Articles from the October 15, 2014 edition

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San Carlos, Sonora, Is Calling Again!

San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico As the season turns from summer to fall and on into winter with Mexico beginning to look better and better on the weather map, imagine actually being here and... Full story

 By Boat U.S.    Boating    October 15, 2014

For Paddlers, It's High Season For Safety

It may be sunny outside with blue skies above, but waters are deceptively cold and unforgiving in the fall. For paddlers with just a few inches of freeboard to spare, getting wet this time of year... Full story


US Sailing Accepting Nominations For Rolex Awards

US Sailing has announced that it is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nati... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    October 15, 2014

Black-Footed Ferrets Have Recovery Chances Renewed

Arizona's endangered black-footed ferret population accomplished several steps towards recovery today with the release of 25 animals on the private Espee Ranch, a working, northern Arizona cattle... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    October 15, 2014

260-Pound Catfish Caught In Italy

This colossal catfish was caught by Italian angler Dino Ferrari from the River Po Northern Italy. It measured an incredible 8.6 feet (259cm) and weighed a staggering 260 pounds, making it one of the... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    October 15, 2014

Small Game Season Is Here

Cooler temperatures signal the arrival of fall, and Oct. 3 marked the season opener for many of Arizona's wild pursuits. From quail and rabbit in the desert to squirrels and ducks in the high... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Celebrate Halloween

Join local astronomy experts, Tony and Carole La Conte, from Stargazing for Everyone, on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant as they bring the universe... Full story

 By Boat U.S.    Boating    October 15, 2014

Ten Thousand Bucks Available For Best Safe And Clean Boating-Outreach Projects

Like the name implies, the goal of the boater-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is to educate boaters about safe and clean boating. The Foundation is looking to fund... Full story

 By AZBW    Hunting    October 15, 2014

Berry Road Near Mormon Lake Open For Waterfowl Hunters

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is advising migratory waterfowl hunters that access at Berry Road, on the southeast end of Mormon Lake off FH 3 or Lake Mary Road, will be open for this year's... Full story

 By Boat U.S.    Boating    October 15, 2014

Life Jacket Type Code Labels Go Away: Clarification

Dear Editor: A press release issued Sept. 30, 2014, “Life Jacket Type Code Labels Goes Away” discusses the US Coast Guard’s recent move to eliminate on Oct. 22 the familiar Type I-V code labeling requ... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 15, 2014

Director Of AZGFD To Head North American Wildlife Group

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), the professional association that serves as the collective voice of North America's state, provincial and territorial fish and wildlife agencies,... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    October 15, 2014

At Lake Pleasant It's 'Living the Life!'

Forty-five minutes from Phoenix, Pleasant Harbor, located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, serves as a one-stop recreation spot for lakeside fun for Phoenix-area residents. And for many... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    October 15, 2014

Stainless Steel Anchor And Chair Offer form And Function

Combining beauty and strength, stainless steel Rocna™ anchors and Titan™ Chain from Canada Metal (Pacific) offer yacht owners the best of both worlds when meeting their anchoring needs. Not only is th... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    October 15, 2014

AZGFD Host Forums On Elk/Pronghorn Hunt Recommendations

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will host three remaining public forums to meet with constituents about developing the 2015 hunt recommendations for pronghorn antelope, elk, and population... Full story

 By Boat U.S.    Boating    October 15, 2014

Boater's Ten Safe And Clean Refueling Tips

Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling. Stern drive or inboard powered boats have closed engine compartments where volatile gasoline vapors... Full story

 By Captain Dave Esparza    Events   

Coast Guard Members Value 'Fellowship' Times

In the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary we have a cornerstone activity called "Fellowship." Fellowship is when we all get together, relax and have a good time doing non-Coast Guard missions.... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

On Sand And Water: It's All Here At Lake Havasu City

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Sand-Water-RV Expo in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of off-roading, RVing and boating. The 2014 Sand-Water-RV Expo intends to capture the spirit... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 15, 2014

AZGFD Report

Tip Of The Week Fishing for largemouth bass is excellent at Bartlett Lake. Crankbaits are hot, and here's a tried-and-true bass-snatcher: the Rapala Shad Rap. Get a 3-inch version. Then tie it to... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 15, 2014

Community Fishing Program Stockings Resume

The Community Fishing Program resumed stocking catfish in the core waters in mid-September. Two trucks serviced the Phoenix and Tucson areas from two separate ponds in Arkansas. Unfortunately, one of... Full story


Lake Powell Fishing Report

October is hunting season. It's time to put on the blaze-orange sweatshirt, load some weapons and get in the boat. The weapons should be transported fully loaded because the game appears quickly and... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 15, 2014

Northern Colorado River To Receive Trout

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. –– Trout stocking south of Davis Dam has been on hiatus for nearly a year, but that changed on Oct. 1. Trout from Arizona Game and Fish hatcheries, and raised by the U.S. Fis... Full story


Thinking of Getting a Concealed Carry Permit?

You may wonder why you would even need a CCW permit in Arizona, since we have Constitutional Carry. CCW stands for Concealed Carry or Carrying a Concealed Weapon. What's the difference between... Full story

 By Frank Jackson    Events   

On The Cover

Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and Acapulco need no introduction as Mexican destinations as they are well-known and traveled by foreigners. The slice of paradise south of the border called San Carlos in the... Full story


GOOD COMPANY - Does Your Fall Outing With Rover Include A Hike?

This article is brought to you courtesy of Fall is here, so why not turn that daily walk into an interesting and fun hike? It's no secret that exercise is a necessity for both you a... Full story


Wenima Wildlife Area

Just a bit north of Springerville is an amazingly cool place that you may never even have heard of. It's the Wenima Wildlife Area and it consists of 357 acres of habitat along the Little Colorado Rive... Full story


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