Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

Articles from the August 1, 2020 edition

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  • On The Cover August 2020

    Carol L Allen

    In the words of Margie and John Anderson who provided the motivating cover phone, "If you’re looking to get out of the heat and see some gorgeous country where it’s cool and green, I’ve got the perfect road trip for you. If you’ve ever been to Alpine or Springerville, you already know how pretty the Apache-Sitgreaves Forest is, and I’ve got a couple of back-road drives for you that don’t require 4WD. In fact, we saw a lot of RVs on the second part of our road trip." The rest of their story... Full story

  • Arizona Lakes With Margie Anderson

    'On The Road Again'

    Margie Anderson|Aug 1, 2020

    There Are Beautiful Drives Near Alpine And Springerville If you're looking to get out of the heat and see some gorgeous country where it's cool and green, I've got the perfect road trip for you. If you've ever been to Alpine or Springerville, you already know how pretty the Apache-Sitgreaves Forest is, and I've got a couple of back-road drives for you that don't require 4WD. In fact, we saw a lot of RV's on the second part of our road trip. The First Leg The first leg of our trip starts just... Full story

  • Huntington Lake California

    Christopher Crocker|Aug 1, 2020

    Jimmy Buffett might have been the son of a son of a sailor, but I grew up as the son of a sailor with one less degree of separation. My youth was spent traveling all over the western U.S. to Hobie Cat regattas. Our weekends and summers were filled with my younger brother, and I was packing up our sleeping bags and Star Wars figures into the family adventure wagon for a weekend near a lake or ocean for sailboat racing, campfires, and smores. Our first family adventure wagon was a 1973 converted D... Full story

  • AZGFD Offers Reward In Poaching

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2020

    The crime was committed in Game Management Unit 39. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is seeking information about the recent poaching of a mule deer doe in Game Management Unit 39 in the Buckeye Hills south of Buckeye. The doe was pregnant with two fawns. The deer and fawn carcasses were discarded along a dirt road that connects Gillespie Dam to Robbins Butte Game Road in the southwestern portion of the Buckeye Hills, south of the Powers Butte Wildlife Area. It is believed the... Full story

  • BoatUS Top 10 Boat Names

    BoatUS|Aug 1, 2020

    What Can A Boat's Name Tell You? BoatUS issues annual Top 10 Boat Names list. While a boat's name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from those using the services of BoatUS Boat Graphics to design and purchase boat name graphics. "It's always a challenge to decide on a boat... Full story

  • Balboa Motorhome Wanted

    Jim Allen|Aug 1, 2020

    Looking to buy a Balboa Motorhome. Please contact joe@homesofsandiego.com . We are only interested in the Balboa Motorhome. Thank you....

  • Carol L Allen

    Outdoors Still Has Options, But Know Before You Go It is only wise during this unprecedented time to check venues before heading out to see if there are restrictions or closures. Prescott's Trails & Natural Parklands Trails Saw Increased Usage During Shutdown The great outdoors is a part of Arizona's lifestyle. During the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, Prescott's trails remained open offering an escape from boredom and helping to relieve stress. Most of the parking lots at the trailheads were...  Website

  • Range Rider Program Receives $35,000

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2020

    The goal is to reduce Mexican wolf depredations on livestock. The Eastern Arizona Counties Organization (ECO) has made a contribution of $35,000 to support the Range Rider Program managed by the Interagency Field Team (IFT) of the Mexican Wolf Recovery Project. Created in 1993, the ECO includes Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee and Navajo counties. The ECO counties have developed a leading role in natural resources and public lands management issues in eastern Arizona, including forest... Full story

  • Arizona Game And Fish Commission Awards


    The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for the 2020 Commission Awards. The deadline for submission is Sept. 4, 2020. The purpose of these awards is to 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. Nominations may include individuals, organizations, clubs, foundations or government agencies. Arizona Game and Fish Department employees are not... Full story

  • Lake Havasu Sand-Water-RV Expo 2020

    Bob Brown

    The latest in off-road vehicles, boats, RVs, travel trailers set to bring down the curtain on 2020. To say that 2020 has been an unusual year is a gross understatement. Between fighting a stubborn pandemic and a volatile presidential election cycle, people have been forced to become more inventive in ways to pursue safe and fun recreational outlets. Just In Time For Fall, Winter Adventures For the past nine years, outdoor motorsports enthusiasts have relied on the Sand-Water-RV Expo, presented... Full story

  • VFW Auxiliary Offers Four Scholarships


    We encourage students to express their Americanism and Patriotism thoughts through our scholarships programs. By participating in our scholarship programs, they show support for our country and are able to earn money for their further education. Continuing Education The applications for this scholarship are due to National by February 15, 2021. It is only open to any auxiliary member (who has been a member for at least one year, their spouse son or daughter) with a financial need. The applicant... Full story

  • No Ammo? No Problem!

    John Anderson|Aug 1, 2020

    If you have tried to buy any ammunition lately, you already know that shelves are bare. Buying online is just as trying: I've put a couple boxes in my cart on the Cabelas website, and before I could check out, they were already out of stock. Ditto on other websites: page after page of "out of stock" messages on almost every kind and caliber of pistol ammo. The only thing I've found on the shelves lately is bird shot, rifle ammo, and tracers. So odds are, even if you want to get a little practice... Full story

  • Can I carry a firearm while wearing a face covering?

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2020

    ANSWER: On Jul 1, 2020, at 7:55 AM, CCWMail wrote: Arizona law does not prohibit a person from carrying a firearm and wearing a face covering. If a person commits a crime while armed and their face is covered, this can be an aggrevating factor in the criminal charge per ARS 13-701(D)(26)....

  • Icy Cold Was The Summer

    Icy Cold Was The Summer

    Carol L Allen|Aug 1, 2020

    Although the letter from London was often on our minds, Jim and I were able to enjoy our flight to Scotland, the wedding of his sister Lynn, and the delightful family of her new husband Frank. It had been a memorable time in Glasgow, but now that the celebrations were over, we were ready to begin our three-part travels of Scotland, the Irelands, and Wales. (We called this journey our "trilogy.") We telephoned London just before we left Glasgow. As there was not an answer at Crampton's, we... Full story

  • Arizona Game And Fish Department

    Arizona Hunting Calendar August 2020

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2020

    4-21 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-resident: $20/day There are also fees for permit-tags and non-permit-tags. See the 2020-2021 Hunting Regulations at www.azgfd.com for details. Be sure to check the hunting regulations carefully before you hunt. Many of... Full story

  • Tips For Outdoors Enthusiasts

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2020

    If you're planning to head outdoors for the holiday weekend, check out these tips from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD). Whether you're new to outdoor recreation or looking for a quick refresher, these tips will help you enjoy your time outside safely and responsibly. Always Have A Plan Check the status of the area you want to visit, including the traffic conditions for your trip, before heading out. Have an alternative in mind in case conditions or crowding become an issue. Think...

  • Arizona Dove Season Opens

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2020

    4-21 Dove, Band-Tailed Pigeon Regulations Available Online The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted the 2020-21 Arizona Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon Regulations online at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Regulations. The regulations have been produced in a downloadable format that hunters will find handy in the field. The color brochure is easy to read and features important hunting information, such as season dates, daily bag and possession limits, and legal requirements, at a glance. All... Full story

  • Harman Model REFPRV415

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2020

    PLAY FAVORITES -- Engineered to overcome any weather thrown at it, few AM/FM/WB marine receivers can match the Infinity by Harman model REFPRV415 from Prospec Electronics. IP67-rated (front) and NMEA2000-ready, it boasts a wide range of audio input methods to ensure everyone on board can play their favorite music. Contact local dealers or Prospec Electronics.... Full story

  • Havasu Falls

    GCNP|Aug 1, 2020

    The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting all river trips, both commercial and non-commercial, to voluntarily bypass Havasu Canyon on the Colorado river, located at river mile 157. River guides and boaters are encouraged to honor this request out of respect and safety for the Havasupai people. The Havasupai reservation is under an emergency closure due to the COVID-19 virus. Entry into the reservation is prohibited and will be strictly enforced by the Havasupai Tribe. Camping at the confluen... Full story