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Life Jackets Are Prerequisite To Safety

Summer in the Southwest means fun on the water for many Arizona families, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages everyone heading to area lakes to ensure they are wearing a life jacket...

Pokémon Go and Boating: Three Tips from BoatUS

The reality-game-meets-exercise app currently taking the nation by storm, "Pokémon Go," now has 21 million users every day – reportedly the most successful mobile game ever in the US. The game...

Register Now For Sailing Classes

Registration is open now for the fall Arizona Sailing Foundation sailing classes. Click on Arizona Sailing Foundation Education in the navigation bar at the top of any AYC Web page and then select...

Advanced Trim Tab Controller Offers Better Ride, MPG

HydroTab's new state-of-the-art 4DHC Automatic Controller is designed to dramatically improve boat handling and address the common limitations of older generations of trim tab controllers. With the...

STOP!

On July 11, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) President Margaret Podlich (L) and Government Affairs Manager David Kennedy (R), delivered over 24,000 comments from recreational...

Kids' PFD Loaner Sites

If you need to borrow a kid's life jacket for the day or weekend, chances are there is one near you at one of the over 1,500 life jacket loaner sites across the country at BoatUS.org/loanermap. The...

Arizona State Parks' Top Five Summer Adventures

Looking for a summer adventure filled with fun the whole family can enjoy? Spend the weekend or plan a day trip to one of our beautiful Arizona State Parks. We've got you covered whether you're a...

Tonto National Forest Remains in Fire Restrictions

PHOENIX, July 14, 2016-For Immediate Release.  The Tonto National Forest remains in fire restrictions.  The hot, dry weather has dried out plants, causing fire danger to remain high.  The Tonto...

Edward 'Pat' Madden Assumes Role Of Game And Fish Commission Chairman

Edward "Pat" Madden of Flagstaff has become the Arizona Game and Fish Commission's newest chair.. He will lead the five-member commission for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Madden replaces Kurt R. Davis,...

On The Cover - These Falls Are A Treasure Within A Treasure

Havasupai Falls Arizona is a major destination for hikers who want to visit the blue-green waterfalls. Hidden in the Grand Canyon, and difficult to get reservations for, this paradise is for those...

Business Spotlight - Arizona Color Wrap Professionals

This colorful (literally) business was established in 2001 and is one of the Sr. Wrap Shops in the Valley of the Sun. The folks at Arizona Color make it clear that they are "not a Mom and Pop out of...

Lake Powell Fish Report

'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.'  Stripers have moved out of the main channel and toward the backs of canyons. The move indicates that the shad food source has been...

A Winning Combination

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting existing national ...

More Good News From Lake Powell

When a tagged walleye is caught, take a picture of the fish and then a closeup of the tag number. Contact me with the tag number at 928 645 2392.  Send a fishing report indicating how and where the...

Excerpts From AZGFD Report

Tip Of The Week For those athletic anglers looking for lots of exercise, good fishing, and no crowds, try Chevelon Lake. This steep-sided canyon lake is not shore-angler friendly, so float tubes,...

It's Worth The Memories

When was the last time you visited your favorite fishing spot? Or felt the thrill of that first catch? However long it may be, it's never too late to reclaim the excitement of the great outdoors....

Bug-Out Bag

You may have heard the term "bug-out bag" - for sure you've heard or read about it if you ever visit any tactical shooting sites. What is a bug out bag? It's simply an easy-to-grab bag that contains...

Five Reasons to Visit Southern Arizona

In summer, we always seem to think of going to the high country - Flagstaff, Payson, the White Mountains - but Southern Arizona has some absolutely gorgeous places to visit, and the weather is great. ...

NPS Presence In Just One State - Arizona Has Them All

These memorable destinations are enough to fill a lifetime of "bucket lists". As we celebrate the centennial of the National Parks Service, many will be visiting national sites throughout the...

Funding Opportunities For OHV Projects Deadline Approaches

Arizona State Parks is offering funding from the State Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund (OHV) for motorized trail projects. Grant application manuals and forms are available to download from the...

Phoenix - Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours Continue

Dates: Through Sept. 3 Time: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Location: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 Phone: 480-941-1225 Website: https://www.dbg.org/events/flashlight-tours...

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park Receives $229,000 Donation

Earlier this summer, Arizona Public Service (APS) generously donated $229,000 to open Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. The donation by APS completes the amount needed to open the park....

Catalina State Park Popular Outdoor Concerts Continue Through September

Catalina State Park's popular concert series on the first Saturday of the month are held continuously throughout the year but artists have been announced through September 2016. Visitors will enjoy...

Celebrate "Suvoyuki Day" At Homolovi State Park

At the "Suvoyuki Day" Festival, gain insight into the lifestyle, language, celebrations, history of the Hopi Tribe and learn about etiquette on Hopi lands at Homolovi State Park. "Suvoyuki"...

Retired Fire Chief Brings New Life To Old Guns

Editor's Note: Although Part 1 of this incredible restoration story appeared in the July issue, it is included here again so that the whole story of the old Winchester is not lost. Berger continues...

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

PLEASE SHARE -- Do you have a story about how Lost Our Home Pet Rescue has made a difference in your life? Please share it with us by emailing brita@lostourhome.org. Whether you adopted a fur baby...

Sportsmen To Lose Again!

While the sportsmen and women of Arizona have been patiently waiting for draw results, certain organizations have been using their political clout to remove another massive chunk of real estate from...

It's Hot Outside - And Even Hotter In The Car

From TripsWithPets.com The summer months are fully upon us, and pet travel is at its height. We have all heard a lot in the news lately about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars, and the...

2016 Edition Of 'Hunt Arizona' Now Available Online

The 2016 edition of "Hunt Arizona," the Arizona Game and Fish Department's yearly compilation of big and small game hunting statistics, is now available online at https://www.azgfd...

Arizona Dove, Band-Tailed Pigeon Regulations Now Online

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2016-2017 Arizona Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon Regulations online at https://www.azgfd.com/PortalImages/files/regs/doveregs.pdf. The...

Arizona - Fall Hunt Draw Results For Portal Account Holders Are Available

Hunters who have an AZGFD Customer Portal account now can view their draw results for the 2016 deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison, fall bear and pheasant seasons. Simply log...

HUNTING

2016 Edition Of 'Hunt Arizona' Now Available Online

The 2016 edition of "Hunt Arizona," the Arizona Game and Fish Department's yearly compilation of big and small game hunting statistics, is now available online at https://www.azgfd...

FISHING

A Winning Combination

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting existing national...

BOATING

Advanced Trim Tab Controller Offers Better Ride, MPG

HydroTab's new state-of-the-art 4DHC Automatic Controller is designed to dramatically improve boat handling and address the common limitations of older generations of trim tab controllers. With the...

HUNTING

Arizona - Fall Hunt Draw Results For Portal Account Holders Are Available

Hunters who have an AZGFD Customer Portal account now can view their draw results for the 2016 deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison, fall bear and pheasant seasons. Simply log...

CAMPING

Arizona State Parks' Top Five Summer Adventures

Looking for a summer adventure filled with fun the whole family can enjoy? Spend the weekend or plan a day trip to one of our beautiful Arizona State Parks. We've got you covered whether you're a...

RVING

Bug-Out Bag

You may have heard the term "bug-out bag" - for sure you've heard or read about it if you ever visit any tactical shooting sites. What is a bug out bag? It's simply an easy-to-grab bag that contains...

EVENTS

Business Spotlight - Arizona Color Wrap Professionals

This colorful (literally) business was established in 2001 and is one of the Sr. Wrap Shops in the Valley of the Sun. The folks at Arizona Color make it clear that they are "not a Mom and Pop out of...

RVING

Celebrate "Suvoyuki Day" At Homolovi State Park

At the "Suvoyuki Day" Festival, gain insight into the lifestyle, language, celebrations, history of the Hopi Tribe and learn about etiquette on Hopi lands at Homolovi State Park. "Suvoyuki"...

EVENTS

Edward 'Pat' Madden Assumes Role Of Game And Fish Commission Chairman

Edward "Pat" Madden of Flagstaff has become the Arizona Game and Fish Commission's newest chair.. He will lead the five-member commission for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Madden replaces Kurt R. Davis,...

FISHING

Excerpts From AZGFD Report

Tip Of The Week For those athletic anglers looking for lots of exercise, good fishing, and no crowds, try Chevelon Lake. This steep-sided canyon lake is not shore-angler friendly, so float tubes,...

RVING

Five Reasons to Visit Southern Arizona

In summer, we always seem to think of going to the high country - Flagstaff, Payson, the White Mountains - but Southern Arizona has some absolutely gorgeous places to visit, and the weather is great....

RVING

Funding Opportunities For OHV Projects Deadline Approaches

Arizona State Parks is offering funding from the State Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund (OHV) for motorized trail projects. Grant application manuals and forms are available to download from the...

RVING

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park Receives $229,000 Donation

Earlier this summer, Arizona Public Service (APS) generously donated $229,000 to open Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. The donation by APS completes the amount needed to open the park....

FISHING

It's Worth The Memories

When was the last time you visited your favorite fishing spot? Or felt the thrill of that first catch? However long it may be, it's never too late to reclaim the excitement of the great outdoors....

BOATING

Kids' PFD Loaner Sites

If you need to borrow a kid's life jacket for the day or weekend, chances are there is one near you at one of the over 1,500 life jacket loaner sites across the country at BoatUS.org/loanermap. The...

BOATING

Life Jackets Are Prerequisite To Safety

Summer in the Southwest means fun on the water for many Arizona families, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages everyone heading to area lakes to ensure they are wearing a life jacket...

FISHING

More Good News From Lake Powell

When a tagged walleye is caught, take a picture of the fish and then a closeup of the tag number. Contact me with the tag number at 928 645 2392.  Send a fishing report indicating how and where the...

RVING

NPS Presence In Just One State - Arizona Has Them All

These memorable destinations are enough to fill a lifetime of "bucket lists". As we celebrate the centennial of the National Parks Service, many will be visiting national sites throughout the...

EVENTS

On The Cover - These Falls Are A Treasure Within A Treasure

Havasupai Falls Arizona is a major destination for hikers who want to visit the blue-green waterfalls. Hidden in the Grand Canyon, and difficult to get reservations for, this paradise is for those...

RVING

Phoenix - Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours Continue

Dates: Through Sept. 3 Time: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Location: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 Phone: 480-941-1225 Website: https://www.dbg.org/events/flashlight-tours...

BOATING

Pokémon Go and Boating: Three Tips from BoatUS

The reality-game-meets-exercise app currently taking the nation by storm, "Pokémon Go," now has 21 million users every day – reportedly the most successful mobile game ever in the US. The game...

SHOOTING SPORTS

Retired Fire Chief Brings New Life To Old Guns

Editor's Note: Although Part 1 of this incredible restoration story appeared in the July issue, it is included here again so that the whole story of the old Winchester is not lost. Berger continues...

WILDLIFE

Sportsmen To Lose Again!

While the sportsmen and women of Arizona have been patiently waiting for draw results, certain organizations have been using their political clout to remove another massive chunk of real estate from...

BOATING

STOP!

On July 11, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) President Margaret Podlich (L) and Government Affairs Manager David Kennedy (R), delivered over 24,000 comments from recreational...

CAMPING

Tonto National Forest Remains in Fire Restrictions

PHOENIX, July 14, 2016-For Immediate Release.  The Tonto National Forest remains in fire restrictions.  The hot, dry weather has dried out plants, causing fire danger to remain high.  The Tonto...

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