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On the Trail of the Ghost Cat
Anne Bolen | 2013-02-01Researchers studying the elusive movements of cougars are learning that the cats' behavior may reflect changes in their habitat.
Bighorn sheep may have adapted to mountain lions
YumaSun.com | 2011-07-12Although still a favorite snack for hungry mountain lions, bighorn sheep may have adapted to the presence of the predator, which may account for steadier herd population numbers on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.
Mountain lions sighted on Scottsdale golf course
The Arizona Republic | 2011-03-25A north Scottsdale couple feel lucky to have made a rare sighting of three mountain lions this week on the fourth hole of Desert Mountain Golf Club's Cochise Course. Desert Mountain resident Linda Borman said she quickly snapped a few photographs on Monday afternoon after her husband, Ty, saw the mother and her two cubs lounging on the fairway of the 546-yard, par-5 hole.
Mountain lion killed in collision on Hwy 260
Verde Independent | 2011-02-11Camp Verde Marshal's deputies and Camp Verde Fire crews were dispatched to an accident involving a car and a mountain lion on State Route 260 near Verde Lakes Drive Tuesday night.
Mountain lion sighting in Arizona
KOLD News 13 | 2011-01-05There are more reports this morning of mountain lion sightings in the Phoenix area.
Forest officials raising awareness over mountain lion sightings
KVOA | 2010-10-25With the number of Sabino Canyon visitors increasing this time of year, forest officials said mountain lion sightings do too. District Ranger Stan Helin along with Arizona Game and Fish wants everyone to be prepared before hitting the trails.
Cats, Big and Small, Roam the Tucson Mountains
University of Arizona | 2010-10-22For the first time, mountain lions and bobcats have been photographed as part of an in-depth monitoring study in the Tucson Mountains, a small island of habitat facing increasing segregation from surrounding natural areas because of urban sprawl and road construction.
At wildlife refuge, 2 native species fight it out
AZCentral | 2010-07-19State and federal authorities and environmental groups have fought for several years over a rule that sentences mountain lions to death if they kill too many sheep. In forcing people to intervene and make difficult choices, the dispute adds new layers to the debate over preserving native species.
Gilbert residents report seeing mountain lion in neighborhoods
AZcentral.com | 2010-06-24Three Gilbert residents have reported seeing a mountain lion four times in a local neighborhood since the end of May.
Wildlife officers kill lion after report of Walker attack
Daily Courier | 2010-06-14Arizona Game and Fish Department officials killed a mountain lion Friday near the home where a Walker resident said a lion attacked him Sunday.
Prescott man reportedly attacked by mountain lion
AZcentral.com | 2010-06-09Authorities have called off the search for a mountain lion suspected of attacking a Prescott man on Sunday night.
Mountain lion suspected in attack found, killed
Verde Independent | 2010-06-16The Arizona Game and Fish Department found and killed a mountain lion in the direct vicinity of a suspected attack involving a Prescott-area man on Sunday night.
Mountain lion management plan angers conservationists
Yuma Sun | 2010-06-01Ecologists and conservationists are calling the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's new mountain lion management plan a way to continue killing rare desert lions so it can manage the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge as a bighorn sheep game farm.
Refuge plan for lions, sheep complete
Yuma Sun | 2010-05-24Under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's new mountain lion management plan, when the bighorn sheep population on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is above 800, if a mountain lion kills two or more bighorn sheep within a six-month period, it won't have to be lethally removed from the refuge
Mountain lion sighting in Arizona
KOLD News 13 | 2010-01-05There are more reports this morning of mountain lion sightings in the Phoenix area.
House OKs bills to protect hunting, alter nominations to wildlife panel
Arizona Daily Star | 2010-03-30Patterson also said he believes the system HB 2189 would set up is skewed, saying the screening panel members who would represent hunting would come "mostly from the side of trophy hunting, less emphasis on habitat protection."
Group asks court to stop lion trapping
Yuma Sun | 2009-12-14The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity filed briefs last week in federal court seeking to prevent the Arizona Game and Fish Department from trapping mountain lions in areas where jaguars have been known to reside.
Arizona Cougar Shooting Plan Misguided
PEER Press Release -Daniel Patterson & Kirsten Stade | 2009-10-08Federal and state agencies are on the verge of biological malpractice in their plans to continue “lethal removals” of a small, shrinking cougar population based in Arizona’s Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, according to comments filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
Shorter cougar-hunting season to be restudied
Tony Davis - Arizona Daily Star | 2009-09-14The emotional, divisive conflict over the length of the mountain-lion-hunting season is clearly not over, two years after a unanimous Arizona Game and Fish Commission vote to cut it from year-round to nine months.
Predatory mountain lion killed
Predatory mountain lion killed | 0000-00-00State game officials killed another collared mountain lion that they say has been preying on bighorn sheep in the Kofa Mountains Complex Predation Management Area.
Should Arizona sell sheep tags to lions?
Emily | 2009-08-27That's right, the Kofa offers a "once in a lifetime sheep hunt" according to AGFD who has separated the Kofa into 3 Game Management Units, and sells tags for each one. The hunter success rate has averaged 89% over the last 20 years. So, just to recap, the message AGFD is sending is: A) You have the right to kill protected sheep as long as you pay a fee to the state, and 2) It's okay for humans to kill sheep for fun, but not for lions to kill sheep for subsistence.
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Fanster.com | 2009-08-24Feds seek comment on draft EA; proposed action will allow needed management
Mountain lion spotted in Hunter Creek area
Mikey Marazza - Payson Roundup | 2009-06-29A mountain lion has been spotted in Hunter Creek. Jo Armistead has heard the cat over the last two weeks and Ralph and Dottie Christofferson said every morning it wakes them up below their home making an awful sound.
Arizona Game and Fish collars first wild jaguar in United States
Arizona Game and Fish Press Release | 2009-02-19Jaguar conservation has just experienced an exciting development with the capture and collaring of the first wild jaguar in Arizona by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
AZ Game & Fish bill way over the top on commissioners
The Arizona Republic | 2009-02-23A proposal at the Legislature would make it harder to become a member of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission than governor.
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