Upcoming Events

December 1-20, 2017 - Heartstone Angus Private Treaty Days, Silver City, NM

December 4 - Agribusiness/Department of Agriculture Roundtable, Phoenix

December 11 - Coconino County FB & Cattle Growers' Association Winter Meeting, Flagstaff

December 13 - Special Stocker Sale, Marana Stockyards

December 30 - ACGA/ANLS Governor's Cattlemen's Ball, Phoenix

December 27-January 1, 2018 - Arizona National Livestock Show, Phoenix

January 5-7, 2018 - Walt Woodard Team Roping School, Phoenix

January 9-10, 2018 - AACD Winter Meeting, Yuma

January 31-February 2, 2018 - Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, Phoenix

February 10, 2018 - Southwest Brangus Breeders Best in the West Sale, Marana Stockyards

March 3, 2018 - Angus Invitational Sale, Marana Stockyards

March 6, 2018 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Holbrook

March 7, 2018 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Prescott

March 8, 2018 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Willcox or Sierra Vista

March 19, 2018 - Ready For Work Bull Sale, Belen

April 14 - Bar T Bar Sale, Winslow

April 28, 2018 - Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest

The Humane Society of the United States, a radical out of state animal rights group, has filed a ballot initiative for 2018 to stop all protection measures necessary to be able to protect Arizona families’ lifestyles, livestock and property. This initiative is an attack on those families that live and work in rural Arizona and will only bring Arizona’s magnetic cats closer to the thriving metropolitan areas for mountain lions and bobcats to dine on household cats and other beloved pets. There is no scientific, valid reason to remove proven methods for protecting livestock and wildlife from mountain lions.

From the initiative:

  • NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO HUNT, TRAP, OR OTHERWISE TAKE A WILD CAT.

  • “TAKE A WILD CAT” OR “TAKE OF A WILD CAT” MEANS PURSUING, SHOOTING, HUNTING, TRAPPING, CAPTURING SNARING, OR NETTING A WILD CAT.   

A link to the initiative as filed by HSUS

Information about Mountain Lions in Arizona:

Arizona law does not classify mountain lions as trophy animals and nothing in Arizona law authorizes mountain lion trophy hunting in Arizona. 

Visit this link to get the facts about Arizona's mountain lion population.

What has happened in California when they passed a similar initiative:
  • Sportsmen and women foot the bill for wildlife management in Arizona with their licenses and tag fees. In 1990, California voters turned their mountain lion management over to the ballot box. The result has been California taxpayers now pay to kill depredating mountain lions. 

  • The California Fish and Game Department annually issues approximately 250 depredation tags to kill (manage) their mountain lions. 

  • Since 1990, California has lost at least half of its deer population.

  • In California, there have been several documented cases of lion on human attacks, with some being fatal.

  • It has become increasingly common for mountain lions to prey on pets and livestock.

We ask you to join the fight today to protect fellow Arizonans’ lifestyle, livestock and property!

  1. Do not sign a petition for this initiative.
  2. Do not make a contribution to HSUS, Arizonans for Wildlife or any other supporter of this initiative.
  3. Tell everyone you know what is going on!

 DONATE TODAY!