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NMMA Canada's Sara Anghel Honored

Sara Anghel, executive director and vice-president of government relations for National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada, was named the recipient of this year's Boating Ontario...

San Diego And Maritime Museum Offer Unique Maritime Experiences

Whale Watching on America Through April Come enjoy San Diego whale watching tours with our partner! Next Level Sailing has never made it so easy for you to see these wonderful mammals off our...

Don't Miss The Boat

Sail-World receives an average of 800,000 visits per month, with three million unique visitors per year. So, make sure your event public relations officers or your class or association has provided...

Captain's Corner

It is that time of the year again, time for your annual Vessel Safety Check, courtesy of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Have you had your vessel inspected? If not, now is the time to do so. The courtesy...

Ideas For Boaters

Eighth District's Recreational Boating Safety Program Manager, United States Coast Guard Need gift ideas for your favorite boater? Even though the traditional gift-giving holidays are over for now,...

Women's Sailing Convention Offers Range Of Sailing Topics

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. - Do women sailors, when desiring to learn more skills, prefer courses taught by women instructors? Celebrating 26 years as the number one sailing education event for women on...

NMMA Honours Victor Duhamel and Carl Dewar, Owners of Legend Boats, with Hall of Fame Award

Bolton, ON—January 13, 2015—The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) http://www.nmma.ca/ announced today that it has inducted Victor Duhamel and Carl Dewar, owners of Legend Boats,...

Seven Tips To Get More Out Of A Marine Survey

In 2013, over 955,000 boats changed hands on the pre-owned boat market. That meant for a nearly a million boat buyers, hiring an accredited marine surveyor to inspect their potential dreamboat was...

LED Cockpit Light Is Small In Size, Big In Utility

When operating a vessel at night, it's important for boaters to maintain the ability to see what's underfoot, without losing their night vision with a harsh, bright glare. Perko's new louvered...

Bill Luke Bass Days

BASS DAYS ARE BIG -- Bill Luke Bass Days is the Southwest's largest family fishing tournament and festival – to be held March 13, 14, 15 at Lake Pleasant. This year's is sure to be one of our...

Arizona Renaissance Festival - 27th Annual

Are you looking for an uplifting good time? It's easy! Take a trip back in time to the wildly popular and entertaining Arizona Renaissance Festival. The annual faire begins at 10 a.m. every Saturday, ...

AZGFD's Outdoor Expo

Welcoming the wonderful outdoor activities that come with spring in the Southwest (the first day of spring is March 20) will be one of Arizona's favorite annual events: the Arizona Game & Fish...

Orlando Is Destination For Global Sportfishing Industry

Now is the time to mark your calendar for the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, the world's largest sportfishing trade show. Produced by the American...

International Sportsmen's Exposition Launches New Consumer Blog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Get closer to the great outdoors with International Sportsmen's Expositions' (ISE) new consumer blog, ISEConnects. Show attendees and those who haven't attended can access...

On The Cover

Margie Anderson recently snapped this photo of a deer poised above beautiful Bartlett Lake. He symbolizes to us the many opportunities to learn more about wildlife and outdoor activities at the two...

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James Zieler Appointed To Arizona Game And Fish Commission

Outgoing Governor Jan Brewer on Dec. 31 announced the appointment of James Zieler to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Zieler has been with Salt River Project since 2008, and has served as Supply ...

Arizona Game & Fish Commission To Cost-Share Repairs To Willow Beach Hatchery

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted to give the director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department authority to finalize a cost-sharing agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

WDFW replacing Coho Salmon Fry At Grays River Hatchery

VANCOUVER, Wash. - State managers of the Grays River Hatchery are well on their way to replacing 600,000 coho salmon fry lost after a water supply line failed during a heavy rainstorm last week. On...

Razor Clam Digging BeginS Jan. 17

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have given the OK for a second razor clam dig this month, this one scheduled from Jan. 17 through Jan. 24 on evening tides at various ocean beaches. The Washington...

AZGFD Fishing Report Excerpts

Tip Of The Week At Silver Creek, Cinda Howard of Fly Fish Arizona said fishing is good but has been getting tougher. Flies of choice have been bunny leeches in tan or black, Glo Bugs, San Juan worms...

Arizona Pronghorn Antelope, Elk Hunt Draw Booklet Online 2015

The 2015 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information booklet has been posted online by the Arizona Game and Fish Department at www.azgfd.gov/draw. Printed copies of the booklet should be...

AZGFD Seeks Input On Game Management Hunt Guidelines

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting comments on improving the hunt guidelines to continue the sustainable management of the state's game animals, while providing as much hunting...

Kartchner Caverns 'Cave Fest'

Kartchner Caverns State Park will hold the annual "Cave Fest" event on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14 and 15, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park will have hour-by-hour activities and displays and the ...

Buffalo Soldiers Provide Living History

Join the Buffalo Soldiers, as they provide living history presentations at Fort Verde State Historic Park on Saturday, Feb.14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your special someone or all of your loved...

Superstition Mountain Solitude

One of our favorite things to do is take day drives in Arizona. Recently we decided to head east for a change, since every road we take off the highway going north seems to be closed to shooting. We...

Tonto National Forest Announces 2015 Fee-Free Days

Tonto National Forest joins other federal agencies in offering fee-free days on public lands in 2015, beginning Jan. 19 in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The 2015 fee-free days honored ...

Lake Mary Road Fully Reopened

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coconino County Public Works crews cleared a previously closed seven-mile stretch of Lake Mary Road southeast of Flagstaff and the roadway has fully reopened. County snowplows were ...

Amateur Astronomers Are Invited

If you have a sense of curiosity about those twinkling lights in the night sky, come to Catalina State Park for the next Star Party. As news evolves everyday from the many probes into our universe,...

Arizona State Parks Offers Funding for Non-Motorized Trail Projects

(Phoenix, AZ - January 14, 2015) - Arizona State Parks is offering funding from the federal Recreational Trails Program for non-motorized trail projects. Project sponsors must complete an application ...

Oracle State Park Throughout The Winter

Oracle State Park, Center for Environmental Education, is open on weekends in 2015 and will present events throughout the winter including a Stargazing Event to celebrate the Park recognition as a...

Sedona Red Rocks News

At the New Year, it is customary to reflect and aspire to do better in the coming year, often through the traditions of New Year's resolutions. In 2015, Sedona welcomes those who resolve to travel...

Curling - Our Favorite 'Frozen Watersport'

The Coyotes Curling Club is a "howling" Arizona success story. All one has to do to see that the group is a busy and dedicated sport club is to view a few examples of their ongoing activities. You...

Coyotes Curling Club Kudos

After 11 years of teaching Valley residents and visitors how to curl, hosting tournaments, and offering all types of leagues, the Coyotes Curling Club relocated this past April from their...

Public Comment Sought On Protective Status For Tufted Puffins, Steller Sea Lions

OLYMPIA - State wildlife managers are seeking public comment on the protective status for tufted puffins and Steller sea lions. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has recommended...

Some 'Stars' Of The Superstitions

When exploring the beauty of the Superstitions, even if you don't have a 4WD vehicle, you can get off the main highway and see a lot of things that you would never notice otherwise. If you take the...

Bald Eagle Workshop

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will present their annual workshop for the public on bald eagle natural history at the Pinetop regional office at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. The program is free ...

This Is Not Hunting; It's Stealing!

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating the poaching of a mule deer buck that occurred in late December on the Kaibab National Forest, 10 miles south of Williams in Game Management Unit ...

Arizona Game and Fish Issues Notice Of Intent

The Arizona Game and Fish Department served a Notice of Intent with the secretary of the Department of Interior and director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). The action was taken in...

Wendell Swank Is Honored And Remembered

It is with regret that we announce the passing on Jan. 2 of Wendell George Swank, a former Arizona Game and Fish Department director. Mr. Swank, who worked 15 years for AZGFD and served as director...

WDFW Police Featured On Animal Planet's 'Rugged Justice'

Animal Planet's new documentary series 'Rugged Justice' follows Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) police as they patrol mountains, coasts and city streets, protecting natural...

Superstition Mountain Birds

Even if you don't have a 4WD vehicle, you can get off the main highway and see a lot of things that you would never notice otherwise. If you take the Queen Valley turn-off and stay on 357 without...

 
 
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