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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.

July 18, 2014 9:30 pm Related Loading…
Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Lambs born in mountains appear healthy, growing.

June 27, 2014 3:55 pmLoading…

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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Groups seek end of ‘crazy’ bighorn reintroduction

Groups seek end of ‘crazy’ bighorn reintroduction

A bighorn sheep reintroduction project that has brought the deaths of 15 bighorns and three mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains is a futile “crazy program” that will only lead to more dead animals, a spokesman for opponents of the project said Friday.

March 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Lion is blamed for death of 13th bighorn in Catalinas

A bighorn sheep was found dead Friday in the Catalina Mountains — marking the 13th bighorn death since 31 sheep were relocated to the range from the Yuma area in November, state wildlife officials confirmed Monday.

February 24, 2014 12:00 pm Related Loading…
Bighorn-preying lions to be killed in smaller area only

Bighorn-preying lions to be killed in smaller area only

Mountain lions that kill bighorn sheep in the Catalina Mountains will now be tracked and killed by state-sponsored hunters only in a portion of the Catalinas rather than throughout the range, wildlife officials said Friday.

February 22, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Fitz: Arizona in the movies

Fitz: Arizona in the movies

A National Forest Service production, "Rambo" is a 2014 action epic directed by Ewe Grant, co-written by and starring Ram Rackbottom as "Rambo" a troubled and misunderstood Bighorn Sheep who sets out to avenge the deaths of his fellow bighorns at the hands of Mountain Lions. Despite initial …

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7th reintroduced bighorn reportedly dies in Catalinas

7th reintroduced bighorn reportedly dies in Catalinas

A seventh bighorn sheep apparently has died in the Catalina Mountains, according to state wildlife officials, said a state senator who spoke with the officials Wednesday.

January 23, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Hiker injured fleeing from mountain lion

Hiker injured fleeing from mountain lion

An 18-year-old man was injured Wednesday as he and a female hiking companion fled from a mountain lion on a trail at Catalina State Park north of Tucson, wildlife officials said.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Do you see the lion a teen encountered on hike near Tucson?

Do you see the lion a teen encountered on hike near Tucson?

An 18-year-old man was injured Wednesday as he and a female hiking companion fled from a mountain lion on a trail at Catalina State Park north of Tucson, wildlife officials said.

August 14, 2013 3:28 pmLoading…

3 Vail men face charges in killing of mountain lion

Three Vail men have been cited in connection with the shooting death of an adult female mountain lion June 10 in Colossal Cave Mountain Park southeast of Tucson.

July 16, 2013 3:12 pm

Mountain lion shot, killed near Tucson area cave

Investigators are trying to determine who shot and killed a mountain lion at a campsite near Colossal Cave Mountain Park southeast of Tucson.

June 20, 2013 5:23 pmLoading…
Hiker, mountain lion survive close encounter on Tucson trail

Hiker, mountain lion survive close encounter on Tucson trail

Lose the sunglasses if you find yourself face to face with a mountain lion in the wild.

June 08, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Fitz Blog: Mountain Lions retire

Fitz Blog: Mountain Lions retire

     The Desert Museum is retiring two arthritic cougars. According to a Desert Museum spokesman,” Madeline Stover was an excellent docent and and Stanley Melrose ran the ice cream concession for 26-years.” Meanwhile two retiring mountain lions will be relocated and released in the wilds of …

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Mountain lion struck by car NW of Tucson dies

Mountain lion struck by car NW of Tucson dies

A mountain lion was killed Thursday morning on Picture Rocks Road in Saguaro National Park West, park officials said.

January 04, 2013 5:29 pmLoading…
Mountain lion warning issued for Patagonia-area preserve

Mountain lion warning issued for Patagonia-area preserve

A mountain lion has been spotted several times in the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve in southern Arizona and visitors are being warned to be careful.

November 30, 2012 2:09 pm Related Loading…

Fitz Blog: Welcome back UA Students

Most students entering the U of A this fall were born in 1994. This means ten things:

August 23, 2012 10:00 amLoading…
PepsiCo in gender flap over a new iPhone app

PepsiCo in gender flap over a new iPhone app

PepsiCo Inc. is facing criticism for an iPhone application that promises to help men "score" with two dozen stereotypes of women by giving users pickup lines and a scoreboard to keep track of their conquests.

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Principal's enthusiasm leads Navajo students to proficiency

Principal's enthusiasm leads Navajo students to proficiency

TOHATCHI, N.M. — Fifth-grader Darius Yazzie's after-school chores include hauling water for horses and feeding chickens, while his classmate, Shanika Begay, rides a bus 15 miles each way through the rolling hills of this impoverished corner of the Navajo Nation.

October 13, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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