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Lake Havasu Boat Show Adds Second Venue To Accommodate Expanding Exhibitor Demand

Lake Havasu City, AZ: If the 26th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show coming April 7-9 to Lake Havasu State Park is any indicator, the recreational boating industry is on the brink of its best year in a...

Arizona Anglers Get Hooked On Kayak Fishing

While shore and motorboat fishing still lead the way, kayak fishing is rapidly growing in popularity as more and more anglers make the shift to the "Tupperware Navy". The most recent national data...

Kayaking At Cudjoe Key

CELL POWER -- Dan Wilcox (Web master extraordinaire) of Lions Light Corporation shows that even from a distance, modern technology allows him to carry on with his business. He and his wife Lea are...

Hobie-McCulloch Cup Comes To Lake Havasu

The Hobie-McCulloch Cup - March 10-12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - is open to all multihull catamaran sailors; however, only current members of HCANA (Hobie Class Association of North America) are...

Easy Does It - Boat Motor Oil Analysis Made Simple

A lot goes on inside a boat engine, and akin to drawing blood, and an engine oil sample analysis (OSA) can tell you a lot about the health of your boat's motor. While a single sample may not give...

Comprehensive Recreational Powerboat Education 'How-To' Manual Now Available

The U.S. Coast Guard's National On-Water Standards (NOWS) Program grant management team and the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) are pleased to announce the release of a new comprehensive...

San Diego Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world's finest collections of...

Arizona Kayaking

If you have been reading my stories here on Arizona Boating & Watersports and Western Outdoor Times for long, you know that my husband John and I love to go outdoors adventuring with our...

Four Tips For Buying A Used Boat Trailer

As the boating season begins in the southern climates, some boaters may be looking to find a trailer to store or haul the boat. If you're looking to buy a used boat trailer now or planning on buying ...

Boaters: Should You Add Ice And Freeze Coverage To Your Boat Policy? - Even In Southern States

Many boat owners think they don't have to worry about freeze damage if they live in temperate states or if they keep their boat in heated indoor storage areas in Northern climates. However, every...

Learn To Sail Right Here In Arizona

Yes, it's true. You or your kids can learn to sail right here in the desert. The Arizona Sailing Foundation offers classes set up for fun-with maximum time on the water. A little classroom, a lot of...

AYC's Leukemia Cup Is 'First In The Nation'

There are changes: a new date, new race courses, and new events, but the same fun and hospitality in the most beautiful setting for winter sailing in the desert - Lake Pleasant, Ariz. The Arizona...

Lake Pleasant Regional Park - Paddle Fest 2017

Location: Off Hwy 74 (Carefree Hwy) at MP 19, follow signs from the main entrance off Castle Hot Springs Road to the north entrance of Lake Pleasant to Fireman’s Cove. What is Paddle Fest? It is ...

It's Show Time!

Arizona's largest sportsmen, outdoor and boat show will again be at WestWorld of Scottsdale. ISE's Arizona show had great success at WestWorld of Scottsdale in 2016. The venue provides easy freeway...

U of A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Announces New Director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

PHOENIX - S.H. ("Sy") Sohmer has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park (https://azstateparks.com/boyce-thompson/), effective Jan. 29, 2017. Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is ...

Get Ready For The Largest Hands-On Outdoor Expo In Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo (https://www.azgfd.com/Expo) dates are set for Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Admission and ...

Downstream - Events Calendar, February 2017

Editor’s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT's calendar of events —-"Downstream" — to editor@azbw.com. To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the tenth...

Arizona - Raucous Renaissance Revelry Returns

Don't miss Raucous Revelry at the Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a ...

On The Cover - Think 'Outside The Box'

We thank Dallas Shewmaker of Lower Gear for reminding us of another way, of so many, to enjoy the Southwest's outdoors, specifically on the water. The "lower-gear" option for anglers is becoming more ...

Arizona Lakes, Arizona Pros

I've known Matt Shura since he was just a kid, and he's been a heck of a stick all that time. He started out catching bluegills at a pond at Power and Guadalupe with his dad when he was about five...

Fishing Winter Crappie In Arizona

Some good lakes to try are Bartlett, Apache, Roosevelt and Canyon. Many anglers have reported spotting huge schools of black crappie on fish-finders at lakes such as Roosevelt and Canyon. Other good...

Don McDowell Is 'The Bass Daddy' - And So Much More

Many of you know Don McDowell as the host of the extraordinarily popular and award-winning radio show "Shake, Rattle, and Troll", which airs each Sunday on KFNX 1100 AM from 7 to 9 a.m. and on...

Washington - Marine Area 7 Salmon Season To Close Temporarily

Action: Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) will close to salmon fishing Feb. 11. Effective Date: Feb. 11, 2017, until further notice. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 7. Reason for...

South Meets South With This Bourbon-Glazed Catfish Recipe

So you've caught some line-ripping cats and taken advantage of bragging to some buddies about your Mr. Whisker's success; now try cooking for them with this great recipe. Here's an alcohol-infused...

Two Great Winter Hikes (Walks)

If you are looking for easy hikes with great scenery close to Phoenix, I've got a couple for you. Both of these are easy enough for very small children and older folks, but one has a waterfall...

Icy Cold Was The Summer

Icy Cold Was the Summer is Carol Lemon Allen's first mystery novella; it was recognized at the 35th annual Local Authors Exhibit of the San Diego Public...

Glen Canyon Releases Off-Road Management Plan

Credit: Arizona Game & Fish Department    The National Park Service recently announced the release of the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Glen...

Tonto National Forest Announces Remaining 2017 Fee-Free Days

Tonto National Forest joins other federal agencies in offering four more fee-free days on public lands in 2017. The fee-free program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies...

When Democracy Fails

We have all been led to believe that democracy is the best way of life and that the United States is the best example of how a society should be lived. I have long held that belief, but current...

The Two Gunsmiths Continue Their Project/Passion

By Mike Berger with Pat Knight Editor's Note: Retired Fire Chief Mike Berger and his friend Pat Knight have been submitting articles about the progression of refurbishing vintage rifles; their mutual ...

There Are Many Things To Consider

Once you get your concealed carry permit, you have to decide how you're going to carry. There are lots of options, and the bad news is that you really won't know which one you like best until you've...

Policy Gives Ranchers Compensation

Editor's Note: Although this interim policy was approved in November, there have been some obstacles in the delivering of the compensation. We welcome input on this issue; please send your "Letter to ...

2017 Medical Exam Room Building Project: Will You Help?

A few years before Fur and Feather Animal Assistance's http://furandfeather.org/ founder Laurie Beauchamp passed away in 2015, she had a dream to raise the funds to build a new office with an...

Make Your Valentine's Plans Today!

Join a group of pet lovers like you for a unique, one-of-a-kind experience with the Phoenix Suns and the LA Lakers on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Do this all for the love of shelter pets - and enjoy an...

What Is 'I Support Wildlife'?

I Support Wildlife™ bridges the widening gap between wildlife facing new threats and a sharp increase in the cost of conservation. A one-year membership lets you explore Arizona's unique natural...

WDFW seeks comments on draft status report for yellow-billed cuckoos

Publishers Note - We are hearing from our readers that many times these attempts to include species on the endangered list are driven by other than just concerns for the species. We welcome your...

AZGFD Offers 10 Ideas For 2017

As many of us reflect on 2016 and think about the changes we’d like to make in this new year, how about adding an outdoors resolution to the list? From the Arizona Game & Fish Department here are...

WILDLIFE

2017 Medical Exam Room Building Project: Will You Help?

A few years before Fur and Feather Animal Assistance's http://furandfeather.org/ founder Laurie Beauchamp passed away in 2015, she had a dream to raise the funds to build a new office with an...

EVENTS

Arizona - Raucous Renaissance Revelry Returns

Don't miss Raucous Revelry at the Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a...

BOATING

Arizona Anglers Get Hooked On Kayak Fishing

While shore and motorboat fishing still lead the way, kayak fishing is rapidly growing in popularity as more and more anglers make the shift to the "Tupperware Navy". The most recent national data...

BOATING

Arizona Kayaking

If you have been reading my stories here on Arizona Boating & Watersports and Western Outdoor Times for long, you know that my husband John and I love to go outdoors adventuring with our...

FISHING

Arizona Lakes, Arizona Pros

I've known Matt Shura since he was just a kid, and he's been a heck of a stick all that time. He started out catching bluegills at a pond at Power and Guadalupe with his dad when he was about five or...

BOATING

AYC's Leukemia Cup Is 'First In The Nation'

There are changes: a new date, new race courses, and new events, but the same fun and hospitality in the most beautiful setting for winter sailing in the desert - Lake Pleasant, Ariz. The Arizona...

BOATING

Comprehensive Recreational Powerboat Education 'How-To' Manual Now Available

The U.S. Coast Guard's National On-Water Standards (NOWS) Program grant management team and the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) are pleased to announce the release of a new comprehensive...

FISHING

Don McDowell Is 'The Bass Daddy' - And So Much More

Many of you know Don McDowell as the host of the extraordinarily popular and award-winning radio show "Shake, Rattle, and Troll", which airs each Sunday on KFNX 1100 AM from 7 to 9 a.m. and on...

BOATING

Easy Does It - Boat Motor Oil Analysis Made Simple

A lot goes on inside a boat engine, and akin to drawing blood, and an engine oil sample analysis (OSA) can tell you a lot about the health of your boat's motor. While a single sample may not give you...

FISHING

Fishing Winter Crappie In Arizona

Some good lakes to try are Bartlett, Apache, Roosevelt and Canyon. Many anglers have reported spotting huge schools of black crappie on fish-finders at lakes such as Roosevelt and Canyon. Other good...

BOATING

Four Tips For Buying A Used Boat Trailer

As the boating season begins in the southern climates, some boaters may be looking to find a trailer to store or haul the boat. If you're looking to buy a used boat trailer now or planning on buying...

RVING

Glen Canyon Releases Off-Road Management Plan

Credit: Arizona Game & Fish Department    The National Park Service recently announced the release of the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Glen...

BOATING

Hobie-McCulloch Cup Comes To Lake Havasu

The Hobie-McCulloch Cup - March 10-12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - is open to all multihull catamaran sailors; however, only current members of HCANA (Hobie Class Association of North America) are...

Icy Cold Was The Summer

RVING

Icy Cold Was The Summer

Icy Cold Was the Summer is Carol Lemon Allen's first mystery novella; it was recognized at the 35th annual Local Authors Exhibit of the San Diego Public...

BOATING

Kayaking At Cudjoe Key

CELL POWER -- Dan Wilcox (Web master extraordinaire) of Lions Light Corporation shows that even from a distance, modern technology allows him to carry on with his business. He and his wife Lea are...

BOATING

Lake Havasu Boat Show Adds Second Venue To Accommodate Expanding Exhibitor Demand

Lake Havasu City, AZ: If the 26th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show coming April 7-9 to Lake Havasu State Park is any indicator, the recreational boating industry is on the brink of its best year in a...

BOATING

Learn To Sail Right Here In Arizona

Yes, it's true. You or your kids can learn to sail right here in the desert. The Arizona Sailing Foundation offers classes set up for fun-with maximum time on the water. A little classroom, a lot of...

WILDLIFE

Make Your Valentine's Plans Today!

Join a group of pet lovers like you for a unique, one-of-a-kind experience with the Phoenix Suns and the LA Lakers on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Do this all for the love of shelter pets - and enjoy an...

EVENTS

On The Cover - Think 'Outside The Box'

We thank Dallas Shewmaker of Lower Gear for reminding us of another way, of so many, to enjoy the Southwest's outdoors, specifically on the water. The "lower-gear" option for anglers is becoming more...

WILDLIFE

Policy Gives Ranchers Compensation

Editor's Note: Although this interim policy was approved in November, there have been some obstacles in the delivering of the compensation. We welcome input on this issue; please send your "Letter to...

BOATING

San Diego Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world's finest collections of...

FISHING

South Meets South With This Bourbon-Glazed Catfish Recipe

So you've caught some line-ripping cats and taken advantage of bragging to some buddies about your Mr. Whisker's success; now try cooking for them with this great recipe. Here's an alcohol-infused...

SHOOTING SPORTS

The Two Gunsmiths Continue Their Project/Passion

By Mike Berger with Pat Knight Editor's Note: Retired Fire Chief Mike Berger and his friend Pat Knight have been submitting articles about the progression of refurbishing vintage rifles; their mutual...

SHOOTING SPORTS

There Are Many Things To Consider

Once you get your concealed carry permit, you have to decide how you're going to carry. There are lots of options, and the bad news is that you really won't know which one you like best until you've...

RVING

Two Great Winter Hikes (Walks)

If you are looking for easy hikes with great scenery close to Phoenix, I've got a couple for you. Both of these are easy enough for very small children and older folks, but one has a waterfall...

WILDLIFE

What Is 'I Support Wildlife'?

I Support Wildlife™ bridges the widening gap between wildlife facing new threats and a sharp increase in the cost of conservation. A one-year membership lets you explore Arizona's unique natural...

SHOOTING SPORTS

When Democracy Fails

We have all been led to believe that democracy is the best way of life and that the United States is the best example of how a society should be lived. I have long held that belief, but current...

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