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Articles from the June 1, 2017 edition

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  • RV's From The Past

    Carol L. Allen|Jun 1, 2017

    Today, the 2017 versions of recreational vehicles, camping and diving equipment are a far cry from these early versions. We have progressed to the stage of "near-luxury" in all of these products for enjoying the outdoors. But, are we having more fun? We may be safer, faster, and better looking, but my guess is that that the folks shown in these photos were loving the chances they had to be with nature - maybe even more so because less was done for them (think electronically) and they had more... Full story

  • Arizona - Fishing Tournaments Temporarily Suspended On Apache, Canyon And Saguaro Lakes

    AZGFD|Jun 1, 2017

    PHOENIX -- To protect large fish that are targeted by tournament anglers, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has requested that the USDA Forest Service temporarily suspend angler tournaments from Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes until environmental conditions improve. Golden alga blooms have developed over large portions of Saguaro and Apache Lakes. Golden alga produces a toxin (prymnesin) that affects any organism with gills. Currently, the primary species that is being affected is threadfin... Full story

  • ON THE COVER - Happy First, Happy Fourth

    Carol L. Allen

    Having lived in Canada for over two decades, I like to add its early July holiday (Canada Day, July 1) to the celebrations I enjoy for my native land on Independence Day, July 4. Happy Birthday to these two wonderful countries that remain good neighbors and friends. About Canada Day Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British Nort... Full story

  • California - Celebrate The Fourth


    One of the best fireworks-on-the-water shows in the West is, of course, in San Diego Bay. On July 4 at 9 p.m. the skies light up to celebrate our nation's birth. With four locations, there are plenty of options where you can see the fireworks: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, South Embarcadero, Coronado Ferry Landing, and, of course, from private boats. Plan to get there early. Bring your lawn chairs and friends down to San Diego Bay to watch the show. Boaters, remember "safety... Full story

  • Lake Pleasant, AZ - A Salute From The Shores


    Pleasant Harbor Marina at Lake Pleasant will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks show on Monday, July 3. Located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, conveniently adjacent to the Phoenix Metro area, Pleasant Harbor Marina, open to the public 365 days a year, will host food trucks, free activities for the kids, including water slides, bounce houses, Euro trampoline bungee, a live band, Boomer, and a boat raffle sponsored by KUPD, all leading up to the main attraction: a dramatic... Full story

  • AZGF Director Larry D. Voyles To Retire


    Arizona Game and Fish Department Director Larry D. Voyles has announced that he will retire from the state's wildlife agency this summer. Director Voyles, who first joined the Department as a wildlife manager in the Yuma region in 1974, will remain as Director until his replacement is named by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Reflections On Nine Years In a letter to Game and Fish employees, Voyles reflected on his nine years as Director of the 600-person agency, saying "I was in the unique... Full story

  • Maritime Museum of San Diego

    San Diego, CA - For Dads

    WOT|Jun 1, 2017

    The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to a Father's Day celebration aboard the schooner Californian or 1542 galleon replica San Salvador. Before the sail each adult receives a delicious bratwurst sandwich, chips and a cold beer prior to sailing. Hot dogs and soft drinks are available for the kids. Food will be served from 10am-11:30am and the 3 hour sailing trip will begin boarding at 11:30 and returns approximately at 3:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to enjoy the museum before and after the... Full story

  • Arizona Boating Safety

    Arizona Game & Fish Stresses Boating Safety

    AZGFD|Jun 1, 2017

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department, together with boating professionals and enthusiasts nationwide, demonstrated the importance of remaining safe on the water by participating in Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on May 19. The annual event, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) serves as a fun, educational element ahead of National Safe Boating Week, which ran this year from May 20 to May 26. The event helps to raise awareness of different life jacket types, while demonstrating... Full story

  • San Diego, CA - 'Lest We Forget'

    AZBW|Jun 1, 2017

    During the Vietnam conflict 3,600 served or supported America's PCF Swift Boat mission. Four hundred were wounded. Fifty died. These are their stories of heroism, humor and heartbreak, told in first-hand accounts and photos by the men who were there, 50 years ago. Based on the book Swift Boats at War in Vietnam, this immersive new exhibit lets you experience their courage under fire. Six-man crews aboard 51-foot unarmored aluminum vessels journeyed upriver facing the constant threat of naval... Full story

  • Fishing with Johnny Johnson

    Arizona Lakes - Arizona Pros - Johnny Johnson

    Margie Anderson|Jun 1, 2017

    Johnny Johnson is one of the best-known and best-loved fishermen in Arizona. With his popular television show Fishing With Johnny Johnson http://fishingwithjohnnyjohnson.com/ and his trademark hee-hee-hee laugh, he has made thousands of fans. At the recent Wild West Bass Team Championship, crowds of people jumped up and ran over to take photos the minute his truck and boat came into view. He has a way with kids and never turns them down when they ask for a photo with him. We once fished with him... Full story

  • What's In A Name?

    BoatUS|Jun 1, 2017

    The nation's largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), has issued its 2017 Top Ten Boat Names list, a tradition dating back a quarter decade. The names come from tallying up requests for boat names to the BoatUS Graphics service, and each reveal much about the personality of the vessel's owner. The BoatUS 2017 Top 10 Boat Names 1. Serenity: The utter calm and quietude boating brings 2. Seas the Day: A nautical... Full story

  • Washington - Introducing the Ranger Tugs 2018 R-27

    AZBW|Jun 1, 2017

    Ranger Tugs launched the 2018 R-27 at TrawlerFest in Bremerton, WA. This all new model was an immediate success with much demand and multiple orders taken. She has a fast, dry ride and in keeping with Ranger Tugs’ tradition, an abundance of accommodation space. The R-27 is the newest member of the next generation of Ranger Tugs. This vessel has the distinctive modern styling and innovative design cues of the larger R-29S in a compact yet capable layout. This includes a curved front window and an... Full story

  • California - DBW Provides Survival Guide For 2017 Summer Season

    California State Parks|Jun 1, 2017

    As are Arizona's safety-conscious agencies, personnel and outdoor enthusiasts, California too is stressing the importance of water-wise prevention, procedures, and equipment. California's Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) urges recreational boaters and water enthusiasts to take the necessary precautions this summer, starting with life jacket wear, to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. This summer season begins with some of the highest water levels and coldest water not seen or... Full story

  • Arizona Yacht Club Celebrates

    AYC|Jun 1, 2017

    Friday, June 9 is the date of the annual social highlight of the Arizona Yacht Club year. The Commodore's Celebration will be held at the Showcase Room at The Yard in Tempe, a fun spot near downtown Tempe. The Commodore's Celebration is a great gathering of friends highlighted by presentation of trophies and installation of the new Board of Directors. Dress is business casual. Members and nonmembers are welcome to attend. Cocktails are at 6:30 pm, and dinner is at 7 pm.... Full story

  • Arizona - On Fish

    AZBW|Jun 1, 2017

    Warming nighttime temperatures play a big part in regulating lake water temperatures. Already in our beautiful desert impoundments, water temperatures have popped into the magical upper-60s, lower-70s range, prompting bass, shad and other fish to increase their activity levels. Before the Memorial Day weekend, Arizona Game & Fish had stocked an additional 20,000 trout and catfish into waters statewide. Through June, they'll have stocked a quarter-million more trout, catfish, bass and sunfish.... Full story

  • AZBW

    Don McDowell, Arizona native, is an avid outdoorsman and has been an active bass pro fisherman for over 16 years and in the past 15 years has been broadcasting his own radio show promoting bass fishing and conservation efforts......  Website

  • Fathers' Day Gifts For Outdoor Dads

    Margie Anderson|Jun 1, 2017

    The best gift ever, though, is spending time with him. Chances are, your dad is the one who introduced you to the outdoors. I know that was the case with me. My dad took me hunting and camping all the time, starting when I was really young, and that gave me a love of the outdoors that is stronger than ever, even now. If your dad is outdoorsy, here are some gift ideas that are sure to make his day this June 18th. ATN Smart HD Binocular Let's just start right out with the splurge – the ATN S... Full story

  • Arizona - Volunteers Needed This Summer In The Mountains

    WOT|Jun 1, 2017

    Want to spend your summer in the mountains of Arizona? Consider applying for a campground host position with the Tonto National Forest. The Pleasant Valley Ranger District is looking for a campground host to volunteer at the Haigler Creek Campground, near Young, Arizona. This campground is located approximately eight miles away from Young on a dirt road. The campground consists of 14 campsites and two day-use areas. A host is needed from mid-May through mid-September. Duties include, but are not... Full story

  • Arizona - Fishing Tournaments Temporarily Suspended On Apache, Canyon And Saguaro Lakes

    WOT|Jun 1, 2017

    To protect large fish that are targeted by tournament anglers, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has requested that the USDA Forest Service temporarily suspend angler tournaments from Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes until environmental conditions improve. Golden Alga Blooms Golden alga blooms have developed over large portions of Saguaro and Apache Lakes. Golden alga produces a toxin (prymnesin) that affects any organism with gills. Currently, the primary species that is being affected is... Full story

  • Nominations Sought For Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame

    AZGFD|Jun 1, 2017

    The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is soliciting nominations for this year’s inductees 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. To Submit A Nomination To submit a nomination, download and complete the form, and return it along with all supplemental materials by Satur... Full story

  • Tropicalboat Charters

    Florida Boating - Pleasure Boating in Miami

    Kate Kalamaga|Jun 1, 2017

    Traveling soon? Spending time on the water makes any vacation special, and boating in Miami, Florida offers a beautiful way to spend the day. Miami offers so many places to see and explore from the water that after your visit, you just might decide to become a Floridian! Scenic Options Abound Miami offers many options for route and scenery. You may wish to begin your cruise in Biscayne Bay, where the skyline of Miami enhances the day with its color and art deco-to- modern influences. One of the... Full story

  • Payson, Ariz. - Wild West Bass Trail Team Championship Draws Big Crowd

    Margie Anderson, AZBW WOT Outdoors Editor|Jun 1, 2017

    The Wild West Bass Trail is a relative newcomer on the bass tournament scene, but it was founded by people with tons of tournament fishing experience. They wanted to make the best tournament circuit out there, and they have spared no expense and worked their tails off - with great success. Their mission is to promote the highest quality companies and provide premier fishing events in the western U.S. They have the highest guaranteed payout on the West Coast, and tournaments are televised so pro... Full story

  • Lake Powell, Arizona - Wayne Gustaveson Has New Message Board Location

    Wayne Gustaveson|Jun 1, 2017

    waynegustaveson@utah.govContact me at waynegustaveson@utah.gov; my other old email addresses are no longer working. You may also visit www.wayneswords.net. Welcome to Lake Powell. My purpose is to provide needed information that will make it easier for you to plan a trip to the lake. Many come for the beauty and solitude of the area, others for fishing or water recreation. Whatever your reason, I hope this site helps make your visit more enjoyable. I manage Lake Powell Fisheries. I have... Full story

  • National Shooting Sports Foundation Continues Support Of NHFD

    WOT|Jun 1, 2017

    National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) once again welcomes the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) as sponsor of the celebration of sportsmen and women who help educate the public on conservation and promote the benefits from participating in angling and hunting. NHF Day brings together sportsmen and women to commemorate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting fishing- and hunting-related events. NSSF 'Does So Much' "The... Full story

  • Grand Canyon - Astronomers To Provide Free Telescope Viewing At Grand Canyon National Park

    GCNP|Jun 1, 2017

    The 27th annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 17 through Saturday, June 24 on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park. National parks such as Grand Canyon are protective havens for some of the last remaining dark skies in this country. Last year, Grand Canyon National Park announced its Provisional International Dark Sky Park status through the International Dark-Sky Association. This provisional status gives the park three years to retrofit two-thirds o...

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