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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...

 
 By Margie Anderson    Fishing    March 1, 2019 

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...

 
 By Margie Anderson    Fishing    March 1, 2019 

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...

 

Adventures With An Older Dog

We recently lost our old French Brittany, Rosie. She was an amazing hunter, a tireless hiker, a lover of children, and a fishing fool. She had almost reached the ripe old age of 17 – she would have...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    May 1, 2018

Monument Valley - It's One Of The Best Trips In Arizona

We decided to take the granddaughters to Monument Valley for spring break this year. Excellent decision! John and the girls had never been there, and I hadn't been there since I was a kid, so we were...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    April 1, 2018

Harquahala Mountains - Margie Anderson

The road to the top of the Harquahala Mountains takes you to the historic Solar Observatory. We had read several accounts of the road, and many of them said that it was very rough, even dangerous....

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    March 1, 2018

Enjoying The Hassayampa River Canyon Wilderness

The Hassayampa River begins somewhere south of Prescott and flows through Wickenburg before joining the Gila River near Hassayampa, Ariz. It is around 113 miles long, but most of the time the...

 

John And Margie Anderson - Family Fishing

When I met John (decades ago!), I had never really fished much at all. My dad took my brother and me hunting and camping all the time, and we always did a lot of target shooting, but we never really...

 

ROV = Tons of Fun!

John and I went Coues hunting this year. We have a great 4-wheel-drive pickup, but while scouting and hunting we discovered that we needed more. Our little whitetails are spooky, and once the season...

 

Hike Into The New Year

We have a family tradition of going on a fun hike on New Year's Day each year. Since we live in the desert, this is the best time of year to hike close to home. If you are also a desert rat, now is a...

 

SHOT Show 2018 Day 1

The show has officially opened and from what I understand, if you wanted to visit every booth you'd have just 22 seconds per booth. So we are trying to cherry pick, and concentrating on outdoor...

 

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