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Articles from the April 1, 2017 edition

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 By Carol L. Allen    Events   
Desert Storm 2017

On The Cover - A Big Storm Hits Havasu In May

One of the most popular boating events in Arizona is the annual Desert Storm Poker Run & Shootout http://www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/1786/, held each spring at Lake Havasu. This year,...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    April 1, 2017

Phoenix, AZ - "Shot Heard 'Round the World Day" Is April 19

PHOENIX - The world-class Ben Avery Shooting Facility will be the place to be Wednesday, April 19, a day when recreational shooters can join together to symbolize the first shot fired in 1775 to mark...

 
 By Carol L. Allen    Events   

John Miller Fitch - Died 12 March 2017, Phoenix Arizona.

John (known as Jack) was born on June 18, 1928 in Wayne, Nebraska, the son of Ethel and Lloyd Fitch. Jack was a gifted student and completed high school in three years before going on to earn his...

 
 By AZBW    Events   

San Diego, CA - Day At The Docks 2017

San Diego, April 9, 2017 - The Port of San Diego's 39th Annual Day at The Docks – FREE West Coast public celebration of sportfishing will take place on Sunday April 9, 2017 from 9 AM to 5 PM. The fe...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    April 1, 2017
BoatU.S.

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association

Hazardous shoaling reduces depth to less than 5 feet in several sections. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the famed 1100-plus mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami,...

 
 By BoatUS    Boating    April 1, 2017

Ten Tips To Get The Right Boat Loan

How do you get the right boat loan for your new or previously owned dream boat? Here are ten tips from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). 1. Check your credit: Before applying for a loan, ensure your credit report is accurate, and...

 
 By WOT    RVing    April 1, 2017

Grand Canyon National Park To Temporarily Close Colorado River Trail For Maintenance

Grand Canyon AZ - Due to an unanticipated rockslide the National Park Service (NPS) will close the Colorado River Trail between Pipe Creek and the Silver Bridge for trail repair starting Monday,...

 

Gear Up For Camping Season

The only bad thing about camping is putting all that stuff away when you get home, right? Well, when I was a kid, we camped and hunted all the time, and my dad had a big old Army field desk that we...

 

Arizona Lakes, Arizona Pros: Gary Senft

Gary Senft is an Arizona icon when it comes to bass fishing. I've been doing stories with him for decades, and he has a wealth of knowledge about techniques and tactics for catching bass in our...

 

Keep Your Shooting Skills Sharp - With Or Without Going To The Range

There is no denying that the best way to keep your skills sharp is practicing. Shooting is no different. If you want to be good at it, you have to practice. Going to the range is good practice for...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    April 1, 2017

Flagstaff Man Sets 30-Year-Old Catfish State Record

A giant fish tail, dark and maybe two feet in length, curled beneath the surface of the water. Carson Pete, shore-fishing about 50 yards away, hiked to where he spotted the tail Sunday at Upper Lake...

 

Lake Powell Fish Report

The quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing. Lake Powell is rising.   Spring runoff has begun a bit early due to warm days in March. That may change as another storm front is now...

 
 By AZBW    Events   
Lake Havasu Boat Show

Lake Havasu Boat Show Adds New Special Attractions

"So big, you might not be able to see it all in just one-day," commented Lake Havasu Boat Show producer, Bob Brown. "The growth of this boat show has been astounding. We'll be 130 exhibitors and...

 
 By AZGFD    Boating    April 1, 2017

Department Receives $46,000 For DUI/OUI Checkpoints

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) will enhance its efforts to target removal of impaired watercraft and off-highway vehicle (OHV) operators from Arizona's recreation areas through a...

 
 By BoatUS    Boating    April 1, 2017

Boat Trailer Insurance Mysteries Revealed By BoatUS

If you get in an accident while trailering your boat, do you know which insurance policy will pay for repairs to the trailer? If it's a simple accident with damage to the trailer only, it's likely to...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    April 1, 2017

Social Tolerance, Genetic Diversity Equally Important To Mexican Wolf Recovery

The success of Mexican wolf recovery across Arizona and New Mexico hinges more immediately on maintaining social tolerance than on genetic diversity, according to a recently published peer-reviewed st...

 
 By WOT    Camping    April 1, 2017

Davis Instruments - Convenient LED Light Consumes Only 1/50th Of An Amp

LED lighting has changed how people enjoy the outdoors at night. Davis Instruments takes this innovation to a higher level with its Mega-Light. Two models provide bright, clear light, while only drawi...

 
 By AZBW    Boating    April 1, 2017
Arizona Boating & Watersports

Accon Marine - Lifting Eyes Create Boat-Moving Options

Boats can be hoisted out of the water or off a trailer using properly-sized lifting eyes. They provide an owner flexibility in how the boat is stored and moved, and create an additional tie-down...

 
Fur And Feather Animal Rescue

Fur And Feather Offers Sanctuary To Homeless Animals

The original founders of Fur and Feather Animal Assistance have been helping animals in rural Catron County, N.M., for more than a decade. Despite being the largest county in New Mexico, there is no...

 
 By Patty Johnson    Boating    April 1, 2017

Arizona Road Trip - Get Out To Roosevelt Lake, A Spectacular Desert Oasis

Arizona has some remarkably beautiful destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. And, whether you're looking for a week or a weekend adventure, a trip to Roosevelt Lake is a must-see oasis in the desert....

 
 By GCNP    RVing    April 1, 2017

Grand Canyon National Park Annual Passes Available

Visitors interested in purchasing the Grand Canyon National Park annual pass can do so at any of Grand Canyon’s entrance stations and park headquarters building. This annual pass costs $60, is...

 
Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

Lost Our Home Animal Rescue - Kitten Season

It's that time of year again: kitten season! You may be wondering, "Kitten season? What is that? It sounds cute!". As cute as kittens may be, there's nothing cute about the season that lands tons of...

 
 By AZBW    Events   

Boulders Cleanup Helps Ensure Future Opportunities

The Boulders OHV Area is very popular with recreational target shooters, off-highway vehicle riders, equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers, and others because of its close proximity to the Phoenix...

 
 By AZBW    RVing    April 1, 2017

Prescott's Outdoor Opportunities Gain More Recognition

From Kelly Tolbert - Recreation Services Coordinator (With Contributor Nancy Nesbit) With the cleanest air in Arizona, a mild four-seasons climate, diverse ecosystem, and vibrant outdoor lifestyle,...

 
 By AZBW    Camping    April 1, 2017

Lake Pleasant, AZ - High Water Levels - Paddlefest Was Great This Year

April 10, 2017 - Want to see all the great happenings at Paddlefest this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTgWKOv6GTU As temperatures begin to warm up, locals and tourists alike have begun...

 

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