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As the Arizona Game and Fish Department completes the random draw process for the 2017 spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear seasons, hopeful hunters are encouraged to open a free Customer Portal...

 
 By Carol L Allen    Events   

Yakima, WA - Pirate Press, Fall/Winter 2016 Edition

I'll keep my introduction brief this issue as I want to stress two important things for our class: 1. Our 60th (!) class reunion is set for September 2017 in the afternoon at the museum just above...

 
 By AZGFD    Events   

2016 Commission Awards: Congratulations

The annual Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85044. The event will...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    November 1, 2016 

Arizona - Public Swaps 300 Old Life Jackets For New

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) swapped more than 300 old and tattered life jackets with new ones during life jacket exchange events at area lakes this summer. The AZGFD Boating Safety...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    November 1, 2016 

Increasing Numbers Of Watergoers Trade Engines For Paddles

Whether it's dipping the canoe or kayak into one of Arizona's lakes for a quiet day of fishing or it's just to enjoy some time on the water, studies show the number of people reaching for a paddle...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    November 1, 2016 

Happy 20th Anniversary To State's Endangered Black-Footed Ferrets

Arizona's endangered black-footed ferret population celebrated the 20th anniversary of its reintroduction to Arizona with the release of more animals into a new privately owned reintroduction area. Th...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    November 1, 2016 

Threatened Narrow-Headed Gartersnakes Introduced Into Pinetop Wetland

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) partnered this summer with Northern Arizona University (NAU) to release two male and one female narrow-headed gartersnakes into a newly created wetland...

 
 By AZBW    Wildlife    November 1, 2016 

Living With Wildlife

People who live in or visit Arizona can expect to see many species of wildlife. More and more often though, wild animals are venturing into areas where people live. Sometimes the wildlife becomes a...

 
 By Carol L Allen    Fishing    November 1, 2016 

Tonto Creek Arizona Trout Time

Tonto Creek Trout Time -- Our friend Catherine May had a great catching time this fall at Upper Tonto Creek. She tempted these rainbow trout with salmon eggs and, obviously, May was pleased with her...

 
 By AZBW    RVing    November 1, 2016 

Come Explore Lake Pleasant Regional Park Discovery Center

(Morristown) – As the manager of more than 120,000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in having the resources to connect people with...

 
 By GCNP    RVing    November 1, 2016 

Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim Begins Seasonal Closures

North Rim operations began seasonal shut-down of most visitor services on Oct. 15.  The North Rim will remain open to day-use visitors and overnight campers, until Thursday, Dec. 1 unless heavy snowf...

 
 By AZBW    RVing    November 1, 2016 

Fall In Flagstaff

Fall has officially arrived and the crisp, clean mountain air and colors are here to accentuate it. There is a lot happening in terms of tourism in Flagstaff and the Convention and Visitors Bureau...

 
 By WOT    RVing    November 1, 2016 

Arizona - Tonto National Forest

Popular recreation sites on the Tonto National Forest near Phoenix are either opening for the season, or closing for the season, depending on the location.  The Mesquite and Horseshoe campgrounds...

 
 By Carol L Allen    Boating    November 1, 2016 

Boating Holiday Beauty

Editor's Note: Some of the most beautiful of holiday events are the Christmas lighted-boat parades. Although there are more in the Southwest, the ones we mention here are among the favorites. (If you...

 
 By AZBW    Events    

Lake Havasu - Motorsports Enthusiasts Gearing Up For Sand-Water-RV Expo

Lake Havasu has deservedly earned a reputation as a mecca for outdoor motorsports enthusiasts. Because of the weather and the immediate proximity to both water and desert, locals rotate between...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    November 1, 2016 

Catfish Bait - Top Five

Channel catfish are being stocked by the thousands of pounds through the fall. Time to pick a lethal bait. These all have a strong scent of some sort, some are even tasty to humans - and all have a...

 
 By Carol L Allen    Events    

Downstream - Events Calendar, November 2016

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...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    October 1, 2016

AZGFD Transfers Two Orphaned Bear Cubs To Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has transferred two bear cubs to Out of Africa Wildlife Park following an incident that resulted in an adult female bear's being killed. On an early September...

 
 By AZBW    Wildlife    October 1, 2016

Arizona's Bald Eagles Break Breeding-Season Records Again

Arizona's bald eagles continue to impress biologists with their upward growth trends and year-after-year breeding records. Key productivity records that were broken in 2016 include number of:...

 
 By WOT    Wildlife    October 1, 2016

Seligman, Ariz. - Volunteers Can Help Spotlight Endangered Black-Footed Ferrets

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to assist with spotlighting efforts to help document the population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Aubrey Valley near Seligman. As...

 

Arizona - Online Applications For 2017 Spring Hunts Now Being Accepted

The Arizona Game and Fish Department now is accepting online applications for 2017 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear. To apply online, visit...

 
 By WOT    Shooting Sports    October 1, 2016

Local Sportsmen's Groups Awarded $75,000 In Grants

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has awarded $75,000 in grant funding for local sportsmen's organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the retention of new hunters...

 

Congratulations Are In Order

Congratulations to the recent inductees to the Outdoor Hall of Fame by Wildlife for Tomorrow, including some folks we know from Hunting And Angling Heritage Workshop Group (HAHWG) and other ventures....

 
 By Carol L Allen    Events   

Downstream - Events Calendar, October 2016

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 (10t...

 
 By John Koleszar    RVing    October 1, 2016

OP/ED 1994: 'The Perfect Storm'

Contact Koleszar at elkhabitat@gmail.com to share your thoughts on this subject. For the past 20 years now, the conservation groups have been screaming about the land grabs and Endangered Species Act...

 

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