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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…

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.

April 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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…

2 more bighorns die; mountain lion killed in Catalinas

Two more bighorn sheep have died in the Catalina Mountains, and a mountain lion was killed for preying on sheep, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.

March 06, 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…
2 bighorn lambs spotted in Santa Catalina Mountains

2 bighorn lambs spotted in Santa Catalina Mountains

Two apparently healthy lambs have been born to bighorn sheep that were released in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson last November, state wildlife officials reported Wednesday.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Newly relocated bighorn found dead in Catalina Mountains

One of the bighorn sheep released into the wild in the Santa Catalina Mountains has been found dead.

November 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Take care with those pumpkins

Take care with those pumpkins

Putting a Halloween pumpkin on your porch could lead to a real-life scare: an unwanted visit by predators or other wildlife.

October 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'It's suspicious' — up to 10 javelinas found killed in Tucson area

Arizona game officials are investigating the killing of up to 10 javelinas, the remains of which were found Thursday morning near Saguaro National Park East.

October 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Bighorn sheep to return to Catalinas in mid-November

Bighorn sheep — absent from the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson for more than a decade — could be roaming wild in the range again by mid-November.

September 12, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…

Seven javelinas killed in Tucson neighborhood

Wildlife officers have shot and killed seven adult javelinas blamed for “extremely aggressive” behavior toward people in a Tucson neighborhood.

September 04, 2013 12:30 pmLoading…
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…
Abandoned fawn leaving Tucson for Prescott zoo

Abandoned fawn leaving Tucson for Prescott zoo

A newborn mule deer fawn that was said to be found near Willcox by a man who claimed its mother was killed by a coyote will arrive at its new home in a Prescott zoo Tuesday. 

July 29, 2013 4:31 pm Related Loading…

Conflicting claims in mountain lion kill at Tucson-area park

A predator-calling device was used to lure a mountain lion shot to death at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, records show.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Man found dead in S. Arizona had rattlesnakes in backpack

Authorities are awaiting results of an autopsy report on the death of a man found with a backpack containing two state-protected rattlesnakes.

July 17, 2013 1:30 pm

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
Experts: S. Ariz. tail photo likely jaguar, though debate continues

Experts: S. Ariz. tail photo likely jaguar, though debate continues

Arizona game officials are consulting with seven outside experts to determine if a photo recently submitted by a hunter shows the tail of a jaguar or an ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Black-tailed prairie dogs moved to new digs

Black-tailed prairie dogs moved to new digs

A colony of black-tailed prairie dogs moved into new digs Monday as part of an Arizona Game and Fish Department program to re-establish the once-native species to its historic range.

September 26, 2012 2:07 pm Related Loading…

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