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Arizona wildlife officials have captured and relocated an endangered Mexican gray wolf near Flagstaff. It spent months in the area but biologists and others had become concerned about its proximity to homes and busy highways. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reported.

Arizona Game and Fish Department

An endangered Mexican gray wolf from eastern Arizona has taken a risky journey over hundreds of miles to the Flagstaff area. It’s a rare instance of a wolf roaming so far westward away from the federally protected recovery population. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Arizona is moving to ban the use of trail cameras to take video or photos to aid hunting.

Regulators say the widespread practice runs counter to a doctrine that prey animals should have a chance to get away and that hunters should rely on their skills, not technology. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved the ban during a June 11 meeting in Payson and made tentative plans to implement it next January. Commission Chairman Kurt Davis told the Arizona Republic achieving the Jan. 1 target date depends on education and training.


National Park Service officials are calling for volunteers to assist with the lethal removal of bison from the Grand Canyon’s North Rim later this year. Officials say the growing herd often tramples water resources, vegetation and sensitive archaeological sites. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department next week will continue an effort to bolster the state’s declining pronghorn population by lethally removing coyotes.


The number of endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest grew last year by 14%.


The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the National Park Service have reached a deal to reduce the number of bison near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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A beloved cuckoo bird won’t go federally unprotected in Arizona.

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A coalition of environmental groups Monday plan to file a motion to stop a hydropower and dam proposal in the Little Colorado River Gorge. They say it represents a grave threat to the environment, endangered species and tribal sacred sites. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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An environmental group is raising questions about investigations into livestock kills by Mexican gray wolves in the southwestern U.S.