Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife News
New fishing regulations to take effect Jan. 1
Some new fishing regulations will take effect beginning Jan 1. Be sure to look for the full 2017-18 Arizona Game and Fish Department fishing regulations online around the first of the year. Also, the new fishing regulations booklet will be available at all AZGFD offices and license dealers in early January. Read more.
Wolf pup introduced into foster pack in 2014 gives birth to wild-born young
PHOENIX — Biologists with the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) recently learned a fostered wolf pup introduced to a pack in 2014 has produced a wild offspring of her own. Read more.
AZGFD: Photographed jaguar is newcomer to Arizona
PHOENIX — Scientists at the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) completed an independent analyses of trail cam photos of a jaguar in the Huachuca Mountains and confirmed that the animal has not been seen previously in Arizona. Read more.
Southern Arizona endangered Mount Graham red squirrel population decreases
PHOENIX — An annual survey of the Mount Graham red squirrel recently revealed a slight decline in the number of the endangered squirrels in the Pinaleño Mountains in southeastern Arizona. Read more.
2017 elk, pronghorn hunt draw information available online
PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2017 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information online at www.azgfd.gov/draw. The department now is accepting paper applications for hunt permit-tags. Read more.
Input can shape target-shooting policy for Sonoran Desert National Monument
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages the public, especially those interested in recreational target-shooting, to provide their input on management alternatives for the Sonoran Desert National Monument near Gila Bend. Read more.
Fatal off-highway vehicle accidents serve as reminders to practice OHV safety
PHOENIX –The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all off-highway vehicle (OHV) drivers and passengers to wear the proper safety gear and ride responsibly in the wake multiple separate accidents. Read more.
Get your 2017 Arizona Wildlife Views calendar
PHOENIX -- A coyote tosses a mouse into the air. A bobcat yawns. A bison grazes among yellow wildflowers. Would you like to see wildlife the way Arizona's best wildlife photographers see it -- up close and (almost) personal? Pick up the 2017 calendar issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine. Read more.
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Game and Fish Commission to meet Jan. 13
PHOENIX -- The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be held Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix. The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting at www.azgfd.com/agency/commission/meetingagenda.