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Last Updated: 4-6-14

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The DEIS and FEIS, published in 1996 and 1998 both proclaimed a model for the Yellowstone herd as the efficiency of what they were trying to accomplish. They stated that "no less than 5% nor more than 30% of the Yellowstone elk herd will be depleted by wolves as a food base. The herd in 1995 was close to 20,000 animals. As of last January, there were less than 4,000 animals in the herd. That represents an 80% reduction in the herd. It should be also noted that many of the survivors are old (read more)

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Dec 12, 2013 - FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating the poaching of four cow elk on Saturday, Dec. 7, about a quarter-mile off of the west side of State Route 89A. The poaching occurred around 7:30 a.m., across from the Oak Creek Vista Overlook on the Coconino National Forest, during an antlerless elk season in Game Management Unit 6B.  (READ MORE)

The number of Mexican Grey Wolves trotting through the wilds of Arizona and New Mexico jumped to 83 in 2013, a roughly 10 percent increase. The rise in the population of the reintroduced wolves comes as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) ponders a change in the ground rules for the effort. The federal government has proposed a dramatic expansion in the area through which the wolves can wander, including all of Rim Country. Right now, biologists recapture wolves that wander outside a wild stretch of territory near Alpine.  (read more

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Arizona Game and Fish comments on recent Jaguar critical habitat announcement

On March 4, 2014, the Southwest Region of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) notified the public that the Service had designated 764,207 acres of land in Southern Arizona as critical habitat for the rarely-present jaguar.


Wildlife Festival
May 10 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Green Valley Park
An annual cooperative event between the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Mogollon Sporting Association, US Forest Service and Payson Parks & Recreation Department. Admission is FREE.

Mogollon Monster Mudder-5K Mud Run
June 7 8:00 AM To 4:00 PM
Payson Event Center
Sign up now for the Mogollon Monster Mudder. Last years event was a huge success with over 350 runners. This is a 5k Course with over 30 obstacles! Get ready to get dirty as the Town of Payson along with local regional fire departments put on this fun yet very challenging event.  Details

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Don McDowell has been working on preventing the spread of gizzard shad in Roosevelt Lake and telling the public about the threat of the invasive species.

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B.A.S.S. Times - March 2014

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PHOENIX - Anglers who love to fish Roosevelt Lake located in central Arizona’s Tonto National Forest have a future hope for the fishery -- monster bass. To help boost fishing opportunities at the 13,000-acre lake, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) through April to stock up to 500,000 fry of Florida-strain largemouth bass, which have been known to eventually attain sizes up to 20 pounds. The FWC will be donating the bass fry in cooler-contained sacks via FedEx. The first shipment arrived Tuesday, April 8, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department regional office in Mesa. Department biologists then dumped about 275,000 fry into the lake. There will likely be one to two additional, weekly stockings

Band of Brothers Festival
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May 23-25
Payson Event Center located at 1400 S. Beeline Highway
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