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Articles from the May 1, 2020 edition

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  • On The Cover May 2020

    Carol L Allen

    First, I want to acknowledge the source of this cover photo. It was one of the winners in Wisconsin's Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary's "Young American Creative Patriotic Art" contest. This contest is held annually by VFW Auxiliaries throughout the nation, including by our local Posts. It is one several scholarship opportunities for school-aged children and for those interested in continuing education. Information about these VFW Auxiliary contests may be found at https://vfwauxiliary.o... Full story

  • Kokopelli Trailers & Jet Reneu

    Kokopelli Trailers & Jet Renu

    Jim Allen|May 1, 2020

    Kokopelli Trailers now offers Jet Renu products. Among Jet Renu's long list of products is Renu Hand Sanitizer. Renu Hand Sanitizer Kills 99.9% of most Illness causing germs. Jet Renu's hand sanitizer contains 75% Alcohol. Renu Hand Sanitizer not only kills those nasty germs but also leaves your hands feeling soft with a fresh peach fragrance. Renu Hand Sanitizer Complies with U.S Department of Health and Human Services and FDA compounding Guidelines. Jet Renu supplies products for the Automotiv... Full story

  • Carol L Allen

    (Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer in the United States, while Labor Day marks the unofficial start of autumn on the first Monday of September.) Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States. It is also a state holiday in many states. The holiday honors troops who have died in past wars like World War I and the Korean War. Memorial Day was first held in 1865 after the American Civil War. It was called Decoration Day at that time....  Website

  • Lions Light

    Lions Light

    Jim Allen|May 1, 2020

    This online-publication software makes publishing easy. By Jim Allen, Publisher Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western OutdoorTimes It dawned on me today while I was putting up stories on our website how much simpler the process has become since we started using ROAR. ROAR is online-publication software provided by Lions Light Corporation. This is a personal thank you to Dan and Lea Wilcox from my wife Carol and me. I thank them for having taken a task that was awkward and time consuming and... Full story

  • Columbia River Scheduled To Open

    WDFW|May 1, 2020

    Columbia River scheduled to open for spring Chinook on select days beginning May 5 OLYMPIA – The Columbia River spring Chinook fishery is scheduled to open for four days through mid-May, state fishery managers announced today. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) jointly manage the river through the Columbia River Compact process, which met Friday and laid out proposed fisheries for spring Chinook and sockeye. Anglers will be a... Full story

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    NPS|May 1, 2020

    Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is Beginning to Increase Recreational Access to Lake Powell Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, UT/AZ– Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor t... Full story

  • Pets And Vets

    Carol L Allen|May 1, 2020

    Thank You To These Rescues That Help Pets And Vets See more at https://www.azbw.com/vfw-cat-rescue/ Arizona Spay And Neuter Clinic • 6835 E Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, (480) 874-3647, arizonaspayneuter@gmail.com Desert Tails (Dogs) • 6423 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 245-3427 deserttailsshelter@gmail.com . (Contact Adama to find out about sponsorship possibilities.) Fearless Kitties • 16832 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, 480-837-7777, web@f... Full story

  • Mothers Day Gifts For Moms Who Shoot

    John Anderson|May 1, 2020

    If you're lucky enough to have a mom in your life who likes to shoot, getting her something for Mothers' Day that she will love is easier now than ever. More and more companies are designing gear just for women, and you can find something great no matter what your budget is. Read on for some ideas for this Mother's Day. Tactica CC Clothing Tactica Defense Fashion has concealed-carry clothing such as jackets, sweaters, and pants that look great – they don't look tactical at all unless you want th... Full story

  • Mother's Day Gifts For Outdoors Moms

    Margie Anderson|May 1, 2020

    May is when we celebrate our moms, and if your mom is the outdoors type, I've got lots of ideas for special gifts. The great thing about gifts for camping is that many of them do double or even triple duty: They're great for camping, but also for survival and for moms who are preppers. So here are a bunch of ideas for your mom, whether she camps, off-roads, hikes, hunts, preps, fishes, or all of the above. Biolite Campstove 2 Bundle I've written about the BioLite CampStove before because I have... Full story

  • LowerGear Outdoors

    Foot-Propulsion Kayaks

    AZBW|May 1, 2020

    OCEANSIDE, Calif. (May 4, 2020) - Whether you're talking the expansive rivers of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, or the reservoirs and rivers of Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma, primetime walleye fishing is happening right now. In all these places, walleyes are moving to the headwaters, narrows and dams, making them quite uncomplicated to find and catch. A kayak is a great alternative to fishing walleyes by motorized boat or from the bank. Specific models like... Full story

  • Snake River To Open

    WDFW|May 1, 2020

    OLYMPIA – Anglers on the Snake River will be able to fish for spring Chinook salmon when fishing begins to reopen in Washington on May 5, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced. Two sections of the river – the area surrounding Little Goose Dam and the area around Clarkston -- will be open on alternating days, giving area anglers four possible days each week for spring Chinook fishing. "This is always a popular fishery, so we're excited that we can offer an opp... Full story

  • Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame


    The deadline to submit nominations is May 12. The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is soliciting nominations for this year's candidates for induction into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The Outdoor Hall of Fame annually recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant and lasting contributions toward Arizona's wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state's outdoor heritage. For two decades the Foundation has honored those individuals and organizations who... Full story

  • Lake Powell Report May 2020

    Wayne Gustaveson|May 1, 2020

    I was lucky enough to get out on the lake when it opened to locals last month. Lake Powell bass were spunky, bold and ready to chase or eat anything in the tackle box. I started with a simple single-tail green grub and dropped that straight down 8-15 feet in front of isolated rockslides. Smallmouth from 1-2 pounds were all over the bait. Catching was quick and easy and a whole lot of fun. Every rockslide had a bunch of agreeable bass. The success came because bass were in spawning mode and they... Full story

  • Iosso Water Repellent

    Jim Allen|May 1, 2020

    Without proactive maintenance, RV awnings, pop-up camper tenting, boat covers, cushions, upholstery and patio umbrellas can lose their vibrancy and impermeable qualities. Iosso Water Repellent is the easy way to protect outdoor fabrics against UV rays, dirt, grime, mold, mildew, oil, bird droppings and insect sap. Iosso Water Repellent is invisible protection for Sunbrella and other technical acrylics, canvas, vinyl and leather. It isn't solvent-based and has no silicone, so fabrics maintain... Full story

  • Dual Action Polisher Pro

    Jim Allen|May 1, 2020

    Many RVers have time on their hands. A great solo project is polishing the trailer or motor home with a Dual Action Polisher Pro from Shurhold. A powerful tool that's easy to use, it brings new life back to fiberglass and paint that's looking old and tired from oxidation, UV rays, salt and dirt. Using too robust a tool can cause burns and swirls. The Shurhold Dual Action Polisher Pro has a large, 21mm random orbital motion at 1,800–4,800 opm. This all but eliminates the damage other polishers ca... Full story

  • Arizona's Rattlesnakes

    AZGFD|May 1, 2020

    So far, 39 bites have been recorded statewide in 2020. As Arizonans get out to experience the trails and outdoors, it is important to remember that Arizona is home to 13 species of rattlesnake. The ones encountered most often are the Western diamondback, Mojave, black-tailed and sidewinder. Thomas Jones, amphibians and reptiles program manager for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, said: "Arizona has more rattlesnake species than any other state, and we can all celebrate that amazing... Full story

  • AZGFD Documents Bald Eagle Nest

    AZGFD|May 1, 2020

    It has long been speculated that bald eagles could utilize saguaro cacti as nesting sites. Now the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has documented proof. During recent eagle survey flights conducted by the department, officials were delighted to discover a pair of bald eagles with eaglets nesting in the arms of a large saguaro near a central Arizona reservoir. According to Kenneth "Tuk" Jacobson, AZGFD's raptor management coordinator, biologists searched historical records in the 1970s... Full story

  • USDA Award Will Bolster Arizona Wildlife

    AZBW|May 1, 2020

    Natural Resources Conservation Service to invest $2.85 million. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will leverage $2.85 million for wildlife habitat improvement projects through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Under the 2018 Farm Bill, RCPP uses a partner-driven approach, matching the contributions of partnering organizations dollar-for-dollar to p... Full story

  • Beer Cans Help Game And Fish

    AZBW|May 1, 2020

    'Conserve and Protect' By Connor Dziawura of Phoenix.org In recent years, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has been looking to work with organizations on the ground level to support its conservation efforts. And as it turns out, Flagstaff's Mother Road Brewing Company had a similar interest. Last year, the Northern Arizona microbrewery repackaged its kölsch-style ale as the limited-edition Conserve and Protect Kölsch Style Ale, with a portion of the proceeds from draft and can sales going t... Full story

  • RV By Life

    Jim Allen|May 1, 2020

    Even the most cared-for RV will eventually show its age. Wind-borne debris and UV rays dull outside walls, leaving it looking old and tired. However, it's easy to bring back a showroom shine with RV by LIFE's two-part restoration process using PolyShine and Life Wax. PolyShine is a premium polish formulated specifically for use on fiberglass. Starting with a clean RV, the easy-to-use liquid polymer is applied by hand or electric buffer. If the vehicle is seriously oxidized, a rubbing compound... Full story

  • Shipmate Stainless Pick Probes

    Jim Allen|May 1, 2020

    Sometimes even a compact knife is just too big for the job. That's when Shipmate Stainless Pick/Probes from Beckson Marine shine. They have a multitude of uses aboard every boat, from functioning as a useful tool to helping make a cocktail. Shipmate Stainless Pick/Probes are made from durable, corrosion-resistant stainless steel with a marine resin handle designed not to roll and built to provide years of dependable service. The sharp, rigid blade won't flex under normal use, making it ideal... Full story

  • Boaters Guides To Proper Lubricants

    Jim Allen|May 1, 2020

    LIQUI MOLY USA has expanded its popular Oil Guide-both in app and online formats-to include its recently launched marine line of oils, fluids and additives in the US and Canada. This will become invaluable to boat owners to identify and learn about the correct products for their inboard, outboard and sterndrive engines. The Oil Guide lists nearly every marine diesel and gasoline engine built going back decades. With three simple drop-down selections, the tool lists the ideal product, including i... Full story

  • AZGFD Service-Level Changes

    AZGFD|May 1, 2020

    Customers encouraged to use online, phone and mail services. To protect the health and safety of customers and employees while continuing to provide services and support, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has temporarily modified in-person customer service. At press time, front lobbies at AZGFD offices were still closed to in-person transactions except those made by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling (602) 942-3000 (select item 4 if you wish to be connected to one of...

  • AZGFD COVID-19 Updates


    Editor's Note: The following information was applicable as we went to press. For updates, call (602) 942-3000, or email customerservice@azgfd.gov The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is committed to staying connected with its customers and continuing to provide exceptional service. As updates related to the COVID-19 situation become available, AZGFD will share any new developments or changes to processes. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Q: Is the Ben Avery Shooting Facility open? All r... Full story

  • Smile Awhile

    Carol L Allen

    Editor's Note: Although we certainly recognize the seriousness of COVID-19 and the tragedies that some have faced during the pandemic, we also know that a light touch of humour can sometimes be a relief. Laughter, after all, is very good medicine. That said, here are some of our favorite light-hearted comments that we have received. (Although most can be attributed to sun-gazing.com INFINITY, some are anonymous.) __________________________________________________________________________ 2019:... Full story

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