Archive for September, 2009

Pumpkin season in Chino Valley is a great chance to learn about the outdoors

Game and Fish Commissioner’s farm to host department educational event Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner Norm Freeman, as part of his annual Pumpkin Festival, will open his farm in Chino Valley to host a free Arizona Game and Fish Department educational day on Saturday, Oct. 3. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 […]

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Join a youth shotgun shooting team this fall

Scholastic Clay Target Program offers fun outdoor recreation Students, are you looking for fun, competition, and the chance to meet new friends and be part of a team? The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 2009-10 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) season is ready to get underway, and students interested in learning about and competing in […]

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Comment period on Kofa NWR draft environmental assessment ends Friday, Oct. 2

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds constituents that the deadline to comment on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s draft environment assessment, Limiting Mountain Lion Predation on Desert Bighorn Sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, is Friday, Oct. 2. For comments to be entered into the record, they must be submitted in writing […]

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Second group of black-tailed prairie dogs released in S.E. Arizona

Multi-partner reintroduction effort aims for species comeback 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. Biologists prepare to remove a black-tailed prairie dog from its holding container for placement in an acclimation cage at the release site. Twenty-seven black-tailed prairie […]

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Spring draw application deadline is Oct. 13

Hunters are reminded that the application deadline for 2010 spring hunts for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear is Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 at 7 p.m. (MST). Paper applications can be submitted by mail (Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052), or they can be hand delivered to any […]

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Community Archery Program targets Phoenix and Tucson metro areas

Partnership focuses on providing healthy activities for Arizona’s youth The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Archery Trade Association have teamed up to increase archery and bowhunting programs for youngsters throughout Arizona and enhance facilities in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas. Through the agreement, the ATA will provide funding to the Game and […]

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Volunteers sought for cleanup of OHV area on National Public Lands Day

Help make a positive impact on off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding areas on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 26. Volunteers will gather to make a difference at the Boulders OHV Staging Area along State Route 74 (mile marker 11.5) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To get to the Boulders from the Phoenix area, head […]

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The dos and don’ts of reporting Arizona wildlife law violations

Arizona Game and Fish Department law enforcement officers want the public to report wildlife violations, but there are things a person should and shouldn’t do at a potential crime scene. “The desire of the public to help us catch violators is great. However, there are instances when those desires can actually hinder law enforcement efforts,” […]

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Road map for Arizona Apache Trout recovery unveiled

There is now a new road map for the recovery of Arizona’s state fish, the Apache Trout, which had been on the brink of extinction three decades ago. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the availability of a revised Apache Trout Recovery Plan, which was a collaborative planning effort amongst federal, state […]

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Free Online Webcast: Learn About Mountain Lions & Bighorn Sheep – September 23

Seminar with panel of wildlife experts to be webcast online PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites the public to a free educational presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 23 to learn about the natural history, management efforts, and biological and social issues related to mountain lions and bighorn sheep in Arizona. The event will […]

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Volunteers sought for cleanup of OHV area on National Public Lands Day

PHOENIX – Help make a positive impact on off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding areas on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 26.Volunteers will gather to make a difference at the Boulders OHV Staging Area along State Route 74 (mile marker 11.5) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To get to the Boulders from the Phoenix area, […]

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