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Arizonans can learn about mountain lions and bighorn sheep Sept. 23

From the Arizona Game and Fish Department
-- A seminar panel of wildlife experts will discuss natural history, management efforts and biological and social issues related to mountain lions and bighorn sheep in Arizona Sept. 23.  It is free to the public at 6:30 p.m. at the AGFD office at 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix.

The seminar will be also webcast simultaneously at

 For those watching online, questions may be submitted electronically for consideration during the interactive question-and-answer period.

A panel of three of the department’s expert wildlife biologists will each provide a 15-minute informative presentation with pictures, natural history and management objectives. Ron Thompson will speak on mountain lions; John Hervert will cover bighorn sheep; Pat Barber will provide an overall summary of the department’s role for managing both species in southwestern Arizona, including the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.

The speakers have more than 70 years of collective experience in wildlife management:

After the presentations, the public is encouraged to engage in a question-and-answer session to address questions, concerns and issues about these dynamic species. Web viewers will have access to a link at for submitting questions to the panel electronically for consideration.

To learn more about the desert bighorn sheep and mountain lions in Kofa Mountains Complex and the department’s management objectives, visit

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