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Recreational shooting will be banned at two canyons in the Huachuca Mountains.

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  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

City claimed perpetual right to water from the Huachuca Mountains.

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  • By William Ascarza For the Arizona Daily Star

The Helvetia-Rosemont Mining District at the northern end of the Santa Rita Mountains is known for its copper deposits found in limestone, qua…

Black bears became active earlier than usual in Southeastern Arizona this year, and some of the big critters are posing problems for people, s…

A wildfire burning in Garden Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains has grown and a Type 1 incident management team is expected to take over command…

  • By William Ascarza Special to the Arizona Daily Star

One of the fringe benefits of hiking Arizona’s extensive mountain trail system is the opportunity to visit old mines and see abandoned mining …

  • ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT

The black bear was found between Buffalo Soldier Trail and Seventh Street in Sierra Vista. The Sierra Vista area has had increased bear activi…

  • Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A bear that had climbed a tree in Sierra Vista was captured and relocated Friday, state officials say.

A black bear that had climbed into a tree in Sierra Vista was successfully captured and relocated Friday, state officials say.

  • BENJIE SANDERS / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Charlie Orel of The Nature Conservancy runs a backhoe to remove an old pond liner and other debris from a pond at the Brown Canyon Ranch near …

  • Doug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star

It's a pipsqueak of a pond - less than an acre in size - but renovation work on it last week could bring big benefits for wildlife, including …

Four photos of a jaguar roaming southeast of Tucson in the northern Santa Rita Mountains and one photo of an ocelot in the Huachuca Mountains …

  • THE ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT

This bear was removed from Sierra Vista in September, when bear-human encounters were a problem there.

  • Doug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star

Chalk one up for the bears - at least for the time being.

  • Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star

Arizona game officials are consulting with seven outside experts to determine if a photo recently submitted by a hunter shows the tail of a ja…

  • The Associated Press

Arizona Game and Fish officials are analyzing a recent trail camera photo of either a jaguar or ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.

  • ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT

This bear was removed from Sierra Vista earlier this month. The animals, which can weigh up to 400 pounds, are hungry and looking for food in …

  • Doug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star

Bears lost so much vital habitat to forest fires in the Huachuca Mountains that some of them now forage for food in nearby Sierra Vista - prom…

Bears lost so much vital habitat to forest fires in the Huachuca Mountains that some of them now forage for food in nearby Sierra Vista — prom…

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate about 838,000 acres, mostly in Southern Arizona, as critical habitat for jaguars.