Articles from the January 1, 2018 edition

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 By Carol L Allen    Events   

AZBW/WOT On The Cover - Let The 2018 Boating Season Begin!

While many parts of the country are shoveling snow and driving snow mobiles, in the desert areas of the Southwest, others are readying their craft for a new year of boating pleasure. Soon, two... Full story


Lake Powell Fish Report

'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.' In the last fish report we reported stripers and shad holding in the 15-30 foot depth range but suspected that colder weather would force... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2018

AZGFD Seeks Citizen Scientists To Aid In American Kestrel Project

Standing at less than 11 inches tall, the American kestrel is a mighty bird of prey, yet the future of this fierce little falcon is uncertain, as populations are on the decline nationally. Locally,... Full story


Martinis, Anyone? - The Gunsmiths Continue Their Martini Restoration

Editor's Note: To review the first part of this article, visit, October 2017, and search for "Martinis, Anyone?"by Mike Berger and Pat Knight. http://www.westernoutdoortime... Full story

 By WOT    Shooting Sports    January 1, 2018

Tonto National Forest Implements Restrictions On Target Types

Attention target shooters! The Tonto National Forest has implemented restrictions on target types — as of November 20 — in an effort to reduce the amount of refuse and trash being left on the... Full story


Arizona Spring Javelina Hunts - Many Permit-Tags Remain For 2018

Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2018 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina. As of the second week of December, leftover hunt permit-tags... Full story

 By WOT    Camping    January 1, 2018

Forest Service Extends Comment Period For Preliminary Proposed Plan

The Tonto National Forest is extending the comment period on the Preliminary Proposed Plan. After receiving several requests, the public and interested parties have an additional 22 days to provide... Full story

 By GCNP    Camping    January 1, 2018

Fire Managers May Initiate Additional North Rim Prescribed Fire

Fire managers have been taking advantage of continued warm, dry weather conditions over the next several weeks and may initiate additional prescribed fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National... Full story

 By WOT    RVing    January 1, 2018

New EarthRoamer XV-HD Warmed By Aqua-Hot

One of the most unique RVs to debut this year is the EarthRoamer XV-HD. The self-sufficient, off-road Super C class luxury camper comes with an Aqua-Hot 600D hydronic heating solution for maximum comf... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2018

2017 Wildlife Photo Contest Winners Announced

Sometimes things happen when you least expect them. "I came upon this brave cactus wren taking on the cholla cactus," said Pamela Parker of Mesa, explaining how she got the winning shot of this... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    January 1, 2018

Was There An OHV Under Your Tree?

If you gave or received an off-highway vehicle (OHV) as part of the holiday season, make sure you have the proper protective gear to get off to a safe start. Whether the ATV, dirt bike or... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2018

Game And Fish Commission Opposes Proposed Initiative To Ban Hunting Of Wild Cats

At its regular December meeting, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission passed a motion in opposition to a proposed ballot initiative that would ban the hunting of mountain lions and bobcats and... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

2018 AZGFD Outdoor Expo

Adapted From An Article By Judy Hedding Each spring the Arizona Game and Fish Department hosts the very popular outdoor experience called the "Outdoor Expo". The largest outdoor expo in the state,... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Arizona Renaissance Festival - Huzzah!

Merriment abounds! Get ready to be transported back to the 16th century as one of the largest and most picturesque Renaissance Festivals in the nation prepares for raucous revelry below the foothills... Full story


International Sportsmen's Expo - Arizona

The 2018 International Sportsmen's Expo and Arizona Boat Show, March 23-26 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, welcomes the return of the wildly popular DockDogs® competition. This international competiti... Full story

 By Carol L Allen    Events   

Happy New Year

Jim and Carol L. Allen, Publisher and Editor Carol and I wish you all a great new year. Angela Ogden, Production Manager Arizona Boating & Watersports News Magazine / Western Outdoor Times would like... Full story


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... Full story

 By WOT    RVing    January 1, 2018

Fatal OHV Accidents Are A Tragic Reminder

The importance of driving-best practices are underscored by these three actions that need to be avoided as they are major contributors to accidents. Following recent fatal off-highway vehicle (OHV)... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    January 1, 2018

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Now Closed For The Season

The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is now closed for the season. The North Rim is expected to re-open for the 2018 season on May 15, 2018. The North Rim campground is still be available for... Full story


Lost Our Home Pet Rescue - Home At Last

The Home At Last campaign will raise $1.75 million to purchase the building we currently occupy and make some significant renovations that include the following: • additional kennels to increase capacity • improvements to dog and cat living... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2018

Endangered Gila Topminnow Returns To Santa Cruz River Near Tucson

After an absence of more than 70 years, the endangered Gila topminnow has reappeared in the Santa Cruz River in northwest Tucson, fish surveys conducted in November confirm. Scientists were hopeful... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    January 1, 2018

Rescued - Be A Hero For Wildlife

You can help sick or injured wildlife not only on a Giving Tuesday, but also on any day of the year. The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Wildlife Center treats sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    January 1, 2018

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Follow Rum's History And San Diego Connection "Rum, Sailors, Pirates, and Prohibition" - This exhibition of exhibits, artifacts, and 3-D dispays follow San Diego's connection to the history of rum. It... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    January 1, 2018

Schmitt & Ongaro Wheels - Hub Extension Adds 1.5"

Whether to increase leg room, optimize a standing position or provide added clearance for improved dash access and visibility, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine's Aluminum Hub Extension is the solution... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    January 1, 2018

Tecniq LED Fixture Delivers Massive Light

New Compact Tecniq LED Fixture Delivers Massive Light Lighting a deck or cockpit space provides safety and security, but too often LED fixtures are large and expensive. Guaranteed for life, TecNiq's... Full story


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