Archive for March, 2009

Two “Becoming An Outdoors Woman” (BOW) workshops to choose from April 3-5 or Aug.14-16

There are two “Becoming An Outdoors Woman” workshops to choose from: April 3-5, and again Aug.14-16, at the Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott. Enrollment is open to all women 18 and older. These workshops introduce women to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, non-threatening environment. Expert instructors teach women skills such as canoeing, camping, using a […]

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New Web page offers the story of the collared jaguar in Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has created a Web page at www.azgfd.gov/machob to provide you comprehensive information on Macho B, the recently collared jaguar in southern Arizona. The new Web page contains a summary of the capture and collaring of the jaguar, along with press releases, a timeline of events, photographs and answers to […]

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Game and Fish wildlife fair returns to Kingman April 9

Those who believe nothing in life is free have yet to visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Region III Wildlife Fair from 6-9 p.m. April 9 at the Kingman Academy of Learning High School The information, giveaway items, and hands-on instruction in hunting and casting is all free of charge as Game and Fish […]

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Score two popular wildlife publications at a bargain price

Act fast and you can score two of our most popular wildlife publications at a bargain price. For just $15, get one year (six issues) of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine, plus your very own 240-page “Arizona Wildlife Viewing Guide” for observing Arizona’s diverse wildlife! With maps and descriptions of more than 128 sites across the […]

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Nominations sought for Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame

The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is soliciting nominations for this year’s inductees into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m. on May 1, 2009. The Outdoor Hall of Fame annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions toward Arizona’s wildlife, the welfare of its […]

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Got a Hunting Tip? Send it to us

Arizona Wildlife Views magazine invites you to share your best hunting tip with our readers. Send your tips in by April 6, and you could win a free copy of “Hunt Arizona 2009.” The first 50 persons to send in a qualifying entry get a copy of “Man and Wildlife” for their trouble. What kind […]

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Check off the state tax return box for the Arizona Wildlife Fund

Many of us are busy trying to finish filling out our income tax returns as deadline day approaches on April 15. But, did you know that tax deadline day also offers you an opportunity to help our state’s bald eagles, black-footed ferrets, California condors, desert tortoises, native fish, and other wildlife? All you have to […]

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Feeding wildlife continues to create problems Game and Fish reminds public of dangers

As the spring weather warms up and animals such as coyotes and javelina become more active, Arizona Game and Fish Department officials remind everyone to avoid the temptation to feed wildlife. Feeding wildlife is a bad practice that can lead to nuisance problems or potentially dangerous encounters between animals and humans. Recent calls to Game […]

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2009 Free Arizona Outdoor Expo Event Program – Video & Map Now Available

The 2009 Free Arizona Outdoor Expo page has been updated with the Event Program & Map now available.  Also recently updated is the below promotional video: Related Posts2009 Outdoor Expo slated for late MarchTake out your new 2009 calendar and mark the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AGFD) 2009 Outdo…Make plans to attend the Game […]

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New Web page offers the story of the collared jaguar in Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has developed a Web page to provide more information and answer questions on the recently collared jaguar in southern Arizona. The new Web page contains a summary of the capture and collaring of Macho B, along with press releases, a timeline of events, photographs and answers to frequently asked […]

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Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop to be held April 3-5

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) introduces women to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, non-threatening environment. At $240 per person, this program may be one of the best bargains around. Expert instructors teach women skills such as canoeing, camping, using a compass, fly fishing, Dutch oven cooking, archery, and many more. Classes are held during the […]

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BLM proposes transportation plan for public lands near Florence

Public comments may be submitted through May 8 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tucson Field Office is proposing a transportation plan covering approximately 96,320 acres of public lands near Florence and Superior, Ariz., and is now seeking public comment during a 60-day review period. Information on the BLM’s Web site says the purpose of […]

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Take a boating safety class—you might save money on your boat insurance

The photo to the right is an aerial shot of the London Bridge Channel at Lake Havasu City during a busy weekend. An accident may be waiting to happen. Can you afford higher insurance premiums? Passing the Arizona boating safety course may make you eligible for a discount on your boat or PWC insurance. You […]

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Are you shed antler hunting legally?

Shed antler hunting is a great way to get in touch with nature and experience hands-on the cycle of life. Every spring, deer, elk and other upland wildlife lose their antlers. They grow them all winter long, keep them through mating season, then the antlers fall off (or are shed) and the process begins anew. […]

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Biologists capture, collar and release mountain lion on Kofa NWR

Game and Fish continues its active management program to aid crucial bighorn sheep herd The Arizona Game and Fish Department captured, collared, and released a male mountain lion on Friday, Feb. 27 in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge as part of the continued effort to actively monitor the effects of mountain lion predation on the […]

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Hit the water—it’s boating time!

Hit the water—it’s boating time! Arizona’s waterways are already bulging at the seams and are bellowing for attention. Hit the water, it is boating time! Whether you are fishing, water skiing, on a jet ski, or just cruising along, being on a boat in Arizona is one of the state’s favorite recreational past times. Soaking […]

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OHV Decal revenue: What is it used for?

New laws went into effect Jan. 1, 2009 requiring all off-highway vehicles (OHVs) meeting certain criteria to display an OHV Decal, which costs $25 annually. At the recent International Sportsmen’s Expo, the number one question asked about that program was: “What does this money go for exactly?” As per Arizona Revised Statute, this is what […]

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Spring catfish stockings at urban lakes begin March 19

The catfish season officially kicks off at all Urban Fishing Program lakes and ponds in the Phoenix and Tucson areas on Thursday, March 19, when those lakes will be stocked with feisty 15- to 20-inch channel catfish. Beginning with this stocking, nearly 14,000 pounds of Arkansas farm-raised catfish will be delivered and stocked into 20 […]

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Bring your family to the FREE Game and Fish Outdoor Expo

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to spend quality time with family and friends? Or a way to get reconnected with Arizona’s great outdoors? Then come on out to the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s FREE Outdoor Expo on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29. The event will be held from 9 a.m. […]

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Arizona News conference videotape about collared jaguar available online

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted on its Web site a videotaped copy of a news conference held on Thursday, March 5 in Tucson with its partners to provide more information and answer questions on the recently collared jaguar in southern Arizona. The news conference is also available in its entirety by visiting […]

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