Archive for the 'Watchable Wildlife News' Category

2010 Arizona Wildlife Calendar now on sale

The talented winners of this year’s photo contest have left their mark on the 2010 Arizona Wildlife Calendar. From the cover image — an iconic photograph of a long-nosed leopard lizard in a slot canyon — to the 12 monthly winners inside, this beautiful calendar will make 2010 a memorable year for everyone who cares […]

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Photo contest winners announced

Wildlife calendars go on sale Nov. 1 It’s official! The winners of this year’s Arizona Game and Fish Department wildlife calendar photo contest are: Grand Prize Winner: Ted Hendy, long-nosed leopard lizard Monthly Winners: Ann Beisser, javelina Bob McBride, Northern cardinal Bruce Taubert, regal horned lizard Bryan Hughes, Western diamond-backed rattlesnake Cathy Illg, Harris’ antelope […]

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Learn your lizards at Boyce Thompson Arboretum’s guided walks

Have you ever wondered why lizards do those comical “pushups,” or do you need help identifying the species that may be living in your backyard? From large desert spiny lizards to beautifully colored collared lizards, Arizona is home to nearly 50 species of lizards. The public is invited to attend the family-friendly “Learn Your Lizards” […]

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Bison Workshop 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 in Flagstaff

Buffalo are synonymous with the great west, but not many people realize that Arizona is home to these magnificent animals. To increase awareness and provide more information on the buffalo found in the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is holding a bison workshop beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 in Flagstaff. […]

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Elk viewing workshop planned

Would you like to experience the sound of a bull elk bugling or see a cow elk keeping a watchful eye on her calf? The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Mormon Lake Lodge invite you to attend an elk viewing workshop on Saturday, Aug. 29. The workshop includes a presentation, a field trip to […]

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Arizona Game and Fish videos attract 1 million-plus viewers

Online videos provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department have now exceeded the one-million-viewer mark, but guess which one received the most public interest?Was it the popular black-footed ferrets? Maybe it was the always intriguing burrowing owls? Could it have been the captivating peregrine falcons nesting on downtown skyscrapers? While all those recordings drew […]

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Arizona Wildlife Views TV show wins outdoor awards

Arizona Wildlife Views, the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s award-winning television show, has once again been recognized by its peers for excellence in writing and communicating about Arizona’s outdoors and wildlife. Producers Carol Lynde and Gary Schafer garnered three “Excellence in Craft” awards from the 2009 Outdoor Writers Association of America: 1st place honors were […]

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Last chance to enter $400 Arizona photo contest

The Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages all shutterbugs to take pictures of Arizona wildlife and submit them for this year’s annual calendar photo contest — but time is running out! Cash prizes are offered for the 13 winning wildlife images that will grace the 2010 Arizona Wildlife Calendar. The top winner will earn $400, […]

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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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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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Submit your best wildlife photos for the 2010 calendar contest

Blow the dust off your camera lens and lace up your hiking boots — it’s time to start taking pictures for our annual wildlife photo contest. Your best images could grab a coveted spot in the 2010 Arizona Wildlife Calendar. Winning wildlife images will grace the 2010 calendar, and winners will receive cash prizes. Also […]

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Prime camping season is here: Be bear aware

The prime camping season is underway and the Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to remind everyone to “Be Bear Aware” while recreating in the cool pines. “The root cause of most human-bear conflicts is typically food. Please keep a clean camp, don’t intentionally feed wildlife, and be sure to keep your food stuffs well […]

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Dates announced for popular bighorn workshops

Hatchery tour available to those interested The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering the public an opportunity to view the majestic bighorn sheep in their natural habitat during its annual Bighorn Sheep Workshops. The workshop offers wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to learn about these sure-footed animals and view them in their native habitat during […]

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Free workshops provide a glimpse into the lives of the Valley’s most secretive residents

Did you know that bats are the slowest reproducing mammals on earth for their size? Did you know that every night they provide free insect-control services to the Valley? The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites you to attend one of the free bat workshops being held throughout the summer to learn the answers to […]

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Calling all photographers

Blow the dust off your camera lens and lace up your hiking boots — it’s time to start taking pictures for our annual wildlife photo contest. Your best images could grab a coveted spot in the 2010 Arizona Wildlife Calendar. Winning wildlife images will grace the 2010 calendar, and winners will receive cash prizes. Also […]

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Free Phoenix Bat workshops provide a glimpse into the lives of Arizona bats – the Valley’s most secretive residents

Did you know that bats are the slowest reproducing mammals on earth for their size? Did you know that every night they provide free insect-control services to the Valley? The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites you to attend one of the free bat workshops being held throughout the summer to learn the answers to […]

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Orphaned wildlife not what it seems

Game and Fish asks public to leave baby wildlife alone Although you may be tempted to pick up a baby bird or other young wild animal that appears to have been abandoned by its parents, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds people to avoid the temptation. The situation may just be another case of […]

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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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Kids love the outdoors – if you give them a chance

They “got outdoors,” and so did their kids. It is amazing what a great teacher Mother Nature is. Before long, the kids were enjoying unstructured play in the open desert. They were playing in the dirt, collecting rocks, smashing rocks (looking for crystals), finding bugs, and all sorts of fun kid stuff not dependent on […]

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28,000 wintering sandhill cranes are poised to thrill those attending Wings Over Willcox

There are 28,000-plus wintering sandhill cranes taking center stage with a supporting cast of other birds, bats, rocks and plants to delight and enchant those attending the 16th annual Wings Over Willcox nature festival during the Martin Luther King holiday weekend on Jan. 17, 18 and 19. This annual festival in the Town of Willcox […]

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