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August 18 - Greenlee County Cattle Growers' Association Meeting, Blue School

August 29 - Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium, Ruidoso, NM

September 7 - UA Cooperative Extension Drought Management Tools & Resources Workshop, Benson

September 8 - 2nd Annual Los Charros Foundation, Inc. FFA/4-H Fundraiser, Sonoita

September 8 - Ranch Horse Competition, Sonoita

September 14 - UA Cooperative Extension Drought Management Tools & Resources Workshop, Globe

September 14-15 - Flying W Diamond Ranch Inaugural Sale, Capitan, NM 

September 15 - Gila County Cattle Growers' Association Annual Meeting & Steak Fry

September 15 - 3rd Annual Legacy Ranch Horse Sale, Prescott

September 27-30 - Public Lands Council Annual Meeting, Park City, Utah

September 29 - Yavapai Cattle Growers Assoc. Calf Sale & BBQ, Peeples Valley

November 17 - Gila County Cattle Growers' Salute to Ranching Holiday Dinner-Dance & Auction, Gila County Fair Grounds Exhibit Hall

January 30-February 1, 2019 - 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, New Orleans, LA

February 8-9, 2019 - ACIF Presents "A Cow-Calf Symposium for SW Ranchers", Phoenix

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. Click here to view a mountain lion fact sheet.

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!

For more information on mountain lions, the HSUS and hunting in Arizona, please visit the following links:

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