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Arizona Hunting Calendar October 2019

Compiled By Margie Anderson October is a great month for hunters, with opportunities for many species even if you didn't draw a tag. Visit the Game and Fish website at www.azgfd.com for more info on...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    October 1, 2019 

Arizona Lake Cruise

Canyon Lake We recently took a tour on Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake and it was great – in fact, it was even better than I expected. We met our best friends Ron and Debbie at the lake, and we...

 

Haigler Creek / Young / Hell's Canyon Loop

Almost thirty-five years ago, John and I and our American Brittany, Katie, went to Haigler Creek for the weekend. We camped in the woods right next to the creek and never saw anyone else the whole...

 

Apache Lake - Worth the Drive

Apache Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Arizona, and because the road is not paved, Apache rarely gets crowded, even in summer. Fishing can be awesome here, with largemouth and smallmouth ba...

 

August Hunting Calendar

For The Fall 2019 Hunt If tags are left over, first-come applications accepted by mail on or after July 22. Available at Game and Fish offices after 8 a.m. July 29 for all the above except crane and...

 

Arizona Summer Tour

This Is A Seriously Fun Trip Living in Phoenix means that it is too darn hot to ride around in the desert in the summer, at least for me – and I'm a native. So when the temperatures get into the hun...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    June 1, 2019

Two Pretty, Easy Trails

We started taking our granddaughters hiking with us when they were five or six years old, so I know how important it is to find great hikes that are pretty, but easy enough for short legs. This time...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    May 1, 2019

Road Trip

Publisher's Note - Margie mentions Wide World of Maps later in this article. Wide World of Maps has maintained a mini-store at Lookout Mountain Outdoors. With the retirement of the owner of Lookout Mo...

 

March Arizona Hunting Calendar

You must have a valid hunting license for all hunts, and permit tags for some. You must read the regulations. You can pick up a hard copy at many outdoor stores and all Game and Fish offices. You can...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    March 1, 2019

Arizona Wildflowers

Spring Is The Perfect Time To Savor The Beauty Wildflower season has started early this year and we had such great winter rains the show ought to be particularly gorgeous this spring. Because the...

 

Arizona Lakes Arizona Pros Alamo With Greg Pishkur

Alamo has great bass, catfish, and crappie fishing. We were up there with Greg Pishkur one May and we caught a bunch of nice largemouth on Chatterbaits in the main lake. Greg also took us up into the...

 

Arizona Lakes, Arizona Pros – Lake Havasu With Dean Farrell

Arizona Lakes, Arizona Pros – Lake Havasu With Dean Farrell Lake Havasu, on the Colorado River between California and Arizona, is one of the most popular lakes in the west for outdoor recreation of...

 

Arizona - Three Winter Hikes

Jewel Of The Creek – Dragonfly Trail (Easy) Jewel of the Creek is a 26.6-acre preserve that protects a beautiful riparian area - one of the last remaining perennial streams in Maricopa County. The...

 

Valid Arizona License Needed For All Hunts

You must have a valid hunting license for all hunts, and permit tags for some. You must read the regulations. You can pick up a hard copy at many outdoor stores and all Game and Fish offices. You can...

 

Arizona Day Trip - Fort Tule

On my Topo Maps app, this place is shown by a dark square and the name "Fort Tule", designation site. It is north of Lake Pleasant off Cow Creek Road, and from the T-intersection where Castle Hot...

 

Saguaro Lake Fishing Fun

When the weather starts heating up in Arizona, everyone begins to long for a large body of water to dive into. In an ideal situation, this body of water would also be beautiful and have lots of things...

 

Alamo In December – Greg Pishkur

At times it seems as if there is no winter in the Arizona desert - some years we're still in shirt sleeves on Christmas day. Winter weather like this makes up for the 118 degree summer days, and...

 

Arizona Lakes, Arizona Pros - Rob Vanderkooi

I've known Rob Vanderkooi for decades and he's one of the best bass fishermen I know. He's also a heck of a good hunter. Rob guides for The Arizona Fishing Guides now, so if you want to learn some gre...

 

Arizona Ablaze With Color

Arizona Is Ablaze With Color - As a native Arizonan, I tend to believe that Arizona is the most beautiful and amazing place on the planet – and autumn in Arizona confirms that belief. John and I and...

 

Vulture Mountains Arches

One of the things I like most is simply to drive around off the highway and explore. My dad and I used to do that a lot when I was younger – we'd scout for deer and we'd take every road we found....

 

Visit The North Rim

Summer is the perfect time to visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon because the higher elevation of the North Rim means forest and cool summer days. The North Rim is usually a lot less crowded than...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    July 1, 2018

What To Do While The Forests Are Closed

Hopefully we will get some rain soon - and during the summer months - and the forests will re-open, but if not, there are still places you can go to enjoy the outdoors. Arizona's State Parks are super...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    June 1, 2018

Paper Map or GPS?

I grew up in a world without personal computers or cell phones, and since I also grew up hunting, I know how to use and read a paper map. In fact, with a topo-quadrant map and a compass, I can...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    June 1, 2018

Hualapai Mountains And Kingman

Every year on the way to the SHOT Show in Vegas, we pass through Kingman, Ariz., and see the sign for the Hualapai Mountain Park turnoff. For years we've been saying that we would love to go there, an...

 

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