Articles from the September 1, 2015 edition

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One of the things we have enjoyed most during our 10 years of publication is the variety of ways to savor the wonders of our outdoors. For example, shown are these two totally contrasting watercraft,... Full story

 By Boat U.S.    Boating    September 1, 2015

Grants Available To Help Pay For Visiting-Boater Facilities

Visiting boaters, whether staying over for just one night or a couple weeks, offer real economic benefits and add to the vitality of waterfront communities, marinas and boat clubs. But laying out the... Full story

 By AZGFD    Boating    September 1, 2015

Operator Attention Key To Boating Safety

Arizona waterways are teeming with activity and the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all boaters to ensure a safe boating experience by remaining vigilant when out on the water. The reminder... Full story

 By AZGFD    Boating    September 1, 2015

Life Jacket Exchange Successful At Lake Havasu City

The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently held a life-jacket exchange event at London Bridge beach in Lake Havasu City. Boaters with tattered and worn ski-vest type III life jackets could exchange... Full story

 By USCG    Boating    September 1, 2015

Happy 225th Birthday, United States Coast Guard

Today we pay tribute to your past. I am even more excited about your future. As your service Secretary, I have had the first-hand privilege to support and witness the recapitalization of the Coast... Full story

 By USCG    Boating    September 1, 2015

Going 'Virtual': How Do You Want Your Aids To Navigation?

For recreational boaters, the waterway signposts known as aids to navigation are critical for a safe journey. But, what if an aid to navigation (ATON) such as a floating buoy marking the edge a... Full story


Bait Worked Well

Brothers Jackson (10, right) and Vance (8, left) caught some large stripers while fishing with bait along Lake Powell?s shady canyon walls first thing in the morning. Striper boils get the most... Full story


Lake Powell Fish Report   Striper boils reported last week were visited by more happy anglers this week.  Stripers did not disappoint - if the proper rules were followed.  Stripers feed on... Full story


Get Ready; Get Set

Shake, Rattle & Troll Radio When preparing for a saltwater excursion, here are a few suggestions of things that I've learned the hard way of not having to have in my gear bag. First of all, a... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    September 1, 2015

AZGFD Mid-August Report

Tip Of The Week Two "old reliable" summer high-country lakes are Kinnickinick and Ashurst lakes near Flagstaff. Kinnickinick Lake is spring-fed, but it is best fished from float tube, canoe or kayak... Full story

 By WOT    Fishing    September 1, 2015

15-Time Junior Angler Champion

Thomas Orozco, 15, of Union City, Calif., placed first in his age division at the International Game Fish Association Young Anglers Tournament held at Shelter Island Pier in San Diego, Calif., on... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    September 1, 2015

Attention Anglers:

As of May 27, 2015, new regulations mandate that all  passengers fishing within 12 miles of Mexico’s coast and their islands must possess a valid passport. This applies to ¾ day and full-day... Full story


I Can't Tune A Piano, But I Can Tuna Fish?

The San Diego-based sport fishing continues to boat good numbers of blue fin, yellow fin, yellow tail and dorado within U.S. waters. The anglers are coming, the boats are going, and the fish are bitin... Full story


Brand New Tournament Circuit To Debut In The West

The West is finally getting a great tournament circuit with 100 percent payback, championships with prize boats, and television coverage of every tournament. It's about time! For years I've heard guys say that if you want to fish a decent circuit,... Full story


Jack Schmier Is A Master Knife Craftsman

DeHamer is a Feature Writer. This article was reprinted with permission from The Chino Valley Review. Most countries in this world have a knife related to their history - machetes for jungle work in... Full story


Teaching Your Kids To Shoot

The absolute best way to keep your children safe around guns is to teach them about guns. We keep our guns locked in a gun safe, but we have also taught our children, and now our grandchildren, how... Full story

 By ASP    RVing    September 1, 2015

Campout Program Opens Fall Registration

Have you ever wanted to bring your family camping but weren't sure where to start? The Arizona Family Campout Program is a unique program designed for families who have little or no experience... Full story


Hiking Essentials

I've been telling you about a lot of great hikes lately, and hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities. Because I've been hiking and hunting for so many years, I've learned a thing or two about... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    September 1, 2015

Find Your Park And Enjoy Two Fee-Free Days

The National Park Service turned 99 years old on Aug. 25.  In preparation for next year's big centennial celebration, the National Park Service is inviting everyone to Find Your Park... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    September 1, 2015

ArtPlace America Awards $500,000 Grant

ArtPlace America recently announced that the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), on behalf of the tribal heritage project partnership, received a grant of $500,000 to further... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    September 1, 2015

Forest Service Changes Tonto National Forest Recreation Fees

Tonto National Forest officials are changing recreation fees at campgrounds, day-use sites, boat launches, and shoreline areas beginning on January 1, 2016.  In 2004, Congress passed the Federal... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    September 1, 2015

Tularemia ('Rabbit Fever') Confirmed in Coconino County

The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD), in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services, announced recently that two human cases of tularemia (also known as... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    September 1, 2015

Cruise On Down To The 66th Annual Coconino County Fair

Cruise on Down to the 66th Annual Coconino County Fair, at historic Fort Tuthill County Park during Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-7, presented by Findlay Toyota Flagstaff. The County Fair is truly a comm... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    September 1, 2015

Get Your Yards Ready To Adopt A New Pet

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


Anatomy Of Deception

It is time for a true survey, one that has credentials of being unbiased and one that polls people in the thousands, not just 300.... Full story


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