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 By Debbie Rosch    WOOT    April 15, 2015

K-9 SAR: The Big Creek Search Dog Team

Ever since dogs were domesticated, they have been assisting humans with hunting, herding, protection, as well as providing companionship. The relationship has evolved along with man and beast, and... Full story


Good Company

This is my kitty Biscuit. She wandered into my yard as a kitten five years ago. I've been her caretaker ever since. She loves attention; can't get enough from me. She is shy with a new person for a day or so, then wants that person's attention, too.... Full story

 By GCNP    Wildlife    April 15, 2015

Arizona AG Supports Bison Management In Grand Canyon National Park

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a letter supporting federal legislation that allows skilled sportsmen to aid in the management of bison herds in Grand Canyon National Park. "This... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    April 15, 2015

Too Many Tortoises, Not Enough Homes

Are you fascinated by reptiles? Do you have a yard big enough for a dog, but no time to take one for daily walks? Is someone in your family allergic to pets with fur or feathers? If so, consider... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    April 15, 2015

Pronghorn Fawns Get Help Through Coyote Removal

The Arizona Game and Fish Department was finishing a successful program to help the state's struggling antelope population. The department conducted lethal removal of coyotes until mid-April, to... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    April 15, 2015

Valley Man Charged In Captive Bengal Tiger Case

A Valley man charged with possessing two Bengal tigers, which are restricted in Arizona, appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court last week. After a nearly year-long investigation, Fahad Zeshawn... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    April 15, 2015

Follow Wildlife On Secret Paths

WONDERS OF WILDLIFE -- Did you ever wonder how biologists track the movements of animals that swim, fly, slither or hide and how telemetry is used to track those animals? If you subscribe to Arizona... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    April 15, 2015

1,000 Free Fishing Licenses

PHOENIX – One thousand youth hunt/fish licenses will be given away free of charge at the "Bonsall Park 1,000 Youth License Giveaway," on Saturday, April 25 in Glendale. The giveaway coincides with a... Full story

 By ASP    RVing    April 15, 2015

Annual Mariachi Festival

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day at the Annual Mariachi Festival in Southern Arizona at Patagonia Lake State Park on May 16 (Phoenix, AZ - April 13, 2015) - Make plans to head south for the sounds of... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    April 15, 2015

Tourism to Grand Canyon National Park Creates $509 Million in Economic Benefits

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that over 4.7 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2014 spent $509 million in communities near the park. That spendi...

 By GNPS    Events   

Shoshone Prescribed Fire Treatment Planned on South Rim of Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment for the Shoshone Rx during the week of April 27 as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow. The Shoshone Point Rx is within the...

 By AZBW    Wildlife    April 15, 2015

Gold Canyon, Ariz.

The images are incredible. A bobcat that has scampered to the top of a saguaro cactus -- and it was quite a climb! The photos were captured in Gold Canyon, on the foot of the Superstition Mountains.... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 15, 2015

Anglers May Use Barbed Hooks

Anglers may use barbed hooks at Wind River, Drano Lake to fish for hatchery chinook and steelhead Action: The barbless hook restriction is rescinded through June. Species affected: Chinook and... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    April 15, 2015

WDFW Expands Recreational Shrimp Fishery In Marine Area 7 West

OLYMPIA - Recreational spot shrimpers will have additional opportunity to catch shrimp in the western section of the San Juan Islands next month, state shellfish managers announced today. The... Full story


Two Sections Of The Yakima River To Open For Spring Chinook Fishing

Action: Open two sections of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon. Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon. Locations & Dates: Area 1: Open daily May 2 through June 15 from the Hwy. 240 bridge in Richland (river mile 2.1)... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    April 15, 2015

WDFW Hosts Meetings On Target Shooting Proposals For Wenas Wildlife Area

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold public meetings April 29 and 30 to discuss options for improving safety, reducing fire risk, and addressing other concerns... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    April 15, 2015

Living With Moose Presentations Scheduled In Spokane Area

Spokane area residents can learn how to live with moose from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff at three sessions scheduled over the next month. WDFW wildlife biologists,... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    April 15, 2015

Attention Anglers: Tagged Trout To Be Stocked Into Two White Mountains Rivers

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Game and Fish Department is implanting radio tags into a small percentage of hatchery-raised Apache trout that will be stocked into the East Fork of the Black and the Little... Full story

 By AZGFD    Events   

Volunteers Put Forth "Monumental" Effort

SONORAN DESERT NATIONAL MONUMENT – Almost two dozen volunteers spent Saturday morning bagging, bucketing or dragging more than four tons of trash – enough to fill a 20-yard dumpster – from along... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    April 15, 2015

Ida Lewis Distance Race 2015

NEWPORT, R.I. (April 27, 2015) – For over a decade, grand prix sailors and racing/cruising enthusiasts alike have flocked to the summer destination of Newport, R.I. to compete in the Ida Lewis... Full story

 By ASP    RVing    April 15, 2015

Slide Rock & Red Rock State Parks Provide Unforgettable Family Vacation Memories

(Phoenix, Arizona - April 27, 2015) - Travel to Slide Rock and Red Rock State Parks in Sedona to create unforgettable family vacation memories. Both parks were selected in a recent travel poll by... Full story

 By NMMA    Boating    April 15, 2015


TORONTO, ON (April 29)- The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada will receive up to $33,825 in funding from Foreign Affairs, Trade Development Canada to support Canadian... Full story

 By GNPS    Events   

Shoshone Prescribed Fire Treatment Postponed on South Rim of Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – National Park Service (NPS) fire managers have postponed ignition of the Shoshone Prescribed Fire Unit due to precipitation over the project area. Plans for each burn unit contain a set of parameters which define the desired... Full story

 By IWWF    Watersports    April 15, 2015

Australia Dominates IWWF Water Ski Racing World Championships

The world’s best water ski racers gathered in Wellington, New Zealand, for the 19th IWWF World Water Ski Racing Championships. This was New Zealand’s second time hosting the Championships followin... Full story


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