Articles from the August 15, 2013 edition

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Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Comes To Lake Havasu City

Fast. Really fast. 260 MPH in 3.2 seconds. Fast. That’s what’s in store for race fans when the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series (Lucas) stops in Lake Havasu City with the inaugural “Thunder on the Ri... Full story


Lake Havasu Boat Tours Highlight Unique Geology

There is no better way to enhance your appreciation of Lake Havasu and the lower Colorado River than by experiencing one of six different guided boat tours. You can take in the natural, raw beauty of... Full story

 By Douglas Burt    WOOT    August 15, 2013

A HAHWG Summary

Thank you to all who came to the summer Hunting & Angling Heritage Workgroup (HAHWG) meeting. We had 45-50 attendees at the meeting, representing 22 unique organizations. Included in that count were 19 new faces to HAHWG, bringing seven (7) new... Full story


Zona Gives Back

Why does former pro angler and host of the Outdoor Channel's "Zona's Awesome Fishing Show," Mark Zona, love his BoatUS Angler on-the-water and road-towing membership? • He's locked keys in his truck at the launch ramp. • He's had two flat tires on... Full story

 By MCPRD    RVing    August 15, 2013

County Parks Bring Back Free Camping Offer

Beginning Oct. 1, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will bring back the Buy One, Get One campaign! The campaign allows park visitors who pay the camping fee for one night, or more, a... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    August 15, 2013

Hunting News From AZGFD

The wait is over for eager hunters who applied for the upcoming season. Draw results for Arizona’s 2013 fall deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo and pheasant hunts are now available o... Full story


Lake Havasu Marine Assn. Receives Federal Grant

Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species throughout freshwater lakes and rivers of the western United States has become a high priority, especially on the lower Colorado River — now infested with a growing population of quagga mussels. In r... Full story

 By MCPRD    RVing    August 15, 2013

Lake Pleasant Regional Park Shares Proposed Trails Master Plan

Join Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. for an open house at Lake Pleasant Regional Park’s Operations Building as staff share the final draft of the par... Full story


Fur & Feather Animal Assistance, Inc.

Fur and Feather Animal Assistance in Pie Town, N.M., is a 90-acre sanctuary for dogs and cats. We are at 8,000 feet in the western mountains, but the climate is reasonably mild. Our facility specializ... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 15, 2013

Honor Your Fellow Wildlife Conservationists

Make plans now to attend the 16th annual Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Chaparral Suites Scottsdale, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. This year’s i... Full story


Nine lightning-caused fires on Tonto National Forest over past 24 hours;

Due to thunderstorm activity across the forest over the last 24 hours, there have been nine fire starts being managed by assigned resources and three smoke checks are being conducted. One of the nine fire starts, the Reno Fire, reported earlier... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    August 15, 2013

Union River dike breaching will restore Hood Canal tidelands habitat for salmon

OLYMPIA -- The tidal waters of Hood Canal will reclaim 32 acres of former salt marsh when a dike is partially breached at the mouth of the Union River near Belfair, completing a joint... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    August 15, 2013

Chinook fishery to end Sunday in Marine Area 10 off Seattle

OLYMPIA - The sport fishery for chinook salmon in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will close at the end of the day Sunday (Aug. 18), when state fishery managers anticipate the annual catch... Full story

 By WOT    Fishing    August 15, 2013

Coho and pink salmon fishing opens south of Foulweather Bluff, Olele Point

Action: Opens salmon fishing. Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet), south of a... Full story

 By ASP    Events   

Slide Rock State Park's Annual Fall Festival

(Phoenix, AZ - August 15, 2013) - Slide Rock State Park, Friends of Slide Rock and volunteers present the 3rd Annual Slide Rock Fall Festival on September 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This family... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    August 15, 2013

King County's Beaver Lake to receive 1,200 large hatchery rainbow trout

OLYMPIA - Anglers will soon have an opportunity to catch large trout this summer in Beaver Lake near Issaquah, thanks to the release of about 1,200 hatchery rainbows averaging about one pound each. Th... Full story


Sol Duc River To Reopen To Fishing

Action: Reopens the Sol Duc River to fishing. Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Aug. 18, 2013 Species affected: All species. Location: Sol Duc River from the Sol Duc Hatchery outfall creek upstream to the concrete pump station. Reason for action: The Sol... Full story


Beautiful Bartlett Lake

Years ago, Indians spoke of the pristine Verde River waters — the waters that now feed beautiful Bartlett Lake. With its gently sloping beaches, majestic scenery, and countless wildlife, Bartlett i... Full story


Canyon Lake

The Dolly is a premier Arizona attraction for all generations and offers cruises for all occasions. Rated one of the “25 things to see and do in Arizona” by Official Visitors Guide of Phoenix and New Times “Best Of Phoenix” Winner 2009 and 2010, D... Full story


Lake Pleasant Tours: Savor The Surroundings

Just 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix, you can visit a desert oasis. Bald eagles nest along the canyon walls, wild burros come down from the desert highlands and play along the shores. Deep in the inlets and coves, spring flowers trail their leaves... Full story


Meander On Lake Mead

The Lake Mead Cruise and Hoover Dam Discovery starts the day with an insider's tour of Hoover Dam and then becomes a relaxing tour of lovely Lake Mead aboard a three-level paddle wheeler. The tour length from hotel to hotel is 7.5 hours and includes... Full story


Rent At Rosie

There are many types of boats available to rent at Roosevelt Lake, whether you wish to explore, wakeboard, just relax, or enjoy the water in your own way. Whether you are staying for a week or just visiting for the day, there is a boat for you. Also... Full story


Step Aboard

There's no better way to see the best of what Lake Powell has to offer while learning about its history and geology than stepping aboard our guided boat tours available only from Wahweap Marina at the Lake Powell Resort. Enjoy the romance of a... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    August 15, 2013

Arizona's Best Kept Secret

The new Desert Belle is a 143-passenger, two-level boat. It has a partial lower level air-conditioned section and includes two bathrooms and a snack bar. Originally launched in 1964, Desert Belle has... Full story


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