Articles from the February 1, 2017 edition

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Arizona Anglers Get Hooked On Kayak Fishing

While shore and motorboat fishing still lead the way, kayak fishing is rapidly growing in popularity as more and more anglers make the shift to the "Tupperware Navy". The most recent national data... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    February 1, 2017

Hobie-McCulloch Cup Comes To Lake Havasu

The Hobie-McCulloch Cup - March 10-12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - is open to all multihull catamaran sailors; however, only current members of HCANA (Hobie Class Association of North America) are... Full story

 By AYC    Boating    February 1, 2017

AYC's Leukemia Cup Is 'First In The Nation'

There are changes: a new date, new race courses, and new events, but the same fun and hospitality in the most beautiful setting for winter sailing in the desert - Lake Pleasant, Ariz. The Arizona... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    February 1, 2017

San Diego Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world's finest collections of... Full story

 By USCG    Boating    February 1, 2017

Comprehensive Recreational Powerboat Education 'How-To' Manual Now Available

The U.S. Coast Guard's National On-Water Standards (NOWS) Program grant management team and the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) are pleased to announce the release of a new comprehensive... Full story

 By AYC    Boating    February 1, 2017

Learn To Sail Right Here In Arizona

Yes, it's true. You or your kids can learn to sail right here in the desert. The Arizona Sailing Foundation offers classes set up for fun-with maximum time on the water. A little classroom, a lot of... Full story

 By BoatUS    Boating    February 1, 2017

Boaters: Should You Add Ice And Freeze Coverage To Your Boat Policy? - Even In Southern States

Many boat owners think they don't have to worry about freeze damage if they live in temperate states or if they keep their boat in heated indoor storage areas in Northern climates. However, every... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2017

Four Tips For Buying A Used Boat Trailer

As the boating season begins in the southern climates, some boaters may be looking to find a trailer to store or haul the boat. If you're looking to buy a used boat trailer now or planning on buying... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2017

Easy Does It - Boat Motor Oil Analysis Made Simple

A lot goes on inside a boat engine, and akin to drawing blood, and an engine oil sample analysis (OSA) can tell you a lot about the health of your boat's motor. While a single sample may not give you... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

U of A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Announces New Director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

PHOENIX - S.H. ("Sy") Sohmer has been named director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park (, effective Jan. 29, 2017. Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Get Ready For The Largest Hands-On Outdoor Expo In Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo ( dates are set for Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Admission and... Full story

 By WOT    Events   

It's Show Time!

Arizona's largest sportsmen, outdoor and boat show will again be at WestWorld of Scottsdale. ISE's Arizona show had great success at WestWorld of Scottsdale in 2016. The venue provides easy freeway... Full story


Arizona Lakes, Arizona Pros

I've known Matt Shura since he was just a kid, and he's been a heck of a stick all that time. He started out catching bluegills at a pond at Power and Guadalupe with his dad when he was about five or... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    February 1, 2017

Fishing Winter Crappie In Arizona

Some good lakes to try are Bartlett, Apache, Roosevelt and Canyon. Many anglers have reported spotting huge schools of black crappie on fish-finders at lakes such as Roosevelt and Canyon. Other good l... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    February 1, 2017

South Meets South With This Bourbon-Glazed Catfish Recipe

So you've caught some line-ripping cats and taken advantage of bragging to some buddies about your Mr. Whisker's success; now try cooking for them with this great recipe. Here's an alcohol-infused cre... Full story


Arizona Kayaking

If you have been reading my stories here on Arizona Boating & Watersports and Western Outdoor Times for long, you know that my husband John and I love to go outdoors adventuring with our granddaughter... Full story


Don McDowell Is 'The Bass Daddy' - And So Much More

Many of you know Don McDowell as the host of the extraordinarily popular and award-winning radio show "Shake, Rattle, and Troll", which airs each Sunday on KFNX 1100 AM from 7 to 9 a.m. and on... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Arizona - Raucous Renaissance Revelry Returns

Don't miss Raucous Revelry at the Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a... Full story


There Are Many Things To Consider

Once you get your concealed carry permit, you have to decide how you're going to carry. There are lots of options, and the bad news is that you really won't know which one you like best until you've... Full story


When Democracy Fails

We have all been led to believe that democracy is the best way of life and that the United States is the best example of how a society should be lived. I have long held that belief, but current... Full story


The Two Gunsmiths Continue Their Project/Passion

By Mike Berger with Pat Knight Editor's Note: Retired Fire Chief Mike Berger and his friend Pat Knight have been submitting articles about the progression of refurbishing vintage rifles; their mutual... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    February 1, 2017

Kayaking At Cudjoe Key

CELL POWER -- Dan Wilcox (Web master extraordinaire) of Lions Light Corporation shows that even from a distance, modern technology allows him to carry on with his business. He and his wife Lea are... Full story


Two Great Winter Hikes (Walks)

If you are looking for easy hikes with great scenery close to Phoenix, I've got a couple for you. Both of these are easy enough for very small children and older folks, but one has a waterfall... Full story

 By Carol L Allen    Events   

On The Cover - Think 'Outside The Box'

We thank Dallas Shewmaker of Lower Gear for reminding us of another way, of so many, to enjoy the Southwest's outdoors, specifically on the water. The "lower-gear" option for anglers is becoming more... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    February 1, 2017

WDFW seeks comments on draft status report for yellow-billed cuckoos

Publishers Note - We are hearing from our readers that many times these attempts to include species on the endangered list are driven by other than just concerns for the species. We welcome your... Full story


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