Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

Articles from the June 1, 2018 edition


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  • Lessons From The Gunsmiths

    Mike Berger And Pat Knight|Jun 1, 2018

    This is a question that seems to come up on a frequent basis, often after the individual has just put away his or her wallet or check book. It is a good question for any person who owns firearms, particularly if they have some mechanical ability, and an interest in properly maintaining their personal firearms. This does not mean that everyone should start "working" on their guns. It does, however, open up an opportunity to learn and progress. Before We Start Remember the basic safety rules. All... Full story

  • Arizona Boating & Watersports - On The Cover - June 2018

    Carol L Allen

    Bartlett Lake's double-decker pontoon boat is an important part of the annual Day on the Lake program. With Bartlett Lake Marina and Barrows Neurological Institute (plus sponsors such as Salt River Project), this adapted-watersports opportunity has offered both disabled adults and children the joys of water activities. The event is held two weekends each year, and 2018 marks the 22nd anniversary of this wonderful event. BOATING - 'Just Wear It!' Safety depends on wearing a life jacket whether... Full story

  • Fox Tests Positive For Rabies

    WOT|Jun 1, 2018

    The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) confirmed in May that a fox tested positive for rabies. The fox was found in a wooded area north of Interstate 40, west of Milton Road and south of University Ave. in west Flagstaff. The fox was captured and tested after residents walking in the area reported the animal attacked their dog and bit them when they intervened. The individuals are receiving post-exposure rabies prophylaxis treatment. CCPHSD is reminding individuals to use... Full story

  • Paper Map or GPS?

    Margie Anderson|Jun 1, 2018

    I grew up in a world without personal computers or cell phones, and since I also grew up hunting, I know how to use and read a paper map. In fact, with a topo-quadrant map and a compass, I can pinpoint my location quickly and easily. I love paper maps and I have a lot of them, but I also use GPS extensively. In fact, I use both because paper maps and GPS or electronic maps both have their strengths and weaknesses. For me, GPS will never replace a paper map. Topo Quadrant Maps I have an entire... Full story

  • BLM Announces Paving And Maintenance Of Local Boat Launch/Parking Area

    BLM|Jun 1, 2018

    For Immediate Release - July 10, 2018 LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. - The Rock House Recreation Area, visitor center and boat launch, managed by The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Lake Havasu Field Office will not be available for public use from July 23 to August 1, 2018, in order to ensure safety during maintenance and repaving. This parking lot repair will enhance the recreational experiences at the site and improve facilities. During the construction, parking, boat launching or use of the... Full story

  • Father's Day Gifts For Shooters

    John Anderson|Jun 1, 2018

    Father's Day is coming up sooner than you think, and sometimes dads can be super hard to buy for. If dad is a shooter, we've got you covered – here are some ideas for gifts any shooting dad would be delighted to receive. Peltor Electronic Hearing Protectors Every shooter needs hearing protection, and Peltor makes the ones Margie and I wear. We love the electronic ones – you can hear conversation, but they electronically detect the sound of gunshots and muffle them. We bought our new dau... Full story

  • Gravity Drain Assembly Protects Marine Plumbing

    Jun 1, 2018

    Aerated baitwells offer anglers tremendous convenience, yet can prove a source of frustration by allowing foreign matter to slip down the drain tube. This can soon clog through-hull lines, resulting in irritating and costly repairs. The Beckson Marine D-2 Baitwell Gravity Drain Assembly eliminates this problem by screening out debris. The D-2 uses a specially designed cap with 72 angled drain holes to protect against clogs without restricting overall water flow. In addition to its use in... Full story

  • Premium Dock Box Keeps Expensive Rods Safe

    Jun 1, 2018

    Fishing tackle is an investment that needs to be protected from damage and safeguarded from theft. With over 20 cu. ft. of storage, Better Way Products' 825 Rod Box is a premium quality dock box that securely holds three 7' rods in its lid for easy access. Made in the USA using marine-grade fiberglass, the 825 Rod Box has a long-lasting UV-resistant gelcoat finish inside and out that rivals any yacht. With an average thickness of 3/16", its protruded walls add a high degree of rigidity. At 110... Full story

  • Hualapai Mountains And Kingman

    Margie Anderson|Jun 1, 2018

    Every year on the way to the SHOT Show in Vegas, we pass through Kingman, Ariz., and see the sign for the Hualapai Mountain Park turnoff. For years we've been saying that we would love to go there, and this year we finally did it. Now we wish we hadn't waited so long! Kingman itself has great restaurants, lots of history, and fun things to do outside and in. The mountains are awesome, with pine forests, fantastic rock formations, and ten miles of hiking trails, plus lots more. Hualapai Mountains... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park Changes Entrance Fee

    GCNP|Jun 1, 2018

    The National Park Service (NPS) announced this spring that Grand Canyon National Park will modify its entrance fees beginning June 1 to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs that enhance the visitor experience. Effective June 1, the park entrance fee will be $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle, for a seven-day pass. An annual park pass will cost $70. The NPS last October proposed a plan to adopt seasonal pricing at Grand Canyon and 16 other national parks to... Full story

  • Feeding Wildlife

    AZGFD|Jun 1, 2018

    People who feed wild animals are creating a public safety problem in Arizona's Rim Country. Incidents of wildlife endangering people and their pets in this region have increased over the past few months, including the following: • An elk regularly fed by Pine residents reportedly charged several individuals in separate instances. One woman was forced to take refuge in a greenhouse on her property to escape. • Also in Pine, a young male elk entered a resident's yard through an open gate and beg... Full story

  • Good Bye Old Friend

    Carol L Allen|Jun 1, 2018

    ZIRA – On May 14, our Production Manager Angie Ogden and her husband Tim said goodbye to their Zira Dog (aka Princess Warrior Dog). As Angie said, "She left us with a paw-shaped hole in our hearts; she will be so missed. Tim added this: "They say that dogs can understand over 100 commands – well, the Zira Dog could understand just about everything we were saying. She was a one of a kind. I had her 14 years almost to the day (May 11, 2004 until May 14, 2018). She was an incredible work of art... Full story

  • Lost Our Home

    Carol L Allen|Jun 1, 2018

    When you donate to Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, not only are you helping puppies like Dwight find his forever home, you are providing a helping hand to people who fall on hard times because no one should have to make the choice between helping themselves and caring for their pets. Make your donation now to support the dogs, cats and humans who benefit from the work we do everyday. Lost Our Home has helped over 20,000 animals since 2008! Become A Foster Kitten season is here! Consider opening your... Full story

  • Fur & Feather Animal Assistance

    Carol L Allen|Jun 1, 2018

    Hello everybody! We hope this update finds you all doing well and looking forward to summer. A lot has happened over the last few months. We have many new additions to the Fur and Feather family. Our new caretaker is really good with the handling of the animals. He keeps up with cleaning the property, which is a constant battle. Sadly, he is leaving us July first so we will be looking for a new caretaker. Animal compassion and experience are musts. Fur and Feather is looking for volunteers to... Full story

  • Adventures With An Older Dog

    Margie Anderson|Jun 1, 2018

    We recently lost our old French Brittany, Rosie. She was an amazing hunter, a tireless hiker, a lover of children, and a fishing fool. She had almost reached the ripe old age of 17 – she would have been 17 in September of this year. We miss her terribly. The past couple of years or so, though, she gradually let us know that her adventuring days were over. When a dog starts to age, they can't talk to you, but you can tell from observation if they are in pain, and you can sense that they have lost... Full story

  • Guns And Gear For OHVs

    John Anderson|Jun 1, 2018

    Four-wheeling is a blast – there are so many places to explore in this beautiful state, and many of them are hidden treasures that you can only get to on extremely rough roads. I've always had a 4WD pickup, but on our last deer hunt we became aware of the benefits of having an OHV: an OHV, or quad, or side-by-side, or ATV or whatever you want to call it, can get you where even a 4WD pickup can't go. A Quad Is Faster For me anyway, even if I can get my truck there, a quad can get there faster. I... Full story

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