Arizona Game and Fish Department

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Aug 22, 2023

Environmental group files lawsuit tied to snakes’ survival

A Tucson-based environmental group is accusing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of illegally altering its rules in ways that will harm the ability of two snakes to survive in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Jul 18, 2023

Legislature to consider off-highway vehicle issues and regulation

The state Legislature is turning its attention to what many ranchers and law enforcement officials say is a growing problem in the state – the use of off-road vehicles destroying private and public land.

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Jul 10, 2023

Man finds bobcat under vehicle’s hood; animal returned to wild

Horsepower is one thing, but an Arizona man driving to work wound up with a bobcat underneath his car's hood.

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Jun 21, 2023

Bear that fatally attacked man at Arizona campsite didn’t have rabies

A bear that fatally attacked a 66-year-old Tucson man at a campsite in central Arizona last week tested negative for rabies and had no apparent signs of disease, authorities said Wednesday.

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Feb 23, 2023

Public records reform bills advance in House, Senate

After Republican lawmakers recently established rules to reduce public records retention, they are now proposing more changes that opponents say would further obstruct access to information.

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Feb 15, 2023

Mexican wolf program making strides after 25 years

On a frigid morning in late January, biologists set out in a helicopter to begin the annual Mexican wolf population count with hopes of finding at least one more wolf than last year. Their painstaking work helps identify the number of wolves in Arizona and New Mexico and is vital to the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program that began 25 years ago when the animals were nearly extinct. 

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Feb 2, 2023

Arizona ranchers to be paid for removing livestock carcasses

The Arizona Livestock Loss Board is implementing a new incentive program that will compensate ranchers for removing livestock carcasses to locations where they aren't accessible to Mexican wolves.

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Sep 20, 2022

58 bison relocated from Grand Canyon National Park North Rim

Wildlife managers say 58 bison have been successfully relocated from the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Jun 25, 2021

Arizona Lottery helps protect landscape, wildlife

Together, the Arizona Lottery and the Heritage Fund are working hard, through the revenues generated by ticket sales, to make our state a shining example of conservation that both protects our landscapes and wildlife while making the outdoors more accessible to everyone.

Feb 17, 2019

Here is what is working in Arizona

The business and private sectors should appreciate the goals of the Ducey administration’s initiative to improve government referred to as the Arizona Management System (AMS), which focuses on understanding “customer” needs, identifying problems, improving processes and measuring results.

Arizona Game & Fish Department wildlife manager Officer Laura Orscheln focuses much of her time protecting wildlife and trying to stop poaching. (Photo by Meagan Boudreau/Cronkite News)
Jul 2, 2018

State wildlife managers rely on public in fight against poachers

Nearly 100 wildlife managers travel across the state to monitor hunts, check tags and licenses and study animal populations. They focus much of their time on protecting wildlife and trying to stop poaching.

Apr 3, 2018

Federal judge rejects plan to manage Mexican gray wolf population

A federal judge has swatted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not doing enough to ensure there is a viable population of the Mexican gray wolf in Arizona and New Mexico.