SAHC eBulletin Volume 55 Number 9 covering 6/22/13 - 7/19/13 is available for download by SAHC members. Please click on Download eBulletin on the right sidebar menu for access.
9. June 2013 04:30
An already "robust" population of mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains appears to be increasing - and that could pose a threat to a planned reintroduction of bighorn sheep in the range this fall.
Lions, which sometimes prey on bighorns, might hinder or even derail an effort to rebuild a herd in the Catalinas.
In response, state wildlife officials have approved a plan for what they call the "administrative removal" - or killing - of lions that kill sheep.
"This would be done in a very limited, conservative way," said Mark Hart, spokesman for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. "If we determine that a particular lion is killing sheep, and if we can find it, then it will be removed. But it would be a very tightly controlled process." More...
9. June 2013 03:02
Six species of rattlesnakes call the Tucson area their home. They are the Western Diamondback, Tiger, Northern Black-tailed, Mojave, Sidewinder and Arizona Black Rattlesnakes.
A hiker who encountered a mountain lion along a popular trail may have successfully avoided an attack by removing his sun glasses.
The trail at Sabino Canyon is expected to re-open tomorrow.
When approached by animals on the trails, you're supposed to wave your arms and make a lot of noise. More...
Area Closed for Public Safety Due to Mountain Lion Incident
Tucson, Arizona (May 31, 2013) – A portion of the West Fork Trail (Trail #24), on the Santa Catalina Ranger
District, Coronado National Forest, will be temporarily closed.
Entry into the following portions of West Fork Trail is prohibited:
1. The intersection of West Fork Trail and Cathedral Rock Trail (Trail #26); and,
2. The intersection of West Fork Trail and Sabino Rock Trail (Trail #23).
The area is temporarily closed to allow for public safety along portions of West Fork Trail. More...
SAHC eBulletin Volume 55 Number 8 covering 5/25/13 - 6/21/13 is available for download by SAHC members. Please click on Download eBulletin on the right sidebar menu for access.
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - They go hiking without water.
They wear sandals to Sabino Canyon.
And when the worst happens, it's the taxpayers who pony up the dough.
Here in Arizona, we have a 'Stupid Motorist Law'. It says, if you bypass a barrier and floor it into a flooded wash, you have to pay for part of your rescue.
Now some are asking, is it time to hold hikers to that same 'stupid' standard? More...