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Wildlife News - Feb. 26, 2009
* Biologists begin monitoring collared jaguar
* Public forums let you provide input on planned recommendations for the 2009-10 hunt regulations
* See Arizona’s state mammal, learn about OHV laws, buy wildlife assets, and participate in fun activities at the Sportsmen’s Exposition
* Wildlife research may change deer management on the Kaibab
* Next commission meeting is March 6-7 in Phoenix
* Nestwatchers help bald eagle population grow in Arizona
* Public scoping comment deadline on fish stocking program is March 6
* Ride responsibly when using OHVs while hunting
* Condors from Oregon and Idaho to join Arizona’s flock
* Increased firearms sales set a positive trend for upcoming outdoor events in Arizona
* Escape to a bygone era when Pistoleros roamed the Wild West
* Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival scheduled for March 7-8 in Avondale
* 2009 Game and Fish Outdoor Expo to be best yet

Wildlife News - Feb. 13, 2009
* See early American history come to life at Muzzle Loader shoot
* Support wildlife in Arizona by becoming a volunteer
* Visit Game and Fish at the ISE show
* Public comment period reopened on Arizona fish stocking program
* Unique jaguar makes public debut
* Cowboys to show off their six-shooters at Winter Range
* Desert cleanup effort brings folks outdoors and reconnects them to nature
* Kids love the outdoors – if you give them a chance
* Discover Arizona’s stunning wildlife with comprehensive viewing guide
* Bring your family to the free Game and Fish Outdoor Expo
* Public comments sought on Western Renewable Energy Zones maps and data
* Alamo Lake cleanup is Feb. 28

Wildlife News - Jan. 29, 2009
* Quail season ends Feb. 8
* Ten tips when applying for elk and/or antelope hunting permits
* Bikers soar to help sick and injured wildlife
* New range offers great opportunities for West Valley target shooters
* Stay engaged in federal land management planning efforts
* Next commission meeting is Feb. 6-7 in Phoenix
* Volunteers needed to clean up after desert “litterbugs”
* Department is expanding efforts at upcoming ISE outdoor show
* Join Game and Fish on a ferret-finding mission
* Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival scheduled for March 7-8 in Avondale
* Make plans to attend the Game and Fish Outdoor Expo in March

Wildlife News - Jan. 15, 2009
* Arizona anglers are getting an 11-mile river fishing bonus
* Wings Over Willcox set for this weekend
* Game and Fish Expo set for March 28-29
* Arizona’s pronghorn get an instant population boost
* Urban lakes received “lunker-sized” incentive trout
* Off-highway laws spark January rush for new decals
* Elk and antelope hunting permit applications are due by Feb. 10
* Meet the Arizona Game and Fish Commission this Saturday 
* Arizona wildlife officer wins NWTF award
* Archery 3-D fun shoot for all
* Public comments sought on proposed rulemakings
* Becoming an Outdoors Woman program set
* More hunters are using non-lead bullets in condor country

Wildlife News - Dec. 30, 2008
*New state OHV laws go into effect Jan. 1
*New Apprentice Hunting License offers a “test drive” at no cost
*Meet the Arizona Game and Fish Commission at January meeting
*Honor your fellow conservationists at the Commission Awards Banquet
*Hunting seasons that carry over into January require a 2009 hunting license
*Yuma open house to provide details on the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program and backwater site selection near Yuma
*Ben Avery Shooting Facility has shooting programs for all
*Annual Bald Eagle Workshop set for Flagstaff
*Give a magazine gift subscription and get a free wildlife calendar
*Arizona Wildlife Views television series begins new season in January on PBS
*2009 Outdoor Expo slated for late March

Wildlife News - Dec. 18, 2008
* 2009 antelope and elk regulations are available online
* Thousands of wintering cranes create a wildlife spectacle
* Michigan man assessed $14,995 for killing trophy elk near homes
* Outdoor recreationists: Respect the land, or risk losing access
* Public comment deadline on fish stocking issues ends Friday
* Verde Valley man receives jail sentence for continued disregard of wildlife laws
* Grants offered for public shooting range development
* Want a free 2009 Wildlife Calendar?
* Two more California condor chicks flying free at Grand Canyon
* Reserve your spot at the Commission Awards Banquet
* Make plans for a javelina hunt this spring; leftover tags available
* Commission to hold its ‘09 meetings in Phoenix to save costs
* Archery leagues for the New Year at Ben Avery Shooting Facility
* Last-minute gift ideas from Game and Fish

Wildlife News Dec. 4, 2008
* Leftover spring hunt tags available
* Help protect Arizona’s bald eagles: Respect closure areas
* Next commission meeting is Dec. 5-6 in Casa Grande
* Archery-only deer hunters: Some hunting areas are not open during December nonpermit-tag hunts
* Biologists discover gizzard shad population explosion at Roosevelt
* Affordable wildlife-friendly gift ideas for those on your holiday list
* Winter conditions may cause restrictions on forest road travel
* Mearns’ quail season opens: Outlook is excellent
* 2008 survey results released for Kofa bighorn sheep
* New OHV laws take effect Jan. 1, 2009.
* Deadline approaching for public comments on fish stocking issues
* Tickets available for Commission Awards Banquet
* Hunters can still help monitor for chronic wasting disease
* Welcome Back the Trout celebration heralds that the winter season is underway
* Endangered jaguar undergoes first surgery

Wildlife News - Nov. 20, 2008
* Public comments still sought on Arizona fish stocking program
* Draw results for spring hunts are available
* International conservation program brings endangered jaguar to Arizona
* Late dove season begins Friday, Nov. 21
* Critical land and water along San Pedro River permanently protected
* Be aware that new OHV laws will take effect Jan. 1
* 100,000 rainbows swimming toward urban lakes this winter
* Adopt-A-Ranch Program shows that collaborative conservation works
* New wolf pack roaming eastern Arizona
* Backwater site selection continues for Lower Colorado River native fish conservation
* BLM seeks public input on Table Mesa area

 
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