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Articles from the January 1, 2016 edition

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Who Knew Life With An Outdoorsman Was This Funny

"The day I came home to find a deer head boiling in my favorite Calphalon stockpot was the day I realized there was no going back - I had become a full-fledged Camo Queen," Kristen Berube says with a... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    January 1, 2016

WDFW Seeks Comments On Draft Status Reviews For Killer Whales And Streaked Horned Larks

OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to keep killer whales and streaked horned larks on Washington’s endangered species list. The Washington Departme... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    January 1, 2016

Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim Closed For Winter

The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The North Rim is now closed to vehicle traffic for the winter.... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    January 1, 2016

Did You Get An OHV Over The Holidays?

Another year has passed and either you or someone you know somehow landed on Santa's "nice list" and may have received a new off-highway vehicle (OHV) during the holidays. But before jumping behind... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    January 1, 2016

Fort Verde State Historic Park Victorian Decorations Remain Through Jan. 3

Through Jan. 3, 2016, Fort Verde State Historic Park will be decorated with Victorian decorations for the holidays. Visitors can glance into the past and see how those who once resided at Fort Verde... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    January 1, 2016

Off-Highway Vehicle Renewal Notices Available Through Email

To increase customer service, the Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages off-highway vehicle (OHV) owners to sign up to receive their yearly OHV decal-renewal reminder through e-mail. The decal... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    January 1, 2016

Boat Tours, Bird Walks Resume At Patagonia Lake State Park

The Visitor Center at Patagonia Lake State Park has opened for the season and will be open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. five days a week (Thursdays through Mondays) through March 2016. During the... Full story


Fur And Feather

It's cold in the winter in Pie Town, N.M., and this animal sanctuary badly needs your help. Please go online to help those who help so many of our four-legged friends. Fur and Feather Animal... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    January 1, 2016

Brace For Winter And Enjoy Waterfowl, Steelhead, Views Of Wintering Wildlife

For Washingtonians, the start of the new year is a great time to hunt for waterfowl, fish for steelhead, and enjoy the annual spectacle of bald eagles, snow geese, elk, big-horn sheep and other... Full story


Start With New Years Day Hikes

The State Parks in Arizona are offering guided hikes for New Years Day as part of a program called 1st Day Hikes. Guided hikes are great, even if you are an experienced hiker, because the guides will... Full story


Lost Our Home

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or the SPCA. Lost Our Home... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Temporary Public Land Closures Scheduled For Parker Races

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office has announced the temporary closure of selected public lands in La Paz County, for two days in January and... Full story


Sick of El Niño? NASA Says "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"

Information provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As we begin 2016, a week of heavy rains are predicted San Diego and Arizona. Anticipation of rising water sheds appear to... Full story

 By GCNP    Events   

Winter Weather Message from Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, Ariz.* – Over the last 24 hours Grand Canyon National Park has received heavy snowfall resulting in significant snow accumulation. The National Weather Service is predicting additional... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    January 1, 2016

Puget Sound Recreational Shrimp Fishery Will Open May 14

OLYMPIA – Recreational spot shrimp fishing in Puget Sound will open Saturday, May 14 – one week later than usual, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Shellfish... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    January 1, 2016

Rare Sighting Of Common Wildlife Is Memorable

It’s the most common forest feline that we never get a chance to see -- the bobcat (Lynx rufus). My chance came on a drizzly morning in late October on a hike near Skykomish. We drove up the long,... Full story

 By Ed Huntsman    Boating    January 1, 2016

Boaters Urged To Be Safe In 2016

Recent rain and snow storms bringing both snowpack up north and flooding across the west and mid-west have many thinking that water levels in surrounding lakes and rivers will be increasing as the yea... Full story

 By GCNP    Events   

Interior Department Proposes Adaptive Management Framework for Glen Canyon Dam

PAGE, Ariz. – *The U.S. Department of the Interior today released a proposed framework for adaptively managing Glen Canyon Dam over the next 20 years with the goal of creating certainty and... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Pasquinelli Produce Pairs With Yuma Lettuce Days For Salúd To The Field Workers

YUMA, ARIZONA – New to Yuma Lettuce Days in 2016, Salúd to the Field Workers presented by Pasquinelli Produce will feature a series of presentations and exhibits recognizing the tireless labor of... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Viewing The Arizona Skies

Santa Catalina Mountains is the Backdrop for Viewing the Skies through Telescopes at Catalina State Park on January 30. If you have a sense of curiosity about twinkling lights in the night sky, come... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    January 1, 2016

Public Can Comment On Management Of Lower Columbia Salmon, Sturgeon

OLYMPIA – The public will have an opportunity to comment on salmon and sturgeon management on the lower Columbia River during a meeting of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission scheduled Jan.... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Sweethearts Sail on the Bay

San Diego-The best place to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved ones is on beautiful San Diego Bay. Bring your Mom, Grandpa, kids, etc and share this day of love with those you care about.... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    January 1, 2016

Volunteers Needed: Hewitt Station Road Cleanup 1-16

When: January 16, 2016 Time: 7:30 AM Where: Far East Valley, on Hewitt Station Road, about 1.5 miles off Queen Valley Road Details: Coffee, donuts and lunch will be served to volunteers. Volunteers... Full story

 By WOT    Wildlife    January 1, 2016

An Eagle Kiss

This is the kind of story you need, When it seems like the world is spiraling out of control. Not many people get a picture of this proud bird, Snuggled up next to them! Freedom and I have been togeth... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    January 1, 2016

Managing And Conserving Arizona's Natural, Cultural And Recreational Resources

Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners. Winter in Phoenix is a beautiful thing! There... Full story


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