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Articles from the March 15, 2012 edition

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The Top Five Outdoor Films — Ever!

It's hard to define what qualifies a motion picture as an "outdoor" film. To make this list the film must center on hunting and/or the outdoors. One of these two elements must be central to the plot,... Full story

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    March 15, 2012

Native Wildlife Are Not Pets

There’s no denying the fact that some wildlife might appear to make for a nice pet, especially the youngsters one might believe can be domesticated. But, Arizona Game and Fish officials advise... Full story

 

Boat Maintenance: Spring Commissioning Part II

The Exterior The exterior of your boat needs to be thoroughly cleaned at least twice a year, if not more often, or you'll find yourself with a seasoned mess with stains that are more difficult to get... Full story

 

New Model Roll-Outs To Highlight Lake Havasu Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show is considered by many to be the granddaddy of all boat shows, but for Southwest boaters, the 2012 Lake Havasu Boat Show, April 20-22 at Lake Havasu State Park,... Full story

 

April ‘Storm’ Predicted For The Desert

We’re only weeks away from Desert Storm 2012: April 23-28. After Desert Storm 2011, ideas of incorporating the Lake Havasu Boat Show into the same timeframe as Desert Storm were popping up as a way... Full story

 
 By AZDBA    Boating    March 15, 2012

THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON

To celebrate 2012 as the "Year of the Dragon," what better way than to come see the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival, Saturday, March 31-Sunday, April 1 on Tempe Town Lake? This is a free boat festival... Full story

 

Top 10 Most Popular Boat Names In 2011

BoatUS: 22nd Annual List Of Top 10 Boat Names Making the decision to buy a boat comes easy for some people. Picking out a name for the boat, however, can prove to be much harder, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). "A... Full story

 

Book Your Trip Today

From early March to Aprill 15 (and possibly into early May, depending on flow levels), rafters can enjoy the thrill of "running" down the Salt River. For more information, call Salt River Rafting,... Full story

 

Catalina, Here We Come!

Although not all the details were in place at press time, according to Debbie Huntsman, commodore of Lake Pleasant Sailing Club (LPSC), it is a done deal that the Arizona Yacht Club (AYC) and LPSC... Full story

 
 By Don McDowell    Fishing    March 15, 2012

The Big One Is Here!

One of the biggest and best fishing and family events of Arizona’s Centennial year is coming soon to Pleasant Harbor, Lake Pleasant, Ariz. Save March 16 through 18 for three fun-packed days of... Full story

 

It’s All About San Diego Sportfishing

A San Diego sportfishing tradition, The Port Of San Diego's Day At The Docks is the West Coast's largest public celebration of sportfishing. Signaling the official start of Southern California's sprin... Full story

 

Imagine Getting A Rebate For Buying A Fishing License

Imagine getting a rebate for fishing? Well, guess what? You can now get a rebate for having or buying a 2012 Arizona Fishing License, thanks to a promotion by Shakespeare. Here’s the deal. Buy any two Shakespeare products (such as the Ugly Stick)... Full story

 

Getting Ready To Fish Arizona

Just recently, we just stocked a bonus 3,000 rainbow trout into the Lower Salt River below Saguaro Lake near Phoenix at the Waters Users (where the tubers put in) and Blue Point Bridge. Despite our la...

 

Bon Voyage

It is hard to say goodbye to one of our most loyal supporters of and contributors to the safety of Arizona outdoor recreationists, both on the water and on land. However, congratulations are... Full story

 

Lake Powell Report

Lake Powell water temperature still hovers between 49 and 54. Not much change will occur in fishing conditions until significant warming of air and water comes toward the end of March. The good news... Full story

 
 Events   

Bring Your Family, Friends To AZGFD Outdoor Expo

Whether you’re a seasoned outdoors enthusiast or a novice wanting to learn, be sure to come on out to the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.... Full story

 

Tony Stewart To Chair NHF Day Celebration

Leading NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver/owner Tony Stewart knows a thing or two about winning championships. As the driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup... Full story

 

Online Draw Applicants Should Ensure Credit Card Info Is Current

Were you one of the many hunters who used the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s online application service for the 2012 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Draw? Has your credit or debit card information recently changed? If the answer to both of those... Full story

 
 Events   

Mountain Gear Announces Red Rock Rendezvous

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The ninth annual “Mountain Gear Presents: Red Rock Rendezvous” (RRR) rock-climbing festival, title sponsored by The North Face, returns to the Red Rock Canyon National... Full story

 

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

(Phoenix, AZ - February 13, 2012) -- Beginning in March, Park Rangers at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood will offer guided ranger-led hikes on Sundays and mountain bike ride/clinics on Satur... Full story

 

Arizonans Can Help Wildlife At Tax Time

Did you know that your state taxes do not support the conservation of Arizona's wildlife, but your donations do? Taxpayers can help the state's wildlife at tax time by "making a mark" on their state i... Full story

 

Audubon Society Names Bill Williams River NWR ‘Global Important Bird Area’

For birdwatchers everywhere, the sharp weeep call of a Nutting's Flycatcher makes the heart skip a beat, especially for so-called "listers" who try to see as many of the world's 10,000 species as... Full story

 

Important First Meeting Of Sportsmen’s Constituent Group To Be Held March 22

A most important first meeting of the newly created Sportsmen’s Constituent Group (working title at this point) will be held on Thursday, March 22, from 6-9 p.m., at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in... Full story

 

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