The weather is warming, the desert is blooming - and there's another, somewhat more sobering sign of spring: Rattlesnakes are out.
Twenty urban fishing lakes in Tucson and Phoenix will be stocked with channel catfish Thursday.
A herd of more than 100 bighorn sheep once roamed the Catalina Mountains, and animals were often seen in the vicinity of Pusch Ridge on the western edge of the range. The herd died out about a decade ago. Transplanted animals could replace it.
Bighorn sheep could once more roam the Catalina Mountains - possibly as soon as this fall.
State wildlife officials are offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of a javelina south of Bisbee.
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 were released today by the federal government.
This bear was removed from Sierra Vista in September, when bear-human encounters were a problem there.
Chalk one up for the bears - at least for the time being.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has asked that a proposal aimed at designating land in New Mexico and Arizona as critical habitat for the jaguar be withdrawn.
Arizona Game and Fish Department officials say outside experts agree with state biologists that a hunter’s trail camera captured an image of a jaguar late last month.
A small bear peeks around the nightstand in Volk home in Sonoita, Ariz., on Oct. 4. Courtesy Phil Volk
Game officials with the tranquilized cub that invaded a Sonoita home
The tranquilzed cub is lifted into an Arizona Game and Fish Department vehicle. The cub broke a window to get into the house.
Phil Volk's grandkids were visiting, and he thought he heard them rustling around in the kitchen at 6:15 a.m.
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.
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 the city.
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 - prompting a hunt to thin their numbers and protect people.
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 — prompting a hunt to thin their numbers and protect people.
Officers in Sierra Vista spent a few hours this morning trying to drive out a bear that was jumping into residents’ yards.