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Articles from the January 1, 2016 edition

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 By AZBW    Events   

On The Cover - Launching A New Year

This months beautiful cover comes to us from Boat US. The article, 'Backbone' Of America's Boating Safety, Angling Conservation Reauthorized, reminds us that boating season is coming and safety, as...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    January 1, 2016

'Backbone' Of America's Boating Safety, Angling Conservation Reauthorized

In a victory for boaters and anglers, the recent passage of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act also includes re-authorization of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund t...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    January 1, 2016

New Powerboat Sales Continue Surge in 2015; Boating Industry To Approach Pre-Recession Levels in 2016

New powerboat sales are on a multi-year rise with pre-recession levels on the horizon in several boat segments as early as 2016. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the leading...

 

Situational Awareness And America's Waterway Watch

As a boater, you know what is normal and what is not. For example, you see someone taking pictures of a dam, and you think to yourself, that’s not normal. Well maybe it is and possibly it is not....

 
 By AZBW    Boating    January 1, 2016

Seven Boating Tips For A Safe Waterfowl Hunt

As many of Arizona's hunters trek into area forests to fill their freezer with meat for the year, waterfowl hunters too are heading outdoors to hop aboard their watercraft for their piece of the...

 
 By AZGFD    Boating    January 1, 2016

Watercraft Registrations, Accidents On The Increase In 2015

Ending nearly a 10-year decline, watercraft registrations in Arizona rebounded this year, bringing more people to the state's waterways and likely contributing to an increase in watercraft-related...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    January 1, 2016

'Just Wear It' Is Working

The Arizona Game and Fish Department swapped approximately 800 old and tattered life jackets with new ones during life jacket exchange events at area lakes this past summer. During the popular...

 
 By USCG    Boating    January 1, 2016

On-Water American National Standard Established For Recreational-Boating Instruction

The U.S. Coast Guard’s National On-Water Standards (NOWS) grant management team and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) is pleased to announce the approval and publication EDU-1 On-Water Power St...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    January 1, 2016

Sailing's Best Of 2015 Are Shortlisted

The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the 12 men and six women who have been shortlisted for the 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and...

 
 By AZBW    Events   

The Beginning Of Jousting

The origins of jousting are believed to be in classical Rome, but the "sport" rose to its greatest popularity in Europe by the 1400s. It all evolved from mock battles in which knights on horseback,...

 
 By AZBW    Events   

AZGF Commission Awards Banquet Set For Jan. 16

The annual Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at the Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85044. The event will h...

 
 By Doug Burt    Hunting    January 1, 2016

Hunting And Angling Heritage Workgroup To Meet Jan. 30

The annual Winter HAHWG meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 30. It will be a one-day meeting format as last year, here at the Game and Fish office, at the Archery Center at the north end of the BASF...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2016

Proper Federal Resources Needed To Address Stubborn Burro Issue

It is the role of the Arizona Game and Fish Department to conserve, protect and manage more than 800 wildlife species within the state's boundaries – more than any non-coastal state in our nation....

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    January 1, 2016

Tempe Town Lake Project Update

Recently a story surfaced in the local news that the Department had lifted all fishing regulations at Tempe Town Lake and that anglers were free to take whatever they wanted. We want to ensure...

 
 By AZBW    Fishing    January 1, 2016

Looking Through Water Now Available

Bob Rich is a storyteller. Many people know this about Rich through his nearly three decades-old friendships made in the course of fishing across the globe and through his books. As a gentleman...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    January 1, 2016

Take The Challenge: Go Explore Arizona's Trout Waters

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is launching a new program to encourage anglers to learn more about trout fishing in Arizona. The Arizona Trout Challenge Program is an incentive program that...

 
 By AZBW    Watersports    January 1, 2016

A Salute To The Stars

Since 1983, the Arizona Aqua Stars Team has been developing girls and women into nationally accomplished athletes in the sport of synchronized swimming. The past 10 years have seen the AAS team...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2016

Updated Rules Governing Live Wildlife In Arizona Now In Effect

The Arizona Game and Fish Department, as part of its regular five-year review rulemaking process, has updated its Article 4 (Live Wildlife) rules. The new provisions became effective Dec. 5. The...

 

Walk-In Water Troughs

Each year the Arizona Deer Association works with the Arizona Game & Fish Department Development Branch on worthwhile projects designed to help all wildlife but in particular, deer. The photos...

 
 By AZBW    Hunting    January 1, 2016

Fair Chase

Fair Chase is the ethical, sportsmanlike and lawful pursuit and take of free-range wildlife in a manner that does not give a hunter or an angler improper or unfair advantage over such wildlife. Fair...

 
 By USCG    Boating    January 1, 2016

Don't Fear, Steer Clear Of Dredging Equipment Hazards

This safety alert reminds recreational boaters and commercial vessel operators to use caution when operating their vessels near areas where dredging operations may be taking place. There have been too...

 
 By HWFA    Hunting    January 1, 2016

HWFA Grows From Three To Twelve

We're excited to announce that Hunting Works For America has expanded its reach once again. What started as three states in 2010 has expanded to 12 with the 2015 launches of Hunting Works For Maine...

 
 By AZBW    RVing    January 1, 2016

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Receives

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is one of 113 national parks selected to receive a 2015 field-trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks....

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    January 1, 2016

Top-Five Arizona Winter Fishing Holes Keep Reels Humming

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, Arizona...

 
 By AZBW    Events   

Governor Makes Commission Appointment

Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Eric Slocum Sparks to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Sparks is an attorney practicing in Tucson since 1987, specializing in debtor bankruptcy law and business...

 

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