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Articles from the August 1, 2017 edition

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 By Carol L Allen    Events   

ON THE COVER - 'Quality Of Life' Includes 'Cool'

If you know Wayne Gustaveson of Waynes Words, you have heard him say, "[the] quality of life is measured by [the] amount of time spent fishing." During the Southwest summer months, we would add this:...

 

Lost Our Home Needs

1. Cat Towers (NON-CARPETED) 2. RESCUE Disinfectant (concentrate and wipes) 3. Cat Hideaway Boxes (NON-CARPETED) 4. Litter Boxes & Litter Scoops (any) 5. Paper Food "Boats" We’re Here 2323 South...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 1, 2017

Nominations Sought For 2017 AZGF Commission Awards

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2017 Commission Awards. The deadline for submission is Aug. 24. The purpose of these awards is to recognize Arizonans who have co...

 

AZGFD - 2017 Fall Hunt Draw Results Now Available

The waiting is over for hopeful hunters who applied for a 2017 fall hunt permit-tag. There are three ways to obtain draw results for the deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bear,...

 

Arizona Big Game Super Raffle Nets Record $673,600 For Wildlife

Winners of the 12th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle were announced recently at Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters in Phoenix. The prizes included a total of 10 Special Big Game Tags,...

 

Ben Avery Shooting Facility Main Range To Get Upgrades

When the Ben Avery Shooting Facility's main range opens bright and early Aug. 30, recreational shooters will zero in on several improvements: • Earthen berms that serve as backstops for 67 shooting...

 

Gambel's Quail Call Counts Encouraging

Arizona's quail hunters have had it rough. Ask them to recount their best hunt in the past few years, and most will look down at their dust-covered hunting boots and shake their heads. Well, if the...

 
 By WOT    RVing    August 1, 2017

If You Are A Senior

On August 28, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass - will increase for the first time since 1994. The additional revenue will be...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 1, 2017

Arizona Conservationists To Be Honored At Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet

The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation, together with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will induct five individuals into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. The Foundation's 20th Annual Hall of Fame...

 

There Are Beautiful Places To Cool Off In Arizona

In Arizona, people tend to think of heading north to cool off in the summer, but there are many places in the southern and eastern areas of our beautiful state that also offer higher altitudes, cool...

 
 By Boat US    Boating    August 1, 2017

7 Tips From BoatUS To Slow Down Thieves

Alert: Crime Rings Stealing Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Garmin Electronics - BoatUS offers seven tips to slow down thieves......

 
 By AZGFD    Boating    August 1, 2017

Operation Dry Water Continues - Continuously

Operation Dry Water was once again carried out on Arizona’s bodies of water as officers from numerous agencies were on the lookout for people who were operating a boat......

 
 By Boat US    Watersports    August 1, 2017

Swimming Near Boat Docks Claims More Lives

The recent fatalities of an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and a 19-year-old man in Ohio are bringing scrutiny to an age-old summer ritual that’s common on waterfronts across America: swimming near...

 
 By AZGFD    Events   

Ty Gray Named Director Of Arizona Game And Fish Department

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has appointed Ty Gray as director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The appointment came in a unanimous 5-0 vote at the commission's June 11 meeting. Gray,...

 

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue Needs

1. Cat Towers (NON-CARPETED) 2. RESCUE Disinfectant (concentrate and wipes) 3. Cat Hideaway Boxes (NON-CARPETED) 4. Litter Boxes & Litter Scoops (any) 5. Paper Food "Boats" We're Here 2323 South...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 1, 2017

Nominations Sought For 2017 AZGF Commission Awards

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2017 Commission Awards. The deadline for submission is Aug. 24. The purpose of these awards is to recognize Arizonans who have...

 

AZGFD's "Hunt Arizona" Available

ONLINE RESOURCE -- The 2017 edition of "Hunt Arizona," the Arizona Game and Fish Department's yearly compilation of big and small game hunting statistics, is now available online at...

 

A Mini-Mauser - The Remarkable Gunsmiths Fire Up Another Project

It was a fun road trip. Prescott is a beautiful city, and the drive up always seems to be a pleasant outing; besides, the destination is not only the city. For those of you who haunt gun shops,...

 
 By WOT    Events   

NASCAR's Childress Gives Back To Hunting, Fishing, Conservation

Richard Childress is best known for his success on the NASCAR circuits but has also become one of the great champions of conservation. His success on the track has enabled him to give back to the...

 
 By AZBW    Shooting Sports    August 1, 2017

Joe Foss Shooting Complex Is Temporarily Closed

The Joe Foss Shooting Complex at Buckeye Hills Regional Park is temporarily closed to the public while Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department fleshes out contract negotiations with a...

 

AZGFD, Partners Offer Dozens Of Events

When it comes to choosing a "how-to" outdoor skill event, one size does not fit all. So, where does one begin? Look no further than the Arizona Game and Fish Department, along with its extensive netwo...

 
 By AZGFD    Events   

James Ammons Becomes Chairman Of Arizona Game And Fish Commission

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 serving on...

 
 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 1, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS! -- Arizona Game And Fish Video Producer David Majure

CONGRATULATIONS! -- Arizona Game and Fish video producer David Majure recently received three Excellence in Craft Awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Majure was recognized...

 
 By WOT    Wildlife    August 1, 2017

Arizona Antelope Foundation Needs Volunteers

The Arizona Antelope Foundation is seeking volunteers Aug. 12 for a fence modification project in the Spring Valley-Government Prairie area about 17 miles west of Flagstaff and 11 miles north of...

 
 By WOT    Events   

Olympia, WA - Governor Inslee Appointments McIsaac To Fish And Wildlife Commission

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Don McIsaac, a recently retired director of a West Coast regional fishery management council, and reappointed Larry Carpenter to the Washington Fish and Wildlife...

 

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