Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

Articles from the August 1, 2019 edition

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  • On The Cover August 2019

    Carol L. Allen

    The bass tells this story well. It will be the target of some veterans and their pro-angler partners. Hopefully, all will enjoy this very special event that combines community involvement with gratitude to all our veterans for their service to our country. All this is encapsulated in an upcoming event that honors and remembers an outstanding man, a vet himself, and an avid fisherman. Read on to learn the details of the Ivan Nelson Veterans Fishing Classic on Sunday, Aug.25. To all participants... Full story

  • Arizona Camping Spots

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2019

    Sun sweats, triple-digit fidgets, dog days -- they seem to make most outdoors lovers crave cool times in the high country. Some of the best family camping and fishing options include waters with stocked or self-sustaining fish, quality camping amenities, and striking scenery. Those factors were used by AZGFD fishing report editors and regional staff to determine this list. Be sure to check the latest fire restrictions. It's a good idea to reserve a campground in advance if possible, but if... Full story

  • Boating Education

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2019

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Boating Safety Education courses include instruction on the basic skills required to safely operate a boat or personal watercraft, trailering your vessel, navigational rules, buoys, anchoring, legal requirements, boating emergencies, watersports and paddling. Take a boating education course now! Most insurance companies offer a discount on your boat or PWC insurance rate for completing one of our courses. Courses are offered in three formats: classroom... Full story

  • Carol L Allen|Aug 1, 2019

    What Is ‘Fish-Net Working’? It’s A Community Coming Together To Fish And Remember Veterans, pro anglers, businesses, and supporters join in honoring the late Ivan Nelson....  Website

  • Arizona Game and Fish Seeks Nominations For Commission Awards

    Carol L. Allen

    The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2019 Commission Awards. The awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state's wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. There are 12 award categories (see list below). Nominations may include individuals, organizations, clubs, foundations or government agencies. Arizona Game and Fish Department employees are not eligible for nominati... Full story

  • August Hunting Calendar

    Margie Anderson|Aug 1, 2019

    For The Fall 2019 Hunt If tags are left over, first-come applications accepted by mail on or after July 22. Available at Game and Fish offices after 8 a.m. July 29 for all the above except crane and raptor. 2019 Fees • General Hunting, resident: $37 Non-resident: not available; see combination • Combination Hunt and fish, resident: $57 Non-resident: $160 • Youth combination hunt and fish (ages 10-17), resident: $5 Non-resident: $5 • Short-term combination license, resident: $15/day, Non-res... Full story

  • Polishing Your RV

    Jim Allen|Aug 1, 2019

    Even after washing and thoroughly rinsing an RV, it's easy to have water spots left behind. Not only are they unsightly, but over time, being mineral deposits, they can actually etch and permanently mar the finish. Fortunately, with the right tools, removing them is easy. Shurhold, the leader in marine cleaning and maintenance, has a Clean-N-Simple tip that will save a great deal of time and effort when doing so: utilize a test spot. When polishing an RV, many owners start at one end and work... Full story

  • Mogollon Rim Campgrounds Fee Changes

    WOT|Aug 1, 2019

    The Coconino National Forest is seeking public input on proposed fee implementation at the Clint's Well and Kehl Springs campgrounds, and fee increases at Blue Ridge, Rock Crossing, Knoll Lake, Elks, Long Valley Work Center and Moqui campgrounds on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District. Based on increased use at campgrounds, a fee increase and fee implementation is needed to continue site improvements and will help ensure that people can continue using and enjoying our campgrounds. Fees have not... Full story

  • Lake Havasu Lighthouses

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2019

    "LET THERE BE LIGHT" -- Did you know that Lake Havasu City has more lighthouses than any other city in America? It's strange for a city in a landlocked state to boast such a thing, but it's true! We have 27 replica lighthouses lining our shores.... Full story

  • Arizona Summer Tour

    Margie Anderson|Aug 1, 2019

    This Is A Seriously Fun Trip Living in Phoenix means that it is too darn hot to ride around in the desert in the summer, at least for me – and I'm a native. So when the temperatures get into the hundreds, we take to the hills like a lot of folks in Arizona. A couple of weeks ago we took what we call a "truck trip" – that means a road trip that doesn't require the side by side, so if it involves dirt roads, they are usually pretty tame. This trip was one I really enjoyed because we saw a lot of c... Full story

  • AZGFD Assists Thirsty Wildlife

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2019

    For that reason, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has trucked or airlifted more than 1.5 million gallons of precious water to catchments throughout the state since January 2018. And trail cameras tell the tale of this important work with footage of elk, deer, bighorn sheep and countless other species leaning over for a refreshing drink at one of 3,000 catchments maintained by the department. "Water catchments are used by all wildlife and while badly needed monsoon rains recently returned, st... Full story

  • Washington Department of Fishand Wildlife To Use Drone

    WDFW|Aug 1, 2019

    WDFW will use drones to count spawning salmon nests. SPOKANE- Starting in September and going through November of 2019, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will partner with Washington State University (WSU) on a research project to use drone technology to advance conservation efforts for summer Chinook salmon. An unmanned aerial vehicle- also known as a drone- will be used to identify and inventory salmon spawning nests, called redds, in three areas of the Upper Wenatchee... Full story

  • AZGFD's 2019 Elk Viewing Workshop August 17

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2019

    Ever wonder what it would be like to see hundreds of elk in one place at one time? That certainly will be possible at Mormon Lake. During two sessions this opportunity is possible during the elk viewing workshop hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department with support from Mormon Lake Lodge. Workshop presentations are scheduled for the morning on Saturday, Aug. 17. The workshop includes a presentation and a field trip to watch elk on Mormon Lake. “This is always a popular event; people w... Full story

  • Bat-Netting Workshop Comes To Verde River

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2019

    Bats get a bad rap, but the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) aims to change that by highlighting the good they do – such as eating pesky mosquitoes and flies – during a bat netting and monitoring workshop on Friday, Sept. 6. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Needle Rock Recreation Area northeast of Scottsdale and costs $25 per person, with proceeds going to help the department provide other wildlife viewing events statewide. During the event, participants will observe the cap... Full story

  • Bald Eagle Released

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2019

    Three-year-old eagle undergoes surgery to repair broken leg, released at Horseshoe Lake. After a graceful half-mile flight across Horseshoe Lake, the three-year-old bald eagle released back into the wild by Arizona Game and Fish Department and Liberty Wildlife was free once again. It was a fitting conclusion for the bird that was found in February at a Queen Creek dairy suffering from a shattered femur. Left untreated, the bird would have certainly died, yet four months later, a small group of... Full story

  • Washington Women's Outdoor Workshop


    Women’s workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, and outdoor skills OLYMPIA - Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting, outdoor stewardship, and other outdoor skills in a September weekend workshop that includes sessions led by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) experts and other certified instructors. Washington Outdoor Women (WOW) present and coordinate the annual workshop at Lazy F Camp near Ellensburg on Sept.13-15. Now in its 22 year, WOW is an outdoor skills e... Full story

  • Youth Scholarships

    Carol L Allen|Aug 1, 2019

    Every year, students compete for their share of $3 million in scholarships and awards. The Veterans of Foreign Wars(VFW) and its Auxiliary are dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle-school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. Voice of Democracy Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program... Full story

  • AZGFD Youth-Only Javelina Hunt Permit-Tags Available

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2019

    Applications are being accepted by mail. Arizona hunters will have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for select 2019 deer, fall turkey and fall youth-only javelina hunts. There are 968 leftover hunt permit-tags available for general deer hunts, with most of those hunts being for antlered white-tailed deer only in Game Management Units (GMUs) in the southeastern portion of the state. There also are leftover hunt permit-tags for muzzleloader deer (249), youth-only deer (55), youth-only... Full story

  • AZGFD Fall Hunt Results

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2019

    Hunters can check portal account, or by phone. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has completed its random draw for 2019 fall hunts. To check draw results for the deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison, fall bear and sandhill crane seasons, applicants should sign into their free AZGFD portal account or call the department’s automated telephone system at (602) 942-3000, pressing “2” and following the prompts. Be prepared to provide a Social Security or Depar... Full story

  • Arizona Big Game Super Raffle Nets $669,065

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2019

    Arizona Big Game Super Raffle nets $669,065 for wildlife. 10 permit-tags, Swarovski optics package, N.M. elk hunt among prizes Winners of the 14th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle were announced Thursday night at Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters in Phoenix. The prizes included a total of 10 Special Big Game Tags, one for each of the state’s big game species — bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, bison, turkey, bear, javelina and mountain lion. The per... Full story

  • Glomex CamRV

    WOT|Aug 1, 2019

    Recent news reports of hackers breaking into Wi-Fi systems to watch people through their own security cameras is chilling, especially when it's not too difficult to do. Glomex CamRV™ offers a host of features to RVers, but its security is unparalleled. It uses an encrypted one-to-one connection for 100% absolute security. Now, whether hundreds of miles away from the RV or sitting right outside it checking on children sleeping inside, only the owner has access to the real-time, streaming video f... Full story

  • American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

    Carol L Allen

    Austin Deuel - Past Commander VFW 3513 - A Great American And A Great Artist https://www.invaluable.com/artist/deuel-austin-9ra3jqhou1/sold-at-auction-prices/ http://www.askart.com/artist/Austin_Deuel/2351/Austin_Deuel.aspx http://www.artnet.com/artists/austin-deuel/ Urge him/her to enter this contest and have a chance to win a scholarship. From VFW Auxiliary National Organization: 'Unwavering Support For Uncommon Heroes' Each year, more than 4,000 high school students from across the country pa... Full story

  • Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2019

    At Desert Botanical Garden, summer Saturday nights shine with Flashlight Tours, June 1-August 31. All ages will have a blast getting hands-on during this self-guided nocturnal adventure through the Garden. Check out the night-blooming plants, animals that come out after-dark plus grab some food and drink and chill out. • Dates: Saturdays through August 31 • Time: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. • Location: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 • Phone: (480) 941-1225 • Website:... Full story

  • Pueblo Grande

    WOT|Aug 1, 2019

    Hear the untold stories of pottery sherds and discover what these pieces of the past can reveal. Find out how archaeologists rediscover history from pieces of pottery in "Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales", an exhibit running through August 2019 at Pueblo Grande Museum. This exhibition features sherds that connect the Hohokam with their neighbors across the Southwest and northern Mexico during the time of the European Renaissance. • Date: Through August 31 • Location: Pueblo Grande Mus... Full story

  • Margie Anderson|Aug 1, 2019

    Years ago, pro bass angler Gregg Warne took us out to Roosevelt for some night fishing one August and taught us how to fish a football head jig at night. A football head jig is just what it sounds like – the lead is shaped like a football and they are usually pretty heavy. We usually fish a one-ounce jig at night, and everyone calls them “one-tonners”. On the beefy hook, you rig a Yamamoto Hula Grub, which is a soft plastic bait with a skirt at the top that snugs up against the jighead, a chubb...  Website