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Lake Powell Rises Significantly

Lake Powell is rising a foot per day as abundant snowpack in northern Colorado and Wyoming continues to feed the Colorado and Green Rivers. Runoff into Lake Powell that began in earnest in the middle ... Full story

On The Cover

Once again, we thank Bob Brown of Media Directions for the cover photo. His series of "beauties in boats" have been our pleasure to publish. However, besides boating, there are many other ways to... Full story

The Most Expensive Ship Ever

The United States' next generation of aircraft carrier is the FORD-class carriers - the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford has been being built at Newport News Shipbuilding, Va. The numbers behind USS ...

Ship Ahoy! - A House With A View

It originally transported iron and coal for the Ford Motor Company. She was built in 1924, and was decommissioned in 1981 after nearly 50 years of service. She was left to rust for four years until... Full story

A Three-Part Toast

Whether we enjoy the water from a boat, on skis or boards, or as swimmers, there are three major organizations that deserve our appreciation and respect. They ensure that we have the information... Full story

Welcome To Bartlett Lake Marina!

WELCOME TO BARTLETT LAKE MARINA! -- Located just 55 minutes from Tempe Town Lake on beautiful Bartlett Lake in the heart of the Tonto National Forest, Bartlett Lake Marina's family atmosphere and... Full story

Local Heroes Recognized

Coast Guard Auxiliary Celebrates 75 Years The Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrated 75 years on June 21 in Sun Lakes, Ariz.,with a formal Birthday Ball. The ball was attended by local auxiliarists, Coast... Full story

Edgartown Yacht Club's Edgartown Race Weekend

EDGARTOWN, MASS., MARTHA’S VINEYARD (July 22, 2014) — It’s time again for Edgartown Yacht Club to host its annual Edgartown Race Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard. The event, for IRC, PHRF (racing ... Full story

Agencies Contact 144 Watercraft During Recent Checkpoint

KINGMAN, Ariz. –– A recent OUI-Safety Checkpoint at along the Colorado River near Topock, Ariz. resulted in the removal of six individuals operating under the influence (OUI). The Arizona Game... Full story

Foothills Products

Art Onweller, President of Foothills Products, Inc. in Evergreen, Colorado, just announced that the company has recently received an order for its OFFBoard® Rat Guards to be used on the 418-feet... Full story


BEYOND ARIZONA FUR AND FEATHER ANIMAL ASSISTANCE, INC.: Ongoing - A permanent residential facility for dogs and cats designed for comfort, well being, and CARE for LIFE.Where Every"One"Deserves a... Full story

'Extra, Extra, Read All About It'

Our next issue (August/September) of Western Outdoor Times/Arizona Boating & Watersports promises to have something for everyone. Guest editors will be the ever-popular columnists and outdoors... Full story

'Everybodys Home Town Presents' - Outdoor Recreation Festival And Expo

Update July 24, 2014 *Cody Lundin, Founder, Aboriginal Living Skills School, LLC and star of Dual Survival providing educational sessions on Saturday. *Live music on the lawn with the talented... Full story

Yuma Lettuce Days To Sprout Anew "Down On The Farm" In 2015

YUMA, ARIZONA - Yuma Lettuce Days will sprout up "down on the farm" in 2015, the Yuma Visitors Bureau (YVB) announced today. The annual "feastival" that celebrates the area's agricultural abundance... Full story

Boyd Lake - Lake Appreciation Event

Boyd Lake will hold its first annual Lake Appreciation Day this Saturday, July 19. Events get started at 9:00 a.m. and will include volunteer clean-up opportunities, an archery demonstration, a youth ... Full story

Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Workshop Scheduled for Sept 5-7 2014

Will attending a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop have this effect on your life? Probably not. However, the message above is from an Arizona BOW alumni and it is not uncommon. After each... Full story

AZGFD, Commission Win Awards From Western Conservation Organization

(SAN ANTONIO)-- The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been recognized for its national leadership with three major awards from the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA). The... Full story

Game And Fish Commission To Meet Aug. 1-2 In Flagstaff

The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be Aug. 1-2 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel at 1175 W. Route 66 in Flagstaff. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. both days. The public is... Full story

A 'Whale Of A Tale'

Early one Saturday morning, a call came stating a big striper had just been caught at the mouth of Warm Creek. It took about 20 minutes to get there but we soon found a boat at the corner of Warm... Full story

Excerpts From AZGFD Fishing Report

Tip Of The Week Try Apache Lake for something different. Here, crappie and walleye are other tasty options. Fish some of Apache's heavy breaks where shallow water quickly becomes deep. It has really ... Full story

Lake Powell Fishing Report

http://www.wayneswords.com Lake Powell has topped out at 3609 MSL after rising 35 feet this year. That means Castle Rock Cut is 27 feet deep and should remain passable for the rest of 2014. Fish are ... Full story

Arizona Game And Fish Department Proposes Changes To Fishing Regulations

Are catfish limits too liberal at Arizona Lakes? Would you like to see more opportunity to catch Arizona’s native trout species? In order to best manage fish populations, simplify and streamline... Full story

Summer Chinook Mark Selective Fishery To Open In The Entiat River

Action: Anglers will be able to fish for and retain adipose fin-clipped adult and jack summer chinook salmon in the lower mainstem Entiat River beginning July 25, 2014. Effective date: July 25... Full story

WDFW Fishing Rule Change

Action: The portion of Marine Area 7 South that is west of Point Colville is reopening for six days of recreational spot shrimp fishing. The portion of Marine Area 7 South that is east of Point...

Hanford Reach Fall Chinook Salmon Fishery Enhancements

Actions: Daily limit 6 salmon, up to three (3) may be adult salmon. Once the daily limit of adult salmon is retained, anglers may not continue to fish for any species for the remainder of the day....

Game And Fish Investigating Antelope Poaching In Northern Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating the poaching of an antelope buck that was left to waste in a field, and the Department needs assistance in finding the individuals responsible.... Full story

Clay Busters Kick Off Cactus Wren

Ben Avery Clay Busters (BACB) will kick off its Cactus Wren beginning trap league on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center, located at 5060 W. Skeet Street, PHOENIX, ... Full story

Ben Avery Begins Its Fall League

Ben Avery Clay Busters (BACB) will begin its fall league on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 5-7 p.m.at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center, located at 5060 W. Skeet Street, Phoenix, AZ 85086. Registrations... Full story

Draw Results For Fall Hunts Are Now Available

The wait is over for eager hunters who applied for the upcoming season. Draw results for Arizona’s 2014 fall deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo and pheasant hunts are now available... Full story

Izaak Walton League Sponsors National Hunting & Fishing Day

Simply buying a hunting or fishing license can do big things for conservation. Sportsmen and women across the country want to share that message in their communities, including members of the Izaak... Full story

Okanogan County Limited-Entry Deer Hunt Applications Due August 13

OLYMPIA – Eighteen lucky hunters will have an opportunity to hunt for deer this fall on the 6,000- acre Charles and Mary Eder unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area in northeastern Okanogan County. ...

ASRPA Clay Target Tournament To Celebrate American Freedoms

Phoenix, AZ - Bring your family on Saturday, September 13th, and enjoy a fun morning shooting clay targets at Ben Avery's Clay Target Center, 5060 W. Skeet Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85086. Hosted by... Full story

For A Cool Experience

If you're looking for a cool getaway in Arizona that is a bit off the beaten path (and therefore not quite so packed with human beings), you should give the Pinaleno Mountains a try. There are lots... Full story

Lake Havasu City Fights British Attack On London Bridge

Imagine being the mayor of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and coming to work one day to learn that your city's iconic bridge, shipped to this desert oasis and painstakingly reconstructed stone-by-stone in... Full story

Searching For Weekend Get-Aways?

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, bedroom and the living room and head for your favorite family retreat, the State Parks! Rural State Parks in Northern Arizona can be five to 20... Full story

OHV Riders: Stay Safe On The Trail

Arizona Game and Fish reminds OHV riders to stay safe on the trail. Although "National ATV Safety Week" was held in early June, its lessons are year-round. and the Arizona Game and Fish Department is ... Full story

Arizona State Parks Accepting Grant Applications

The National Park Service (NPS) has released guidelines for a new nationwide pilot grant program called the "Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program." The program is for projects that will... Full story

Traffic Delays Possible On Several Pinal Peak Roads

Road maintenance activities will be conducted on Forest roads 651, and 112 over the next few weeks, Monday - Thursday, 6 am – 6 pm. There may be some traffic delays during this time. Road repair... Full story

A Salute To Swimming

It may be a desert state, but Arizona has many great swimming holes. Nestled here and there near mountain springs and along tributaries of rivers, these natural spas are popular with hikers,... Full story

Watersports Ride On Science, History, Innovators

It's All Just Science Sometimes we take for granted all of the science and engineering that goes into the watersports we love. Whether it's the way our skis or wakeboards are shaped, the variables... Full story

Pools Are The New Balconies - Literally, It Seems

A skyscraper under construction in Mumbai (previously known as Bombay), India, not only includes more than 200 apartments, three levels of car parking, a gym and sauna, but it also features pools on ... Full story

Explore The Night By Black Light

Did you know that Arizona is home to over 60 species of scorpions, including the most dangerous species in the United States, the bark scorpion? Join Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists for... Full story

Voluntary Programs More Successful Than Mandatory Bans

The Arizona Game and Fish Department disagrees with a recent appeal filed by environmental litigants to regulate lead ammunition on the Kaibab National Forest as the solution to lead poisoning in... Full story

2015 Arizona Game And Fish Heritage Fund Grants Cycle Now Open

Whether you won or lost when you bought a lottery ticket last year, some of your money benefits Arizona's wildlife and students. [So, overall, you won!] That's because the Arizona Game and Fish... Full story

Senate Strangles Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act Of 2014

July 10, the U.S. Senate effectively killed the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 when it failed to pass a vote that would have moved the bill forward. After 81 amendments were offered to the bill,... Full story

Kanabownits Fire Continues To Burn On The North Rim Of The Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – National Park Service fire managers on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon are managing the Kanabownits Fire for multiple objectives. Lightning ignited the fire Tuesday, July 8, ... Full story

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