Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona refuge makes for uncommon family hunting experience

Three generations of Andersons have a particular attachment to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and hunting bighorns on craggy mountainsides under the desert sun. (Sid Sloan/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Autumn is for remembering. The last light of summer yields to the first beautiful days of fall. This time of year is a communion between…

Arizona turkey hunters can give virus research a leg up

PHOENIX — Arizona wildlife officials are asking spring turkey hunters to consider donating a part of their kill for research. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said that it has been monitoring the state’s wild turkey population for a possible virus. With turkey-hunting season starting this week, officials are asking hunters, including youth hunters, to give one of the bird’s…

Arizona man found guilty of deer poaching in Iowa

Nicholas Slater of Glendale, Ariz., was found guilty following a trial on Feb. 12, 2018 for charges related to poaching a whitetail deer. The poaching incident occurred at Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs on Nov. 19, 2016. Slater was found guilty on seven charges, including hunting on a game refuge, not having a valid nonresident hunting license and…