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Articles from the March 1, 2018 edition

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  • AZBW/WOT On The Cover - Boats Play A Big Role

    Carol L. Allen

    First, thanks to news@martinflory.com for the cover photo. Second, from kayaks to high-performance boats to fishing craft - and more - spring shows in the Southwest are starring all kinds of watercraft. Check out Downstream for events. AZBW/WOT March 2018 AZBW/WOT March 2018 Boats Play A Big Role - First, thanks to news@martinflory.com for the cover photo. Second, from kayaks to high-performance boats to fishing craft - and more - spring shows in the Southwest are starring all kinds of... Find... Full story

  • Carol L. Allen

    This is where to find the outdoor activities that will be taking place. You'll find boat shows, RV shows, camping, fishing, kayaking and more....  Website

  • Lake Havasu Marine Association

    Slide Anchor Joins Fight To Prevent Spread Of Aquatic Invasive Species

    Jim Allen|Mar 1, 2018

    The effort to prevent the spread of quagga mussels throughout fresh water lakes and rivers in the western United States has been ongoing since 2007 when the harmful mollusks were initially discovered in Lake Mead and specific portions of the Colorado River including Lake Havasu. Although numerous containment strategies have been employed by various local, state and federal agencies during the past ten years, quaggas have proven to be a stubborn and virtually unstoppable adversary, infecting a... Full story

  • Arizona Senior Olympics

    Marci Welton|Mar 1, 2018

    Phoenix, AZ - Online registrations are now open for the 2018 Arizona Senior Olympic Games, which will be held from Saturday, February 17th through Sunday, March 28th. Athletes are urged to sign up early, using the website: www.seniorgames.org. Arizona is one of the few states which offers shooting sports in their Senior Olympic competitions. Here is the 2018 schedule: March 3 (9 AM Competition, Saturday): Archery at Paseo Vista Archery Range, Chandler March 10 (8:30 Competition, Saturday):... Full story

  • Enjoying The Hassayampa River Canyon Wilderness

    Margie Anderson|Mar 1, 2018

    The Hassayampa River begins somewhere south of Prescott and flows through Wickenburg before joining the Gila River near Hassayampa, Ariz. It is around 113 miles long, but most of the time the Hassayampa is flowing, but you can't see it - the water is below the surface of the ground and the river looks like a very wide dry wash. However, near Wickenburg are a couple (or three) places where you can enjoy seeing the waters of the Hassayampa flowing on the surface. The Hassayampa is one of the few... Full story

  • Fatal Yuma County Off-Highway Vehicle Accident

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2018

    Fatal Yuma County Off-Highway Vehicle Accident Is Reminder To Practice OHV Safety The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all off-highway vehicle (OHV) drivers and passengers to wear the proper safety gear, including a helmet, in the wake of a fatal accident that killed a 77-year-old Wellton, Ariz., man recently. A Sad Outcome The man lost control of the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) he was driving when he hit a rut in the roadway and was thrown from the vehicle, according to the Yuma County Sh... Full story

  • AZSFWC - Arizona's 'Conserving Wildlife' License Plate Benefits Habitat, Education, Youth

    AZSFWC|Mar 1, 2018

    Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation's (AZSFWC) "Conserving Wildlife" license plate ended 2017 surpassing the prior year both in license plate sales and grant awards from the proceeds. Last year, AZSFWC, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, awarded 16 different grants totaling $170,665 in funding. Putting this into perspective, it means 10,039 Conserving Wildlife license plates were purchased or renewed to fund those projects. Since 2012, the organization has awarded 100 grants totaling... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park Announces 2019 Centennial Logo

    GCNP|Mar 1, 2018

    Grand Canyon, AZ- In recognition of Grand Canyon National Park's 99th birthday, the National Park Service and Grand Canyon Association unveiled the logo for the park's upcoming 2019 Centennial. Depicting one of Grand Canyon's most significant elements, the Colorado River, the logo is a visual reminder of the rich natural, cultural, and historical resources found at Grand Canyon National Park. The accompanying tagline, Go Grand, encourages inspiration and grand adventures. The logo was the... Full story

  • Modern Fish Act Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law

    ASA|Mar 1, 2018

    Alexandria, VA – February 28, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation overwhelmingly approved S. 1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This legislation calls for critically important updates to the oversight of federal fisheries, including adding more tools to the management toolbox, improving data collection techniques, and examining some fishery allocations that are based on decades-old decisions. The... Full story

  • Arizona - Desert Roses Fun Shoot Set For April 7

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2018

    PHOENIX - Desert Roses and Desert Roses, Too – the women's shotgun-shooting program at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center – will conduct a fun shoot at 10 a.m. April 7. All participants in the program are invited to attend. Desert Roses is the introductory level of the program that meets every first and third Thursday of each month. Desert Roses, Too is a new level of the program for women who want to learn advanced shooting techniques. The cost is $20 per shooter and includes firearm rental, amm... Full story

  • AZGFD - Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup

    Doug Burt|Mar 1, 2018

    You all amaze me! Thank you for another productive and engaging gathering of the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup this past Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 – it is one for the books for sure. For those that didn't make it, below is a quick recap. If you want to see the full presentations, shoot me an email and I'll forward them to you, dburt@azgfd.gov. Overview:  37 attendees total  8 first‐timers (20%, includes 1 new organization – Arizona Huntress Facebook group)  17 + unique organizatio... Full story

  • Fire Treatments Slated for Areas North of Payson

    WOT|Mar 1, 2018

    PHOENIX, March 2, 2018-For Immediate Release. Tonto National Forest fire specialists will continue to conduct prescribed fire treatments on approximately 1,566 acres in areas north of Payson, starting on Monday, March 5, and continuing through Friday, March 9, 2018. The treatment areas are located north of Payson, northwest of Whispering Pines, and southwest of Verde Glen. The prescribed fire treatments are designed to maintain the thinning conducted over the last decade to improve the health... Full story

  • AZGFD - Hunt Fish Combo Licenses Available

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2018

    DOUBLE TIME -- If you're someone who typically buys only a hunting license (or an angler who only buys a fishing license), you're missing out on one of the best deals around. Consider buying a hunt/fish combo license this year and double your outdoor fun! Here's how: https://license.azgfd.gov/home.xhtml.... Full story

  • Golden Decks Lifts Make Docking Like Parking A Car

    WOT|Mar 1, 2018

    Few drivers think twice about the versatility of walking around a parked vehicle. With a custom-built Golden Deck Lift from Golden Boat Lifts, boat owners have that same luxury. Like a car on a driveway, it delivers unprecedented 360 degree access and all the benefits of out-of-water storage: added speed, increased fuel economy, less time spent scrubbing the hull and higher resale value. Whether it's a PWC, or sterndrive, outboard or inboard vessel up to 240,000 lbs., Golden Deck Lifts are... Full story

  • Don McDowell|Mar 1, 2018

    We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident Charlton Heston Man is not war monger; he is a creature of fear. As early as 15,000BC, archeologists discover two traits about early humans that 1) until the discovery of fire they camped and grouped in bands for protection; 2) for protection, stones and clubs were used. To survive they had to defend and protect what they had. In today’s world governments get so big and controlling that defending yourself from big government is mandatory. The 2nd A...  Website

  • Don McDowell

    WOT|Mar 1, 2018

    Don McDowell, Arizona native, is an avid outdoorsman and has been an active bass pro fisherman for over 16 years and in the past 15 years has developed his own radio show promoting bass fishing and conservation efforts for bass fishing that escalated to nominations with several bass groups and organizations. In the past 12 years, Don has pursued his conservation agenda through AZBFN-TBF as Conservation Director and with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in the spring of 2014 redesigned his... Full story

  • Shuttle Bus Tips and Other Spring Break Hacks for Grand Canyon National Park

    GCNP|Mar 1, 2018

    Grand Canyon, AZ- Visitors planning to hike, camp, recreate, and take in the breathtaking views of Grand Canyon National Park during spring break should also prepare for long lines and road construction. As a result of increased spring break visitation, traffic regularly backs up at the South Rim entrance stations, with the longest wait time between 10 am and 4 pm. Parking lots, especially near Grand Canyon Visitor Center, start reaching capacity by 11 am. In addition to increased traffic,... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park Seeking Participants


    Grand Canyon National Park Seeking Participants for Open-House Earth Day Celebration Grand Canyon, AZ - Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day with an open-house style celebration from 10 am until 2 pm Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza. This year's activities will focus on waste, water, and energy reduction. Let us share innovative ways to reduce our footprint and protect our environment. Grand Canyon's Green Team is hosting th... Full story

  • Arizona Boating & Watersports

    Good Old RV's CEO Retiring

    Jim Allen|Mar 1, 2018

    Publishers Note - If you like vintage RV's and haven't seen this website you are missing out on a wealth of good information. As you can see from the pictures Carol and I are definitely into the older RV's. Greetings all, Pat Daly, the originator/creator of the GORV website has decided it is time to retire from being the CEO. Please take a moment to send him a note of appreciation for all his efforts and well wishes on his new plans. Jimco_W001 and I will be taking over Pat's responsibilities... Full story

  • Camp Verde - Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day


    CAMP VERDE -- Saturday, March 31, will be the sixth Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, hosted this year at Fort Verde State Historic Park and Camp Verde Community Park. This is a cooperative event coordinated by the Town of Camp Verde and cities of Cottonwood and Sedona as well as Arizona State Parks & Trails. In addition, many local veteran’s groups are involved including Camp Verde’s American Legion Post #93 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6739. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act des... Full story

  • AZGFD Outdoor Expo Less Than 3 Weeks Away


    PHOENIX — One of Arizona’s largest hands-on outdoor expos is less than three weeks away. And it’s FREE! The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo, presented by Shikar-Safari Club International, will be held on Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. The event offers loads of activities, presentations and exhibits for everyone from novices to seasoned outdoor recreationists. The Expo has come a long way since its inception, growing from a s... Full story

  • NRA

    Arizona: Political Tactics in Phoenix Threatening Your Rights

    NRA|Mar 1, 2018

    Your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun legislators may attempt to use political maneuvers in order to push through gun control legislation on Thursday, March 8th. Please contact your state Senator and Representative and urge them to stand strong in support of the Second Amendment and reject any attempts by anti-gun legislators to use political maneuvers to move gun control legislation. Go to https://act.nraila.org/takeaction.aspx?AlertID=1937 to contact your state legislators. Anti-gun... Full story

  • Tucson - MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT - Harold Beatty

    WOT|Mar 1, 2018

    Mr. Beatty has Dementia & was last seen near his home in the 5200 blk of E. 3rd St.(Speedway/Rosemont). Mr. Beatty is 5'7, med build, gray hair & blue eyes. L/s wearing blue jeans & long sleeve yellow plaid shirt. Call 911 w/any info.... Full story

  • Barron Boats Preparing To Launch In Mid-May

    Mar 1, 2018

    Barron Boats an industry familiar name readies for the release of a new line-up of deckboats and center consoles. Sometimes when one door closes, another one opens. And so it is with Jerry Barron, son of now deceased southern California boat building icon, Nick Barron of Hallett Boats. AZBW/WOT March 2018 AZBW/WOT March 2018 Boats Play A Big Role - First, thanks to news@martinflory.com for the cover photo. Second, from kayaks to high-performance boats to fishing craft - and more - spring shows... Full story

  • AZBW|Mar 1, 2018

    Jack Cole, Skipjack boats, passed away on February 23, 2018. We join the entire Skipjack family, including Irene and his two sons, Jack, Jr. and Jeff Cole, in honoring this legend and his contribution to boating during his lifetime. A close friend and fellow Tuna Club member, Carl Lund, who has also passed away, introduced me to Jack Cole in Avalon in the mid-seventies. By that time, Cole had established himself as one of a select few successful boat designers with his "Skipjack"...  Website

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