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 By AZBW    Events   

Arizona Students Can Immerse Themselves In The 16th Century

The Arizona Renaissance Festival gives students a chance to do more than just read about history. We let them experience it! The Renaissance ideas that laid foundation for later inventions are still... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    February 1, 2016

AZGFD Offers Fish Tips, 'New News'

Tip Alamo Lake can be a crappie hot spot this time of the year. Heavy rains might delay the great winter crappie bite, but it bodes well for the lake's productivity. Catfishing can still be... Full story


From The Deck

I review hundreds of products over the course of the year and few have the "WOW" factor this one does. In today's society, personal security is on everyone's mind. Choosing a hand gun for personal... Full story

 By AZBW    Hunting    February 1, 2016

National Hunting And Fishing Day - Join In This Nationwide Celebration

Honorary Chair: Johnny Morris National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) has named leading national conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris to serve as the honorary chair for NHF Day... Full story

 By WOT    RVing    February 1, 2016

Eliminating Waterspots On RV Finishes Is Easy

Rain and rinse water often leave behind unsightly spots on glass and otherwise perfect RV finishes-even those that have been recently waxed or treated. Using Shurhold's innovative SHUR-Dry Flexible Wa... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    February 1, 2016

Find Your Park In Arizona

Winter in Phoenix is a beautiful thing! There is so much going on: great events every weekend, the sun shines (almost) every day, and the temperature is just right. It is an ideal time to get out in t... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Congratulations! Margie Anderson

Margie Anderson has again been honored with the Arizona Game & Fish Commission's "Outdoor Writer of the Year" award. Anderson and her husband John are invaluable parts of our Arizona Boating... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    February 1, 2016

New Rules Approved To Combat Aquatic Invasive Species

SANTA FE – All boats soon will be subject to inspection and possible decontamination before launching in New Mexico waters under new rules adopted to combat the spread of harmful aquatic invasive... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    February 1, 2016

Arizona Marinas

Whether you already live in Arizona or are planning to visit our beautiful desert from another state or even out of the country, you shouldn't miss our great marinas.... Full story

 By Herman    WOOT    February 1, 2016

Little Bits Of Fun

I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People get out of the way much faster now. Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you! You know that tingly little... Full story


Snatcher Evolution

The evolution of the lead spoons or flat falls continues with local Striper Guide Derrick Franks, aka The Striper Snatcher. I told you previously of the 3" jig very effective in fresh and saltwater.... Full story

 By NMMA    Boating    February 1, 2016

Recreational Boating Industry Remains Significant To Canadian Economy

Sales of personal watercraft and pre-owned boats see surge and boater participation rises, demonstrating Canadians' ongoing interest in boating. TORONTO - (January 12, 2016) The Canadian recreational... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

One Million and Growing: Arizona's Canadian Tourists

PHOENIX, AZ (February 8, 2016) - Record breaking is simply the best way to describe Arizona's unique relationship with Canada as the state celebrates Canada Week. For the first time ever, 2015...

 By NMMA    Boating    February 1, 2016

NMMA Recognizes 46 Boat and Engine Manufacturers with Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards

CHICAGO—February 11, 2016—The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced 46 recipients of the 2015 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in... Full story

 By ASP    Events   

Re-Enactments of Southwest Civil War Skirmishes at Picacho Peak State Park at "Civil War in the Southwest" on March 19-20

(Phoenix, AZ - February 10, 2016) - Join us for the annual historic re-enactment of an Arizona Civil War skirmish, Battle of Picacho Pass, and the New Mexico battles of Glorieta and Val Verde at... Full story

 By BLM    Events   

Bureau of Land Management Seeks Public Input for Revision of a Portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument Resource Monument Plan

Project Description Due to a ruling from the U.S. District Court - District of Arizona issued in March 2015, the BLM will develop new management actions to address recreational target shooting in the... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    February 1, 2016

No Need To Wait Until Spring To Catch Fish, Observe Wildlife

Temperatures are warming, birds are singing and the lower Columbia River will soon be teeming with spring chinook salmon. Spring is still a ways off, but February offers plenty of opportunities to enj... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    February 1, 2016

Get Nest Boxes Ready For New Occupants

Spring may officially be several weeks off, but now is the time to get your bird nest boxes cleaned out and ready for new, incoming occupants. If you don’t already have nest boxes up, this is the... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    February 1, 2016

WDFW Plans To Add Two-Day Razor Clam Dig At Copalis

OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers have proposed two days of razor clam digging in February at Copalis beach in addition to an approved a month-long opening at Long Beach that starts today. The... Full story

 By WDFW    RVing    February 1, 2016

Agencies Host Meeting On Recreation For The Eastern Cascades To Columbia River

OLYMPIA – The Washington departments of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Natural Resources (DNR) will host a meeting next week in Ellensburg to discuss implementation of the Naneum Ridge to Columbia... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    February 1, 2016

Public Meeting On Salmon Forecasts, Season-Setting Process Scheduled On March 1

OLYMPIA – Anglers, commercial fishers and others interested in Washington state salmon fisheries can get a preview of this year's salmon returns and potential fishing seasons during a public... Full story

 By WDFW    Hunting    February 1, 2016

WDFW seeks public comments on proposed 2016-17 hunting seasons

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed recommendations for the 2016-17 hunting seasons. Through Feb. 25, WDFW will accept written... Full story

International Yellowtail Derby

2016 Yellowtail Derby

Last month two amazing fish were landed in our San Diego waters. A 50# Yellowtail was landed off La Jolla by angler Naum. The photo is by Victor Posada. Kayak angler, Brian Fagan, on Jan 28, landed a... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    February 1, 2016

WDFW approves razor clam digs at Copalis, Mocrocks

OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can count on openings beginning Feb. 19 at Copalis and Mocrocks beaches, state shellfish managers announced today. Additionally, Long Beach remains open to clam digging... Full story


A Weed Over Troubled Water

The plant's scientific name is your first clue that it is something that you do not want. Botanists know it as Salvinia molesta. It's commonly known as giant salvinia. Native to South America, the... Full story


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