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Lake Pleasant Arizona - Scorpion Bay Marina Welcomes The Sailboat Shop

The Sailboat Shop has moved to Scorpion Bay Marina and is enjoying the new modern, well-appointed, and well-run facility. There is quick and easy access from the parking lot, with no waiting for...

Welcome To The Arizona Chapter Leukemia Cup Regatta - 'First In The Nation'

For the past 15 years, the Arizona Yacht Club (AYC) and the Arizona Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) have opened the national Leukemia Cup Regatta calendar on the Martin Luther...

Here Are Eight Ways To Avoid Problems At The Boat Repair Shop

For over 25 years the BoatUS Consumer Protection department has helped Boat Owners Association of The United States members resolve disputes with repair facilities. The vast majority of shops do the...

Water Infrastructure Improvements For The Nation Act Signed

BoatUS, the nation's advocate for boat owners, applauds passage of a bipartisan bill signed on December 16 that will provide critical funds for water-resource infrastructure projects at emerging...

Beckson Marine's Thirsty-MateR

QUICKLY CLEAR -- The ability to quickly clear water from a boat is critical to safety. Beckson Marine's Thirsty-MateR High Capacity Super Pumps remove 22 gallons per minute with no priming, and are...

The Best Laid Plans for Safety

January 3, 2017 - Safety Alert 1-17 Recently, while a bulk carrier was at anchor off the coast of Texas, a crewmember that could not swim was put over the rail in a Bosun's Chair to paint the...

Harman Marine Audio On Par With Luxury Auto Stereos

Owners expect the same innovation and quality on their boats as found in their cars, especially when it comes to enjoying music. Whether refit or OEM, the name they turn to is Prospec Electronics....

New Watercraft For Christmas?

'Tis the season to head out on the water and if a boat, kayak or other personal watercraft was on your Christmas list this holiday season, and Santa agreed, the Arizona Game and Fish Department...

BoatUS Winterizing Guide Is Free

Water that is mistakenly left in a boat's engine block to freeze over the winter is sure to become an expensive repair bill come springtime. As the ice expands, it can crack the block and ruin the...

These AreTwo Must-Have Forms For Every Boat Buyer Or Seller

Behind most successful used-boat transactions, there's a Purchase Agreement and Bill of Sale that clearly spell out how the boat was bought or sold. The BoatUS Consumer Protection Department now...

Business Spotlight - Modern Spartan Systems

Who We Are Our company is made up of firearms and ballistics experts, chemists, engineers, defense consultants, business development, legal and marketing experts. Some of them have military...

39th Annual SHOT Show ® 2017

This show is for trade only and is not open to the public, but Western Outdoor Times writers John and Margie Anderson, who are both members of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), will ...

Looking Forward To The Big Show!

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...

Reservations Accepted For Annual Game & Fish Commission Awards Banquet

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will recognize 17 people during the 2016 Commission Awards event, which will commend national/state/local leaders, wildlife advocates, and volunteers for their...

It's A Super Event, Eh?

Every year Phoenix-area residents have a chance to celebrate the friendship they share with our neighbours (cq) to the north who become our winter visitors/residents. It's that time again! The Great...

On The Cover - May Your 2017 Journey Be Stellar

Famed for its dramatic rapids and canyons, the Colorado is one of the most desirable whitewater rivers in the United States, and its Grand Canyon section – run by more than 22,000 people...

SHOT Show - Day One

The SHOT Show has officially started and the entire event is packed to the gills. It's spread over several floors and many areas of the Sands Convention Center, and we can already tell it's going to...

Downstream - Events Calendar, January 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 Renaissance Festival - Royal Faire Facts

• Revel in the atmosphere of 16th century Europe! • Step back in time. • Explore our 30-acre festival village filled with 13 stages of nonstop entertainment; falconry, sea fairies,...

SHOT Show - Day Two

If anything, the show is even busier today. There are always long lines at the registration booths, and the aisles are bustling. We found some great products for all kinds of outdoor sports today -...

Yuma, Arizona - Explore Yuma County's Unknown Corners

At 5,519 square miles in area, Yuma County is bigger than three U.S. states*, so it’s not surprising that a lot of visitors never see big swathes of its wide-open spaces. Castle Dome blacksmith...

Arizona's Top Five Fishing Holes For This Winter

In Arizona, winter doesn't have to mean sending boats and rods and reels into hibernation. While outdoor recreation opportunities across many U.S. states shut down during the season of freeze,...

Here's A 'Berry Good' Trout Recipe To Try After Your Next Catch

Trout are being stocked in "core" Community waters this week, and more are being caught and stocked in higher elevation lakes. If you are successful, we suggest heading to the kitchen to try this...

AZGFD Fish Report (Dec.) Excerpts

Tip Of The Week Bartlett Lake in the Tonto National Forest can be a great place for winter crappie and bass. Some of the best crappie fishing can be done in the cold of the morning - then anglers can ...

San Diego - Annual Yellowtail Derby

There are just five months to go until the 9th annual Yellowtail Derby that start on April 29. The goal is to have over 200 of the best SoCal (and beyond) anglers in the competition. More entries add ...

Arizona - As Of Jan.1, New Fishing Regulations Took Effect

Some new fishing regulations took effect on Jan.1, Be sure to look for the full 2017-18 Arizona Game and Fish Department fishing regulations online around the first of the year. Also, the new fishing ...

Sea Shepherd, Mexican Navy Team Up To Catch Poachers; Fishermen Arrested

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 28 – Six fishing boats engaged in illegal activities were spotted by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, ending in their arrest by the Mexican Navy. On ...

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...

Welcome 2017! South Florida Fishing Style!

The fishing in South Florida for me, my clients and Get Em Sportfishing Charters http://www.getemsportfishing.com/ during 2016 was great! The Get Em for those of you that didn't know is the name of...

Olympia - Commission Set To Consider Columbia River Salmon Policy

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider updating the state's reform policy on Columbia River salmon management during a meeting scheduled Jan. 13-14 in Vancouver, Wash. ...

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial Success; Looks Ahead To 2019

As the National Park Service (NPS) prepares for a second century of service, Grand Canyon National Park celebrates the significant accomplishments of the NPS centennial celebration and looks ahead to ...

International College Students To Transform Glen Canyon

  On Jan. 10, more than 200 college students representing 13 countries will revitalize one of the most important historic sites on the Colorado River as part of an education and service-based...

Fatal OHV Accidents Serve As Reminders To Practice Safety

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all off-highway vehicle (OHV) drivers and passengers to wear the proper safety gear and ride responsibly in the wake multiple separate accidents. Since...

Here's A Safer Power Connection For Today's Modern RV

To say that the design of the traditional twist-type power cord connector is old is an understatement. When it was invented back in the 1930s, RVers were known as Tin Can Tourists. Still in use today ...

100 Miles In [Under] 100 Days

Back by popular demand, Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department last month rolled out the 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge. "This is the sixth year Parks has offered the 100 Miles in 100...

Rooevelt Lake Arizona - Winter Brings Changes To Recreation Sites

Several winter recreation sites near Roosevelt are closed for the winter. Davis Wash and Upper Burnt Corral, located at Apache Lake, will be closed until March 1.  Bermuda Flat ht...

Arizona - Winter HAHWG One-Day Meeting

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the Archery Center at Ben Avery (same location as last year) is the date for our Winter HAHWG meeting; we look forward to a great gathering again. If you have any special...

Arizona - Potential State Record Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Taken

Randy Spray has been putting in for a bighorn tag for 43 years and had never drawn one. He told a friend, "I really need to draw a tag, I'm getting older and pretty soon I won't be able to do a...

Input Can Shape Target-Shooting Policy For Sonoran Desert National Monument

The Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages the public, especially those interested in recreational target-shooting, to provide their input on management alternatives for the Sonoran Desert...

SUPERIOR, Ariz. – Update: Persons Of Interest Were Hunting Legally

The Arizona Game and Fish Department found that persons of interest in a photo distributed on some AZGFD social media accounts were hunting legally when they recently took a buck near Superior. When...

Bears Ears

WAKE ZONE/OP ED - Western Caucus Members Reject Obama's Massive 1.65 Million Acre Land Grabs

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Last week, President Obama took unilateral action and issued a Presidential Proclamation under the outdated 1906 Antiquities Act, locking-up 1.35 million acres of land in...

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

As the New Year begins, perhaps you can find time (and or money) to help out one of the Phoenix-area no-kill shelters: Lost Our Home. Here are some possibilities for you to become involved in 2017....

New Mexico - Fur And Feather Animal Assistance

It's great to have you aboard! We appreciate all of our members and welcome you to our furry family. Every day thousands of animals are needlessly euthanized. Joining our endeavor means you really...

Jaguar Confirmed As 'New Visitor'

Scientists at the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) completed an independent analysis of trail cam photos of a jaguar in the Huachuca Mountains and confirmed that the animal has not been seen...

Stay Connected With AZGFD E-News

The monthly electronic newsletter focuses on wildlife-watching activities and interesting information about Arizona's wildlife. Be the first to see great photos, fun facts, practical tips, a Video of ...

Relict Leopard Frogs Not In Need Of Federal Protection

A frog species in Arizona and southern Nevada does not need federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, thanks to the multi-partner conservation efforts of the Arizona Game and Fish...

Wolf Pup Introduced Into Foster Pack Gives Birth To Wild-Born Young

Biologists with the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) recently learned a fostered wolf pup introduced to a pack in 2014 has produced a wild offspring of her own. In a critical breakthrough in ...

Southern Arizona Endangered Mount Graham Red Squirrel Population Decreases

An annual survey of the Mount Graham red squirrel recently revealed a slight decline in the number of the endangered squirrels in the Pinaleño Mountains in southeastern Arizona. The survey conducted ...

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

RVING

100 Miles In [Under] 100 Days

Back by popular demand, Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department last month rolled out the 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge. "This is the sixth year Parks has offered the 100 Miles in 100...

EVENTS

39th Annual SHOT Show ® 2017

This show is for trade only and is not open to the public, but Western Outdoor Times writers John and Margie Anderson, who are both members of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), will...

SHOOTING SPORTS

Arizona - Potential State Record Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Taken

Randy Spray has been putting in for a bighorn tag for 43 years and had never drawn one. He told a friend, "I really need to draw a tag, I'm getting older and pretty soon I won't be able to do a...

Arizona Renaissance Festival

EVENTS

Arizona Renaissance Festival - Royal Faire Facts

• Revel in the atmosphere of 16th century Europe! • Step back in time. • Explore our 30-acre festival village filled with 13 stages of nonstop entertainment; falconry, sea fairies,...

FISHING

Arizona's Top Five Fishing Holes For This Winter

In Arizona, winter doesn't have to mean sending boats and rods and reels into hibernation. While outdoor recreation opportunities across many U.S. states shut down during the season of freeze,...

FISHING

AZGFD Fish Report (Dec.) Excerpts

Tip Of The Week Bartlett Lake in the Tonto National Forest can be a great place for winter crappie and bass. Some of the best crappie fishing can be done in the cold of the morning - then anglers can...

BOATING

Beckson Marine's Thirsty-MateR

QUICKLY CLEAR -- The ability to quickly clear water from a boat is critical to safety. Beckson Marine's Thirsty-MateR High Capacity Super Pumps remove 22 gallons per minute with no priming, and are...

BOATING

BoatUS Winterizing Guide Is Free

Water that is mistakenly left in a boat's engine block to freeze over the winter is sure to become an expensive repair bill come springtime. As the ice expands, it can crack the block and ruin the...

Modern Spartan Systems

BOATING

Business Spotlight - Modern Spartan Systems

Who We Are Our company is made up of firearms and ballistics experts, chemists, engineers, defense consultants, business development, legal and marketing experts. Some of them have military...

RVING

Fatal OHV Accidents Serve As Reminders To Practice Safety

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all off-highway vehicle (OHV) drivers and passengers to wear the proper safety gear and ride responsibly in the wake multiple separate accidents. Since...

RVING

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial Success; Looks Ahead To 2019

As the National Park Service (NPS) prepares for a second century of service, Grand Canyon National Park celebrates the significant accomplishments of the NPS centennial celebration and looks ahead to...

BOATING

Harman Marine Audio On Par With Luxury Auto Stereos

Owners expect the same innovation and quality on their boats as found in their cars, especially when it comes to enjoying music. Whether refit or OEM, the name they turn to is Prospec Electronics. It...

FISHING

Here's A 'Berry Good' Trout Recipe To Try After Your Next Catch

Trout are being stocked in "core" Community waters this week, and more are being caught and stocked in higher elevation lakes. If you are successful, we suggest heading to the kitchen to try this...

RVING

Here's A Safer Power Connection For Today's Modern RV

To say that the design of the traditional twist-type power cord connector is old is an understatement. When it was invented back in the 1930s, RVers were known as Tin Can Tourists. Still in use today...

SHOOTING SPORTS

Input Can Shape Target-Shooting Policy For Sonoran Desert National Monument

The Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages the public, especially those interested in recreational target-shooting, to provide their input on management alternatives for the Sonoran Desert...

RVING

International College Students To Transform Glen Canyon

  On Jan. 10, more than 200 college students representing 13 countries will revitalize one of the most important historic sites on the Colorado River as part of an education and service-based...

EVENTS

It's A Super Event, Eh?

Every year Phoenix-area residents have a chance to celebrate the friendship they share with our neighbours (cq) to the north who become our winter visitors/residents. It's that time again! The Great...

WILDLIFE

Jaguar Confirmed As 'New Visitor'

Scientists at the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) completed an independent analysis of trail cam photos of a jaguar in the Huachuca Mountains and confirmed that the animal has not been seen...

EVENTS

Looking Forward To The Big Show!

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...

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

WILDLIFE

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

As the New Year begins, perhaps you can find time (and or money) to help out one of the Phoenix-area no-kill shelters: Lost Our Home. Here are some possibilities for you to become involved in 2017....

WILDLIFE

New Mexico - Fur And Feather Animal Assistance

It's great to have you aboard! We appreciate all of our members and welcome you to our furry family. Every day thousands of animals are needlessly euthanized. Joining our endeavor means you really...

BOATING

New Watercraft For Christmas?

'Tis the season to head out on the water and if a boat, kayak or other personal watercraft was on your Christmas list this holiday season, and Santa agreed, the Arizona Game and Fish Department wants...

EVENTS

On The Cover - May Your 2017 Journey Be Stellar

Famed for its dramatic rapids and canyons, the Colorado is one of the most desirable whitewater rivers in the United States, and its Grand Canyon section – run by more than 22,000 people...

WILDLIFE

Relict Leopard Frogs Not In Need Of Federal Protection

A frog species in Arizona and southern Nevada does not need federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, thanks to the multi-partner conservation efforts of the Arizona Game and Fish...

EVENTS

Reservations Accepted For Annual Game & Fish Commission Awards Banquet

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will recognize 17 people during the 2016 Commission Awards event, which will commend national/state/local leaders, wildlife advocates, and volunteers for their...

FISHING

San Diego - Annual Yellowtail Derby

There are just five months to go until the 9th annual Yellowtail Derby that start on April 29. The goal is to have over 200 of the best SoCal (and beyond) anglers in the competition. More entries add...

FISHING

Sea Shepherd, Mexican Navy Team Up To Catch Poachers; Fishermen Arrested

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 28 – Six fishing boats engaged in illegal activities were spotted by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, ending in their arrest by the Mexican Navy. On...

EVENTS

SHOT Show - Day Four

Last day of the show! If you wanted to see every exhibitor here, you'd have less than a minute per booth - so obviously we haven't seen everything. Our plan was to visit NEXT first, which we did....

EVENTS

SHOT Show - Day One

The SHOT Show has officially started and the entire event is packed to the gills. It's spread over several floors and many areas of the Sands Convention Center, and we can already tell it's going to...

EVENTS

SHOT Show - Day Three

We are staying in the Luxor hotel (which is incredible, by the way), and when we go out to dinner or are just walking back to the room after the show, we see and talk to a lot of people - waiters and...

EVENTS

SHOT Show - Day Two

If anything, the show is even busier today. There are always long lines at the registration booths, and the aisles are bustling. We found some great products for all kinds of outdoor sports today -...

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...

WILDLIFE

Southern Arizona Endangered Mount Graham Red Squirrel Population Decreases

An annual survey of the Mount Graham red squirrel recently revealed a slight decline in the number of the endangered squirrels in the Pinaleño Mountains in southeastern Arizona. The survey conducted...

WILDLIFE

Stay Connected With AZGFD E-News

The monthly electronic newsletter focuses on wildlife-watching activities and interesting information about Arizona's wildlife. Be the first to see great photos, fun facts, practical tips, a Video of...

BOATING

These AreTwo Must-Have Forms For Every Boat Buyer Or Seller

Behind most successful used-boat transactions, there's a Purchase Agreement and Bill of Sale that clearly spell out how the boat was bought or sold. The BoatUS Consumer Protection Department now...

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar

WILDLIFE

WAKE ZONE/OP ED - Western Caucus Members Reject Obama's Massive 1.65 Million Acre Land Grabs

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Last week, President Obama took unilateral action and issued a Presidential Proclamation under the outdated 1906 Antiquities Act, locking-up 1.35 million acres of land in...

FISHING

Welcome 2017! South Florida Fishing Style!

The fishing in South Florida for me, my clients and Get Em Sportfishing Charters http://www.getemsportfishing.com/ during 2016 was great! The Get Em for those of you that didn't know is the name of...

WILDLIFE

Wolf Pup Introduced Into Foster Pack Gives Birth To Wild-Born Young

Biologists with the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) recently learned a fostered wolf pup introduced to a pack in 2014 has produced a wild offspring of her own. In a critical breakthrough in...

West Coast Multihulls
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