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Hales Marine Makes A Move

Hales Marine Makes A Move

Hales Marine Service has a new location to better serve your boating needs. The new location is close to the old one but bigger, better and easier to find. It's at 2101 West Williams Drive, Phoenix,...

Desert Storm Poker Run 2015

From Jim Nichols LakeRacerLLC A new partnership of LakeracerLLC and DSM Events with Title Sponsor Shugrue's Restaurant Group have joined together to bring the best event in the country to you! Once...

Lake Havasu Boat Show Primed To Deliver More Than Ever Before

The count-down to the 24th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show, presented by the Lake Havasu Marine Association, has begun. This year, the Lake Havasu Boat Show opens on Friday, April 10 and runs through...

BoatUS Urges Boaters To Speak Up Now

New bipartisan legislation recently introduced would help ensure recreational boaters don't put unsafe fuel in their boats, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). Rep....

'Project Pipeline' Aims To Improve Olympic Youth-Development System

In an effort to dramatically improve the Olympic youth-development system for sailing in the United States, US Sailing and the AmericaOne Foundation are excited to announce a historic new initiative: ...

Get Ready For Boating Season

It’s time to be preparing for the upcoming boating season. With the temperatures in the 70 and 80s already, the time is quickly approaching. There are several things that you can do to be the...

Star Tron Improves Fuel Year-Round

Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to use enjoy your boat, PWC and all your other gas-powered equipment. Fuel quality is the most important factor in making sure that gas-powered engines coming ...

Learn To Camp With Your Family

Have you ever wanted to bring your family camping but weren't sure where to start? The Arizona Family Campout Program is a one-weekend adventure designed for families who have little-or-no...

Yuma Dining

YUMA, ARIZONA - Think that enjoying a multi-course gourmet meal under the stars in a date grove is a treat only available to pashas and potentates? Think again - and enjoy an unforgettable 'Date...

On The Cover

Jill and Tim Russell of Tempe, Ariz., - along with about 15 others and four crew - recently took a two-hour sail on this America's Cup yacht. The New Zealand yacht is the one that competed in the...

Ben Avery Shooting Facility

The largest Western-style encampment in the world will return to the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Feb. 23 - 28. Winter Range, the Single-Action Shooting Society's (SASS) National...

Day At The Docks

A SUNDAY IN SAN DIEGO – Any Sunday would be a pleasure, but this one is special: April 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. is the annual celebration of sportfishing, "Day at the Docks." This favorite fishing...

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...

ISE - Experience The Outdoors

ISE Phoenix and the Arizona Boat Show are ready to welcome you Feb. 19-22 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Last year's introduction of the Arizona Boat Show was a giant success, and ISE is ready ...

Big Bass Days

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 biggest events! For the...

Schooner Cup Returns to San Diego Bay

San Diego-The Silver Gate Yacht Club will be hosting the 27th running of America's Schooner Cup Charity Regatta in San Diego Bay on Sunday, March 28. The Maritime Museum's tall ship Californian, will ...

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NMMA Announces Details of 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, Tours New Site With City of Miami Officials

MIAMI, FEBRUARY 13, 2015—Starting on Tuesday, with a meet and greet and tour of the new site for the NMMA Executive Committee and officials from the City of Miami, NMMA kicked off a series of...

AZGFD Fishing Report Excerpts

Tip Of The Week Alamo Lake has possibly the best crappie fishing in the state right now. Bartlett is also noteworthy. Mark Knapp from Alamo Lake State Park said these "specks" are fishing up by the...

Lake Powell

Sport fishing at Lake Powell enjoyed a great year in 2014. Threadfin shad came back in record numbers, allowing all fish species a seat at the banquet table. Fish responded by growing rapidly in the...

BoatUS Renews Title Sponsorship

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...

Lake Powell

Inspired by Ray Young's catch, Mike McNabb and his son Paul tried fishing close to the Lake Powell Lone Rock Canyon walls, and voila, two big strippers! McNabb said they only caught three fish...

Last trout stocking approaching -- catfish returning in March!

Our last trout stocking for central and southern waters this season will take place on the week of March 2-7. Catfish stockings will resume after that during the week of March 16-21. Trout will...

WDFW Police Investigate Poacher

SEATTLE - The former owner of a shellfish company based in Jefferson County was sentenced today to 5½ years in prison after a poaching investigation by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife ...

Washington Razor Clams

OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can count on an eight-day opener beginning Feb. 15 and start planning trips to Washington’s beaches in March, state shellfish managers said today. The Washington...

Washington Salmon

OLYMPIA - The recreational fishery in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) will close to salmon fishing at the end of the day Feb. 15. Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife ...

Cowlitz River

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations through Feb. 27 for membership on its Cowlitz River Advisory Group. The ad hoc group generally meets about four...

Commission to discuss Willapa Bay salmon, tufted puffins and Steller sea lions

OLYMPIA - The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will accept public comments on proposed changes to the protective status of Steller sea lions and tufted puffins at a meeting scheduled Feb. 6-7...

Black Bear

OLYMPIA – Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2015 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington. To be eligible for a permit, ...

'Hunting Works For Arizona'

In Arizona, hunters spend $342 million annually and support nearly 6,000 jobs, creating a $592 million economic impact on Arizona's state and local economies. Thank you to all of Hunting Works For Arizona's partners and supporters and thank you to...

Jim And Eva Shockey Selected To Chair NHF Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) has selected Jim and Eva Shockey to serve as the honorary co-chairs for 2015 NHF Day. Two of the most recognizable figures in the outdoor industry, the...

Washington Hunting

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on proposed recommendations for the 2015-17 hunting seasons. Through Feb. 24, WDFW will accept written...

Prescribed Burns Planned in the Hualapai Mountains

KINGMAN, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office, in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will conduct two prescribed burns. The burns will take place in...

Yarnell Hill Memorial Site Board Meets Feb. 27

The Yarnell Hill Memorial Site Board's next meeting will be on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. It will be held at the Yavapai County Administrative Services Building at 1015 Fair Street in Prescott....

The Lost Dutchman Hopes You'll Visit

Many hikes and events are offered throughout the remaining days of February at Lost Dutchman State Park. Bring your family to hike or enjoy a picnic for the day and enjoy the like-fall temperatures...

Grand Canyon Advocate Honored On Anniversary Of Park Enlargement

On the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Grand Canyon Enlargement Act, four outdoor recreation and conservation groups presented 78-year-old Jeff Ingram of Tucson, Ariz., with a lifetime...

Gila Box - Think Inside The Box!

A few months ago I wrote about some hikes near Safford in the Pinaleno Mountains, and the hiking and fishing available at Roper Lake and Dankworth Pond. The Safford area has a lot to offer, and it's...

Grand Canyon National Park Is Replacing Portion Of Trans-Canyon Pipeline

Grand Canyon National Park began replacing a portion of the Trans-Canyon Pipeline at Phantom Ranch beginning in late January. Ortega Plumbing and Heating of Albuquerque, NM has been awarded a...

Mother Nature is Building her Spring Bouquets;

(Phoenix, Arizona - February 13, 2015) - The Arizona State Parks department is already fielding calls about the possible flower bloom this year and are making plans for the droves of visitors those...

Visitors this Week are Invited to Arizona's Outdoor Recreation Headquarters at 1300 W. Washington St., Phoenix;

WHAT: Arizona State Parks is Outdoor Recreation Headquarters during the big week. Stop by and pick up information for your family or friends about hiking, biking and sightseeing. WHEN: Now until...

Yarnell Hill Memorial Site Board Meets February 27;

(Phoenix, AZ - February 6, 2015) - The Yarnell Hill Memorial Site Board's next meeting will be on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. It will be held at the Yavapai County Administrative Services...

Enjoy the Fall Weather with a Star Party, Hikes and Other Events at Lost Dutchman State Park in February

(Phoenix Arizona - January 30, 2015) - Many hikes and events are offered throughout the month of February 2015 at Lost Dutchman State Park. Bring your family to hike or enjoy a picnic for the day and ...

Olympic Curling Tour Arrives In Phoenix

The chance to try the sport of curling with an Olympian arrives in Phoenix, Feb. 20-22! The World Curling Federation (WCF) is advancing its "Olympic Celebration Tour" (OCT) with an upcoming stop at...

Lost Our Home Pet Foundation

Who Is Lost Our Home? Lost Our Home Pet Foundation was founded in 2008 as a grassroots response to the thousands of pets in need as a result of the economic downturn and Phoenix-area foreclosure...

WDFW Seeks Volunteers To Count Elk With And Without Hoof Disease

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking volunteers to help conduct a survey designed to determine the proportion of elk in southwest Washington with hoof ...

Forest Lakes Arizona

Information Courtesy Of Wikipedia Forest Lakes is a small unincorporated community in Coconino County in the northern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It is located on the edge of the Mogollon Rim...

AZGFD Suspends Wildlife Rehabilitation License

The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently suspended the wildlife rehabilitation license and denied the wildlife holding license of Forever Wild and owner Darlene Braastad of Tucson due to...

Wildlife Habitat Already Being Conserved

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission continues to have concerns over the prospect of an executive order by President Barack Obama to proclaim 1.7 million acres of land in northern Arizona as the...

AZGFD Receives Grants For Grassland Habitat, Irrigation Projects

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited Arizona in mid-January to announce grants to the Arizona Game and Fish Department and four other groups to restore more than 15,000 acres of...

Washington Wolves

OLYMPIA - Nine members have been added to the committee that advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on wolf recovery and management. Their appointments, for two-year terms...

Brown Pelicans

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is taking public input on a status review of the brown pelican that recommends removing the bird from the state endangered species...

Washington Wildlife

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking updated information about 17 wildlife species as part of a review of native wildlife populations listed by the state as...

Ruby Creek Wolf

OLYMPIA – A wolf that had become habituated to humans, and could cause problems if left in the wild, was captured yesterday (Feb. 11) by state wildlife officials in northeast Washington and placed...

Grand Canyon Rangers Search for Missing San Antonio Man

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Twenty-one year old Drake L. Kramer remains missing at Grand Canyon National Park; and a six day search by the National Park Service has turned up no additional clues as to...

 
 
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