Archive for October, 2008

New photo sharing web site gives you more

Are you looking for photographs of Arizona’s wildlife? Do you have a great photo you want to chare with people? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, be sure to check out the Department’s new photo sharing web site. You can add your own photos or search for images in 6 different categories, […]

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Bring Arizona wildlife information into your classroom with our podcast

Have you heard our free podcast yet? If not, you are missing out. These short audio rcordings feature experts discussing some of the wildlife and wildlife-related issues found in the state. Each episode can be downloaded as an mp3 file and new episodes are released every two to four weeks. In addition, supplemental classroom material […]

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Open house features renowned artist

The public is invited to meet Sherrie Russell Meline, the winning artist of the 2006-07 Federal Duck Stamp contest, at an open house on Friday, Nov. 7 from 1-5 p.m. at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. Meline will be signing autographs, displaying samples of her artwork, […]

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Spaces still available for remaining fall workshops

Our “W.H.I.: Wildlife and Habitat Inquiry” Workshops will give you the tools and understanding necessary to bring wildlife-focused inquiry into your classroom. There are currently three W.H.I. workshops scheduled (brief descriptions below), with more planned for the Spring. Each workshop covers a different topic in wildlife biology and costs $20. This fee covers lunch and all workshop […]

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Speaker series focuses on Arizona wildlife

The Department has created a new speaker series open to the public with unique features for educators. Join us for these two-hour events. The first hour will be a talk from a Department biologist on a specific topic. The optional second hour will consist of educational activities ready to be taken back to the classroom. All […]

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Comments sought on proposed rulemaking affecting off-highway vehicles

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting written public comments on proposed rulemaking for a new Article 10 dealing with off-highway vehicles in response to recent statutory changes approved by the legislature. Comments will be accepted from Oct. 3 through Nov. 2, 2008. The proposed rules are: R12-4-1001. Minimum Standards for an Approved Educational […]

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Commission to consider fish regulation changes at October meeting

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is considering various changes to the 2009-10 fishing regulations during the Saturday portion of its Oct. 10-11 meeting in Phoenix at the department headquarters located at 5000 W. Carefree Highway (just west of I-17). The Game and Fish Department gathered public input on the proposals by conducting a series […]

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High-power rifle competition sets sights for Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Competitive marksmen using vintage military rifles with open sights will be shooting at long-range targets starting Saturday in two premier national competitions. The 2008 Western Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches will take place at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix on Oct. 11-19. The CMP Games begin on Saturday […]

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Mesa office to host public meeting on elk and antelope management

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will host a public meeting at its Mesa office, 7200 E. University Drive, from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, to discuss the department’s hunt recommendations and planned management for elk and antelope in central Arizona (Region VI). Topics will include elk and antelope population trends, sex ratios, hunting […]

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Arizona’s liberal 100-day duck season has some restrictions

Hunters are reminded that season is closed for canvasback ducks Waterfowl season opened Friday, Oct. 3 in the mountain zone. The “liberal” season set by the federal framework and implemented by the Arizona Game and Fish Department is for a full 100 days, closing on Jan. 11 (in the mountain zone). However, duck hunters are […]

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Game and Fish to host tortoise adoption workshop in Yuma

Volunteers available to help applicants build an enclosure and den Having trouble with Fido running away? Is it hard to find the time to care for a dog or cat when you are tied up with work and family all day? If so, consider adopting a desert tortoise. Come learn about these fascinating animals at […]

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Winter hours at Ben Avery Shooting Facility begin Oct. 15

The Ben Avery Shooting Facility main range, archery ranges, and the Ben Avery Clay Target Center will change to winter hours of operation for the public beginning Wednesday, Oct. 15. The new hours will be: Monday – Closed Tuesday – Closed Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. […]

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Trapper education classes offered

Trapper education classes are being offered by the Arizona Trappers Association at Arizona Game and Fish Department regional offices, the Phoenix headquarters of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and in southern Arizona. In addition, classes are available on a request basis in Pima, Safford and the surrounding areas, as well as in the Willcox […]

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Safety tips you should know for boating in cold water this season

Don’t let the temperature outside fool you: Cold water immersion and hypothermia can occur in water as cool as 70 degrees at any time of the year, even on a warm and sunny day. Arizona winters are mild, and recreational boating and fishing are popular year-round, but an unexpected immersion into cold water can cause […]

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Flashes of angling gold return to Silver Creek

Flashes of angling gold return to Silver Creek Flashes of golden Apache trout returning to Silver Creek near Show Low in the White Mountains was a recent harbinger of the great fall-winter trout fishing opportunities anglers can experience in Arizona this year. “The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s catch-and-release Apache trout fishery along Silver Creek […]

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Wildlife calendar photo contest winners announced

A whisker-perfect bobcat, adorable twin speckled deer fawns, and a fascinating gilded flicker caught in mid-flight are just some of the award-winning wildlife photographs that can intrigue every month of the year. So be sure to get the ever-affordable ($3) Arizona Game and Fish Department calendar for 2009 – for quality, there’s no contest. Or […]

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Hunters can assist CWD monitoring

Hunters can assist CWD monitoring Deer and elk hunters: Your assistance is needed again this season to continue the monitoring efforts in Arizona for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a wildlife disease that is fatal to deer and elk. Currently, there is no evidence that CWD poses a risk for humans. Although CWD has not yet […]

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Black-tailed prairie dogs return to historical site in Arizona

Black-tailed prairie dogs return to historical site in Arizona Nearly 50 years ago, they vanished from Arizona’s landscape, but thanks to a multi-partner reintroduction effort, black-tailed prairie dogs are making a comeback. Seventy-four black-tailed prairie dogs captured at the Ladder Ranch in New Mexico were released yesterday into the wild in the Las Cienegas National […]

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The spring hunt application deadline is Oct. 14

It’s best to hand-deliver your application Hunters getting ready to mail their spring hunt-permit application might want to save the stamp and deliver it themselves – the hunt application deadline day is Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Postmarks don’t count. Don’t forget that Monday, Oct. 13 is a state holiday, Columbus Day, so the […]

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Arizona Game and Fish Commission provides new guidance for wolf conservation

State’s long-term participation contingent on revised approach, interagency cooperation PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Commission stated its intentions about Mexican wolf conservation very clearly today, reiterating its support for wolf conservation, but mandating pursuit of Arizona-specific objectives and making continued support contingent upon cooperator progress in several key areas over the next five […]

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