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Articles from the January 1, 2019 edition

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  • On The Cover - January 2019

    Carol L Allen

    As we move forward into 2019, we wish you one of the best years ever — filled with prosperity, good health, much happiness, and, of course, memorable times in our wonderful outdoors. We look forward to this new journey with you and thank news@martinflory.com for this cover photo (an Argos Nautic 330 Jet), which symbolizes that we are underway, full power ahead into the next 12 months. Happy New Year! 2019: Full Speed Ahead! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! - Grand Canyon National Park is 100. Read This Post M... Full story

  • Grand Canyon - 100th Anniversary Celebration


    Go Grand! On February 26, 2019, the Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years since it's designation as a national park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand Canyon welcomes approximately six million domestic and international visitors each year. After 100 years, whether its hiking a corridor trail, taking a stroll on the rim or enjoying the landscape from an overlook, Grand Canyon continues to provide a space for all visitors to connect with the outdoors. This 2019, Grand Canyon National Park will comme... Full story

  • Water Is Dangerously Cold

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2019

    Paddlesport, boating enthusiasts reminded to keep safe on the water. The calendar says winter is weeks away, but the thermometer says otherwise. For that reason, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds undeterred paddlesport enthusiasts to practice coldwater safety when heading on the water. Hypothermia Dangerous The U.S. Coast Guard reports that cold water immersion and hypothermia can occur in water as cool as 70 degrees. Even in a healthy person, cold-water immersion can impact muscle... Full story

  • Trout Is Tasty Fare

    AZBW|Jan 1, 2019

    From Paleo Leap There's not much that can hold a candle to a dinner of freshly caught trout. And, we have saved you the hassle of scouring the internet to find delicious recipes worthy of such a prized fish. First things first, you'll need to catch (or if not an angler, buy) a trout. You can just use a spinning reel if that's all you have, but once you try fly fishing and tie your own flies, you'll be addicted. Though you can also use farm-raised fish for these trout recipes, part of the magic... Full story

  • Late Fall Lake Powell Fish Report - Gustaveson Signs Off For 2018

    Wayne Gustaveson|Jan 1, 2019

    We have finished fishing with gill nets at Good Hope Bay and Rincon. Therefore, this will be the last regular weekly report for 2018. Each year we do gill net studies to document changes in fish populations, health indexes, and to help us understand how the fishery is doing compared to previous years. The gill netting sites included Wahweap, San Juan (Piute), Rincon and Good Hope Bay (Red Canyon). Gill-netting data dates back to 1973 so there is a long history of netting data for comparison.... Full story

  • Trailer Dolly Fits Into RV Storage Compartment

    AZBW|Jan 1, 2019

    Many RVers prefer a natural, secluded campsite, but even the most seasoned driver sometimes finds it near to impossible to steer the RV into the optimal position to take full advantage of the setting. With a Parkit360 Force 5K or Force 10K power dolly, it's easy to maneuver a travel trailer, fifth wheel, pop up or pod around tight corners, trees, low branches and other obstacles. Best of all, it's uniquely compact, so it fits into a camper storage compartment or the trunk of a small sedan. The... Full story

  • AZGFD Wildlife Photo Contest Winners Announced

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2019

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 wildlife photo contest. James Stamsek’s photo of mule deer at Lost Dutchman State Park was awarded best in show and will be showcased on both the cover and in the 2019 wildlife calendar. Stamsek, of Mesa, was at Lost Dutchman State Park with the goal of capturing a beautiful sunset and the Superstition Mountains during what photographers call the “golden hour,” the time just after the sun rises or before it sets.... Full story

  • Bald Eagle Seasonal Closure In Effect On Tonto National Forest

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2019

    Outdoor recreationists, pilots and drone operators asked to avoid bald eagle nest areas. Arizona's bald eagle breeding season is on the horizon and multiple public land and water areas will be closed to protect the majestic animals and ensure even more young eagles take to the skies this spring. Highly Successful Program Each year as part of its highly successful program to conserve and protect bald eagles in the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) asks outdoor recreationists, ai... Full story

  • Sandhill Cranes Put On A Show On Upgraded Camera

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2019

    Sandhill cranes have returned to southeastern Arizona and the Arizona Game and Fish Department's live-streaming camera is again trained on their wintering grounds at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area. Viewers this year can now watch thousands of the large migrating birds in high-definition after the department recently upgraded its live-streaming camera. Exciting Time Of Year "This is truly an exciting time of year at Whitewater Draw," AZGFD Watchable Wildlife Program Manager Randy Babb said,... Full story

  • Buffalo Rifles

    Mike Berger And Pat Knight|Jan 1, 2019

    Background American history is filled with many great and proud moments. Unfortunately, the decisions that led to the eradication of the American Bison herds to the brink of extinction do not count among those moments. The great herds of buffalo (American bison) numbering in the millions traversed the plains, and served as a primary food source for the Native American population. These animals were not only a source of food and also clothing, but there was a very strong spiritual connection.... Full story

  • Arizona Dove Season Runs Through January 6th

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2019

    Arizona dove hunters will be able to double their wing-shooting pleasure through the first week of January 2019. Unlike the 15-day season that begins Sept. 1, the late season lasts 45 days and runs through Jan. 6, 2019. There still is a 15-bird daily bag limit, all of which must be mourning doves. The possession limit remains 45 mourning doves after opening day, of which no more than 15 may be taken in any one day. As always, there is an unlimited daily bag and possession limit for the invasive... Full story

  • Arizona - Spring Havelina Hunt Tags Remain

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2019

    More Than 7,000 Permit-Tags Remain For Spring JavelinaHunts Leftovers also available for general, youth-only turkey hunts. Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2019 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina or turkey. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted a list of leftover hunt permit-tags on its website at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Draw/. As of Monday, there were 7,671 leftover hunt permit-tags for the following hunts: • 2,627 g... Full story

  • Arizona Day Trip - Fort Tule

    Margie Anderson|Jan 1, 2019

    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 Springs Road turns sharp left in front of the entrance to the Castle Creek launch ramp at Lake Pleasant, it's a little over 16 miles one way. It took us about four hours to get there, but that's because we keep stopping to walk around all the time. It took us about 2-1/2 hours to get back to the truck... Full story

  • Ethanol Misfueling Danger Laid Bare

    Boat US|Jan 1, 2019

    Ethanol Misfueling Danger Laid Bare: Gas Pump Photos "The ethanol industry doesn't want you to see these photos." The President has officially moved to allow E15 (15 percent ethanol) gasoline sales have now been moved to allow E15 (15 percent ethanol) year-round - a fuel prohibited for use in recreational boats and a decision that recreational boating groups say will needlessly put 142 million American boaters at risk. New Website Protecting Boaters at the Gas Pump is a new website with a... Full story

  • Arizona Big Horn Sheep Relocated

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2019

    Sixty of Arizona's bighorn sheep were relocated in Nov. 2018 to their historical ranges as part of two translocations from robust populations of desert bighorns in the Silver Bell Mountains northwest of Tucson and Rocky Mountain bighorns near Morenci. Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep are released to establish a population in East Clear Creek/Leonard Canyon north of Payson.... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial

    GCNP|Jan 1, 2019

    With the 2019 Centennial celebration of Grand Canyon National Park on the horizon, Grand Canyon Conservancy (formerly Grand Canyon Association) and Grand Canyon National Park have announced a calendar of events for the year. Ranging from activities at the canyon to special presentations in cities throughout Arizona, the Centennial events have something for everyone. "We're excited to share this milestone celebration with the millions of people who love, care for, and visit the Grand Canyon each... Full story

  • VFW Auxiliary Sponsors Art Contest For High-School Students

    Carol L Allen

    The VFW Auxiliary sponsors an art contest for high-school students. Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. Who Is Eligible to Apply? • Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States. • Maximum stu... Full story

  • Safety First

    AZBW|Jan 1, 2019

    The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) Injury Prevention Program has again partnered with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in promoting child passenger safety and driver awareness. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14. Research shows that as children age, they are less likely to be in the appropriate child safety seat for their age and weight. Correctly used child safety seats are extremely effective and reduce t... Full story

  • Lake Havasu City Warms Up In January

    Carol L Allen|Jan 1, 2019

    While the northern U.S. freezes in January, Lake Havasu City, the popular vacation destination on Arizona's west coast, warmly greets visitors with a slate of fun events. Vintage trailers and VW buses will be on display; the Havasu 95 Speedway begins its race season; the Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair returns; and the rodeo comes to town. Here are two highlights: Stay Mobile At The Lake Havasu Vintage Trailer Campout, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2019 Long before that smartphone appeared in your pocket... Full story

  • Fur And Feather Animal Assistance - Laurie's Dream Continues

    Carol L Allen|Jan 1, 2019

    It has been Brad Beauchamp, Laurie's late husband, and Sarah Ross, keeping Fur and Feather alive for the past three years. Brad, though dealing with health problems, has been a trooper caring for all the animals here at Fur and Feather. This team of two has been working seven days a week, keeping things moving on this beautiful 90-acre facility. It has been no easy task for Sarah and Brad; losing Laurie has been very hard for both of them, and learning all that Laurie did to keep Fur and... Full story

  • Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

    Carol L Allen|Jan 1, 2019

    With Supplies • Bleach • Kirkland Maintenance Cat • Canned Pumpkin • Wet Puppy Food • Spray Bottles • Special Request Items • Rescue Disinfectant • 6-foot Adopt Me Leashes • Small Martingale Collars • Extra Small Martingale Collars • Shower Curtain Liners • Heating Pads By Fostering Consider opening your heart and home to a foster dog or cat!We are always in need of temporary care and medical fosters. If you are interested in helping a pet in need or saving a life, please fill out a foste... Full story

  • Engine Cutoff Switch Requirement

    Boat US|Jan 1, 2019

    Engine Cutoff Switch Requirement, Five-Year Vessel Documentation Included in Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Act Each year Congress authorizes the budget and overall spending level for the U.S. Coast Guard, which can have a direct effect on recreational boaters. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) applauds today's passage of The Frank Lobiondo Coast Guard Authorization of Act of 2018, which offers new safety and consumer-friendly benefits for boaters, anglers and sailors.... Full story

  • Grand Canyon - Park Accessibility And Services Made Possible Through Recreation Fee Dollars

    GCNP|Jan 1, 2019

    Park accessibility and services made possible through recreation fee dollars and support from the State of Arizona Grand Canyon, AZ – Using revenue generated by recreation fees Grand Canyon National Park has reopened the South Rim and Desert View entrance stations to provide information and safety messages to visitors. Park roads, trails and overlooks in Grand Canyon National Park have remained accessible since the beginning of the lapse in government appropriations thanks to support from the S... Full story

  • AZGFD - 2018 Commission Awards


    The annual Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020. The event will honor the recipients of the 2018 Commission Awards who were selected this fall. The purpose of these awards is to recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state's wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The... Full story

  • Arizona Renaissance Festival - Begin 2019 With A Medieval Adventure


    The AZ Renaissance Festival has 14 stages of continuous, live entertainment, each packed with a unique mix of comedy, music and antics throughout the 30-acre village marketplace. There is also an Outdoor Circus, a Medieval Arts & Crafts Fair and a Jousting Tournament with three performances each day. 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 of the Superstition... Full story

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