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Articles from the November 1, 2017 edition

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My Off-Road Experience: Lessons Learned

• Lesson #1 Only carry what you need. • Lesson #2 Make sure you have all valuables out of your machine. • Lesson #3 Make sure you have all important numbers in your phone before leaving. ...

 

Is An OHV Part Of Your Hunting Strategy? Buckle Up

PHOENIX - When hunting for big game, off-highway vehicles (OHVs) can be a key part of how hunters retrieve downed animals. In fact, sometimes it's the only way to retrieve a harvested elk or bison....

 

Quail Outlook: All Signs Point To Better 2017-2018 Season

Arizona hunters know that timely rainfall is the elixir that gives the state's quail populations a much-needed boost. Good winter precipitation particularly benefitted Gambel's quail, the best-known...

 

Commission Okays Hunt Guidelines For Fall 2018 Through Spring 2023

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission approved guidelines for fall 2018 through spring 2023 hunting seasons at its September meeting in Williams. The hunt guidelines provide the biological and social...

 

Waterfowl, Snipe Regulations Available Online

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2017-18 Arizona Waterfowl and Snipe Regulations on https://www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Regulations/. The general waterfowl season in the "Mountain Zone" (...

 
 By Carol L Allen    Events   

On The Cover - For Many, Fall Is The Favorite

This lovely photo of Lockett Meadows from Margie Anderson shows part of the state dressed in the beauty of autumn colors. The gorgeous fall palette draws many from the Valley of the Sun just a short...

 

For Those Who Love The Outdoors

Before you know it, the holidays will be upon us and we'll all be scrambling to find the perfect gift for the people we love. If someone you love also loves the outdoors, here are some ideas that are...

 
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We Salute Our Veterans, Past And Present

Ben Avery Clay Target Center Military, first responders will receive discount at Ben Avery Clay Target Center. As a salute to those who keep everyone safe, the Ben Avery Clay Target Center has...

 
 By Carol L Allen    Events   

'Packages From Home'

As the giving season and the special time we honor our veterans approaches, there is a special program that assures that those who are serving our country are not forgotten: "Packages from Home"....

 
 By WOT    Boating    November 1, 2017

Now, Long-Handled Aluminum Tools Won't Scratch Or Sink

Boat hooks and brush handles can accidentally scratch and mar fine boat finishes. Shurhold Industries' patented Handle Mate PFD slips over the aluminum shaft of its Telescoping and Fixed Length...

 
 By WOT    Boating    November 1, 2017

Storm Anchoring: Preparation Is Key

Images of vessels lost during the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are still fresh in the minds of many. These catastrophic storms galvanize the need to have an anchoring plan in place, even for...

 
 By WOT    Boating    November 1, 2017

Shockles Absorb Jarring Loads On Lines And Chains

Whether tied to a dock or mooring, at anchor or towing a dinghy, lines and chains create enormous stress on cleats, chocks, fairleads and related fittings, especially when suddenly jarred....

 
 By AZBW    RVing    November 1, 2017

Tonto National Forest Lists Fall Weather Camping Opportunities

Fee machines have been installed and are available to pay fees for overnight camping on the Mesa, Cave Creek, Globe and Tonto Basin ranger districts. Timber Camp Campground, on the Globe Ranger...

 
 By AZBW    Camping    November 1, 2017

Fall Camping At The Lake

The weather is cooling down, but lucky for us in Arizona we aren't about to be buried in snow. In fact for us, the most beautiful time of year is now settling in. What's more fun in the fall than camp...

 

Champagne For Our Furfriends

Help us prepare or join us for a Purrfect Holiday Celebration to support rescue pets! Enjoy sparkling champagne, a delicious brunch, a huge silent auction with gifts for everyone's holiday shopping...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2017

Two Washington Sport Fish Records Fall

OLYMPIA--The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed today that two state sport fish records fell during one late September weekend. Mike Benoit, of Gig Harbor, set a new state...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2017

WDFW Delays Commercial Crab Fishery On Washington Coast Due To Low Meat Content

OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers have delayed the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery on Washington's coast due to inadequate meat in crab shells. The commercial fishery on...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    November 1, 2017

AZGFD Study Clarifies Mexican Wolf Historical Range

Evidence shows range includes southern parts of Ariz., N.M. and 90 percent in Mexico. A recent peer-reviewed scientific paper re-affirmed the historical range of the endangered Mexican wolf as being...

 
 By AZBW    Wildlife    November 1, 2017

State Employees Charitable Campaign Raises Money For Charities

The public also can enter a raffle for a 2017 Polaris Ranger Crew 570-4 donated by RideNow Powersports. Each year the State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC) gives State of Arizona employees the...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    November 1, 2017

AZGFD Asks Hunters To Help Keep CWD At Bay

Arizona remains Chronic Wasting Disease-free due to surveillance efforts. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking hunters to continue doing their part to help keep Chronic Wasting Disease...

 
 By WDFW    Fishing    November 1, 2017

Washington - Variety Of Outdoor Adventures On Tap During The Holiday Season

Despite the winter chill, Washingtonians have plenty of reaso0ns to head outdoors during the holidays. Seasonal fisheries are underway throughout the state, waterfowl hunting is in full swing and...

 

Improve Your Accuracy

We shooters are all alike: No matter how close our groups are, we wish they were closer. We wish we shot better at long range, or on the move, or in low light, or from a different position, or with...

 

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