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October 18 - 7th Annual Calf Rollover Auction, Marana Livestock Auction

October 19 - Southern AZ Rancher’s Gathering, Cal Ranch, Sierra Vista

October 25 - Disaster Assistance Seminar, Willcox

November 2 - Range Beef Cattle Workshop, Green Valley

November 16 - 7th Annual Calf Rollover Auction, Willcox Livestock Auction

November 19 - 3rd Annual Anchor F Club Calf Sale, Sonoita

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

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

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

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!