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“Arizona Wildlife Views” Honored With 7 Regional Emmy Awards

16 October 2016   Arizona Game and Fish Department

AZGFD’s TV Show Awarded in 4 Categories

The producers of “Arizona Wildlife Views,” the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s television show, took home seven regional Emmy Awards in four different categories from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on Oct. 8. The awards ceremony took place at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.

The award recipients and categories were:

Program Feature/Segment/Special 

Arizona Wildlife Views - 2016 Show 2 Featured wildlife conservation stories about saving endangered species and assisting injured golden eagles. ( Producers Ben Avechuco, Carol Lynde, David Majure.

Environment - Program Special 

Arizona Wildlife Views - 2016 Show 1  Featured some of the state's most iconic wildlife, as well as efforts to conserve majestic bald eagles. ( Producers Ben Avechuco, David Majure.

Director (non-live)

A Triumph for Pronghorn Antelope: See the impressive results of a 4-year project designed to save a diminishing herd of pronghorn antelope in southeastern Arizona. ( Producer David Majure.

Video journalist

Bats and Burned Forests: See how Arizona Game and Fish is helping Northern Arizona University researchers who are looking into the impact of the State's largest wildfire on tree-roosting bats. ( Producer David Majure

More than 900 entries were submitted for this year’s Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter Emmy Awards by television and video production professionals in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and El Centro, Calif. For more information, visit:

“Arizona Wildlife Views" is a half-hour original series produced by the Information Branch of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The show airs on local PBS stations, city cable channels across the state and YouTube. The current 13-week season is airing at 4:30 p.m. on Sundays on Arizona PBS Channel 8. More information about Arizona Wildlife Views Television can be found online. 

Did you know?
The Arizona Game and Fish Department receives NO Arizona general fund tax dollars? We hold the state’s wildlife in trust for the public without a dime from Arizona taxpayers.