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Rock The Boat

At Launch Of Boating Season

Federal ethanol fuel mandates and changing fuel supply demand boater vigilance. As the summer boating season is underway, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) and National Marine...

What's In A Boat Name?

A boat name can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner. Are they into fishing? Reel Therapy on the boat's transom certainly shows it. Do they have kids in school? What College Fund? says...

Red Towboat On Lake Pleasant Has A New Name

For the past eight years when recreational boats have broken down on Lake Pleasant - 300 of them last year alone - the red response boat of Vessel Assist Lake Pleasant has been there to help boaters...

Boating Safety Made Easy All Summer Long

During May's National Safe Boating Week, many boaters made extra effort to improve their on-water safety. But, after the annual event was over, will they continue to stay vigilant? "Making boating...

Arizona - Boating Opportunities Abound in these State Parks

PHOENIX - Looking for weekend plans? Come cast a line in one of the quiet fishing coves at an Arizona State Park lake! Water sport enthusiasts will appreciate the clear, blue waters ideal for skiing, ...

Graffiti

The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch and US Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park are seeking information about two individuals who may have vandalized rocks near the Yavapai...

Awesome For Camping And Travel

Every summer we pack up the grandkids and head for the hills for a week or so of hiking and outdoor fun. I've been going camping, hunting, and fishing since I was a kid so I have a lot of experience...

Campers Need To Be Bear Aware

As many people celebrate the summer weekends by going camping, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds campers and all outdoor recreationists to be bear aware. A few simple precautions can go a ...

A Vital Reminder Again!

From National Fire Prevention Team For The Tonto And Coconino National Forests (Phoenix Interagency Fire Center ) • Campfires should always be attended by a responsible adult. • Only burn...

Bartlett Lake Grill - It's Open!

We've been anxiously awaiting this new restaurant at Bartlett Lake, and the wait is over. Bartlett Lake Grill is open and serving delicious choices to please any palette (including *poutine, which...

Business Spotlight - C & L Upholstery

We give professional service and interior quality, without that professional price. C&L Upholstery's founder John "Chuck" Hagan has been a life-time Arizonan, and has been providing quality auto...

Arizonans Invited To 'Beat The Heat' In San Diego

California Away Trip - Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30 Join us as we set sail to the beautiful waters of The Channel Islands of California aboard the schooner Californian. Each voyage...

On The Cover

The Phoenix at Lake Pleasant is one of several Arizona "girls" who offer scenic cruises on Arizona's spectacular lakes. From Lake Pleasant to Saguaro and Canyon lakes, these vessels, whom I like to...

Lake Powell Fish Report

The inflow to Lake Powell over the past days has exceeded 100,000 acre feet each day. The lake is still rising and will end up at the highest level recorded since 2012. Fish are excited because the...

Arizona Trout 'Amazes' Angler

I have to eat my words "trout fishing in Arizona sucks". I have been spoiled by fishing states like Montana and Utah for trout in double digits. However, a friend, John Waters caught this amazing...

Realtree Sponsors National Hunting And Fishing Day

Everything about Realtree is geared toward enjoying and protecting the outdoors. Realtree is once again stepping forward to sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). Across the nation,...

Lake Pleasant Catfish

Angler Mike Wallace is shown with his flathead cat out of Lake Pleasant. Although he and friends were targeting larger fish (40 pounds or larger), Wallace says that they love catching cats any size....

Starry Night

VINCENT VAN GOGH - captured the idea of an illuminated evening in his painting "The Starry Night". And, just recently, because "starry nights" are particularly clear in the Grand Canyon National Park ...

Kartchner Caverns State Park Hosts Summer Moonlight Hikes Through September

Kartchner Caverns State Park (near Benson, Ariz.) is much more than a stunning cave with the world's most diverse minerals and formations. Rangers will offer a unique hike on the Foothills Loop Trail ...

Mesa Boy Scouts Clean Up National Park

More than 50 Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders converged on Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, June 2, 2016, to tackle one of the parks biggest preservation challenges – graffiti. Troop 154, Miramar...

Tonto National Forest Announces Fee-Free Days

The Tonto National Forest joins other federal land management agencies in honoring the fee-free program, which is under the Federal Lands Recreation Act. The Tonto is waiving fees at the developed...

Tonto National Forest Releases Travel Management Draft Decision

The Tonto National Forest released a draft decision on the Travel Management Project today, which designates a system of roads, trails, and areas for motorized use, as well as prohibits general...

Retired Fire Chief Brings New Life To Old Guns

It sat quietly in the corner of the shop, behind a group of other rifles. This was the corner where trade-in rifles that were not in the best shape were placed. This particular rifle had begun its...

Good Gun Info

If you carry or even own a gun, safety should be your number-one priority. The four rules should be engraved on your brain like your first-ever address. In case they aren't yet, here they are again:...

Fighting The Good Fight

While my focus and much of Hunting And Angling Heritage Workshop Group’s (HAHWG’s) effort is on recruitment and retention. There are other groups fighting the good fight at a higher level. I got...

HAHWG News

If you’re interested in outdoor activities and in the participation of future generations, the Hunting Angling Heritage Workshop Group would welcome your input. Well, it’s starting to feel like...

Pleasant Harbor: Living the Life!

Just forty-five minutes from downtown Phoenix, Pleasant Harbor, located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, serves as a one-stop recreation spot for lakeside fun. Pleasant Harbor RV Resort...

Canyon Lake - Dolly Steamboat

Experience this spectacular Arizona lake on sightseeing and dinner cruises. Nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains lies spectacular Canyon Lake, home of Dolly Steamboat. Continuing a...

SeaWorld® San Diego Offers A Great Summer Escape

SeaWorld® San Diego has a summer full of good times and good vibrations that will transform the park with extended hours, dazzling live entertainment, nighttime animal shows, spectacular...

Saguaro Lake - Desert Belle

Enjoy a narrated 90-minute cruise on Saguaro Lake, an easy drive from Phoenix and Mesa. Hop on board Desert Belle, a restored sightseeing vessel with spectacular views of the desert landscape. Snap...

Water For Wildlife

Each year, Arizona's conservation groups help raise close to $2,000,000.00 through the auction and raffle tags for all of the big game species in Arizona. There are two tags that are auctioned and...

Recreational drone interrupts firefighting efforts on Tonto

PHOENIX, July 22, 2016—For Immediate Release. An individual operating a recreational Unmanned Aircraft System near the Webber fire on the Tonto National Forest July 21 disrupted wildfire operations for more than two hours when forest officials...

Governor Signs HB 2324 As A Boost To Arizona Military Families

A bill to allow spouses of active duty military personnel stationed in Arizona to qualify for Arizona resident hunting and fishing licenses has been signed into law. Governor Doug Ducey signed House...

CAMPING

A Vital Reminder Again!

From National Fire Prevention Team For The Tonto And Coconino National Forests (Phoenix Interagency Fire Center ) • Campfires should always be attended by a responsible adult. • Only burn...

FISHING

Arizona Trout 'Amazes' Angler

I have to eat my words "trout fishing in Arizona sucks". I have been spoiled by fishing states like Montana and Utah for trout in double digits. However, a friend, John Waters caught this amazing...

EVENTS

Arizonans Invited To 'Beat The Heat' In San Diego

California Away Trip - Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30 Join us as we set sail to the beautiful waters of The Channel Islands of California aboard the schooner Californian. Each voyage...

BOATING

At Launch Of Boating Season

Federal ethanol fuel mandates and changing fuel supply demand boater vigilance. As the summer boating season is underway, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) and National Marine...

CAMPING

Awesome For Camping And Travel

Every summer we pack up the grandkids and head for the hills for a week or so of hiking and outdoor fun. I've been going camping, hunting, and fishing since I was a kid so I have a lot of experience...

EVENTS

Bartlett Lake Grill - It's Open!

We've been anxiously awaiting this new restaurant at Bartlett Lake, and the wait is over. Bartlett Lake Grill is open and serving delicious choices to please any palette (including *poutine, which...

BOATING

Boating Safety Made Easy All Summer Long

During May's National Safe Boating Week, many boaters made extra effort to improve their on-water safety. But, after the annual event was over, will they continue to stay vigilant? "Making boating...

EVENTS

Business Spotlight - C & L Upholstery

We give professional service and interior quality, without that professional price. C&L Upholstery's founder John "Chuck" Hagan has been a life-time Arizonan, and has been providing quality auto...

CAMPING

Campers Need To Be Bear Aware

As many people celebrate the summer weekends by going camping, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds campers and all outdoor recreationists to be bear aware. A few simple precautions can go a...

CAMPING

Graffiti

The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch and US Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park are seeking information about two individuals who may have vandalized rocks near the Yavapai...

RVING

Kartchner Caverns State Park Hosts Summer Moonlight Hikes Through September

Kartchner Caverns State Park (near Benson, Ariz.) is much more than a stunning cave with the world's most diverse minerals and formations. Rangers will offer a unique hike on the Foothills Loop Trail...

FISHING

Lake Pleasant Catfish

Angler Mike Wallace is shown with his flathead cat out of Lake Pleasant. Although he and friends were targeting larger fish (40 pounds or larger), Wallace says that they love catching cats any size....

FISHING

Lake Powell Fish Report

The inflow to Lake Powell over the past days has exceeded 100,000 acre feet each day. The lake is still rising and will end up at the highest level recorded since 2012. Fish are excited because the...

RVING

Mesa Boy Scouts Clean Up National Park

More than 50 Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders converged on Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, June 2, 2016, to tackle one of the parks biggest preservation challenges – graffiti. Troop 154, Miramar...

EVENTS

On The Cover

The Phoenix at Lake Pleasant is one of several Arizona "girls" who offer scenic cruises on Arizona's spectacular lakes. From Lake Pleasant to Saguaro and Canyon lakes, these vessels, whom I like to...

WATERSPORTS

Pleasant Harbor: Living the Life!

Just forty-five minutes from downtown Phoenix, Pleasant Harbor, located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, serves as a one-stop recreation spot for lakeside fun. Pleasant Harbor RV Resort...

FISHING

Realtree Sponsors National Hunting And Fishing Day

Everything about Realtree is geared toward enjoying and protecting the outdoors. Realtree is once again stepping forward to sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). Across the nation,...

BOATING

Red Towboat On Lake Pleasant Has A New Name

For the past eight years when recreational boats have broken down on Lake Pleasant - 300 of them last year alone - the red response boat of Vessel Assist Lake Pleasant has been there to help boaters...

SHOOTING SPORTS

Retired Fire Chief Brings New Life To Old Guns

It sat quietly in the corner of the shop, behind a group of other rifles. This was the corner where trade-in rifles that were not in the best shape were placed. This particular rifle had begun its...

WATERSPORTS

Saguaro Lake - Desert Belle

Enjoy a narrated 90-minute cruise on Saguaro Lake, an easy drive from Phoenix and Mesa. Hop on board Desert Belle, a restored sightseeing vessel with spectacular views of the desert landscape. Snap...

WILDLIFE

Water For Wildlife

Each year, Arizona's conservation groups help raise close to $2,000,000.00 through the auction and raffle tags for all of the big game species in Arizona. There are two tags that are auctioned and...

BOATING

What's In A Boat Name?

A boat name can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner. Are they into fishing? Reel Therapy on the boat's transom certainly shows it. Do they have kids in school? What College Fund? says...