Articles from the July 1, 2017 edition

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 By Carol L. Allen    Events   

ON THE COVER - Come To Cool Places

This issue's photos and article from Margie Anderson highlight one of the "coolest" areas of our state: Payson and its nearby delights, including fascinating trails, water falls, cool pools, and... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    July 1, 2017

Phoenix, AZ - Gov. Ducey Issues Proclamation Encouraging Boating Safety

"Boating in Arizona can offer great experience for everyone on the water, but only if it is done safely and responsibly," said Josh Hoffman, AZGFD Boating Safety Education coordinator. "While time on... Full story


Arizona Lakes, Arizona Pros: Kevin Finley - Lake Pleasant

Trapp Technology pro Kevin Finley just came home from the California Open where he took 13th out of 87 pros. If he looks familiar to you, it's probably because he fishes tournaments all over the West,... Full story


Substantial Firearm Optimization?

Are you the type of man or woman who wants great shooting firearms along with unrivaled accuracy every time you pull the trigger? Fantastic! You are among most other shooters and hunters out there who... Full story

 By Margie Anderson    RVing    July 1, 2017

Beat The Heat In Beautiful Payson

At 5000 feet, Payson stays quite a bit cooler than Phoenix in the summer. Temperatures may reach the mid 90s, but if you're in a shady forest, it seems a lot cooler. We love to go to Payson, and... Full story


Concealed Carriers, Consider These

What is the purpose of carrying a concealed weapon? For me, it's the ability to defend myself or my loved ones if we are violently attacked. The key is concealment. If you really want to fly under... Full story


The Two Gunsmiths Finish Their Story

'Working on guns is a very interesting skill to learn, and a very satisfying process to become involved in.' Following is their chapter of completion, the conclusion of this fascinating project. Edito... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    July 1, 2017

Rainbow Bridge Gains Traditional Cultural Property

The National Park Service has designated Rainbow Bridge a Traditional Cultural Property, recognizing the site's historic and ongoing cultural significance to at least six American Indian tribes, and... Full story


HAHWG To Meet In Flagstaff

The Hunting And Angling Heritage Workgroup (HAHWG) will hold their summer meeting July 22-23 at the Arizona Nordic Village in Flagstaff (was Nordic Center, new owners). The group will return to the... Full story

 By WOT    Wildlife    July 1, 2017

Vaquitas Are Vanishing

It is estimated that there are fewer than 30 vaquita left in the entire world. It is now the most endangered marine mammal on the planet. This small, cute porpoise, which lives off the coast of... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    July 1, 2017

Monument Review Could Help Arizona

President Trump's Executive Order calling for a review of expansive executive land designations under the Antiquities Act of 1906 has predictably generated a volume of debate and dire predictions.... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    July 1, 2017

AZGFD Advises Public To Leave Baby Wildlife Alone

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has seized a deer, bobcat and javelina since early last month that were illegally taken captive while young by Tucson area residents and reared as pets.... Full story

 By WOT    Wildlife    July 1, 2017

Apache Leap Management Plan

PHOENIX, June 30, 2017 -For Immediate Release. The Tonto National Forest will offer a 30-day public comment period from July 1 through July 30, 2017, to collect feedback on suggested changes to the... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    July 1, 2017

AZGFD Has 10 Safety Tips For OHV Riders

Summer is upon us and many Arizona residents and visitors are planning to hop on their off-highway vehicle (OHV). Before hitting the trail while camping or out for a day of riding, the Arizona Game an... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    July 1, 2017

Wildlife Selfies

What goes on at the watering hole at Cave Creek Regional Park doesn't necessarily always stay in the park. That's right, it could end up on Facebook! So, the parks critters should always make sure... Full story

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

Lost Our Home Lists How We Can Help

Can You Help With Any Of These? • Early Morning Walkers: AM walkers needed from 6:30AM-8:30AM to walk the dogs before the pavement becomes too hot! • Front Desk Help: Our staff desperately... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Payson Book Festival - Cool Off And Read

When you visit Payson to cool off this summer, there's a great event to add to your excursion: The Payson Book Festival, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino. Free to the... Full story

 By Carol L. Allen    Events   

We Highly Recommend This Place - Boat, Dine, Celebrate, Cool Off At The Watershed

It's hard to believe, but yes, there is a lake and there are boats right in the middle of Tempe, Ariz. My husband and I were residents of this beautiful area, The Lakes, for four years and enjoyed... Full story

 By Carol L. Allen    Fishing    July 1, 2017

San Diego, CA - Yellowtail Derby 2017 Is A 'Reel' Success Story

Another year and another successful Yellowtail Derby has ended with awards going to these winners: Harry Okuda, overall (49 lb.-11.2 oz. yellowtail); Mike Mooradian, second place overall (41 lb.-.8... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    July 1, 2017

FY2018 Budget Must Support Outdoor Recreation

WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2017 – America’s Great Outdoors is vital to the quality of life for most Americans and key to the nation’s $887 billion per year outdoor recreation industry. The... Full story

 By ASA    Fishing    July 1, 2017

Trump Administration Delivers for Saltwater Recreational Anglers

Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2017 – Today, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2017 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments and has shown that recreational fishing and... Full story

 By AZGFD    Events   

James Ammons Becomes Chairman Of Arizona Game And Fish Commission

PHOENIX — James Ammons assumed the role of chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission on July 1. Charged with leading the five-member commission for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, Ammons has been... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    July 1, 2017

Here's A Safer, Easier Way To Move Small Boats

Out of the water, even the lightest dinghy can be awkward to move. Some owners use anything they can find, from reluctant bystanders to dock carts. Others simply resort to dragging on it the ground by... Full story


Be Aware Of The Dangers Of Haphazardly Storing Emergency Gear

Damages associated with boats sinking cost nearly $5.8M in 2015, according to the US Coast Guard. In that same year, new boats were commonly offered with everything from decorative underwater lighting... Full story

 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    July 1, 2017

AZGFD Seeking Public Comment On Proposed Hunt Guidelines

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking public comment on proposed hunt guidelines for the 2018-19 through 2022-23 hunting seasons. The proposed guidelines were developed based on... Full story


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