Archive for June, 2009

Arizona Photo Contest: $400 and $250 Prizes – Deadline is July 6

Maybe you already know the 2010 Arizona Wildlife Calendar will feature winners of our annual wildlife photo contest. And maybe you’re aware the contest deadline is coming up soon — it’s July 6 at 5 p.m. MST (and no, postmarks don’t count).But here’s something we bet you didn’t know: The top photographer will walk away […]

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Stillman Lake native fish restoration effort ready to begin

Effort to start following 45-day appeal period The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Arizona Game and Fish Department – with assistance from Prescott Flycasters, The Nature Conservancy, and other volunteers – are set to begin a native fish restoration effort at Stillman Lake.The ‘lake’ is actually a large pool of the Upper […]

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Dove seasons, special big game tags on agenda for June 26-27 commission meeting

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on June 26 and 27. The meeting will be held at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix (1.5 miles west of I-17). The public is invited to attend the meeting at the Phoenix headquarters […]

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Game and Fish officer, 2 other agency employees fired upon near Mexico border

Three government agency employees, including an officer with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, another Game and Fish employee, and an employee with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, were fired upon June 11 by a group of men they encountered while scouting the area for a land access project in southern Arizona.None of […]

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Recovery program aims to make endangered leopard frogs common in Arizona

It’s been a plan long in the making, but recently, the first Chiricahua leopard frogs were released in northern Arizona waters as part of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s new program aimed at enlisting the help of non-federal landowners to conserve this threatened species. More than 30 frogs, including adults and tadpoles, were released […]

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Wanted: Your best wildlife photograph

Got a wildlife photo that makes people say “Wow!”? Want to share it with the world? Eager to earn a spot in the 2010 Arizona Wildlife Calendar? If you answered “Yes, yes, you bet!” now’s the time to enter the 2010 Arizona wildlife photo contest. We’re looking for great photos showcasing Arizona’s amazing wildlife. If […]

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Summer evening shooting leagues offered at Ben Avery

If the recent NRA convention in Phoenix got your American spirits pumping, or you just recently bought a new firearm to replace that old hand-me-down, then now is the time to join one of the summer recreational shooting leagues at the renowned Ben Avery Shooting Facility. Beginning in June and running for eight weeks, these […]

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Free Fishing Days in Arizona are on June 6 and 13

Arizona’s Free Fishing Days celebrating National Fishing and Boating Week are on two consecutive Saturdays, June 6 and 13. No fishing license is required on those days on all state or urban waters or from shore on the Colorado River. This is a great opportunity for kids to take their parents fishing, or for you […]

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Five men arrested in alleged poaching incident

Arizona Game and Fish Department officers have arrested five men in connection with alleged poaching activities that occurred north of Springerville in December. Four of the men — John K. Parks, Michael E. Mangum, Jeffery D. Phillips and Frederick P. Dobson — were arrested May 15 at the Tucson Electric Power/Salt River Project generating station […]

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Arizona Game and Fish headquarters receives highest green building rating

Becomes first building in Phoenix—and fourth in Arizona—to receive “platinum” LEED recognition PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s headquarters building in Phoenix has earned “platinum” certification—the highest awarded—through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. There are only three other buildings in Arizona that have received […]

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