Posted August 23, 2017 1:35 pm by Comments

By Ammoland Editor Joe Evans

Arizona Blackfooted Ferret
Arizona Blackfooted Ferret

Arizona Game and Fish DepartmentSELIGMAN, Ariz. -( The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to assist with fall spotlighting efforts to help document the population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Aubrey Valley and on the Double O Ranch, both near Seligman.

As part of the recovery effort, the department has scheduled two five-night spotlighting events – Sept. 7-11 and Oct. 5-9 – and a three-night spotlighting event Nov. 9-11.

The spotlighting method involves using high-powered lights to locate and identify black-footed ferrets.

Their eyeshine is reflected by the spotlight and helps surveyors with identifying and locating these elusive, nocturnal carnivores.

Volunteers must have the ability to stay attentive from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while spotlighting for black-footed ferrets and use, or learn how to use, a Global Positioning System (GPS).

Volunteers can sign up by e-mailing [email protected] — with “fall spotlighting” in the subject line – by Sept. 1 for next month’s project, Sept. 30 for the October event, and Nov. 3 for the November event. Space is limited.

Volunteers are reminded to include their full name, a contact phone number, month(s) and night(s) available to spotlight, and full names of others who also will …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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