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Life Jacket Loaner Stations Debut At Lake Pleasant

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is working to save lives by preventing drownings at Lake Pleasant with the installation of new Life Jacket Loaner Stations at the lake's four- and 10-lane boat...

Floating Store Opens At Halls Crossing Marina

A new floating convenience store and snack bar has arrived at the Halls Crossing Marina. Barges towed the store nearly 100 miles up Lake Powell to its new home on a journey that lasted four days. "We ...

Nautical Notes

Starboard: The right side of the boat, as you look toward the bow from the back, is the starboard side of the boat. It comes from the Old English term: steorbored, "the side on which the boat is...

Submarine Racing

You just have to see...

Remembering Jimmy

Jimmy was a gentle soul with the patience of a saint. For me as a child, the Paint Shop held endless fascination. Jimmy not only tolerated my harebrained ideas (like an obsession to paint big...

Coast Guard: Pointing Lasers At Responders Is Dangerous, Illegal

From U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District External Affairs PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Coast Guard is warning the public that pointing handheld lasers at Coast Guard boat and aircrews is dangerous and...

Operator Attention Key To Boating Safety

PHOENIX — Arizona waterways are teeming with activity and the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all boaters to ensure a safe boating experience by remaining vigilant when out on the water....

Recreational Boating Industry Turning To Biobutanol As Alternative Biofuel

Engine manufacturers from across the recreational boating industry have identified biobutanol as a suitable and safe alternative biofuel to ethanol, a controversial biofuel due to its damaging...

Grand Canyon National Park's Lead Helitack and Paramedic, Eric Graff, Wins National Award

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Tenacious. Diligent. Innovative. These attributes are only a few of the reasons why Eric Graff, Lead Helitack and paramedic at Grand Canyon National Park, received the...

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Expert Editors

Western Outdoor Times/Arizona Boating & Watersports welcomes two new editors, Don McDowell and John ("JK") Koleszar, to their staff. McDowell, renowned fresh and saltwater angler and host of...

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Riordan State Park - Memories In A Mansion - Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic...

Read All About It!

The City of Tempe, in partnership with the Downtown Tempe Authority (DTA), solicited bids and awarded a contract to City Solutions Inc (CSI). for the placement of modular newsracks in a pilot area...

Bullhead City River Regatta

Downstream

Find out what is happening this month. There is something for everyone. Don't forget to send us information on your upcoming...

Busy At Bartlett

Day On The Lake The Day on the Lake program is the only adapted watersports program for those with physical and neurological disabilities offered in Arizona. Summer 2015 marks our 19th year of...

Port of San Diego's Festival of Sail Will Grace San Diego's Waterfront

SAN DIEGO—The Port of San Diego 2015 Festival of Sail, hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, will transform the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park. More than twenty tall ships and...

Celebrate Prescott's Great Outdoors

Please join us for the fourth year this ever-expanding event highlighting the many outdoor recreational opportunities, organizations, resources, equipment, and businesses in the Quad-Cities and...

Yuma Brew Fest On Tap Oct. 24

YUMA, Ariz. - A river of beer will wash into Yuma's Desert Sun Stadium Oct. 24 as the Yuma Visitors Bureau hosts its third annual brew fest spotlighting craft beers from the Southwest and beyond --...

Kurt R. Davis Assumes Role Of Game And Fish Commission Chairman

Kurt R. Davis is the new chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Davis will lead the five-member commission for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which began July 1. Each commissioner serves a...

Lost Our Home Founder/CEO

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Jodi Polanski the title of 2015 Business Woman of The Year. Ms. Polanski is Founder & CEO of Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, an animal rescue organization ...

WDFW Takes Steps To Reduce Effects Of Drought At Fish Hatcheries

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers are working to minimize the effects of drought on fish at hatcheries across Washington state. More than a dozen of the 83 fish hatcheries operated by the Washington ...

Quillayute River System Tributaries To Close

Action: Closes the Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Calawah, and Dickey rivers and all their tributaries, and upper 475 yards of the Quillayute River to all fishing. Effective date: Aug. 1, 2015, until further...

Upper Columbia To Close For Sockeye Salmon Retention

Actions: Close the Columbia River to sockeye retention from Rocky Reach Dam to Chief Joseph Dam. Effective date: One hour after official sunset on July 26, 2015. Species affected: Sockeye salmon...

Excerpts From AZGFD Report

A Summer Favorite One summer favorite for high country anglers is Bear Canyon Lake in the Mogollon Rim. This deep canyon lake has decent shoreline access, but don't expect to fish the bottom with...

El Niño Is 'Significant And Strengthening

Don McDowell - "Shake, Rattle & Troll" Radio El Niño is 'significant and strengthening,' could rival strongest on record even the Super El Niño of 1997. Perhaps more and bigger fish and much...

Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Fishery To Open

Action: Lake Wenatchee opens for sockeye salmon fishing. Effective date: July 30, 2015 (one hour before official sunrise). Species affected: Sockeye salmon. Daily limit: The daily limit per angler is ...

New Product: Fishtacular - Catch More Fish, Protect the Environment

GeoWorld Outdoors, Inc. recently announced the launch of Fishtacular (http://bit.ly/fishtacular), a personal freshwater fishing application for the iOS and Android mobile platforms, designed to help...

Quillayute River System Tributaries To Close

Action: Closes the Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Calawah, and Dickey rivers and upper 475 yards of the Quillayute River to all fishing. Effective date: Aug. 1, 2015, until further notice. Species affected: All ...

Chinook Retention Ro End Off Neah Bay

OLYMPIA – Anglers must release any chinook salmon they catch in ocean waters off Neah Bay beginning Sunday, Aug. 2, state fishery managers announced today. The Washington Department of Fish and...

Lake Powell - A Learning Day Equals Time Well Spent

What a great day spent learning about striped bass behavior, attitudes, and preferences. It was time well spent. We headed out from Wahweap as the sky began to glow in the east. We made it to the...

Release Chinook Salmon In The Tulalip Bubble Fishery

Action: Close chinook retention in the Tulalip Bubble fishery. Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. July 31, 2015, until further notice. Species affected: Chinook. Location: Waters west of Tulalip Bay and...

ADEQ Recommends Limiting Consumption Of Channel Catfish And Largemouth Bass Caught In Bartlett Lake

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, in association with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, has issued a fish consumption advisory recommending that people limit consumption of channel ...

Portion Of Marine Area 9 Closes To Salmon Fishing

Action: Fishing for salmon is closed south and west of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point to the Hood Canal Bridge within Marine Catch Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet), except angling for salmon...

Summer Fishing In Full Swing As Hunters Begin To Take The Field

Summer fisheries are now in full swing, providing some of the best fishing opportunities of the year. Washingtonians are reeling in salmon off the coast, pulling up pots full of crab in Puget Sound,...

Marine Toxins Prompt Expansion Of Crab-Fishing Closure On Coast

OLYMPIA - State shellfish managers today doubled the area of Washington's coast closed to crab fishing after finding elevated levels of marine toxins in crab tested north to the Queets River....

Legislation Introduced to Preserve Fishing Access in Biscayne National Park

Washington, D.C. – July 30, 2015 – On the heels of the recent announcement to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to fishing, a coalition of recreational fishing and boating...

13th Annual Young Angler's Tournament 2015 Results

An army of volunteers began arriving at sunup at Shelter Island pier in Point Loma on Saturday, August 8th. San Diego Sportfishing Council event coordinator Vic Gamboa led the team of volunteers...

Fishing To Close On Black River In Grays Harbor, Thurston Counties

Action: Closes Black River within Grays Harbor and Thurston counties. Effective Dates: Aug. 12, 2015 until further notice. Species affected: All species. Location: Black River from the mouth upstream ...

Fishing To Close On Clearwater And Salmon Rivers And Tributaries

Action: Closes to all fishing the Clearwater River (Jefferson Co.) and its tributaries, and all tributaries to the Queets River, including the Salmon River outside Olympic National Park and the...

San Diego, CA - Pacific Voyager Boats First Albacore

Pacific Voyager boats the first Albacore of the 2015 season. Exact location not known however I suspect around the 100 mile mark. As many as six private boaters reported Albacore catch as well. More ...

Seven Steps To A Clean Gun

A lot of people think that cleaning a gun is a long, involved process that requires mountains of patches, lots of smelly chemicals, and way too much time. I've been cleaning guns for over 50 years...

Arizona Big Game Super Raffle Nets Record $598,400 For Wildlife

PHOENIX – Winners of the 10th annual “Arizona Big Game Super Raffle” were announced Thursday night during a Sportsmen’s Open Forum at Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters. The...

Fire And Access Restrictions Require Extra Planning For Upcoming Hunting Seasons

OLYMPIA—Hunters may need to consider alternative locations for their traditional hunts this year because of drought- and fire-related access restrictions on Washington’s public and private...

Spring, Webbed Migratory Bird Hunt Recommendations To Be Available For Review

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has scheduled a series of six "open houses" for its constituents to review and ask questions about proposed hunt recommendations for webbed migratory...

AZGFD Proposes To Amend Article 1 Rules; Public Comment Period Runs Through Aug. 10

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission proposes to amend its rules following the 2014 five-year rule review of Article 1, Definitions and General Provisions. A subsequent review of these...

Hunting, Angling Projects To Receive $75,000 In Grants

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department has awarded nearly $75,000 in grant funding for local sportsmen's organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the...

Arizona Game And Fish Hosting Annual Elk Viewing Workshop At Mormon Lake

FLAGSTAFF - Ever wonder what it be like to see hundreds of elk in one place at one time? That opportunity is possible during the annul elk viewing workshop hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish...

Notice To Hunters Regarding A Department Elk Research Project

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Research Branch will be conducting an elk survey methodology study to investigate ways to evaluate and improve the accuracy and precision of our elk...

Commission Sets Waterfowl Seasons, Discusses Steelhead Management

OLYMPIA — With a record number of ducks counted on the northern breeding grounds, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved migratory waterfowl hunting seasons for this fall and winter...

Destination: Flagstaff

We have been taking our granddaughters on hiking vacations to Flagstaff every summer for the past twelve years or so. Recently, the oldest received a scholarship to NAU and while she was at...

AZGFD Offers 10 Tips For Safe, Responsible OHV Riding

With summer in full swing, many Arizona residents and visitors are planning to hop on their off-highway vehicle (OHV). Before hitting the trail, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds...

Living History Returns To Grand Canyon

"Echoes from the Canyon," Grand Canyon National Park's popular living history program, returns for the fourth year in a row. Park rangers, in character as historic Grand Canyon figures, will take the ...

Arizona State Parks Offers Wilderness First Responder Scholarships

Arizona State Parks is offering Wilderness First Responder (WFR) scholarships for a Wilderness First Responder course taking place in Flagstaff. The funds for the scholarships will be taken from the...

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park has seen a 20 percent increase in visitation this year, compared to 2014. As a result, traffic regularly backs up at all entrance stations, with the longest wait time...

Arizona State Parks Board Seeks Volunteer Advisors

The Arizona State Parks Board is seeking motorized and non-motorized recreation enthusiasts, and scientists from throughout Arizona to serve as volunteer advisors. Currently, there are ten (10)...

Prepared Publisher

The North American monsoon, variously known as the Southwest monsoon, the Mexican monsoon, or the Arizona monsoon, is experienced as a pronounced increase in rainfall from an extremely dry June to a...

Parasailing - Flight Safety and Rules

Last summer, there were two incidents where aircraft towing banners (banner tows) collided with parasail rigs aloft that were being towed by small passenger vessels. Fortunately, there were no...

Commission To Consider Waterfowl Seasons, Discuss Steelhead Management

OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will conduct a public hearing and take action on proposed 2015-16 migratory waterfowl hunting seasons during a public meeting Aug. 7-8 in...

Pronghorn Antelope Numbers On Rise

TUCSON – After four years of comprehensive, science-based management efforts, the number of pronghorn antelope and their increased distribution through Game Management Units 34A, 34B and 35A in...

AZGFD Seeks Information From BLM On Burro Management

The Arizona Game and Fish Department submitted a public records request to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to better assess the impact that the overpopulation of burros is having on the...

Upcoming Teacher and Classroom Programs

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year. We hope that you found both rest and inspiration this summer. We have some very exciting educator workshops planned for the school year. Below you can find...

Condor Conservation Partners Expand Non-Lead Request

California condor conservation achieved a milestone last hunt season with a record number of big game hunters in the species' core range voluntarily using non-lead ammunition or removing...

Arizona Continues To Improve Hunting/Fishing Education Programs

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Wildlife conservation partners of the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup (HAHWG, pronounced "hog"), which is coordinated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, met in...

Outdoor Writers Association Honors AZGFD Video Producer

Arizona Game and Fish video producer David Majure recently received five Excellence in Craft Awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Majure was recognized for his work on the...

Crossing Paths With Washington's Wildlife

It doesn’t take much looking across the state this month to see huge aggregations of birds – this year’s production of many migrant species that are gathering now and will be moving south soon. ...

WDFW Seeks Comments On Update To State Wildlife Plan

OLYMPIA - State wildlife managers are seeking public comments on updates to the State Wildlife Action Plan, which identifies 268 fish and wildlife species with the greatest conservation needs in...

Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project Monthly Update

following is a summary of Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project (Project) activities in the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area (MWEPA) in Arizona, including the Fort Apache Indian Reservation...

Public Invited To Attend Nongame Wildlife Constituency Forum On Aug. 22

Calling all nongame wildlife enthusiasts! The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Audubon Arizona invite you to join a wildlife constituency forum on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. The forum...

New Members Appointed To Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee

OLYMPIA - The Washington departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have appointed five new members to the Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee to help the agencies...

Straight From The Farm

Retired longtime Tempe newspaper editor and writer-columnist Lawn Griffiths has published Batting Rocks Over the Barn – A Iowa Farm Boy's Odyssey. It is published by Xlibris Press, a division of...

Flagstaff Provides Virtual Visits

Flagstaff Webcam Now Live An interactive live webcam was recently mounted on the Flagstaff Visitor Center and is the newest feature on the CVB website. Visitors to the site can now remotely...

Missing Man at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Friday, July 31, 2015 the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a phone call reporting a missing individual at Grand Canyon National Park. Justin Kremer of...

San Diego Scoop

Finally there is conclusive proof that there is much more to San Diego's history than Old Town! San Diego Legends, 2nd Edition contains more than 100 off-the-bubble stories of San Diego's past that,...

The Fine Art Of BBQ

We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity. When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following...

Missing Individual Located At South Rim Of Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Justin Kremer of Tempe, AZ has been successfully located by search crews earlier this afternoon. Kremer was reported as missing on Friday, July 31st with a last known location...

Stewardship in Arizona

Could your favorite spot use a little TLC? Nominate your favorite place by sending the following information to respectedaccess@treadlightly.org Location Name: Nearest City to Location: Description...

 
 
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