Articles from the May 15, 2013 edition

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Words of Wisdom: The Value Of A Free Sticker

It’s getting nicer outside every day and boating season is upon us. Many of you in the marine industry and boating world know me; my name is David Esparza, and I have been a member of the United S... Full story


Maricopa County Parks, AZ - Annual Fire Ban To Be Implemented

Phoenix) – The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will initiate its annual fire ban on Tuesday, May 28. “This winter, portions of the Valley received a significant amount of rain. Whi... Full story


Life Jacket Wear Is Simple Life-Saving Strategy For Safe Recreational Boating

As the weather starts to warm up, we’re all anxious to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Families and friends gather together to enjoy the outdoors, travel on vacation and spend time on the water ... Full story


Take A Friend Out This Safe Boating Week And Show Them the Ropes

This National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, do something different. Take a friend out boating, sailing and fishing and show him/her a good time — and how easy it is to keep everyone aboard safe. Givin... Full story


Boaters Need To Be Their Own Best Lifeguards

Boating and swimming go hand-in-hand, but unlike a public pool or beach, boaters can't count on a lifeguard to watch over them. As this summer's sweltering heat wave drives more boaters to dive into... Full story


Why Memorial Day Weekend Could Spell Trouble For Some Boaters

For many of the nation's 80 million recreational boaters, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer boating season. Like a football game "kick-off," boaters will work to a... Full story


Boating Education May Lower Your Insurance Premiums

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers two courses that may qualify for insurance company discounts that are designed to enhance skills and knowledge for the recreational boat operator as well as personal watercraft, canoe and kayakers. Students can e... Full story


Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron

-- Shown here is a group of determined personnel ready to support Sportsman’s Warehouse endeavor. Sportsman’s Warehouse sent out an advertisement stating that they were going to support a saf... Full story


Calling All Curlers! - It's A Frozen Watersport

First of all, the Summer League has been announced! We are looking for a minimum of 32 curlers who want to get out of the heat and have some fun curling, regardless if you are a newbie or veteran of t... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    May 15, 2013

Cash Prizes Offered For Top Wildlife Photos

From majestic bighorns to tiny hummingbirds, Arizona’s wildlife diversity is awe-inspiring. Arizona Game and Fish invites people to share their vision of the state’s wildlife by taking part in our... Full story


Bobcat Attacks Show Low Woman

Following a bobcat attack on a young woman in a neighborhood behind the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse in Show Low, Arizona Game and Fish Department officials are advising area residents to be alert for any wild animal or pet that appears to b... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    May 15, 2013

Bald Eagle Breeding Closure Areas Lifted On Some Lakes, Rivers

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and its partners are lifting some of the closures at lakes and rivers statewide that are put into place annually to help bald eagles during the breeding season.... Full story

 By WDFW    WOOT    May 15, 2013

WDFW's 2013 'Citizen Awards' Honor Initiative, Expertise And Generosity

OLYMPIA - Cougar enthusiasts from Okanogan County, fish restoration experts from Wenatchee, and landowners from Naches and Sammamish shared top honors May 14 from the Washington Department of Fish... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    May 15, 2013

WDFW Fishing Rule Change

Action: The early hatchery steelhead season on the lower portions of the Green and South Fork Toutle rivers (Cowlitz County) is open from the last Saturday in May through May 31. Species affected: All... Full story


Come Join San Tan

Don’t get trapped inside by the summer heat. Come join San Tan for a variety of fun programs that take advantage of the coolest parts of the day. And if you join us for our featured Wet N Wild p... Full story

 By CADBW    Boating    May 15, 2013

Life Jacket Trade-In Events to be Held May 24 and 25

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) announces the 14th Annual Life Jacket Trade-In. Events will be held at 30 locations across the state on May 24 and 25. Of the 53 b... Full story


Safe Boating Week Is A Big Success!

Opening of Safe Boating events is one of our favorite boating events. Several people including ourselves cut short out of town vacations to make it back for this event. We inspect boats for basic... Full story

 By Kenneth Olsen    Boating    May 15, 2013

Navigation Light Safety Alert

From: "Olsen, Kenneth" Subject: Navigation Light Safety Alert Widest Distribution is Encouraged Date: May 22, 2013 1:43:57 PM CDT United States Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate Marine Safety Alert 04-13 May 22, 2013 Washington, DC... Full story


BLM to Host National Trails Day Event

Kingman, Ariz. – To celebrate National Trails Day, the Bureau of Land Management Kingman Field Office will host a fun filled day of hiking, biking, or horseback riding on the new Castle Rock connector loop in the Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area (... Full story


Oregon Fish And Wildlife - Regulation Changes

Effective May 25 – June 15, 2013: Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook, adipose fin-clipped steelhead, and shad. Sockeye must be released. Daily bag limit is 2 adult salmon/steelhead in combination, of which only 1 may be an adult Chinook. Chinook a... Full story


Fire Restrictions In Effect Across Arizona

It’s that time of the year when Arizonans flock to their favorite outdoor places, and the continued warm, windy and dry conditions mean that fire and smoking restrictions will be in place throughout the state by the Memorial Day weekend. Public l... Full story

 By CADBW    WOOT    May 15, 2013

Spring Snowmelt Prompts water Safety Warning

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Water enthusiasts should take serious precautions against cold temperatures and swift currents when in or near water this spring. Despite this year’s below-normal snowfall, the... Full story

 By NPS    WOOT    May 15, 2013

Grand Canyon National Park dedicates the newly renovated Bright Angel Trailhead

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, over 500 people gathered to celebrate the trailhead renovation of one of Grand Canyon National Park’s oldest and most visited trails. The dedication... Full story


Camping Central at Arizona State Parks Headquarters

(Phoenix, AZ - May 22, 2013) - Arizona State Parks' headquarters is now "Camping Central." Arizonans are welcome to stop by and pick up a bag of brochures, maps and information about all the... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    May 15, 2013

Spring Chinook, Steelhead Fishing To Reopen On Lower Columbia River

OLYMPIA - The sport fishery for hatchery spring chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead will reopen Saturday (May 25) on the lower Columbia River under an agreement reached today by fishery managers... Full story


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