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 By AZBW    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...

 
 By AZGFD    Boating    January 1, 2017 

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...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2017 

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...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2017 

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...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2017 

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...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2017 

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...

 
 By WOT    Wildlife    January 1, 2017 

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 Departmen...

 
 By WOT    Wildlife    January 1, 2017 
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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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Last week, President Obama took unilateral action and issued a Presidential Proclamation under the outdated 1906 Antiquities Act, locking-up 1.35 million acres of land in...

 
 By AZGFD    RVing    January 1, 2017 

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...

 
 By AZBW    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...

 

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...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    January 1, 2017 

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...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    January 1, 2017 

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...

 

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...

 

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 National Monument near Gila Bend. The Bureau of Land...

 
 By AZBW    Fishing    January 1, 2017 

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,...

 

Don't Have Portal Account? Sign Up Now!

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 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    Events   

Phoenix, AZ - In Focus

Publisher's Note: We at Arizona Boating & Watersports / Western Outdoor Times would like to congratulate Don McDowell. His hard work, perseverance, and dedication to preserving our wildlife has...

 
 By AZBW    Fishing    December 1, 2016

Fish Health Surveys Inform Conservation

I'm standing in a small side room at Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery, just off a larger chamber where a dozen concrete raceways lie. Double-doored olive metal cabinets stand against white walls...

 

New License A Boost To Arizona Military Families

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Arizona that they, and their spouses, may purchase resident hunting and fishing licenses....

 
 By AZBW    Events   

Willow Beach AZ - Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon-cutting event at the now-functioning Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery celebrated the renewed collaborative efforts by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    December 1, 2016

Tempe Welcomes Back The Trout

The trout have made their annual Thanksgiving comeback to Tempe Town Lake. The City of Tempe and Arizona Game and Fish Department hosted the annual Welcome Back the Trout Celebration Tuesday, Nov. 25...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    December 1, 2016

The Fishing Should Be Great

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has recently stocked thousands of catchable size rainbow trout into many of the White Mountain lakes. This gives anglers an extra incentive to get out to...

 

Three Bull Elk Poached Near Joseph City

PINETOP, Ariz - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public's help in finding those responsible for the illegal killing of a three bull elk on the morning of Nov. 7. The bull elk...

 

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