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Gordon Douglas: Hunting by any other name is still killing animals

It’s hard not to chuckle at how hard some people have to work to not say something. A great example is Gerry Perry’s Dec. 23 guest opinion, “Hunting benefits Arizona.”

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Hike off that holiday feast

Hike off that holiday feast

Perhaps your Christmas feast will consist of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.

December 23, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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2 lions, 2 sheep moved to Tucson's Catalina Mountains now dead

2 lions, 2 sheep moved to Tucson's Catalina Mountains now dead

Bighorn sheep and mountain lions are dying in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson as a result of a "transplant" of 31 sheep into the range last month.

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Hike off that Thanksgiving feast

Hike off that Thanksgiving feast

Perhaps your Thanksgiving feast consisted of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Wildlife refuges boost local economies, report says

Wildlife refuges boost local economies, report says

Visitors to Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge might catch a glimpse of some of the animals in the area, such as this mule deer doe.

November 05, 2013 7:14 pm
Take care with those pumpkins

Take care with those pumpkins

Putting a Halloween pumpkin on your porch could lead to a real-life scare: an unwanted visit by predators or other wildlife.

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Rosemont will buy land to make up for planned mine's harm to land, wildlife

Rosemont will buy land to make up for planned mine's harm to land, wildlife

Biologist Trevor Hare and mining executive Jamie Sturgess both have been studying wildlife corridors southeast of Tucson.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Seven javelinas killed in Tucson neighborhood

Wildlife officers have shot and killed seven adult javelinas blamed for “extremely aggressive” behavior toward people in a Tucson neighborhood.

September 04, 2013 12:30 pmLoading…
Getting up close and personal with bats is fascinating and not necessaily a good idea

Getting up close and personal with bats is fascinating and not necessaily a good idea

Bats carry rabies. Rabies is fatal. Otherwise, they are wonderful creatures.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Photos: Beavers saved from fuel leak are released

Photos: Beavers saved from fuel leak are released

Five beavers contaminated in a March diesel fuel spill in Utah have been released back into the wild. The Salt Lake Tribune reported the animals were released Tuesday in the Uinta Mountains by staff members with the state Division of Wildlife Resources and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. W…

August 15, 2013 8:07 am Photos

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3 Vail men face charges in killing of mountain lion

Three Vail men have been cited in connection with the shooting death of an adult female mountain lion June 10 in Colossal Cave Mountain Park southeast of Tucson.

July 16, 2013 3:12 pm
Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Desert dwellers - whether they have two legs or four, are feathered or scaly, live in dens or condos - all manage to co-exist most of the time.

July 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Coyotes eat pack rats, and any poison already in their prey will end up in the predator.

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Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Poisoning pack rats hurts predators, too

Coyotes feed on pack rats as do mountain lions and bobcats. Snakes also can help keep pack rats off your property.

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Agua Caliente Park's pond a dry shadow of yesteryear

Agua Caliente Park's pond a dry shadow of yesteryear

Vast expanses of the main pond at Agua Caliente Park northeast of Tucson have dried up in the drought - and even 55,000 gallons of well water pumped daily into the spring-fed pond won't refill it, officials say.

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Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County is planning to protect regal horned lizards and their habitat along with other desert creatures.

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Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County will pay $284,000 to protect lizards at construction site

Pima County will spend $284,000 to save horned lizards and other critters from an untimely and premature squishing at a west-side construction site.

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Wild critters are active now in Southern Arizona, but don't feed them

Please don't feed the animals. Seriously. Don't feed the animals.

March 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Plan may bypass western edge of wildlife refuge

Plan may bypass western edge of wildlife refuge

The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge would be either just east of the pipeline's route to Mexico or bisected by it. Refuge officials, however, say going through it would be too disruptive to wildlife, including the endangered masked bobwhite quail.

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Plan may bypass western edge of wildlife refuge

Plan may bypass western edge of wildlife refuge

Pima County and Border Patrol officials, among others, want the proposed pipeline to run next to Arizona 286 through the refuge.

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