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Tag Archives: Arizona Game and Fish

Realigning for better wildlife management

Big Horn Sheep

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission recently approved a fundamental restructuring of the department that more accurately reflects the department’s overall mission to conserve and protect all wildlife, not just those that are hunted or harvested.

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Lawsuit settlement tosses rule on removing wolves for livestock kills

Mexican gray wolves no longer will be subject to the "three strikes and you're out" rule, thanks to a settlement reached between environmental groups and the federal government. The informal rule went by the bureaucratic sounding name of standard operating procedure 13 (SOP 13), which allowed wolves to be removed from the wild for attacking and killing livestock three times within a year.

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