Reward offered in North Rim deer poaching

Reward offered in North Rim deer poaching

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering up to $8,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of yet another suspected poacher. The latest case involves a mule deer buck that was found dead near Mount Logan on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The deer was recovered in game management […]

Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

By SoAzNewsX The next time you’re out hiking or just meandering in the Goldfield Mountains, take a good look around. If you’re lucky, maybe way up high on the crags, you’ll see one or more of the area’s newest residents taking a good look at you. The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently translocated 14 […]

Desert bighorn sheep poached, left to waste near Yuma

Desert bighorn sheep poached, left to waste near Yuma

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the recent poaching of a desert bighorn sheep that was found near Yuma, Ariz. A reward of up to $500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the killing of the adult ram through the department’s Operation […]

Reduced-cost pre-hibernation clinic for desert tortoises, box turtles Sept. 10

Reduced-cost pre-hibernation clinic for desert tortoises, box turtles Sept. 10

By SoAzNewsX Even though temperatures still exceed 100 degrees, winter isn’t too far off – at least if you’re a desert tortoise or box turtle looking to soon hibernate. To help ensure captive native Sonoran desert tortoises or box turtles are healthy enough to hibernate and survive the cooler temperatures, the Arizona Game and Fish […]

Volunteers can help spotlight endangered black-footed ferrets

Volunteers can help spotlight endangered black-footed ferrets

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to assist with fall spotlighting efforts to help document the population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Aubrey Valley and on the Double O Ranch, both near Seligman.  As part of the recovery effort, the department has scheduled two five-night spotlighting events – Sept. 7-11 and Oct. 5-9 – […]

Gambel’s quail call counts encouraging

Gambel’s quail call counts encouraging

By SoAzNewsX Arizona’s quail hunters have had it rough. Ask them to recount their best hunt in the past few years, and most will look down at their dust-covered hunting boots and shake their heads. Well, if the results from the latest Gambel’s quail call counts are any indication, those hunters just might find a […]

Arizona Fish & Game has new chief

Arizona Fish & Game has new chief

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has appointed Ty Gray as director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The appointment came in a unanimous 5-0 vote at the commission’s June 11 meeting. Gray, of Phoenix, has been with Game and Fish for 24 years and is currently the agency’s deputy director. He […]

Arizona Game and Fish warns of increased urban wildlife sightings

Arizona Game and Fish warns of increased urban wildlife sightings

By SoAzNewsX After a wet winter and mild spring, Arizona has seen an increase in many wildlife populations. As summer approaches and dry conditions return statewide, several animals are instinctively moving closer to easy sources of food and water: wherever humans can be found. This has led to increased reports of bears, coyotes, mountain lions, […]

AZGFD accepting online applications for 2017 fall hunts

AZGFD accepting online applications for 2017 fall hunts

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting online applications for 2017 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant. To apply online, visit https://draw.azgfd.gov/ and scroll down to “Apply for a Draw.” The deadline by which the department must receive all applications […]