Arizona Cancels 19B Pronghorn Hunts
The planning and building of a new commercial solar power plant on the Chino Grande Ranch has led to the closure of all unit 19B hunts this fall. The 19B hunts are some of the most sought after in the state and the closure means 65 tags are being canceled. The Chino Valley Review has a write up on the history of the Chino Grande Ranch and what led to the closure.
Ranch owners informed Game and Fish last week that they won't allow any hunting this fall on the nearly 50,000-acre ranch in the Big Chino Valley, so the commission members voted to cancel the entire 19B hunt. This was the first time in the commission's history it canceled a hunt because of a public access closure, Commission Chair Robert Woodhouse said.