Governor Jan Brewer, the chief executive of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver State™, will be spending her Wednesday morning speaking at the dedication of the scared ground known as the Tri-State Shooting Park.Somehow, folks in Bullhead City have survived 13 years without a public shooting ... More >>
There have been only 10 documented bear attacks in Arizona since 1990.Three of those have come in the last month.A Tempe man hanging out at the Ponderosa Campground in the Tonto National Forest was the third person attacked by a bear this month, after the bear went into his tent around 5 a.m. yester ... More >>
Mike Kiefer, a longtime colleague of ours and (more important) a longtime friend, writes these days for the Arizona Republic, mostly about bad guys in trouble down at the Maricopa County Superior Court and elsewhere. One of those bad guys is Jared Lee Loughner, is pictured to the left (ju ... More >>
www.j-walkblog.comYee-ha! Cletus, we can bag us some of that good pigeon meat without even leavin' the city. Git yer gun.With some 1.4 million people, Phoenix is the sixth biggest city in the country -- so it only makes (gulp) sense that hunting pigeons within city limits is totally legal.The Ari ... More >>
Image: Arizona Game and Fish DepartmentThis ocelot was spotted in southern Arizona on Tuesday A rare and endangered ocelot was sighted in southern Arizona this week -- and, believe it or not, the Arizona Game and Fish Department didn't capture and kill the animal. As few animal lovers&nb ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comDon't be surprised if you bump into this guy if you go to the Lower Salt River.If a bunch of drunk, loud, obnoxious college-aged kids floating down the Lower Salt River on tubes isn't enough to keep you away from what is otherwise a gorgeous part of the Valley, now you have large ... More >>
www.moviemobsters.comThe Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking the public's help in finding the person responsible for putting a shark in a Yuma canal.As you probably know, no shark species are native to Arizona, so when one's found in a freshwater irrigation canal it tends to raise a few ey ... More >>
Macho B, the last known, wild jaguar in the United States, was euthanized by the Arizona Game and Fish Department 15 months ago.We just got word that the Arizona Game and Fish Department has been granted a federal permit to "take" (trap) more jaguars despite being partially responsible for the il ... More >>
Arizona Game and Fish Department"Macho"Last week, a biologist working for the Borderlands Jaguar Detection Project admitted that in February of 2009 he had illegally placed a jaguar scat in the Atascosa Mountains near Ruby and directed a woman to place jaguar scats at snare sites that were author ... More >>
Arizona Game and Fish Department Macho BThe man who captured an endangered jaguar, whose controversial death sparked outrage from animal-rights groups, pleaded guilty in federal court today to prohibited "take" of an animal.Emil McCain, a biologist working for the Borderlands Jaguar Detect ... More >>
www.icanhazcheezburger.comThe Arizona Department of Health Services today issued a warning for Arizona residents over an influx in rabies cases seen around the state, and the usual suspects are once again bats and bobcats.According to the ADHS, there were three bobcat attacks in Arizon ... More >>
A 15-year-old Liberian boy pleaded guilty in a juvenile court to his role in the July, 2009 gang-rape of an 8-year-old girl. The teenager pleaded to charges of kidnapping, sexual assault, three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, and one count of attempted sexual misconduct with a minor ... More >>
www.pyzam.com The Arizona Game and Fish Department reports a record number of wildlife violations in 2009, including 416 big-game poaching violations. In other words, people were illegally shooting or trapping animals.In total, there were 768 total violations reported to AGFD's Operation G ... More >>
The Arizona Game and Fish Department may have some explaining to do over the death of the last known jaguar in Arizona. A report filed by the Department of the Interior alleges that the initial capture of the cat, known as Macho B, was probably intentional and violated the Endangered Species ... More >>
www.mypetjawa.comSeveral Ahwatukee residents have a bone to pick with some discourteous piggies they say are running amok in their neighborhoods.According to residents, javelinas have become a major problem -- knocking over trash cans and destroying gardens."They terrorize the neighborhoods ... More >>
www.wormsandgermsblog.comOfficials at the Arizona Game and Fish Department say a Yavapai County man was attacked by a rabid bobcat on Monday. Rather than panic, he strangled it with his bare hands.The man's name is not being released because of privacy laws, but AGFD officials say the attac ... More >>
www.pyzam.comThere is a cow killer on the loose and the Humane Society of the United States is offering $2,500 to bring the culprit to justice.The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Humane Society are looking for the person responsible for murdering a cow at the privately owned Sierra Bonit ... More >>
Vice President Joe Biden will be in the Valley today for the first time since being elected. Biden will be holding a roundtable discussion about how stimulus money is benefiting Arizona at Sky Harbor International Airport after going to a fundraiser for Arizona Democrats... A C ... More >>
Arizona Game and Fish Department The black-tailed prairie dogGood news! Black-tailed prairie dogs are back in Arizona (you were concerned, we're sure). However, a hunter outside of Tucson felt the need to blow one to bits with a high-powered rifle, according to the Arizona Game and Fish D ... More >>
The Arizona Diamondbacks fell 2-9 to the Washington Nationals yesterday. The game marked the Nationals' eighth consecutive victory and a three-game sweep against the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks open a three-game series at home against the New York Mets tonight...Arizona's bald eagle population ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will celebrate the 16th anniversary of Tent City today. The planned fete includes a hot dog barbecue and an ice cream social for inmates. Arpaio says the 1,000 hot dogs and the ice cream were donated...Police arrested 48 people at a house party near 32nd avenue ... More >>
Image: Arizona Game & Fish video on black bears The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a free, two-hour workshop next week on how to "find, stalk, call, judge and harvest" black bears in Arizona. The class is designed for hunters, but you can always just skip the "harvest" part if yo ... More >>
Firebird hosts IHBA Finals
It might be a dry heat, but you can still get drenched in the Valley
"Music and Art in the Park" shifts gears
Annie Oakley Sure Shots
Yoga class stretches out at DBG
Tempe hosts a beach ball
The Valley's bid for the Big Game may be derailed by five missing tortoise babies
An endangered bird is thriving in the dry bottom of Roosevelt Lake. Too bad it's in the way of water for Phoenix.
Jerry Ostwinkle's life fell apart when the government seized his golden eagle; now he's fighting for Rex and the rights of falconers.
A Mexican gray wolf pack learns to kill cattle and loses its freedom
Someone is shooting endangered Mexican gray wolves. The government's flawed reintroduction program helped put them in the crosshairs.
June 11 - 17, 1998
Where endangered Sonoran pronghorn antelope play under the roar of U.S. Air Force jets on live-fire bombing exercises
Tribes allege that archaeological and burial sites on mine grounds are being violated
A CANADIAN MINING COMPANY WANTS TO DIG A 300-ACRE HOLE BEHIND DONNA GOODALE'S HOUSE. ALTHOUGH MOST ALL OF THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES INVOLVED THINK IT'S A TERRIBLE IDEA, THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO STOP THE EXCAVATION.
THE PEOPLE WHO BELONG TO FOR THE BIRDS TAKE EXTRAORDINARY PAINS TO SAVE INJURED BIRDS. SPARROWS. STARLINGS. YES, EVEN PIGEONS.
GAME AND FISH INVESTIGATORS STALKED THE MOST NOTORIOUS MOUNTAIN LION HUNTER IN THE STATE. HE TURNED OUT TO BE A HIRED GUN FOR RANCHERS, AND HE'D KILLED 18 CATS.
FARMERS IN THE GILA RIVER BASIN HAVE ALREADY SUCKED DOWN $500 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT PORK. NOW THEY WANT ANOTHER $20 MILLION FOR A SENSELESS FLOOD-CONTROL PROJECT.
YEAH. THAT'S HOW THE GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT CATCHES ILLEGAL HUNTERS WITH THEIR PANTS DOWN.
THE WOODS ARE LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP; THE FOREST SERVICE HAS PROMISES TO KEEP