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Here's The BoatUS 2015 List Of Top Ten Boat Names

Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But, the one thing they seem to agree on is how boating makes them feel, at least if...

Fire Extinguisher Recall

A recall involving Kidde fire extinguishers includes some models sold to recreational boaters: Mariner 10, Mariner 110, Mariner 5, and Mariner 5 G. Kidde, in conjunction with the US Consumer Product...

Three Boating Tips Just For Springtime

Across America at boat launch ramps, the familiar growl of boat motors waking up from their long winter nap heralds the start of the boating season. But what makes boating, fishing or sailing this...

Captain's Corner

May 15th is ‘Wear Your Life jacket To Work Day,’ and May 16th is ‘Wear It Day’ Life Jacket World Record Day. Last month’s article was about Arizona's best kept secret, the volunteers of the ...

The 'Greatest Generation'

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard hosted a celebration to honor a Coast Guard WWII veteran on his 100th birthday in Portsmouth, Va. Linwood "Tick" Thumm and his family joined with Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, National Safe Boating Council Remind Mariners Importance Of EPIRBs

The Coast Guard and National Safe Boating Council remind recreational boaters of the importance of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons in conjunction with 406Mhz Beacon Awareness Day. An...

Bartlett Lake Marina's New Store Is Open

NOW OPEN! – Barlett Lake Marina's new boat store is open and stocked with almost everything one could ever need for boating, fishing, and camping nearby. This handy boat store (above the lake and...

San Diego Skyline

Y'ALL COME – to beautiful, bountiful San Diego to join in celebrating Southern California's spectacular sportfishing. Two great events are on the calendar just ahead: Day At The Docks on Sunday,...

Downstream

On The Cover

Thanks again go to Bob Brown of Media Directions for another striking photo of a bathing beauty gracing a boat. Even though we know she should be wearing a pfd (and no doubt she donned one just after ...

Newport International Boat Show

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group announced today that its 45th Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 17th through 20th, 2015 on the Newport waterfront along...

AZGFD Outdoor Expo Draws More Than 31,000

Despite record temperatures, the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 2015 Outdoor Expo presented by Shikar Safari Club International, held March 28-29 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix,...

Shoshone Prescribed Fire Treatment Planned on South Rim of Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment for the Shoshone Rx during the week of April 27 as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow. The Shoshone Point Rx is within the...

Bassmaster Elite Coming To Havasu

Bassmaster Elite is the premier fishing league in the world with an invitation-only competition being held in Lake Havasu with crowds of over 5,000 people a day expected. Bassmaster Magazine ranks...

Lake Powell Fishing

The unseasonably warm water experienced lately has now turned seasonably cooler. The cold front chased bass off their nests, sent stripers deeper and slowed fishing success temporarily. But in...

Snake River Spring Chinook Fishery Will Get Under Way Sunday, April 19

OLYMPIA – Two sections of the Snake River, below Ice Harbor Dam near Pasco and below Lower Granite Dam, will open to fishing for spring chinook salmon Sunday, April 19. Two other sections of the...

Fisheries Management To Be Discussed April 21

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has hosted one and plans another public meeting to discuss a change in the management of sport and native fisheries in the West Fork of the Black River in Apache...

Close To Home

Sixteen tons - of fish! You may have heard the old song by Tennessee Ernie Ford, "16 Tons." Well, by early April, that's how many catfish and sunfish will have made their way into Community Fishing...

BoatUS Renews Title Sponsorship Of Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) announces that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has renewed its title sponsorship of the 2015 Collegiate Bass Fishing Series...

1,000 Free Fishing Licenses

PHOENIX – One thousand youth hunt/fish licenses will be given away free of charge at the "Bonsall Park 1,000 Youth License Giveaway," on Saturday, April 25 in Glendale. The giveaway coincides with...

Anglers May Use Barbed Hooks

Anglers may use barbed hooks at Wind River, Drano Lake to fish for hatchery chinook and steelhead Action: The barbless hook restriction is rescinded through June. Species affected: Chinook and...

WDFW Expands Recreational Shrimp Fishery In Marine Area 7 West

OLYMPIA - Recreational spot shrimpers will have additional opportunity to catch shrimp in the western section of the San Juan Islands next month, state shellfish managers announced today. The...

Two Sections Of The Yakima River To Open For Spring Chinook Fishing

Action: Open two sections of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon. Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon. Locations & Dates: Area 1: Open daily May 2 through June 15 from the Hwy. 240 bridge in Richland (river mile...

Upgrades Coming To Ben Avery Shooting Facility's Main Range

When the Ben Avery Shooting Facility's main range opens bright and early June 4, recreational shooters will zero in on several improvements: An earthen berm that serves as a backstop for 67 shooting...

Elk, Pronghorn Antelope Hunt Draw Results Available Now

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has completed its 2015 hunt draw for elk and pronghorn antelope. The results are available by visiting https://az.gov/azgfd/draw/home.xhtml and scrolling down to...

Take Aim On The Seven Deadly Sins Of Shotgunning

With the price of shells going through the roof, it pays to improve your shooting. One of the best ways to do that is to spend some time at the sporting clays range. The Ben Avery Sporting Clays...

Project ChildSafe To Debut New Firearms Safety Video

Project ChildSafe supporters and Phoenix Police Department officials unveiled a new safety video for parents “How to Talk to Your Kids about Firearms Safety” this week. The video, starring...

Grand Canyon Joins National 'Find Your Park' Movement

Grand Canyon National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched March 30 by the...

Saguaro National Park, Colossal Cave

This is a gorgeous time of year to visit Saguaro National Park. There are two different parts to this park: the Tucson District west of Tucson, and the Rincon District which is just southeast of...

Celebrate Earth Day At 'Bat Day,' April 18-19 At Kartchner Caverns

Kartchner Caverns State Park will celebrate Earth Day and the return of the Myotis velifer bat colony to Kartchner Caverns State Park at "Bat Day" on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 from 9...

Estrella Mountain Regional Park Seeks Input on Master Plan Update

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department is currently updating the 1988 Master Plan for Estrella Mountain Regional Park and is seeking input from the community. The goal of the Park Master ...

Annual Mariachi Festival

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day at the Annual Mariachi Festival in Southern Arizona at Patagonia Lake State Park on May 16 (Phoenix, AZ - April 13, 2015) - Make plans to head south for the sounds of...

Tourism to Grand Canyon National Park Creates $509 Million in Economic Benefits

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that over 4.7 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2014 spent $509 million in communities near the park. That...

Valley Man Charged In Captive Bengal Tiger Case

A Valley man charged with possessing two Bengal tigers, which are restricted in Arizona, appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court last week. After a nearly year-long investigation, Fahad Zeshawn...

Arizona AG Supports Bison Management In Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a letter supporting federal legislation that allows skilled sportsmen to aid in the management of bison herds in Grand Canyon National Park. "This...

Too Many Tortoises, Not Enough Homes

Are you fascinated by reptiles? Do you have a yard big enough for a dog, but no time to take one for daily walks? Is someone in your family allergic to pets with fur or feathers? If so, consider...

Follow Wildlife On Secret Paths

WONDERS OF WILDLIFE -- Did you ever wonder how biologists track the movements of animals that swim, fly, slither or hide and how telemetry is used to track those animals? If you subscribe to Arizona...

Pronghorn Fawns Get Help Through Coyote Removal

The Arizona Game and Fish Department was finishing a successful program to help the state's struggling antelope population. The department conducted lethal removal of coyotes until mid-April, to...

Good Company

This is my kitty Biscuit. She wandered into my yard as a kitten five years ago. I've been her caretaker ever since. She loves attention; can't get enough from me. She is shy with a new person for a...

Gold Canyon, Ariz.

The images are incredible. A bobcat that has scampered to the top of a saguaro cactus -- and it was quite a climb! The photos were captured in Gold Canyon, on the foot of the Superstition Mountains....

WDFW Hosts Meetings On Target Shooting Proposals For Wenas Wildlife Area

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold public meetings April 29 and 30 to discuss options for improving safety, reducing fire risk, and addressing other concerns...

Living With Moose Presentations Scheduled In Spokane Area

Spokane area residents can learn how to live with moose from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff at three sessions scheduled over the next month. WDFW wildlife biologists,...

K-9 SAR: The Big Creek Search Dog Team

Ever since dogs were domesticated, they have been assisting humans with hunting, herding, protection, as well as providing companionship. The relationship has evolved along with man and beast, and...

 
 
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