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Articles from the February 1, 2018 edition

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 By Carol L Allen    Events   

AZBW/WOT On The Cover - Together, The Sky's The Limit

We are grateful for all the activities that celebrate our outdoors - expos, festivals, shows, etc. - and for those who work so hard to make them successful. AZBW/WOT Feb. 2018 Together, The Sky's The... Full story

 By NMMA    Boating    February 1, 2018

NMMA Participates In NAFTA Negotiations

The sixth round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations took place in late January, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association is working with members of Congress to address the...  Website

 By WDFW    Wildlife    February 1, 2018

WDFW On Sea Otters, Pygmy Rabbits, And Grizzly Bears

WDFW IS seeking comments on the draft status reviews for sea otters, pygmy rabbits, and grizzly bears. OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to keep... Full story


Ruger Security 9 - Sig Sauer P365 - Glock 19X - Smith & Wesson M&P M2.O

Check Out These Four Great New Pistols It's January as I write this article , and that means it's time for the S.H.O.T. Show in Vegas. The Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trades Show is a huge deal that... Full story


AZGFD Joe Foss Shooting Complex Open

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds recreational shooters that the Joe Foss Shooting Complex near Buckeye will be open several more Saturdays and Sundays. The complex will be open from 7:30... Full story


AZGFD New Year News

The winter Hunting, Angling Heritage Workshop Group (HAHWG) will gather under the tent at the Arizona Game & Fish headquarters under the tent at the Archery Center on Saturday, Feb. 24. Other... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2018

Mexican Wolf Population Survey Flight Operations Began Mid-January

Residents of Alpine, Ariz., Reserve, N.M., and surrounding areas may notice a low-flying helicopter in the region between through Saturday, Feb. 3 as biologists conduct their annual Mexican wolf... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2018

AZGFD Studies Cormorant Impact On Wildlife, Fish

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) prides itself on providing ample fishing opportunities for its legions of anglers and the state's growing populations of cormorants have taken notice.... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    February 1, 2018

Arizona Bald Eagle Breeding Season Leads To Restrictions

Each year as part of its highly successful program to manage and conserve bald eagles in the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) asks outdoor recreationists, aircraft pilots, drone... Full story


John And Margie Anderson - Family Fishing

When I met John (decades ago!), I had never really fished much at all. My dad took my brother and me hunting and camping all the time, and we always did a lot of target shooting, but we never really... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    February 1, 2018

BoatUS Reports On Fires; SmartPlug Responds

According to a 2017 BoatUS Foundation report (Foundation Findings #55 – Boat Burn Lessons Learned, http://www.boatus.org/findings/55/), "Electrical faults are the No. 1 cause of boat fires." Faulty... Full story


ROV = Tons of Fun!

John and I went Coues hunting this year. We have a great 4-wheel-drive pickup, but while scouting and hunting we discovered that we needed more. Our little whitetails are spooky, and once the season... Full story

 By WOT    Fishing    February 1, 2018

Cold Water Kills Tilapia

The fish shown in this picture are tilapia. These warm water fish, native to Africa, cannot tolerate cold water temperatures below 55 degrees. When lake temperatures fall below 55 degrees, then... Full story


Helping People. Saving Pets

People love their pets. But sometimes hardship forces them apart. That's where we come in. As the only organization in the Valley focused on both pets and people in crisis, we are dedicated to... Full story

San Diego's Tenth Annual International Yellowtail Derby

San Diego's Tenth Annual International Yellowtail Derby

Will you be fishing the San Diego waters during the months of April & June, 2018? Specifically, from April 28 through June 3? San Diego's International Yellowtail Derby is a World Class fishing... Full story

 By WOT    Fishing    February 1, 2018

Excerpts From Lees Ferry Fishing Report

As a New Year begins, [it is interesting] to review where the Lees Ferry fishery has been in the past few years - and where it's headed. Fall 2013 Decline In the fall of 2013, there was a decline in... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    February 1, 2018

If OHVs Are Part Of Your 2018 Plans, Take A Safety Course, Get A Decal

For those whose garages got a little bit fuller during the holiday season with the addition of an off-highway vehicle (OHV) - or veteran riders who frequently hit Arizona's trails and dirt roads -... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    February 1, 2018

Grand Canyon's South Rim Roads Improvement Project Has Begun

Construction has begun at the Hermit Road interchange to resurface and improve the Hermit Road and Village Loop intersection. This is the first part of a 2018 Federal Highways Administration project... Full story

 By WOT    RVing    February 1, 2018

Tonto National Forest Announces Fee-Free Dates For 2018

Tonto National Forest joins other federal agencies in waiving fees at day-use sites on six remaining days. These special days will provide people an easier way to experience national forests and... Full story

 By AZGFD    Boating    February 1, 2018

Palo Verde Boat Ramp At Canyon Lake Closing For Improvements

CANYON LAKE, Ariz. — Boaters and other outdoor recreationists are advised that the Palo Verde Boat Ramp at Canyon Lake will temporarily close from March 1 through March 17 for a facility... Full story

 By Bob Brown    Events   
Lake Havasu Boat Show

Lake Havasu Boat Show Packed With Boats, Accessories And Special Attractions

"We're about a month away from opening day and we've already exceeded our goal of 140 exhibitors and vendors," commented Lake Havasu Boat Show producer, Bob Brown. "If this is an indicator of what... Full story


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