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New photos show male jaguar sticks around the Santa Ritas

New photos show male jaguar sticks around the Santa Ritas

A new batch of photos of an endangered male jaguar walking through the Santa Rita Mountains was released this week by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Some facts about the photos:

April 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson man catches monster catfish at Patagonia Lake

Tucson man catches monster catfish at Patagonia Lake

A Tucson man caught a 56 pound catfish at Patagonia lake this week, Arizona Game and Fish officials say.

March 28, 2014 2:19 pmLoading…
Man abandons newborn fawn in Tucson

Man abandons newborn fawn in Tucson

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 today.

July 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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…

Restoring bighorn sheep won't require wholesale slaughter of lions

Let's clear something up right off the bat. The measure of success for reintroducing desert bighorn sheep into the Santa Catalina Mountains is sheep and lions coexisting naturally in a healthy ecosystem, as they did for centuries.

July 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Hunter's 'great' jaguar photo was altered, game agency says

Hunter's 'great' jaguar photo was altered, game agency says

This is the original unaltered photo of a jaguar in the Santa Rita Mountains that was taken by a hunter's remote camera. The vacant "yellow" eyes are caused by the camera's flash.

June 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Hunter's 'great' jaguar photo was altered, game agency says

Hunter's 'great' jaguar photo was altered, game agency says

The Game and Fish Department posted this photo on its Facebook page for a few hours but took it down because it had been digitally altered to make the cat's eyes look more natural.

June 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Hunter's 'great' jaguar photo was altered, game agency says

Hunter's 'great' jaguar photo was altered, game agency says

It's a great photo, as state officials acknowledge. But it wasn't what it seemed.

June 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

The black bear was found between Buffalo Soldier Trail and Seventh Street. The Sierra Vista area has had increased bear activity since the 2011 Monument Fire made it harder for them to find food, officials say.

June 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

Bear taken from tree in Sierra Vista

A bear that had climbed a tree in Sierra Vista was captured and relocated Friday, state officials say.

June 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Former Game & Fish chairman accused of sexual harassment

PHOENIX - Jack Husted, who recently resigned as chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, was the subject of multiple allegations of sexual harassment by state employees.

April 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wildlife officials offer reward for clues in javelina shooting

State wildlife officials are offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest in connection with the shooting death of a javelina south of Bisbee.

December 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tail seen in photo was Ariz. jaguar's, 9 of 10 experts say

Tail seen in photo was Ariz. jaguar's, 9 of 10 experts say

The mystery of the spotted cat is no more - it was, indeed, a jaguar that was seen in Southern Arizona last month, state game officials said Friday.

October 13, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…
Black-tailed prairie dogs dig into their new digs

Black-tailed prairie dogs dig into their new digs

The black-tailed prairie dogs, a keystone species, should improve grassland health and animal diversity in their new Sonoita-area home.

September 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Black-tailed prairie dogs dig into their new digs

Black-tailed prairie dogs dig into their 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 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Illegal feeding of wildlife may be luring javelinas

Illegal feeding of wildlife may be luring javelinas

This javelina - a wild desert animal in the pig family - was attracted to a residential area by birdseed left outside. Javelinas are ornery and can bite people; it's not an animal you want to attract.

September 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Illegal feeding of wildlife may be luring javelinas

Illegal feeding of wildlife may be luring javelinas

After receiving reports of javelina sightings possibly related to people feeding wildlife in Green Valley recently, the Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to remind residents that feeding wildlife is not only illegal but can also compromise the safety of people and pets.

September 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Wandering bear spends morning in Sierra Vista

Wandering bear spends morning in Sierra Vista

A bear decided to take in the sights in Sierra Vista as its curiosity led it into the backyards of Sierra Vista residents. It eventually was persuaded to return to land suitable for bears.

August 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Wandering bear spends morning in Sierra Vista

Wandering bear spends morning in Sierra Vista

Officers in Sierra Vista spent a few hours Thursday morning trying to drive out a bear that was jumping into residents' yards.

August 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
2,000 fish stocked at Peña Blanca Lake

2,000 fish stocked at Peña Blanca Lake

 The Arizona Game and Fish Department stocked Peña Blanca Lake with a total of about 2,000 fish on Friday.

April 16, 2012 1:21 pmLoading…

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