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Hunting Clothing

The First Rule Is Dress For The Weather I've been a hunter since I was just a kid, and back then I wore whatever my mom and dad bought for me. I also had some Army clothes that were hand-me-downs... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    October 1, 2021 

Arizona Fall Colors

Visit To View Fantastic Fall Color In Arizona We ran up to NAU last October to visit our granddaughter for her 20th birthday. She's been hiking with us since she was three years old, so naturally we a... Full story

 

Danger Outdoors

When I was a kid, the only things I worried about when I was camping or hunting were bears and mountain lions. As it happens, I've only seen lions two or three times in my life, and each time the... Full story

 

Arizona September 2021 Hunting Calendar

Compiled By Margie Anderson For the Spring 2021 Hunts – The Spring 2021 Hunt Regulations booklet is available online and in outdoor stores now. Applications must be submitted online at... Full story

 

Arizona August Hunting Calendar

Compiled by Margie Anderson For the Fall 2021 Hunt: Draw is over. Tags mailed out by Aug 9, 2021.The fall regulations booklet is available online and at outdoor stores. Applications must be submitted... Full story

 

Camping

Camping is awesome, especially if you know some basics. Choosing a great spot and setting up a camp site is something I've been doing for decades. Of course, when I first started camping, my dad did... Full story

 

AZGFD Hunting Calendar July 2021

Compiled By Margie Anderson Unless you drew a bison permit, there isn't much going on this month except small game, but small game is a great way to get your kids out hunting this summer. Check the... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    July 1, 2021

How To Take Great Photos Outdoors

Everyone loves to show off their outdoor adventures: some hand their phones around at work, others post on Instagram or Facebook or Twitter, some print them out and frame them. Unfortunately, not ever... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros - Daniel Elias

Daniel Elias found out about the Free Rig in early 2019 from Japanese bass fishermen on Instagram, in posts that weren't even in English. The rig is fairly simple – you use a cylindrical drop shot w... Full story

 

AZGFD Hunting Calendar June 2021

Compiled By Margie Anderson For the Fall 2021 Hunt: Apply online at www.azgfd.govfor deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, sandhill crane by June 8, 2021. Tags mailed out by Aug 9, 2021.The... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    June 1, 2021

Father's Day Gifts For Outdoor Dads

And the best gift of all is your love and your time. If you're like me, your dad probably had a lot to do with your love of the outdoors. A dad who hikes, fishes, hunts, camps, or goes off-road is so... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros – Vanderkooi At Lake Pleasant

I'll never forget the year the All Star Super Team Championship at Lake Pleasant was won with a Carolina rig, and Rob VanderKooi and Lynton Leslie also took second place using the rig. Both before...  Website

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    May 1, 2021

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day is almost here and if you need ideas for gifts for your adventurous mom, look no further – we've got gifts and adventures here starting at under $20 and something on the list is sure... Full story

 
 By Margie Anderson    Fishing    May 1, 2021

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros – Ben Koller At Pleasant

Even if you have to brave the desert heat to fish, it pays to get out on your nearest lake this time of year. Warmer water means active fish, and active fish eat more. Even on the desert lakes, don't...  Website

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros - Mark Kile At Roosevelt

Mark Kile was the guy to watch at any local tournament a few years back. We were lucky enough to go out with him several times at his home lake, Roosevelt, and he just flat knows how to catch them.... Full story

 

Camping Tips

Camping is a blast – there's nothing quite as nice as sleeping outdoors, watching the fire, roasting marshmallows, and cooking out in the open. Everything seems to taste better outdoors. As I've... Full story

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros - Tim Van Vliet On Lake Pleasant

The legend is that an angler eating lunch on the lake accidently dropped a spoon overboard. As he watched the silver spoon drift downward, sun glinting off the handle and bowl, he saw a fish dart out... Full story

 

February 2021Hunting Calendar

For the Fall 2021 Hunt: Apply online at www.azgfd.govfor deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, sandhill crane.The fall regulations booklet usually comes out during May and is available online...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    March 1, 2021

Lost

I will never forget the first (and last!) time I got lost. I was deer hunting with my dad and my brother in Kaibab on the North Rim. I was walking through the forest with my dad and got sidetracked by... Full story

 

Happy New Year!

The year 2020 saw a lot of people venturing into the outdoors for the first time. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, this past year 6.2 million new shooters took up the sport.... Full story

 

Kokopelli Trailers And Don Ashford's New Boat Trailer

Don Ashford is an Arizona fisherman who participates in tournaments just about every other weekend all over the state. This means he spends a lot of time on the road towing his boat under all kinds... Full story

 

Martinez Lake

Winter is the perfect time of year to visit the lower Colorado River lakes because the weather is fantastic. Martinez Lake is typical of the southern Colorado River Lakes: reedy and shallow, it still... Full story

 

Arizona December 2020 Hunting Calendar

December 2020 Hunting Calendar Compiled By Margie Anderson Applications for Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear, and Raptor Capture were accepted until October 13, 2020. Permits will be mailed out... Full story

 

Camping Tips, Gifts

I've been camping for a very long time. When I was a kid, camping was usually in conjunction with hunting or scouting, and my dad had so much camping gear the truck was really loaded down. The only... Full story

 

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