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A 'Paradise' Awaits In San Carlos, Mexico

A 'Paradise' Awaits In San Carlos, Mexico

Paradise Sands, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Yes, it says Mexico and despite what you hear, Mexico is as popular as ever with tourists, second-home buyers and the ever-increasing number of retirees...

'Hot' Times In Havasu

33rd Annual IJSBA World Jet Ski Finals This is the most venerable and prestigious single personal watercraft event in the world. The invitation-only policy attractsover 750 personal watercraft racers ...

LakeRacer LLC Monster Bash 2014

From Jim Nichols Welcome to the 2014 Monster Bash Poker Run on Oct.17 through 18. Once again, we're supporting the Lake Havasu Food Bank, as our designated charity, so a percentage of the poker run...

A Gem To Put On Your Calendar

The 38th annual Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Wash., kicked off with sunny weather in the mid 70s and more than 300 wooden boats on hand. This is not your typical boat show! There were no...

Remembering Ray DeFir

DeFir had a shop in Phoenix on Cave Creek Road back in the '80s. Our thanks to Bill Wier, of Marine Wholesale, for reminding us of the passing of Ray DeFir several years ago. Wier also reminds us...

Captain's Corner

Captain Dave and his wife June urge you to consider joining this valuable organization. This month’s article is about the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and what it can do for you. My wife...

Peter V. Schlech

WOODWORKER EXTRAORDINAIRE – We had the honor of knowing the late Peter Schleck in San Diego at Driscoll's Wharf when we lived on our boat and he had a shop just up the pier. He loved wood and was...

Haunted Tails

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is essentially undetectable by human senses. It is produced when an engine that uses a carbon-based fuel like gasoline is...

On The Cover

Jet Skis Begin A Sensational Season At Havasu One of three exciting boating events coming in October to Lake Havasu is the 33rd annual International Jet Sports Boating Association’s (IJSBA)World...

"America The Beautiful & BagReadyJobs" Empowering Our Nation's Youth

The "America the Beautiful & BagReadyJobs" effort is being used as a teaching, learning and earning opportunity for our nation's youth groups. "BagReadyJobs" is funded by community businesses...

Sept. 27 Hunting And Fishing Day

SPOKANE – Saturday, Sept. 27, marks the final event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area in Okanogan County. Concurrent with National Hunting and Fishing Day and...

Oracle State Park Goes For International Dark Sky Park Designation

Arizona State Parks, in collaboration with the Friends of Oracle State Park and the Oracle Dark Skies Committee, announces that it is pursuing an "International Dark Sky Park" (IDSP) designation at...

County Parks Bring Back Free Camping Offer

Beginning Oct. 1, Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department will bring back the Buy One, Get One campaign. The campaign allows park visitors who pay the camping fee for one night, or more, at ...

It's A 'Star Party'

Kartchner Caverns State Park will host a Star Party on Saturday, Sept. 20. Come and spend an evening with your family and friends and observe the wonders of the night sky through astronomers'...

Healy Surfs Into Lead

NEWPORT, R.I. (September 11, 2014) – After two days of qualifying, the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen today saw the first races of the Championship Series that will decide...

BLM Kingman to Host National Public Lands Day Event

Kingman, Ariz. – To celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office, along with the Bullhead 4 Wheelers, will host a NPLD volunteer event on...

NPS To Issue Interim Special-Use Permits

The National Park Service (NPS) will begin issuing Special Use Permits on an interim basis for organized, non-commercial rim-to-rim and extended day hiking and running in the inner canyon of Grand...

Downstream

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 10th of the...

World's Best Bass Anglers Heading To Arizona

The Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced that a nationally televised Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournament is coming to Lake Havasu State Park on May 7-10, 2015. ...

WDFW Seeks Public Comment On Razor Clam Season Options

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments on digging days, catch limits and other management options for the upcoming razor clam season....

Recreational Boating/Fishing Leaders Send Letter to Congress

More than 200 leaders in the recreational fishing and boating industries are asking Senate and House members by way of a letter, to support key policy changes to saltwater recreational fisheries...

NHF CHAIR FOR 2014

This year, country music star, award-winning TV host, and former U.S. soldier Craig Morgan has stepped forward to promote National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 27 as the event's honorary...

Storm Damage Closes Cave Creek Office and Boulder Recreation Fishing Dock

Scottsdale, Ariz. (September 12, 2014) – Flooding from recent storms have caused the temporary closure of the Cave Creek Ranger District office. During the closure please contact the Mesa Ranger...

WDFW

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking members of the sport fishing community to serve on a committee that oversees the Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries...

What Does KeepAmericaFishing Do?

Those who work on KeepAmericaFishing get asked regularly what exactly they do, besides send out emails requesting supporters to take action on a particular issue. With that in mind, they decided to...

Excerpts From AZGFD Fishing Report

Lake levels at the Salt River chain lakes did not rise as much as some anglers might expect, but there was enough rain to cool the water temperatures. Many anglers are reporting the bite at desert...

Lake Powell Fishing Report

Striper fishing has settled into a predictable pattern over the length of Lake Powell. Each morning striper schools come to the surface chasing shad schools. The trigger is first light which makes...

WDFW Seeks Public's Assistance To Monitor Hoof Disease In Elk

OLYMPIA - State wildlife managers are seeking help from hunters and the general public in monitoring the spread of hoof disease among elk in 10 counties in southwest Washington. The Washington...

Hunting Humor

HAHWG Has Successful Summer Meeting

The successful summer Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup event drew 51 stakeholders, representing 28 unique organizations (both national and local), a cross section of work units from the...

Castle Dome Three-Stamp Mill Restoration Explained

Overview The mill is about 90 percent complete. Most of the parts were on the mill, but some of the components needed to be added to the original mill. This article will go over some of the important ...

Destination: Bartlett Lake

Editor's Note: We were so sorry to hear of the Sept. 11 fire above Bartlett Lake Marina but join the Church family in emphasizing that the lower facilities are all open and waiting for you. Also, on...

Forest Service Seeks Public Comments On Proposed Changes To Tonto National Forest Recreation Fees

PHOENIX (September 18, 2014) – Tonto National Forest officials are seeking public comments on proposed changes to recreation fees. In 2004, Congress passed the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement...

Bartlett Lake Has 'Zoo' Of Its Own

We all know Bartlett Lake for its fantastic boating, watersports, fishing, and camping. In fact, there is a story in this issue's "Land Cruising" section that highlights some of those activities - as ...

An Opportunity To Learn About And Support Wildlife

The Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center Open House is your opportunity to learn more about wildlife native to Arizona and other education programs the Department offers. The Arizona Game and Fish...

Witness Endangered California Condors' Being Released To The Wild

California condors will be released to the wild in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The public is invited to observe the release from a...

WDFW Seeks Comments On Protective Status For Tufted Puffins And Steller Sea Lions

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is taking public input on state status reports and listing recommendations for tufted puffins and Steller sea lions. The department is recommending listing tufted puffins on the...

Icy Cold Was The Summer – Chapter One, Part One Of AZBW Serial

Dedication Icy Cold Was the Summer I dedicate to my husband Jim who traveled with me during the summer of 1995, who shares my love of the United Kingdom and her people and who has patiently...

Remembering Two Dear Friends

REMEMBERING TWO DEAR FRIENDS – I send condolences to the families of two special women: Sharon Thompson, who was an important part of my family's life in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Susan...

Facilities on Grand Canyon's North Rim To Begin Seasonal Closures- Park Remains Open For Day Use

Grand Canyon, AZ – The staff on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin to shut down most visitor services and facilities on Thursday, October 16; the North Rim will remain open to...

 
 
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