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AZGFD Black-footed Ferret Spotlighting

September 20 - September 24

Free

AZGFD Black-footed Ferret Spotlighting

September 20-24th

 

The Black-footed Ferret Project will again be hosting their fall spotlighting events in Aubrey Valley and on the Double O
Ranch, and the project is going to host a 5-night event in September, and a 5-night event in October. The dates will be
September 20th – 24th and October 18th – 22nd. For the September event, spotlighting will begin on Thursday night
September 20th and conclude on Tuesday morning September 25th. For the October event, spotlighting will begin on
Thursday night October 18th and conclude on Tuesday morning October 23rd. Fall events are held to assess the ferret
population going into winter, to trap dispersing kits, and to trap older ferrets that need a canine distemper or plague
booster.
The ferret population is usually at its highest going into the winter, so there is an increased chance to see and trap a
ferret. Because ferrets are being seen in areas where we normally do not spotlight, we will have teams go out and
spotlight these new areas to try and trap these ferrets. Besides ferrets, other animals that could be observed during
spotlighting include foxes, badgers, coyotes, owls, hawks, porcupines, skunks, and pronghorn.
Please RSVP by Sept. 14th for the September event and Oct. 12th for the October event…
Please indicate what month(s) and night(s) you would like to spotlight, indicate who else (First and Last name) will be
attending with you, Please, indicate if you will be able to use your own vehicle, and the vehicle capacity (4×4 vehiclle preferred but not required). If you are able to bring a high clearance vehicle, it is greatly appreciated, as it frees up vehicle space for others and allows greater coverage of the Aubrey Valley. Mileage is tax deductible. List any of the
following equipment that you are able to bring: GPS, clipboard, flashlight, backpack, binoculars, or a cordless
rechargeable spotlight.

To RVSP or for more information please use the email below with the subject line “Fall Spotlighting”: azferret@azgfd.gov

Details

Start:
September 20
End:
September 24
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Seligman, AZ
Seligman, AZ United States + Google Map