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Martinis, Anyone? - The Gunsmiths Continue Their Martini Restoration

Editor's Note: To review the first part of this article, visit www.westernoutdoortimes.com, October 2017, and search for "Martinis, Anyone?"by Mike Berger and Pat Knight. http://www.westernoutdoortime...

 
 By WOT    Shooting Sports    January 1, 2018 

Tonto National Forest Implements Restrictions On Target Types

Attention target shooters! The Tonto National Forest has implemented restrictions on target types — as of November 20 — in an effort to reduce the amount of refuse and trash being left on the...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    January 1, 2018 

Arizona Spring Javelina Hunts - Many Permit-Tags Remain For 2018

Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2018 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina. As of the second week of December, leftover hunt permit-tags...

 

Stocking Stuffers For Shooters

Whether the shooter in your life is a tactical shooter, recreational shooter, hunter, competitor, pistol, or shotgun shooter, he or she will definitely appreciate a shooting-related stocking stuffer t...

 

Ben Avery Clay Target Center

Everything is coming up roses for the women's shotgun shooting program at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center. Desert Roses, Too, is a new level of the program for women who want to learn about advanced...

 

Galley Proof

Roast Quail This is a basic roast quail recipe that can serve as a stepping stone for other, fancier recipes. Once you know how to properly roast a quail, you can then play with glazes or marinades...

 

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" (...

 

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...

 
 By WOT    Shooting Sports    October 1, 2017

Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 168% Since 2008

According to a report released in April by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion...

 

Arizona - Local Sportsmen's Groups Awarded Almost $70,000 In Grants

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has awarded $68,357 in grant funding for local sportsmen's organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the retention of new hunters...

 

Martinis, Anyone?

These Martinis are neither shaken nor stirred. Instead they are made to be shot. Of course I am referring to the Martini-Henry Rifle... So where did these Martini rifles come from? In learning about...

 

ScotteVest Offers Clothing

In an earlier article I discussed the pros and cons of wearing clothing that is obviously tactical in nature - the olive green or camo BDU pants, combat boots, etc. Those send a signal to even a...

 

Take Someone Hunting, Fishing, Or Target Shooting

Join Richard Childress, honorary chair for National Hunting and Fishing Day, in creating the next generation of conservationists. National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of...

 
Arizona Wildlife Federation

Outdoors-Woman

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop offers the opportunity to fulfill your hunter-education field-day requirements. The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop on Sept. 8-10 is still accepting...

 

World Championship Dove Cook-off in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma’s reputation as the “Dove Hunting Capital of the United States” is well-deserved. Banners on street poles welcome hunters by the thousands. Hotels and restaurants are...

 

AZGFD Officials Honored By WAFWA

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) honored four leaders from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) for their conservation efforts at an awards ceremony last month....

 

AZGFD - 2017 Fall Hunt Draw Results Now Available

The waiting is over for hopeful hunters who applied for a 2017 fall hunt permit-tag. There are three ways to obtain draw results for the deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bear,...

 

Arizona Big Game Super Raffle Nets Record $673,600 For Wildlife

Winners of the 12th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle were announced recently at Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters in Phoenix. The prizes included a total of 10 Special Big Game Tags,...

 

Ben Avery Shooting Facility Main Range To Get Upgrades

When the Ben Avery Shooting Facility's main range opens bright and early Aug. 30, recreational shooters will zero in on several improvements: • Earthen berms that serve as backstops for 67 shooting...

 

Gambel's Quail Call Counts Encouraging

Arizona's quail hunters have had it rough. Ask them to recount their best hunt in the past few years, and most will look down at their dust-covered hunting boots and shake their heads. Well, if the...

 

AZGFD's "Hunt Arizona" Available

ONLINE RESOURCE -- The 2017 edition of "Hunt Arizona," the Arizona Game and Fish Department's yearly compilation of big and small game hunting statistics, is now available online at...

 

A Mini-Mauser - The Remarkable Gunsmiths Fire Up Another Project

It was a fun road trip. Prescott is a beautiful city, and the drive up always seems to be a pleasant outing; besides, the destination is not only the city. For those of you who haunt gun shops,...

 

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