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Grand Canyon wolf

Grand Canyon wolf

12A Canid, a wolf or wolf hybrid seen near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Photo taken Oct. 27, 2014. Courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Dept.

November 21, 2014 5:43 pm
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A Northern Rockies gray wolf hadn’t been seen in the Grand Canyon area since the 1940s.

November 21, 2014 5:42 pm
Bighorn capture

Bighorn capture

An image from a video by the Arizona Game and Fish Department shows a bighorn sheep being lifted by helicopter from the Tonto Natonal Forest on Wednesday

November 19, 2014 6:37 pm
Bighorn capture

Bighorn capture

A captured bighorn sheep, captured Wednesday, is taken off a helicopter in the Tonto National Forest.

November 19, 2014 4:20 pm
Bighorn capture

Bighorn capture

Wildlife officers take a captured bighorn sheep from a helicopter in the Tonto National Forest. The sheep will be released Thursday in the Catalina Mountains near Tucson.

November 19, 2014 4:13 pm
2 Tucsonans arrested in poaching case

2 Tucsonans arrested in poaching case

Christopher Ball (L) and Christopher Perez are facing state poaching charges, officials say.

November 18, 2014 10:40 am
Wolf near Grand Canyon

Wolf near Grand Canyon

The collar on the wolf or wolf-dog hybrid appears to be similar to those used in the northern Rocky Mountain wolf recovery effort.

October 30, 2014 6:33 pm
Wolf near Grand Canyon

Wolf near Grand Canyon

A wolf or wolf-dog hybrid seen Monday near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon could be an endangered gray wolf from the northern Rocky Mountains. Authorities are trying to find the animal’s scat to analyze DNA and make that determination.

October 30, 2014 6:33 pm
Wolf seen near Grand Canyon

Wolf seen near Grand Canyon

A wolf seen near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on Oct. 27, 2014. 

October 30, 2014 6:30 pm
Wolf seen near Grand Canyon

Wolf seen near Grand Canyon

12A Canid, a wolf or wolf hybrid seen near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Photo taken Oct. 27, 2014.

October 30, 2014 6:27 pm
Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

This bighorn ram, photographed in the mountains north of Tucson on June 23, is one of 31 sheep transplanted to the area last year.

October 29, 2014 4:14 pm
Sandhill cranes in flight

Sandhill cranes in flight

The autumn tradition of the migration of the sandhill cranes to the Whitewater Draw near McNeal is now under way. 

October 24, 2014 7:00 amLoading…
macho b

macho b

A collared jaguar nicknamed Macho B is seen in this February 2009 photo provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. 

October 03, 2014 5:32 pm
PYGMY OWL

PYGMY OWL

This pygmy owl, in Altar Valley near Three Points, is one of only 20 known to be left in Arizona, according to Scott Richardson, Fish and Wildlife Service supervisory biologist.

September 26, 2014 1:26 pm
Ram in Catalinas

Ram in Catalinas

Twelve of the 31 bighorns transplanted to the Catalina Mountains in November are known to be alive today. There are also several lambs that have been born since the transplant.

August 06, 2014 4:54 pm
Dr. Ronnie Sidner

Dr. Ronnie Sidner

Dr. Ronnie Sidner, bat researcher.

August 06, 2014 9:22 am
Ram in Catalinas

Ram in Catalinas

Helicopters at the Pusch Ridge Wilderness north of Tucson would help manage bighorn sheep, officials say.

July 19, 2014 9:27 am
Bighorn ram in Catalinas

Bighorn ram in Catalinas

The lone adult bighorn ram was photographed in June in the Catalina Mountains. The ram appears to be getting ready to breed with the remaining ewes, an encouraging sign for the herd, officials say. At least five lambs have been born in the Catalinas since the relocation last fall.

July 18, 2014 10:22 am
Deer fawn

Deer fawn

This deer fawn was cared for by state wildlife officials, but they warn the public not to approach baby wildlife. Fawning season is approaching, and officials advise special caution. 

July 03, 2014 3:48 pm
Bobcat kittens

Bobcat kittens

Mark Hart of the Arizona Game and Fish Department says the absence of a mother is common, and no reason to interfere with bobcat kittens or other wildlife. 

July 03, 2014 3:46 pm
Bighorn ram

Bighorn ram

This is last surviving ram among the herd of bighorn sheep transplanted to the Santa Catalina Mountains. Arizona Game and Fish officials were concerned that he had roamed away from most of the remaining ewes in the mountains. However, in the last few weeks the ram has moved into an area with…

June 27, 2014 4:16 pm
Bear cubs

Bear cubs

A Game and Fish Department officer, with the help of a firefighter and a Fire Department ladder and bucket, removes one of the cubs from a tree.

June 09, 2014 2:34 pm
Bear cubs

Bear cubs

The cubs weighed from about 10 to 15 pounds. Officials theorized the bears were startled into trees while foraging.

June 09, 2014 2:36 pm
Female bear and two cubs relocated after being found on Fort Huachuca

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

Officers from the Arizona Game and Fish Department relocated a female bear and her two cubs found on Fort Huachuca last week. 

June 09, 2014 12:35 pm
Female bear and two cubs found relocated after being found on Fort Huachuca

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

Officers from the Arizona Game and Fish Department relocated a female bear and her two cubs found on Fort Huachuca last week. 

June 09, 2014 12:37 pm
Bear visits campground

Bear visits campground

A black bear in a tree at the Reef Townsite Campground in the Huachuca Mountains near Sierra Vista.

May 23, 2014 2:32 pm
Bear visits campground

Bear visits campground

A black bear in a tree at the Reef Townsite Campground in the Huachuca Mountains near Sierra Vista. 

May 20, 2014 4:40 pm
How Do I Keep Javelinas Away From My Plants?

How Do I Keep Javelinas Away From My Plants?

Even though you don’t invite them, javelinas may make themselves at home in your yard. They especially like prickly pears.

April 09, 2014 7:08 pm

Videos of latest bighorn lamb

April 02, 2014 3:45 pm
Bighorn lamb

Bighorn lamb

A newborn bighorn sheep lamb was spotted with its mother Friday in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, state wildlife officials reported Tuesday. It’s the fourth lamb to be born of a group of 31 bighorns relocated to the Catalinas from the Yuma area in November.

April 02, 2014 3:33 pm
New bighorn lamb

New bighorn lamb

A newborn bighorn sheep lamb was spotted with its mother Friday in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, state wildlife officials reported Tuesday. It’s the fourth lamb to be born of a group of 31 bighorns relocated to the Catalinas from the Yuma area in November, said a notice on the Ariz…

April 02, 2014 3:31 pm
Tucson man catches monster catfish at Patagonia Lake

Tucson man catches monster catfish at Patagonia Lake

Rich Stachel, who was fishing for bass this week at Patagonia Lake, caught this 56-pound catfish instead.

March 28, 2014 5:45 pm
Tucson man catches monster catfish at Patagonia Lake

Tucson man catches monster catfish at Patagonia Lake

Rich Stachel was fishing for bass with a jig on March 24, when he snagged this 56-pound catfish.

March 28, 2014 2:22 pm
Bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep

Bighorn ewe and lamb at home in the Catalina Mountains. Wildlife officers captured 31 bighorns near Yuma in November and released them into the Catalinas. By March half were dead, most the victims of mountain lions.

March 21, 2014 5:04 pm
Bighorns in Catalina Mountains

Bighorns in Catalina Mountains

This bighorn sheep and lamb now live in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. Their continued survival there could be threatened by the presence of dogs.

March 18, 2014 1:40 pm
Bighorn reintroduction update

Bighorn reintroduction update

February 21, 2014 7:02 pm
bighorn lions

bighorn lions

This bighorn lamb is one of three spotted in the Catalinas since the relocation project began. The survival rate for lambs is low, however.

February 21, 2014 4:04 pm
Bighorn lamb

Bighorn lamb

The Arizona Game and Fish Department released new photos of a another bighorn lamb born in the Catalina Mountains. So far, three lambs have been spotted in the Catalinas, born to bighorns relocated there from Yuma.

February 21, 2014 12:48 pm
Bighorn lamb

Bighorn lamb

The Arizona Game and Fish Department released new photos of another lamb born in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.

February 21, 2014 12:51 pm
2 bighorn lambs spotted in Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains

2 bighorn lambs spotted in Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains

What may be the first lambs born to two of the bighorn sheep recently reintroduced to the Santa Catalina Mountains were sighted last week in the Santa Catalina’s Pusch Ridge Wilderness.The apparently healthy lambs were both seen from a distance by an Arizona Game and Fish Department biologis…

February 12, 2014 10:26 am
2 bighorn lambs spotted in Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains

2 bighorn lambs spotted in Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains

This is one of the two lambs born to bighorn sheep reintroduced recently to the Santa Catalina Mountains. They were sighted last week in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. The apparently healthy lambs were seen from a distance by an Arizona Game and Fish Department biologist.

February 12, 2014 9:59 am
Bighorn sheep report

Bighorn sheep report

Latest report on the bighorn sheep re-introduction plan

February 07, 2014 3:49 pm
Bighorn sheep report

Bighorn sheep report

Update on the bighorn sheep re-introduction plan.

February 07, 2014 1:29 pm
Gould's turkeys

Gould's turkeys

Gould's turkeys just before a net gun is used to trap some of them on Monday in the Huachuca Mountains. The captured turkeys are being transplanted to New Mexico.

February 04, 2014 12:15 pm
Bighorn sheep report

Bighorn sheep report

Latest update on the bighorn sheep reintroduction program

January 24, 2014 2:37 pm
pronghorns released

pronghorns released

Arizona Game and Fish officials this morning released 40 Pronghorn antelope in the Sonoita-Patagonia area to replenish herds there.

January 15, 2014 1:02 pm
Pronghorns released

Pronghorns released

Arizona Game and Fish officials this morning released 40 Pronghorn antelope in the Sonoita-Patagonia area to replenish herds there. The first release of 24 pronghorns was south of Elgin, another 16 were released on U.S. Forest Service land in the San Raphael Valley, the state agency said in …

January 15, 2014 1:01 pm
Aerial survey

Aerial survey

A mule deer buck darts across the rocky landscape during an Arizona Game and Fish Department aerial animal count. Four areas of Southern and Southeastern Arizona are being surveyed this month.

January 03, 2014 12:45 pm
Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

These bighorns were among the last living in the Pusch Ridge area in 1992. 

November 06, 2013 3:25 pm
National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day

Volunteer Maria Ianonne rakes up brush at a water catchment used by bighorn sheep and other wildlife, one of two cleared of vegetation that conceals predators. Other volunteers cleaned up an unauthorized shooting range just off the Ironwood Forest National Monument. Nearly 40 volunteers took…

September 28, 2013 3:01 pm

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