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Urgent Kannad Safelink EPIRB Recall

Kannad Marine has issued a recall of all SAFELINK EPIRBs due to a possible defect that could result in the beacon not operating in emergency situations. If you own or use a SAFELINK EPIRB automatic...

What's Wrong In This Photo

There are at least 11 technical faults that, if not addressed, could cause serious problems. How many can you find? Here's a hint -- they fall into two main areas: electrical and fuel/ventilation....

Lake Havasu Boat Show

It's Time For The Lake Havasu Boat Show

The 25th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show, presented by Frontier Communications and Mohave State Bank, is Arizona and Nevada's largest boat show. This year, the Lake Havasu Boat Show opens on Friday,...

Captain's Corner

Why take a navigation class when just boating on our local lakes? The very good reason is because prudent mariners should know and understand basic navigation principles no matter how small or large...

BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants

Groups can apply all year for funds for boating safety and clean-boating projects. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just made it easier for nonprofit organizations including...

BoatUS Fire Facts

Fire ranks number five among all boat losses according to the BoatUS Marine Insurance Program claims files. Dig a little a deeper, and those claims files also tell you the six specific areas that...

California Yacht Sales

Business Spotlight - California Yacht Sales

California Yacht Sales is San Diego's marketplace for buying or selling sailboats, yachts and power boats. Whether you are searching boats for sale or preparing to sell your boat, the advantages of...

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

A draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is now available for public review and comment. Due to an increase in safety concerns and the protection...

April 7, 2016 - Search Continues For Missing Woman At South Rim Of Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Search and Rescue crews continued looking for missing woman Diana Zacarias of Natchitoches, LA. Crews spent yesterday and today looking for Zacarias by foot above and below...

Destination: 'Day At The Docks'

From San Diego Sportfishing Council At A Glance This is the 37th year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. We hope you'll take this...

On The Cover - Hike The High Country

Most Arizonans plus many others from out-of-state know and love the Flagstaff area. In fact, for Valley of the Sun residents, it offers a popular cool escape from the searing summer temperatures of...

Public Comment Period Extended

In response to several requests for an extension, the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the National Park Service (NPS), is extending the public comment...

Downstream

BEYOND ARIZONA 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...

Day At The Docks - IGFA Honors 'Boots On The Ground' Volunteers

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Day at the Docks, the traditional kick-off to the San Diego Sportfishing fleet’s season, hosted a record breaking crowd of anglers and their families – both tourists and locals – April 17. A near picture-perfect spring...

Lake Powell Spring Forecast 2016

Lake Powell sportfish were warm and happy when tucked in for the winter in 2015. Shad production has been at peak levels for the past two summer seasons. Gizzard shad dependably produce a consistent...

Healing Waters

He's the long-time Chairman of the Board of the renowned Cleveland Clinic, is one of the world's most successful businessmen, owns three baseball teams, and is an avid world-class fisherman who, for...

Miss Yellowtail Derby 2016

The Yellowtail Derby Committee has selected Ciara Church to be the 2016 Miss Yellowtail Derby. She is the daughter of Derby anglers, Ray and Jill Broadfoot and is a senior at Mission Hills High...

Excerpts From AZGFD Fishing Report

Tip Of The Week At Lake Havasu, a.k.a. Arizona's West Coast, anglers can have banner days on the bedding smallmouth bass. Crappie and largemouth bass will follow with their egg protecting endeavors....

Lake Powell Fish Report

'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.' Warm weather is settling in, resulting in big changes in fishing conditions. Shallow colored water warms more quickly than deep clear...

Cassidy-Rubio Bill Will Safeguard State Fisheries

Washington, D.C. - April 18, 2016 A coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations praised the introduction of a bill, S.2807, that will safeguard the role of state fisheries management...

DFW Hatcheries Releasing Steelhead Under Newly Approved Federal Permits

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have begun releasing more than 500,000 juvenile steelhead from five state fish hatcheries into Puget Sound rivers after receiving word from NOAA-Fisheries that...

Recognizing 40 Years Of the Legislation That Established U.S. Fishing Boundaries

Washington, D.C. - April 20, 2016 Tonight, recreational and commercial fishing representatives, Members of Congress, and key former and current individuals from the administration gathered on Capitol ...

Razor Clam Dig Begins April 20, More Proposed In May

OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers today approved nine days of razor clam digging beginning April 20 on the first of three ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)...

Spring Chinook Fishery Closes Pending Run Update On Lower Columbia River

OLYMPIA – The first phase of the popular sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River will close at the end of the day Friday, April 8, one day earlier than previously...

Sarg Hubbard Park Pond Closure For 'Kids' Fish-In' Event

Action: Closes Sarg Hubbard Park Pond (Reflection Pond) to all fishing except those youths registered for the “Kids' Fish-In” event. In addition, the daily limit is reduced to two trout during...

WDFW To Seek Federal Permit For Puget Sound Fisheries After Talks With Tribes End

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have decided to separately secure the federal permit required to hold salmon fisheries this season in Puget Sound. The decision was made Tuesday after negotiations ...

Hundreds OfLlowland Lakes Open April 23 With New Opportunities To Pull In Prize Fish

OLYMPIA–Trout fishing in Washington reaches full speed April 23, when several hundred lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish – open for a six-month season. That date also marks the start ...

Salmon Seasons Set For Ocean, CR; State, Rribes Unable To Reach Agreement On Puget Sound

OLYMPIA – Anglers will have opportunities to fish for salmon in the ocean and Columbia River this year, although recreational and non-tribal commercial salmon fisheries in Puget Sound may be closed ...

Columbia Park Pond To Close For Kids' Fishing Day Events

Action: Closes Columbia Park Pond to all fishing except those youths registered for the “Special Needs Fishing Event” on Friday, May 6, or the “Kids' Fishing Day” event on Saturday, May 7. In ...

Lower Yakima River To Open For Spring Chinook Fishing

Action: Open the lower Yakima River to fishing for spring chinook salmon Species affected: Chinook salmon Dates: April 29 through June 15, 2016 Location: From the Hwy. 240 bridge in Richland (river...

Why Take A Gun Class?

If you're like a lot of shooters, you probably think that taking a gun class is a waste of time and money. After all, there's not much to it - you just aim and pull the trigger, right? That might be...

Commission Restricts Baiting Game, Approves Upcoming Hunting Seasons

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted restrictions on the use of bait to hunt deer and elk, but made few significant changes in state hunting seasons at a public meeting...

WDFW Hosts Meetings On Target Shooting Options For Wenas Wildlife Area

YAKIMA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold public meetings this month to discuss target shooting options for the Wenas Wildlife Area located between Ellensburg and...

Flagstaff In Spring

Until this past year, our visits to Flagstaff have always been during the summer. Since they were old enough to walk, we've been taking our granddaughters there to hike every summer, and we spend...

Born Free RVs Stay Warm With Aqua-Hot

Born Free builds some of the finest Class C motorhomes in the country, using only top-quality components. When customers are configuring their dream RVs, many choose innovative Aqua-Hot Heating...

Celebrate Earth Day And Bats At Kartchner Caverns State Park

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 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day...

Arizona State Parks' Family Campout Program Spring Registration Now Open

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 experience ...

Expect Long Lines, Full Parking Lots, Plenty of Fun At Grand Canyon This Spring

Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park this spring break can expect long lines and full parking lots. Last year, Grand Canyon's visitation hit an all-time high. Based on visitors coming to the park...

Arizona Site Stewards Honored For 30 Years Of Protecting Cultural Resources

The Arizona Site Stewards Program was honored at the 4th Tri-National Sonoran Desert Symposium held in Ajo, Arizona on March 7-10. The International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) presented the...

County Parks Greet Spring With A Fresh New Look

After months of planning and development, Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled a fresh, new Web site. "We're very excited about our new look," said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa...

Fort Verde State Historic Park Honors Veterans

Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde will honor veterans at its annual "History of the Soldier" event on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

Help Glen Canyon Look Its Birthday Best In 2016 And Beyond

The National Park Service invites you to help Keep Glen Canyon Clean and looking its birthday best for the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. A community and partner collaboration to improve...

New! State Parks Adds Cabins For Comfort Camping

Imagine your next camping trip - waking up from a good night sleep on a comfortable bed, you walk out the front door onto the porch and breathe the fresh cool morning air while the sun warms your...

Grand Canyon Seeking Participants for Open-House Earth Day Celebration

OPEN HOUSE -- Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day with an open-house style celebration from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.Friday, April 22 at the Grand Canyon Visitor...

Wake Zone

To: John ("JK") Koleszar & Western Outdoor Times, Arizona Boating and Watersports Re: "Western Wildlife" article in the February 2016 edition, "Wake Zone, What Price is Enough?" Challenge...

Op-Ed - Ducey, Legislature Need To Help!

In 2006, I wrote a lengthy article about the inequities involved in the pay structure for the law enforcement personnel in the Arizona Game & Fish Department. The department was losing their...

It's Almost That Time Of Year Again: The Season

Two words that strike fear in many a shelter workers hearts -"kitten season". What is kitten season you ask? Kitten season is the time of year when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters across...

Fur And Feather Sends Update

From The Great Folks At Fur & Feather Hello everybody and we hope this update finds you all doing well. It is a wonderful new year and spring is upon us! A lot has happened over the last few...

Prevent Conflicts With Hungry Bears This Spring

OLYMPIA – Black bears are beginning to emerge from winter dens across the state, prompting state wildlife managers to remind residents how to avoid possible conflicts with hungry animals looking to ...

Status reviews of Columbian White-Tailed Deer, Taylor's Checkerspots Available For Public Comment

OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to keep Columbian white-tailed deer and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies on Washington’s endangered species...

Plant A Tree For Wildlife This Month

April is the month of Arbor Day and Earth Day, and this year both are promoting something we advocate for wildlife habitat -- tree planting. Arbor Day has always been about planting trees, starting...

WDFW Closes Fir Island Birding Area While Restoring Skagit Bay tidal Marsh

OLYMPIA – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has closed public access to the Fir Island Farms Reserve, where work has begun to restore 131 acres of tidal marsh in the Skagit River...

WDFW Plans Controlled Burns On Wildlife Areas In Northeast Washington

Starting this month, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) hopes to conduct controlled burns on parts of the Sinlahekin, Scotch Creek, and Sherman Creek wildlife areas in northeast...

  • RVING

    Arizona State Parks' Family Campout Program Spring Registration Now Open

    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 experience...

  • BOATING

    BoatUS Fire Facts

    Fire ranks number five among all boat losses according to the BoatUS Marine Insurance Program claims files. Dig a little a deeper, and those claims files also tell you the six specific areas that...

  • BOATING

    BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants

    Groups can apply all year for funds for boating safety and clean-boating projects. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just made it easier for nonprofit organizations including...

  • RVING

    Born Free RVs Stay Warm With Aqua-Hot

    Born Free builds some of the finest Class C motorhomes in the country, using only top-quality components. When customers are configuring their dream RVs, many choose innovative Aqua-Hot Heating...

  • RVING

    County Parks Greet Spring With A Fresh New Look

    After months of planning and development, Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled a fresh, new Web site. "We're very excited about our new look," said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa...

  • EVENTS

    Downstream

    BEYOND ARIZONA 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...

  • FISHING

    Excerpts From AZGFD Fishing Report

    Tip Of The Week At Lake Havasu, a.k.a. Arizona's West Coast, anglers can have banner days on the bedding smallmouth bass. Crappie and largemouth bass will follow with their egg protecting endeavors....

  • RVING

    Expect Long Lines, Full Parking Lots, Plenty of Fun At Grand Canyon This Spring

    Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park this spring break can expect long lines and full parking lots. Last year, Grand Canyon's visitation hit an all-time high. Based on visitors coming to the park...

  • RVING

    Flagstaff In Spring

    Until this past year, our visits to Flagstaff have always been during the summer. Since they were old enough to walk, we've been taking our granddaughters there to hike every summer, and we spend...

  • WILDLIFE

    Fur And Feather Sends Update

    From The Great Folks At Fur & Feather Hello everybody and we hope this update finds you all doing well. It is a wonderful new year and spring is upon us! A lot has happened over the last few...

  • BOATING

    Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

    A draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is now available for public review and comment. Due to an increase in safety concerns and the protection...

  • FISHING

    Healing Waters

    He's the long-time Chairman of the Board of the renowned Cleveland Clinic, is one of the world's most successful businessmen, owns three baseball teams, and is an avid world-class fisherman who, for...

  • RVING

    Help Glen Canyon Look Its Birthday Best In 2016 And Beyond

    The National Park Service invites you to help Keep Glen Canyon Clean and looking its birthday best for the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. A community and partner collaboration to improve...

  • Lake Havasu Boat Show 2016

    BOATING

    It's Time For The Lake Havasu Boat Show

    The 25th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show, presented by Frontier Communications and Mohave State Bank, is Arizona and Nevada's largest boat show. This year, the Lake Havasu Boat Show opens on Friday,...

  • FISHING

    Lake Powell Fish Report

    'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.' Warm weather is settling in, resulting in big changes in fishing conditions. Shallow colored water warms more quickly than deep clear...

  • FISHING

    Miss Yellowtail Derby 2016

    The Yellowtail Derby Committee has selected Ciara Church to be the 2016 Miss Yellowtail Derby. She is the daughter of Derby anglers, Ray and Jill Broadfoot and is a senior at Mission Hills High...

  • RVING

    New! State Parks Adds Cabins For Comfort Camping

    Imagine your next camping trip - waking up from a good night sleep on a comfortable bed, you walk out the front door onto the porch and breathe the fresh cool morning air while the sun warms your...

  • EVENTS

    On The Cover - Hike The High Country

    Most Arizonans plus many others from out-of-state know and love the Flagstaff area. In fact, for Valley of the Sun residents, it offers a popular cool escape from the searing summer temperatures of...

  • WILDLIFE

    Op-Ed - Ducey, Legislature Need To Help!

    In 2006, I wrote a lengthy article about the inequities involved in the pay structure for the law enforcement personnel in the Arizona Game & Fish Department. The department was losing their...

  • EVENTS

    Public Comment Period Extended

    In response to several requests for an extension, the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the National Park Service (NPS), is extending the public comment...

  • WILDLIFE

    Wake Zone

    To: John ("JK") Koleszar & Western Outdoor Times, Arizona Boating and Watersports Re: "Western Wildlife" article in the February 2016 edition, "Wake Zone, What Price is Enough?" Challenge...

  • BOATING

    What's Wrong In This Photo

    There are at least 11 technical faults that, if not addressed, could cause serious problems. How many can you find? Here's a hint -- they fall into two main areas: electrical and fuel/ventilation. To...

  • HUNTING

    Why Take A Gun Class?

    If you're like a lot of shooters, you probably think that taking a gun class is a waste of time and money. After all, there's not much to it - you just aim and pull the trigger, right? That might be...

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