Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

Articles from the February 1, 2019 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 33

  • On The Cover - February 2019

    Carol L Allen

    This zippy Barron 290 Sport Deck (thank you to Bob Brown, Lake Havasu Boat Show) displays the energy of the upcoming season. It's time to get outdoors to enjoy all the Southwest has to offer. Besides the always-popular and ever-evolving Lake Havasu Boat Show, there are two expos just ahead: the crowd-favorite Arizona Game and Fish Expo, and the great International Sportsmen's Expo. All of these events have wonderful activities for all ages and show what's new in products and services that make... Full story

  • Grand Canyon - Go Grand


    On February 26, 2019, the Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years since its designation as a national park. Here are a few of many memorable photos posted by the National Park Service on their website.... Full story

  • Arizona Renaissance Festival 2019


    Photos and text courtesy of the Arizona Renaissance Festival 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 Mountains. A cast of nearly 2,000 costumed characters roam the streets among more than 200 artisans, crafters and food vendors. Artisans are housed in the market lanes filled with storybook shops and medieval tents. Dates/Hours The 2019 Arizona... Full story

  • Arizona - Three Winter Hikes

    Margie Anderson|Feb 1, 2019

    Jewel Of The Creek – Dragonfly Trail (Easy) Jewel of the Creek is a 26.6-acre preserve that protects a beautiful riparian area - one of the last remaining perennial streams in Maricopa County. The Desert Foothills Land Trust bought the land in 2001. The Dragonfly Trail is simply a one-mile loop through the riparian area. It is one of the prettiest desert hikes you will ever see, with towering trees, lush vegetation and flowers near the creek, and giant saguaros and other cacti a stone's throw a... Full story

  • OHV Riders

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2019

    Before getting behind the steering wheel or handlebars of any OHV, make sure you have the right equipment. Whether you have an ATV, dirt bike or side-by-side, the Arizona Game and Fish Department recommends that you wear the following equipment when riding in an OHV: • Helmet - All OHV operators or passengers younger than 18 are required to wear a U.S. Department of Transportation-safety rated helmet, but they are strongly recommended for everyone. • Eye Protection - Motorcycle goggles or a ful... Full story

  • AZ Livestock Loss Board Approves A Research Grant Program

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2019

    The Arizona Livestock Loss Board is now allowing ranchers to seek grant funding to assist in employing measures designed to prevent conflicts between cattle and Mexican wolves. At its November meeting, the board unanimously approved the grant program to provide funding to livestock producers wanting to research and develop measures - such as utilizing range riders, fencing or other measures - designed to prevent conflicts. Ranchers applying for the funds are required to provide a funding match... Full story

  • Eagles Have Landed

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2019

    The camera is set, zoomed in and ready to broadcast the day-to-day life of a pair of bald eagles hoping to raise a family inside their nest at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. In mid-December, the Arizona Game and Fish Department - in partnership with Salt River Project, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department, Arizona State Land Department and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation - began live-streaming from the camera perched near the bald eagle nest on Lake Pleasant. Watch Eagle Cam Footage "We... Full story

  • ICAST Winners Now Available

    Feb 1, 2019

    Park Falls, WI (January 21, 2018) – It's a busy time for everyone at St. Croix, from the rod designers to the 32 sets of artisans' hands on the production line who carefully manage the quality and quantity of all the rods that leave the factory. Looking back to 2018, everyone worked diligently toward ICAST 2018 to launch a massive number of new products that cater to the needs of anglers across the globe. The result of the countless hours and dedication? St. Croix earned an unprecedented three I... Full story

  • U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization

    BoatUS|Feb 1, 2019

    THANK YOU -- (L to R) Capt. Jeff Dziedzic, TowBoatUS Mystic, Connecticut; Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.); and Capt. Keith Turgeon, TowBoatUS Mystic U.S. Coast Guard Re-authorization Includes Look At Improving 911 System For Boaters TowBoatUS Mystic Connecticut captain thanked from U.S. House floor. A sign of the times, the U.S. Coast Guard reports that it’s common for recreational boaters today to use cellphones to call during a boating emergency. While Boat Owners Association of The United S... Full story

  • President Trump Signs Modern Fish Act

    Boat US|Feb 1, 2019

    With President Trump's December 31 signing of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), saltwater recreational anglers just got a big leg up when it comes to the federal management of the nation's fish stocks. "The Modern Fish Act is a big step forward in recognizing the value of today's recreational fishing," said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Manager of Government Affairs David Kennedy. "It will help improve public access to... Full story

  • Valid Arizona License Needed For All Hunts

    Margie Anderson|Feb 1, 2019

    You must have a valid hunting license for all hunts, and permit tags for some. You must read the regulations. You can pick up a hard copy at many outdoor stores and all Game and Fish offices. You can also read and/or download all the regulation booklets at www.azgfd.gov. Application Deadlines This Month Elk and antelope online application deadlines: • Antelope permit tag fees: resident $103, non-resident $565 Deadline for paper applications was January 15. Apply online until February 12. • Elk... Full story

  • BASF Introduces Exciting Target-Shooting Opportunity

    WOT|Feb 1, 2019

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced a new target-shooting opportunity on the 300-yard range at the world-class Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF). In what the department hopes will hit the mark with recreational shooters of all ages and skill levels, all 14 shooting lanes will be available for the public to shoot paper and steel targets the second and third weekend of each month. For a fee of $12 for adults - free for youths 17 and under - customers will be able to shoot... Full story

  • AZGFD - Pronghorn, Elk Hunts Now Being Accepted

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2019

    The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) now is accepting online applications for 2019 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for pronghorn and elk. To apply online, visit www.azgfd.gov and click on "Apply for a Draw." For an overview of the online application service, including license requirements, applying for bonus points and payment information, see Page 10 of the "2019 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw... Full story

  • Mountain Lion Harvest Threshold Reached In White Mountains

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2019

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced the harvest threshold for Mountain Lion Management Zone 8 has been met - this includes Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B and 3C. All units in Zone 8 were closed to mountain lion hunting at sundown on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The harvest threshold in Zone 8 was seven mountain lions. The annual harvest thresholds throughout the state are reflective of recent changes in mountain lion regulations. When the number of harvested mountain lions reaches the... Full story

  • E-Z Over Grill, Nothing Slips Through The Cracks

    WOT|Feb 1, 2019

    Whether in a wooded campsite, on a secluded beach or one's backyard, cooking over an open fire is an outdoor tradition. Generations have experienced the same problem, however: seeing their dinner slip through the grate and into the flames. Patent-pending E-Z Over Grill is a thoroughly modern take on the classic tripod design. It securely locks food in place between two grates and spins for even heat distribution. When it's time to flip, the entire grill basket simply rotates on its axis 180... Full story

  • Hunter-Harvest Survey?

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2019

    Arizona hunters who were successful in the 2018 draws probably noticed some formatting changes to their mailed hunt permit-tags — one of those is that the hunter-harvest survey now is found on the back. On the back side of the top half of the perforated mailing (upper right corner) is a hunter-harvest survey. The Arizona Game and Fish Department no longer will be mailing a separate hunter-harvest survey postcard. A hunter can visit https://www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Questionnaires, or scan a QR c... Full story

  • VFW Post 3513 Auxiliary Scholarship

    Carol L Allen

    CONGRATULATIONS! -- Local winners of VFW Post 3513 Auxiliary scholarship contest are Emma Forney, "Voice of Democracy" and Maya Holling, "Patriot's Pen". They are shown (from left) with District 4 President "Weezy" Burrell, Auxiliary President Victoria Cole, Emma Forney, Maya Holling, Scholarship Chair Carol Allen, and to the far right, Auxiliary Treasurer Mona Aamold.... Full story

  • Arizona - Petsmart Needs Volunteers

    Carol L Allen|Feb 1, 2019

    CALLING ALL CAT LOVERS! --We have volunteer openings for cat-loving individuals at Petsmart on Priest and Elliot in our adoptable cat rooms. Responsibilities include cleaning, feeding, socializing the cats/kittens, and talking to potential adopters. What better way to help us find homes for our amazing cats and kittens? If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Petsmart Lead Florine Anchordoguy at fanchordog@cox.net. Lost Our Home Pet Rescue is at 2323 S. Hardy Drive, Tempe,... Full story

  • Ruby Ranch Rescue

    Ruby Ranch Rescue

    Feb 1, 2019

    JUST $10 -- Ten dollars may seem insignificant-but it adds up! With your help, donating just $10 once a month will help continue the mission of Ruby Ranch Rescue to save the lives of seniors and special-needs animals in our shelters, providing them with the very best medical care, food, and environment while they wait for their forever homes. Will you make a commitment of just $10 a month? Our website offers a monthly donation option--so please select the amount convenient for you $5, $10, $25,... Full story

  • Fur and Feather Animal Assistance

    Fur and Feather Animal Assistance Puppy Crisis

    Carol L Allen|Feb 1, 2019

    Sarah Ross at Fur and Feather Animal Assistance reports that there are currently far more puppies than the rescue can accommodate and she asks for our help in finding forever homes for them. If you can possibly help getting some of them adopted or if you are interested in a new puppy yourself, please email your request to furandfeatheranimalassistance@gmail.com and an application will be sent to you to start the process. Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, Inc., is at 48 Ed Jones Road, 7 MILES SO... Full story

  • Carol Hogan - Celebration of Life

    Carol L Allen

    IN MEMORY -- The VFW Auxiliary of Post 3513 recently lost one of its longtime members, Carol Hogan. She was a retired executive assistant at the Arizona Department of Corrections and formerly Assistant Finance and Credit Manager at General GMC, Arizona Peterbilt. Ms. Hogan, originally from Painesville, Ohio, studied business administration at Kent State University, and later made Scottsdale, Ariz., her home. Carol Hogan's Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at... Full story

  • Arizona - Pronghorn And Elk Applications Due

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2019

    Online applications for 2019 pronghorn, elk hunts are due soon. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds hunters that time is running out to apply online for 2019 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for pronghorn and elk. All online applications must be received by AZGFD no later than 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. To apply online, visit www.azgfd.gov and click on “Apply for a... Full story

  • WOT|Feb 1, 2019

    As the New Year began to unfold, the AZ Legislature's 54th Session kicked off with a challenge from Governor Ducey to bring him a bill to help address Arizona's water issues. He signed the bipartisan supported Arizona's Drought Contingency Plan legislation on January 31st. The Bureau of Reclamation has indicated there are a few other considerations to move it all forward, so they are getting close to an agreement with the Federal officials....  Website

  • Arizona's Quail Season Closes Sunday, Feb. 10

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2019

    Arizona's general quail season closes Sunday, Feb. 10. PHOENIX — Arizona hunters have one more weekend to get out in the field and chase the state’s three main species of quail — Gambel’s, scaled and Mearns’. The season ends Sunday, Feb. 10. The general bag limit is 15 quail per day in the aggregate, of which no more than eight may be Mearns’ quail. The general possession limit is 45 quail in the aggregate, of which no more than 15 Gambel’s, scaled or California quail in the aggregate may... Full story

  • Washington Fish And Wildlife Commission Cancels Saturday Meeting Due To Weather

    WDFW|Feb 1, 2019

    OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is canceling its meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9, due to an expected winter storm. The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will meet as scheduled on Friday, Feb. 8, in Olympia. More information about the Friday meeting agenda is available online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/feb0119a/. The National Weather Service is predicting a winter storm that could b... Full story

Page Down