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 By WOT    RVing    April 1, 2016

Grand Canyon Seeking Participants for Open-House Earth Day Celebration

OPEN HOUSE -- Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day with an open-house style celebration from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.Friday, April 22 at the Grand Canyon Visitor... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    April 1, 2016

Arizona Site Stewards Honored For 30 Years Of Protecting Cultural Resources

The Arizona Site Stewards Program was honored at the 4th Tri-National Sonoran Desert Symposium held in Ajo, Arizona on March 7-10. The International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) presented the... Full story

 By WOT    RVing    April 1, 2016

Born Free RVs Stay Warm With Aqua-Hot

Born Free builds some of the finest Class C motorhomes in the country, using only top-quality components. When customers are configuring their dream RVs, many choose innovative Aqua-Hot Heating... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    April 1, 2016

It's Almost That Time Of Year Again: The Season

Two words that strike fear in many a shelter workers hearts -"kitten season". What is kitten season you ask? Kitten season is the time of year when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters across... Full story

 By WOT    Wildlife    April 1, 2016

Fur And Feather Sends Update

From The Great Folks At Fur & Feather Hello everybody and we hope this update finds you all doing well. It is a wonderful new year and spring is upon us! A lot has happened over the last few... Full story

 By GCNP    Events   

April 7, 2016 - Search Continues For Missing Woman At South Rim Of Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Search and Rescue crews continued looking for missing woman Diana Zacarias of Natchitoches, LA. Crews spent yesterday and today looking for Zacarias by foot above and below... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    April 1, 2016

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

A draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is now available for public review and comment. Due to an increase in safety concerns and the protection... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Cassidy-Rubio Bill Will Safeguard State Fisheries

Washington, D.C. - April 18, 2016 A coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations praised the introduction of a bill, S.2807, that will safeguard the role of state fisheries management... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Recognizing 40 Years Of the Legislation That Established U.S. Fishing Boundaries

Washington, D.C. - April 20, 2016 Tonight, recreational and commercial fishing representatives, Members of Congress, and key former and current individuals from the administration gathered on Capitol... Full story

 By IGFA    Events   

Day At The Docks - IGFA Honors 'Boots On The Ground' Volunteers

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Day at the Docks, the traditional kick-off to the San Diego Sportfishing fleet’s season, hosted a record breaking crowd of anglers and their families – both tourists and locals – April 17. A near picture-perfect spring day... Full story

 By WDFW    Hunting    April 1, 2016

Commission Restricts Baiting Game, Approves Upcoming Hunting Seasons

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted restrictions on the use of bait to hunt deer and elk, but made few significant changes in state hunting seasons at a public meeting... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Hundreds OfLlowland Lakes Open April 23 With New Opportunities To Pull In Prize Fish

OLYMPIA–Trout fishing in Washington reaches full speed April 23, when several hundred lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish – open for a six-month season. That date also marks the start... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Spring Chinook Fishery Closes Pending Run Update On Lower Columbia River

OLYMPIA – The first phase of the popular sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River will close at the end of the day Friday, April 8, one day earlier than previously... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    April 1, 2016

Prevent Conflicts With Hungry Bears This Spring

OLYMPIA – Black bears are beginning to emerge from winter dens across the state, prompting state wildlife managers to remind residents how to avoid possible conflicts with hungry animals looking to... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    April 1, 2016

WDFW Plans Controlled Burns On Wildlife Areas In Northeast Washington

Starting this month, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) hopes to conduct controlled burns on parts of the Sinlahekin, Scotch Creek, and Sherman Creek wildlife areas in northeast... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    April 1, 2016

Status reviews of Columbian White-Tailed Deer, Taylor's Checkerspots Available For Public Comment

OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to keep Columbian white-tailed deer and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies on Washington’s endangered species... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    April 1, 2016

Plant A Tree For Wildlife This Month

April is the month of Arbor Day and Earth Day, and this year both are promoting something we advocate for wildlife habitat -- tree planting. Arbor Day has always been about planting trees, starting in... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Lower Yakima River To Open For Spring Chinook Fishing

Action: Open the lower Yakima River to fishing for spring chinook salmon Species affected: Chinook salmon Dates: April 29 through June 15, 2016 Location: From the Hwy. 240 bridge in Richland (river... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Sarg Hubbard Park Pond Closure For 'Kids' Fish-In' Event

Action: Closes Sarg Hubbard Park Pond (Reflection Pond) to all fishing except those youths registered for the “Kids' Fish-In” event. In addition, the daily limit is reduced to two trout during the... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Razor Clam Dig Begins April 20, More Proposed In May

OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers today approved nine days of razor clam digging beginning April 20 on the first of three ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Salmon Seasons Set For Ocean, CR; State, Rribes Unable To Reach Agreement On Puget Sound

OLYMPIA – Anglers will have opportunities to fish for salmon in the ocean and Columbia River this year, although recreational and non-tribal commercial salmon fisheries in Puget Sound may be closed... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2016

Columbia Park Pond To Close For Kids' Fishing Day Events

Action: Closes Columbia Park Pond to all fishing except those youths registered for the “Special Needs Fishing Event” on Friday, May 6, or the “Kids' Fishing Day” event on Saturday, May 7. In... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2016

DFW Hatcheries Releasing Steelhead Under Newly Approved Federal Permits

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have begun releasing more than 500,000 juvenile steelhead from five state fish hatcheries into Puget Sound rivers after receiving word from NOAA-Fisheries that... Full story

 By WDFW    Shooting Sports    April 1, 2016

WDFW Hosts Meetings On Target Shooting Options For Wenas Wildlife Area

YAKIMA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold public meetings this month to discuss target shooting options for the Wenas Wildlife Area located between Ellensburg and... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 1, 2016

WDFW To Seek Federal Permit For Puget Sound Fisheries After Talks With Tribes End

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have decided to separately secure the federal permit required to hold salmon fisheries this season in Puget Sound. The decision was made Tuesday after negotiations... Full story


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