secretive flying residents

Come visit the Valley’s secretive flying residents Did you know that bats are the slowest-reproducing mammals on earth for their size? Or that every night bats provide free insect-control services to the Valley of the Sun? Come learn about and even experience these amazing but misunderstood flying mammals during the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s […]

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Boat Safe, Boat Smart, Boat Sober Don’t become a bad holiday statistic

Boat Safe, Boat Smart, Boat Sober Don’t become a bad holiday statistic Don’t become a bad statistic this Labor Day weekend – boat safe, boat smart and boat sober. Here are some weekend survival tips from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. * Make sure enough life jackets are on board the boat for everyone, […]

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It’s time to get on top of the hot angling action

It’s time to get on top of the hot angling action This is the time of year to get on top of the hot angling action in the warmwater lakes as predatory sport-fish chase bait fish at the surface. “Right now anglers can find lots of surface action, especially what we call boiling fish, as […]

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Introduce a youngster to dove hunting at juniors’ outings

Introduce a youngster to dove hunting at juniors’ outings Looking for a fun activity to unglue your son or daughter from the TV or computer? Here are some opportunities to “step outside” with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and its partners to teach your youngster some enjoyable outdoor skills during the early dove hunting […]

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Elk viewing workshop scheduled for Flagstaff

Elk viewing workshop scheduled for Flagstaff Would you like to experience the sound of a bull elk bugling or see a cow elk keeping a watchful eye on her calf? If so, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Mormon Lake Lodge invite you to attend an elk viewing workshop on Sept. 6. The workshop […]

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Arizona Game and Fish Commission to meet Sept. 5-6 in Pinetop

Arizona Game and Fish Commission to meet Sept. 5-6 in Pinetop The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is meeting on Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Game and Fish Pinetop regional office located at 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop. The meeting begins with an executive session at 10 a.m. Friday morning, […]

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Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame inducts 4 new members

Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame inducts 4 new members Four new members were inducted into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame at the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation’s annual banquet on Aug. 16. The three individuals and one organization were honored for outstanding contributions and service that have benefited Arizona’s wildlife and their habitats. This year’s […]

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Hunters: Put a little spring in your step Spring hunting regulations are now posted online

Hunters: Put a little spring in your step Spring hunting regulations are now posted online Summer is ending, fall is about to begin, it’s time to put a little spring in your step – spring hunting that is. Arizona’s spring 2009 hunt draw regulations are now available online at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s […]

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