SELIGMAN, Ariz. -(Ammoland.com)- The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to assist with spotlighting efforts to help document the population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Aubrey Valley and on the Double O Ranch near Seligman.
As part of the recovery effort, the department has scheduled two spring spotlighting projects – March 9 – 12 and April 6 – 9 (the department also conducts two spotlighting projects in the fall).
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 “spring spotlighting” in the subject line – by March 3 for next month’s project and by March 30 for the later opportunity.
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 …Read the Rest