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Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife News

New fishing regulations to take effect Jan. 1

Some new fishing regulations will take effect beginning Jan 1. Be sure to look for the full 2017-18 Arizona Game and Fish Department fishing regulations online around the first of the year. Also, the new fishing regulations booklet will be available at all AZGFD offices and license dealers in early January. Read more.

Wolf pup introduced into foster pack in 2014 gives birth to wild-born young

PHOENIX — Biologists with the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) recently learned a fostered wolf pup introduced to a pack in 2014 has produced a wild offspring of her own. Read more.

AZGFD: Photographed jaguar is newcomer to Arizona

PHOENIX — Scientists at the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) completed an  independent analyses of trail cam photos of a jaguar in the Huachuca Mountains and confirmed that the animal  has not been seen previously in Arizona. Read more.

Southern Arizona endangered Mount Graham red squirrel population decreases

PHOENIX — An annual survey of the Mount Graham red squirrel recently revealed a slight decline in the number of the endangered squirrels in the Pinaleño Mountains in southeastern Arizona. Read more.

2017 elk, pronghorn hunt draw information available online

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2017 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information online at The department now is accepting paper applications for hunt permit-tags. Read more.

Input can shape target-shooting policy for Sonoran Desert National Monument

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages the public, especially those interested in recreational target-shooting, to provide their input on management alternatives for the Sonoran Desert National Monument near Gila Bend. Read more.

Fatal off-highway vehicle accidents serve as reminders to practice OHV safety

PHOENIX –The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all off-highway vehicle (OHV) drivers and passengers to wear the proper safety gear and ride responsibly in the wake multiple separate accidents. Read more.

Get your 2017 Arizona Wildlife Views calendar

PHOENIX -- A coyote tosses a mouse into the air. A bobcat yawns. A bison grazes among yellow wildflowers.  Would you like to see wildlife the way Arizona's best wildlife photographers see it -- up close and (almost) personal? Pick up the 2017 calendar issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine. Read more.  

Stay connected with Arizona Game and Fish Department e-News

PHOENIX -- Stay connected to the Arizona Game and Fish Department through our free e-News! It's easy -- just visit our signup page and select the electronic newsletters you want. 

Game and Fish Commission to meet Jan. 13

PHOENIX -- The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be held Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix. The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting at

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