Arizona Hunting News

Predators Can Significantly Impact Deer During Drought
The prevailing biological belief is that habitat conditions are the primary controlling factor for deer populations, not predation. This long-term deer study in the 3-Bar is punching holes in parts of that biological theory and others.
Nationally Recognized Lion Expert Supports G&F
Fitzhugh is a Ph.D. who is a professor at the University of California, Davis, and a wildlife specialist at the university's Cooperative Extension Office, says his analysis of Sabino Canyon sightings compiled by the department shows a "disturbing trend from the standpoint of human safety."
Attempt to Remove Mountain Lions from Sabino Canyon
Arizona Game and Fish Department officials say they have no choice but to try to remove mountain lions being routinely sighted in Sabino Canyon. A spokesman for the department says the big cats are a threat to public safety.
Silver Bell Bighorn Herd in Trouble
The fate of the desert bighorn sheep population in the Silver Bell Mountains 30 miles east of Tucson is still in doubt following an outbreak of pink eye and contagious ecthyma in December, which has resulted in 30 bighorns going blind and 12 of those animals dying.
2004-05 Hunting Guideline Meetings
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is conducting public meetings to gather input on proposed hunt guidelines that biologists will use when formulating recommendations for the 2004–05 hunt seasons.
Mountain Lion Season Changes Proposed
Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists are recommending minor modifications to the annual Arizona hunt guidelines for elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, turkey and buffalo for 2004, but a significant change to the mountain lion hunting season is being sought.
Off-Duty Police Officers Nab Suspected Deer Poachers
Two off-duty Peoria police officers were in the right place at the right time and nabbed two suspected poachers during a recent deer hunt on the Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona.
Bighorns Captured and Treated for Pink Eye
Arizona Game and Fish Department personnel captured and treated 22 desert bighorn sheep in the Ironwood Forest National Monument last week to protect the animals from a disease outbreak that can cause blindness if not treated.
Get Tips on Buying Firearms for Youth
The Arizona Game and Fish Department will conduct a short, simple workshop for adults on what to look for when buying a firearm for a young person.
Leftover Javelina Tags Available
Leftover spring 2004 javelina hunt permit-tags are available starting 8 a.m. Nov. 24 via Internet or telephone from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.