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 By AZGFD    Wildlife    May 1, 2024 

Be Bear Aware

AZGFD offers essential tips for avoiding conflicts. With Arizona's hottest months right around the corner, how black bears forage for typical food sources will become more challenging. As a result,... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    May 1, 2024 

Arizona's Other Bighorn Sheep

Desert bighorn sheep are stunning - but what about Arizona's other bighorns? Eastern and central Arizona are home to Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, the stocky cousins of the desert dwellers. AZGFD... Full story

 By Jim Allen    Wildlife    May 1, 2024 

Bella Boo And Mr. Goldwater

We published the below in April of 2020 https://www.azbw.com/vfw-cat-rescue/ Number Nine – Bella Boo is looking for a home. April 15, 2020 – She found her forever home today. Not the one we had hop... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    April 1, 2024

Mexican Wolf Population Grows

Joint announcement from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish The wild population of Mexican wolves saw another year of growth in... Full story

 By Jim Allen    Wildlife    April 1, 2024

Big Tony

Big Tony is a success story. We have had a number of these stories since we began the VFW 3513 Alley Cat Rescue several years ago. Unfortunately, these success stories don't make it any easier to... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    April 1, 2024

Desert Tortoise Adoption

The wildlife center has the tortoise adoption program, animal ambassadors and is sometimes the first stop for sick and injured wildlife. Desert Tortoise Adoption Program Adoption facilities in... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    March 1, 2024

Operation Game Thief

Poaching Poachers are thieves who steal Arizona’s most precious natural resource – wildlife! Poaching interferes with the ability to effectively manage wildlife and wildlife habitat. It neg... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    March 1, 2024

Wildlife Viewing

From in-person events all across the state of Arizona to educational programs you can experience from the comfort of your own home, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has a wildlife viewing event... Full story

Fearless Kitty Rescue

Fearless Kitty Rescue

Your Vote Counts! Make Fearless Kitty Rescue Non-Profit of the Year Dear Friends of Fearless Kitty Rescue, We have exciting news to share! We are so proud and honored to have been chosen by the... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2024

Please Do Not Disturb

Arizona's bald eagles are back, and they are now preparing for the next generation of eagles at breeding sites statewide. To assist with the state's continued bald eagle population growth, the... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2024

AZGFD In The News

The data management system AZGFD uses to track the locations of wildlife, including javelinas, is getting a major overhaul. Kudos to StateScoop and reporter Keely Quinlan for a recent news story... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    February 1, 2024

Walk On The Wild Side

The endangered Yuma clapper rail inhabits the Yuma Wetlands Wildlife Area. Walk On The Wild Side:Yuma Wetlands Wildlife Area Located in western Arizona, the Yuma Wetlands Wildlife Area offers outdoor... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2024

AZGFD Confirms Three Coyote Bites

Arizona Game and Fish Department wildlife officers have been actively searching for a coyote or coyotes that have bitten three people since Saturday in the area just east of Interstate 17 and Happy Va... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2024

Mount Graham Red Squirrel

The annual interagency survey of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel showed a decrease in the latest population estimate in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeastern Arizona. The annual survey,... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2024

Wildlife Overpass Near Flagstaff

Award of $24 million comes from Federal Highway Administration. PHOENIX - The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Arizona a $24 million grant for a wildlife overpass and other... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    January 1, 2024

Letter From A Feral Cat

VFW 3513 Alley Cats Project - The 'VFW Alley Cat Project' Has Brought Kitties, Vets, And Community Together In Scottsdale,Ariz., just south of Thomas Road, there resides a community of cats tucked... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

The Real Winner Is Arizona's Wildlife

Conservation First USA launched its 2024 raffle where seven lucky individuals will win one of seven special big-game tags (bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison and... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

AZGFD Announces Winners Of 2023 Wildlife Photo Contest

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has announced the winners of the 2023 wildlife photo contest. The 12 winning photographs are included in the full-size 2024 wildlife calendar that is... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

Chronic Wasting Disease

Arizona's deer and elk populations remain CWD-free due to surveillance efforts. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is asking hunters to continue doing their part to help keep Chronic... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

Big Game Tracking Collars

Wildlife management relies on valuable data. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is encouraging hunters who harvest a big game animal affixed with a GPS or VHF tracking collar to return that collar... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

Elk Attack In Hualapai Mountains

Feeding of wildlife suspected of contributing to the attack. A woman died eight days after being hospitalized as the result of an apparent elk attack on her property in the Pine Lake community in the... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2023

Mexican Wolf Update 2023

A binational captive breeding program was initiated to save the Mexican wolf from extinction. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the reintroduction of Mexican wolves to the wild in the U.S. Once... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    November 1, 2023

Sandhill Cranes Returning

Live-streaming camera offers unique viewing experience. Sandhill cranes by the thousands are once again returning to their wintering grounds at the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area near McNeal, Ariz.,... Full story

 By WOT    Wildlife    November 1, 2023

It's A Veritable Zoo Out There!

Though it’s thought of as a desert state, Arizona has a surprisingly wide variety of climates that support a wide variety of wildlife from rodents to reptiles, birds and large predators be they c... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    October 1, 2023

AZGFC Announces Recipients Of 2023 Commission Awards

PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission announced 16 recipients of the 2023 Commission Awards at its Sept. 8 meeting in Greer, Ariz. The awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed... Full story


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