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 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 15, 2013

Too Many Tortoises, Not Enough Homes

Are you fascinated by reptiles? Do you have a yard big enough for a dog, but no time to take one for daily walks? Is someone in your family allergic to pets with fur or feathers? If so, consider... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    August 15, 2013

Helping Desert Tortoises The Right Way During Monsoon Season

Monsoon season brings one of the southwest desert’s most iconic creatures out of their burrows and out-and-about across the state. Desert tortoises are now in their most active season and more... Full story

 By Boat US    Boating    August 15, 2013

BoatUS: Tips On Boating With Dogs

Before You Go • Get a well-fitting life jacket and have the dog wear it a few times around the home before they get on a boat. Any pet life jacket should have a handle to easily lift the animal out... Full story


Stormy Weather

So we all plan to go out to the lake. We have listened to the weather forecast and storms are either not identified or often not discussed because the chance is low. Even so, as you go about your day on the lake, be vigilant of those storm cells... Full story

 By WOT    RVing    August 15, 2013

Red Rock State Park's Activities

The summer season is winding down, but there are still many opportunities for hiking, walking and lectures in August and September at Red Rock State Park. The park offers guided hikes and bird walks a... Full story


Words Of Wisdom: The Value Of A Free Sticker

Many of you in the marine industry and boating world know me; my name is David Esparza, and I have been a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for 19 years and a volunteer with the Arizona Game and Fish Department as boating safety... Full story


Do You Know What Lake This Is?

Email Jim@AZBW.com if you do.... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    August 15, 2013

Tempe Town Lake

Let us put you on the water at Tempe Town Lake, offering a variety of watercraft and —the perfect escape: tempe@boats4rent.com. To see what’s available on this popular local lake, contact one of... Full story

 By WOT    Watersports    August 15, 2013

Yuma River Tours - Cruise The Colorado

Step into the history, beauty and wildlife of the mighty Colorado River. Join Yuma River Tours for an unforgettable journey. Spend the day on the cool waters of one of the world’s greatest rivers... Full story


Another Way

ANOTHER WAY -- to enjoy Arizona's waterways it to rent a boat suited to your style. Invert Sports provides rentals, watersport lessons, and charters at Powell, Mead, Havasu, Mohave, Pleasant, Alamo, Apache, Bartlett, Canyon, Upper Lake Mary, Lyman,... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    August 15, 2013

On The Quieter Side

After "Thunder on the River," perhaps a quieter experience is in order. Located at the London Bridge English Village, Sunset Charter & Tour Company of Lake Havasu City offers the only year-round... Full story


Sailing Is What They Do Best At ASF

One of the best decisions I ever made was to take the US Sailing Instructor class. Now you can make that same decision to improve your sailing and prepare to help teach others about this great sport. Sign up for classes being offered the first two... Full story


Lake Powell

Lake surface temperature and lake level are declining. Cool monsoon weather patterns are adding much-needed rainwater to the lake but not enough to keep the lake from declining one foot per week.... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    August 15, 2013

Urban Fishing Report

Fishing for catfish is slow at all Urban Fishing waters statewide through the summer (no stocking period). For holdover catfish, try the larger lakes of more than 5 acres. Some catfish and bass are be... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    August 15, 2013

Urban Fishing Facts

Did you know that — • There are now a total of 21 lakes in the Program located in 11 cities. More lakes are expected to join the Program over the next few years. • The $18.50 Class U (Urban) fis... Full story

 By WOT    Fishing    August 15, 2013

The Best In Years

Wendy Tochihara jumps on the exotic train with an opah. 2013 is delivering some of the best fishing we had from the border to the tip of Baja and all Baja veterans are saying the same thing, "Best... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    August 15, 2013

Additions Made To Aquatic Invasive Species Director's Orders List

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has added largemouth bass virus (LMB virus), whirling disease and all snakehead fish to the Director’s Orders aquatic invasive species (AIS) list. LMB Virus LMB... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    August 15, 2013

Save the Date.... March 5 - 7, 2014

This is a reminder to save the date for the 2014 Inland Waterways Conference (IWC), scheduled March 5-7 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). The conference dates have shifted one day because of the... Full story

 By WOT    Fishing    August 15, 2013

Gyros Furnish Sability For Every Sportfisher Pursuit

It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. For the many sportfisher owners who are turning to Seakeeper for gyroscopic stabilization, it's also a means for gaining the maximum... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    August 15, 2013

Dock At Tonto National Forest's Saguaro Lake Closed Due To Fire Damage

Mesa, Ariz. (August 23, 2013) – The courtesy dock at Saguaro Del Norte Ramp 1 was damaged by a boat fire August 11, 2013. The dock will remain closed until necessary repairs can be completed. Ramp... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    August 15, 2013

Arizona Dove Season Opens Sunday, September 1st

Arizona is famous for many things, but opening day of dove season is downright legendary. Temperatures here may still be high, but there's nothing cooler for the hunting community than the first day... Full story

 By WOT    Events   

Prescott's Great Outdoors

What do you have when you combine a 300-foot zip line, rapelling, a kid’s fishing tank, live creatures, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, disc golf, camping, live music, food, many... Full story


Become a Wildlife Detective

Put on your thinking caps and bring out your magnifying glasses. It's time to become a wildlife detective! In this family-oriented program, a park naturalist will teach you how to look for signs that... Full story

 By IWWF    Watersports    August 15, 2013

World Waterski Racing Championships

Waterski Racing is one of the most spectacular extreme sports ever created! For the third time, Spain will host the World Waterski Racing Championships following Spain’s highly successful events in... Full story


Supervisor Johnson Testifies During Federal Hearing on EPA & IRS

Mesa, AZ – Supervisor Buster Johnson took to the podium during the recent Congressional Field Hearing on the overreach of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Environmental Protection Agency... Full story


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