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Ed Huntsman is the Recreational Boating Safety Program Manager, United States Coast Guard, Eighth Coast Guard District. As spring approaches, temperatures rise, and ice melts, paddlesports...

Vote Today For Your Favorite Safe Or Clean-Boating Grant Idea

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water provides local non-profit groups up to $10,000 to help educate boaters on safe and clean boating topics. However, it needs your help to...

Captain's Corner

Established by Congress in 1939, the 30,000 members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary are Semper Paratus "Always Ready." Vessel safety checks, harbor patrols, safe-boating courses, search...

Does Your Trailer Get Respect?

For the most part, boat trailers are like Rodney Dangerfield - "They don't get no respect." But, they're the only thing between our beautiful boats and trouble. And, the trailer tires are the only...

Just Skip It

Since the 1990s the number of students enrolling in sailing schools has more than doubled. The number of schools accredited by the largest certification organization American Sailing Association...

Havasu Has It!

Arizona's largest boat show is just around the corner: The 24th annual Lake Havasu Boat Show is primed to deliver more exhibitors and attractions than ever before. Join the fun at Lake Havasu State...

Desert Storm

Yes, you can set official Lake Havasu Speed Records at Desert Storm 2015! For the first time, the top speeds in each class recorded at the Desert Storm Shootout, Saturday, April 25 will become the...

Get Your Motor Running At The AZGFD Outdoor Expo

Get ready to climb into an OHV and go for a ride at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo presented by Shikar Safari Club International. A 50- by 100-yard OHV track is the newest addition ...

Good News! - ISE Relocates To WestWorld In 2016

Arizona's largest fishing, hunting, boating and travel consumer show, the International Sportsmen's Exposition and Arizona Boat Show®, has announced it will be moving from Glendale to the...

Grand Canyon Seeking Participants for Open-House Earth Day Celebration

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a weekend full of activities April 18-19, 2015. The weekend will culminate with an open-house...

Arizona Senate Confirms Zieler As Game And Fish Commissioner

The Arizona State Senate confirmed law-enforcement veteran James S. Zieler as the newest member to serve on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. "It is an honor to be selected to serve on the...

Downstream

7th Annual San Diego Yellowtail Derby 2015 - The Derby Is Ramping Up

The reception at the Fishing Clubs meetings during this month was very enthusiastic. Many new anglers have signed up for the 2015 contest. The excitement is building - just about a month and a half...

Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery - Agreement Finalized

The Arizona Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with Mohave County and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), succeeded on March 4 in executing agreements to restore rainbow trout stocking...

Lake Powell Report

The striper hot spot this week at Lake Powell is Good Hope Bay. This will be a recurring theme in 2015. Striper numbers and shad forage are higher in the northern lake. Reports from Good Hope this...

New National Campaign Asks Anglers To Pledge To Pitch It

Americans are more conscious than ever about properly disposing of, or recycling plastic containers and other materials. The recreational fishing industry, through KeepAmericaFishing®, its...

Catfish Return To Phoenix/Tucson March 19

Mark your calendars! The cats are coming/are back. Our first stocking of the season: Thursday, March 19. For delivery: Close to 15,000 pounds of hungry catfish into 21 core waters - Get your family,...

Tonto Creek Hatchery Host Wanted

When: May 2015 to Sept. 2015 Where: Tonto Creek Hatchery is located approximately 17 miles east of Payson, Ariz. Description: The hatchery host is a volunteer who lives onsite and interacts with...

AZGFD Mid-March Fishing Report Excerpts

The Reel Deal Spring fishing is here in all its bedding-bass, crisp-morning glory. Yet the vernal equinox, or the first day of spring when the Earth is neither inclined toward, nor away, from the...

Letter To HAHWG Attendees

Doug Burt is the Hunting and Shooting Sports Program Manager at Arizona Game and Fish Department. Hunting And Angling Heritage Work Group, Well you all have done it again - you have all blown me...

Responsible Shooting Practices Emphasized In Initiative

A growing number of outdoor recreationists are getting involved in an effort to ensure continued access to public lands in Arizona by promoting outdoor ethics. The Respected Access is Open Access in...

Arizona Wildflower Boom Year!

Visitors are flooding the gates at Picacho Peak State Park to get into the park in time to see the mountainside blooms of bright yellow Mexican poppies, purple lupine, pink globemallow and yellow...

Pinal Mountain Recreation Site

If you're looking for a great day trip from Phoenix, I've got a great idea for you - the Pinal Mountain Recreation Area. We have driven past the little brown sign for it in Globe dozens of times,...

March Events Feature Archaelogy/Heritage Awareness

For the entire month of March 2015, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)/Arizona State Parks (ASP) is coordinating activities throughout the state for the 33rd annual celebration of Arizona...

Devil's Bridge Near Sedona

HANGING OUT – Kelsee Haws, an enthusiastic outdoors woman and firefighter captain at Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology, is shown "hanging out" at Devil's Bridge, Sedona. She...

Maricopa County Parks Wildflowers

GO WILD FOR FLOWERS – Ahh -- spring is in the air! Along with the warm temperatures comes the chance to view Mother Nature at her finest as she carpets the desert floor with an array of beautiful...

Check Out State Parks On Your Taxes

Arizona State Parks will be on your 2015 Income Tax Return Form 140 for the first time! Taxpayers are able to make a voluntary contribution to Arizona State Parks from their Arizona tax refund. "For...

Arizona Civil War Skirmish

Join us for the annual historic re-enactment of an Arizona Civil War skirmish, Battle of Picacho Pass, and the New Mexico battles of Glorieta and Val Verde at "Civil War in the Southwest" at Picacho ...

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

You've probably heard of, and even supported food banks for people, but did you know there are pet food banks as well? In addition to being a no-kill shelter that saves hundreds of pets annually,...

Arizona's Wildlife Can Benefit From Your Donation At Tax Time

Did you know that your state taxes do not support the conservation of Arizona's wildlife, but your donations do? Taxpayers can help the state's wildlife at tax time by "making a mark" on their state...

Mexican Wolf Population Exceeds 100

The following news release was issued jointly by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Population survey shows a 31 percent increase in the population. The Mexican...

AZGFD's Voluntary Non-Lead Ammunition Program

KUDOS – AZGFD's voluntary non-lead ammunition program designed to further California condor conservation reached record participation levels in 2014. For hunters in the condor's core range in...

 
 
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