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Arizona Game And Fish Department

Autumn in Tucson: Sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw

Autumn in Tucson: Sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

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Mount Graham red squirrel counted in conservation effort

Mount Graham red squirrel counted in conservation effort

Monitoring program used to determine whether UA observatory harms the creatures’ population.

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Star, feds reach settlement in Macho B lawsuit

Star, feds reach settlement in Macho B lawsuit

The newspaper got some, but not all the records it requested.

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Dogs pose a threat to bighorn sheep survival

Dogs pose a threat to bighorn sheep survival

Hikers have been seen with dogs in banned areas.

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Catalina Mountains could get Tonto Forest bighorns

Catalina Mountains could get Tonto Forest bighorns

Tentative plan to capture and relocate more sheep moves forward.

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Rewards being offered in poaching of 5 deer

Rewards being offered in poaching of 5 deer

Rewards up to $2,000 are being offered in the poaching of five deer.

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Controversy brews over plan for helicopters in wilderness

Controversy brews over plan for helicopters in wilderness

Wildlife officials want to use helicopters to manage bighorn sheep.

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Mountain lion captured on west side later euthanized

Mountain lion captured on west side later euthanized

Officials decided it posed a public safety threat.

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Calling citizen scientists: Bat project needs you

Calling citizen scientists: Bat project needs you

Citizen-scientist volunteers are needed for a bat monitoring project.

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Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.

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Officials caution: Leave baby wildlife alone

Officials caution: Leave baby wildlife alone

Wildlife officials warn of the dangers of baby wild animals.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Lambs born in mountains appear healthy, growing.

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Momma bear, 2 cubs found on Fort Huachuca relocated

Momma bear, 2 cubs found on Fort Huachuca relocated

A bear and her two cubs found in trees on Fort Huachuca were safely removed and relocated by Arizona Game and Fish Department officers last week, the agency said.

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Female bear and two cubs relocated after being found on Fort Huachuca

Female bear and two cubs relocated after being found on Fort Huachuca

A female bear and two cubs found in trees on Fort Huachuca were safely removed and relocated by Arizona Game and Fish Department officers last week.

June 09, 2014 12:12 pm Photos

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Bear sightings increase in Southeastern Arizona

Bear sightings increase in Southeastern Arizona

Black bears became active earlier than usual in Southeastern Arizona this year, and some of the big critters are posing problems for people, state wildlife officials say.

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Sierra Club opposes further bighorn releases in Catalina Mountains

An Arizona chapter of the influential Sierra Club — founded in 1892 by legendary conservationist John Muir and now the nation’s largest environmental group — has come out in opposition to a controversial bighorn sheep reintroduction near Tucson.

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No bighorns are known to have died in Catalina Mountains in past month

Bighorn sheep apparently have had their best month in the Catalina Mountains since 31 of the animals were transplanted to the range north of Tucson in November.

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Rose Canyon Lake reopens

Rose Canyon Lake reopens

Rose Canyon Lake — a popular woodsy destination for anglers, campers and picnickers — reopens today for the summer season.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Remodeled boat ramp at Arivaca Lake sits high and dry

Work has been completed on a remodeled boat ramp at Arivaca Lake southwest of Tucson, but there’s just one problem: The ramp is unusable because it’s completely out of the water.

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Videos, photos released of latest bighorn lamb in Catalinas

Videos, photos released of latest bighorn lamb in Catalinas

A newborn bighorn sheep lamb was spotted with its mother Friday in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, state wildlife officials reported.

April 02, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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