Articles from the August 1, 2015 edition

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 By AZBW    Events   
Shake, Rattle & Troll

Expert Editors

Western Outdoor Times/Arizona Boating & Watersports welcomes two new editors, Don McDowell and John ("JK") Koleszar, to their staff. McDowell, renowned fresh and saltwater angler and host of Shake,... Full story


Destination: Flagstaff

We have been taking our granddaughters on hiking vacations to Flagstaff every summer for the past twelve years or so. Recently, the oldest received a scholarship to NAU and while she was at... Full story

 By ASP    RVing    August 1, 2015

Arizona State Parks Offers Wilderness First Responder Scholarships

Arizona State Parks is offering Wilderness First Responder (WFR) scholarships for a Wilderness First Responder course taking place in Flagstaff. The funds for the scholarships will be taken from the... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    August 1, 2015

AZGFD Offers 10 Tips For Safe, Responsible OHV Riding

With summer in full swing, many Arizona residents and visitors are planning to hop on their off-highway vehicle (OHV). Before hitting the trail, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds operators... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    August 1, 2015

Outdoor Writers Association Honors AZGFD Video Producer

Arizona Game and Fish video producer David Majure recently received five Excellence in Craft Awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Majure was recognized for his work on the... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    August 1, 2015

Floating Store Opens At Halls Crossing Marina

A new floating convenience store and snack bar has arrived at the Halls Crossing Marina. Barges towed the store nearly 100 miles up Lake Powell to its new home on a journey that lasted four days. "We... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    August 1, 2015

Life Jacket Loaner Stations Debut At Lake Pleasant

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is working to save lives by preventing drownings at Lake Pleasant with the installation of new Life Jacket Loaner Stations at the lake's four- and 10-lane boat... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    August 1, 2015

Coast Guard: Pointing Lasers At Responders Is Dangerous, Illegal

From U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District External Affairs PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Coast Guard is warning the public that pointing handheld lasers at Coast Guard boat and aircrews is dangerous and i... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    August 1, 2015

Nautical Notes

Starboard: The right side of the boat, as you look toward the bow from the back, is the starboard side of the boat. It comes from the Old English term: steorbored, "the side on which the boat is... Full story

 By NMMA    Boating    August 1, 2015

Recreational Boating Industry Turning To Biobutanol As Alternative Biofuel

Engine manufacturers from across the recreational boating industry have identified biobutanol as a suitable and safe alternative biofuel to ethanol, a controversial biofuel due to its damaging... Full story

 By GCNP    Camping    August 1, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park's Lead Helitack and Paramedic, Eric Graff, Wins National Award

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Tenacious. Diligent. Innovative. These attributes are only a few of the reasons why Eric Graff, Lead Helitack and paramedic at Grand Canyon National Park, received the i... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    August 1, 2015

Upper Columbia To Close For Sockeye Salmon Retention

Actions: Close the Columbia River to sockeye retention from Rocky Reach Dam to Chief Joseph Dam. Effective date: One hour after official sunset on July 26, 2015. Species affected: Sockeye salmon... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    August 1, 2015

Submarine Racing

You just have to see this.... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Read All About It!

The City of Tempe, in partnership with the Downtown Tempe Authority (DTA), solicited bids and awarded a contract to City Solutions Inc (CSI). for the placement of modular newsracks in a pilot area... Full story


Lake Powell - A Learning Day Equals Time Well Spent

What a great day spent learning about striped bass behavior, attitudes, and preferences. It was time well spent. We headed out from Wahweap as the sky began to glow in the east. We made it to the... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    August 1, 2015

Arizona Continues To Improve Hunting/Fishing Education Programs

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Wildlife conservation partners of the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup (HAHWG, pronounced "hog"), which is coordinated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, met in m... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    August 1, 2015

Excerpts From AZGFD Report

A Summer Favorite One summer favorite for high country anglers is Bear Canyon Lake in the Mogollon Rim. This deep canyon lake has decent shoreline access, but don't expect to fish the bottom with... Full story

 By WOT    Fishing    August 1, 2015

New Product: Fishtacular - Catch More Fish, Protect the Environment

GeoWorld Outdoors, Inc. recently announced the launch of Fishtacular (, a personal freshwater fishing application for the iOS and Android mobile platforms, designed to help... Full story


Seven Steps To A Clean Gun

A lot of people think that cleaning a gun is a long, involved process that requires mountains of patches, lots of smelly chemicals, and way too much time. I've been cleaning guns for over 50 years now... Full story

 By AZBW    WOOT    August 1, 2015

Flagstaff Provides Virtual Visits

Flagstaff Webcam Now Live An interactive live webcam was recently mounted on the Flagstaff Visitor Center and is the newest feature on the CVB website. Visitors to the site can now remotely experience... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    August 1, 2015

WDFW Takes Steps To Reduce Effects Of Drought At Fish Hatcheries

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers are working to minimize the effects of drought on fish at hatcheries across Washington state. More than a dozen of the 83 fish hatcheries operated by the Washington De... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Busy At Bartlett

Day On The Lake The Day on the Lake program is the only adapted watersports program for those with physical and neurological disabilities offered in Arizona. Summer 2015 marks our 19th year of... Full story

 By AZBW    WOOT    August 1, 2015

San Diego Scoop

Finally there is conclusive proof that there is much more to San Diego's history than Old Town! San Diego Legends, 2nd Edition contains more than 100 off-the-bubble stories of San Diego's past that, a... Full story

 By AZBW    WOOT    August 1, 2015

Straight From The Farm

Retired longtime Tempe newspaper editor and writer-columnist Lawn Griffiths has published Batting Rocks Over the Barn – A Iowa Farm Boy's Odyssey. It is published by Xlibris Press, a division of R... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Kurt R. Davis Assumes Role Of Game And Fish Commission Chairman

Kurt R. Davis is the new chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Davis will lead the five-member commission for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which began July 1. Each commissioner serves a... Full story


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