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Articles from the September 1, 2016 edition

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  • Size And Daily Limits Suspended On Two Eastern Washington Lakes

    WDFW|Sep 1, 2016

    Action: Remove daily limits and size limits; extend the fishing season on two lakes scheduled for rehabilitation. Species affected: All fish species. Dates and locations: Blue Lake (Grant Co.): Effective immediately through Oct. 21, 2016, Blue Lake is open to fishing with no daily limit and no size limits for all game fish. Park Lake (Grant Co.): Effective immediately through Oct. 28, 2016, Park Lake is open to fishing with no daily limit and no size limits for all game fish. Reasons for... Full story

  • WDFW Concludes Its First Statewide Trout Fishing Derby

    WDFW|Sep 1, 2016

    September 8, 2016 Contact: Larry Phillips 360-902-2721 Olympia – Anglers claimed more than 340 prizes during the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) first annual statewide fishing derby. The trout derby ran from April 23 through Sept. 6, with more than 130 license dealers donating prizes, including charter fishing trips, gift cards, and rod and reel combos. The department planted more than 700 tagged fish in lowland lakes this spring. Anglers lucky enough to catch one of the... Full story

  • Release Chinook Marked With Hole Punch In Upper Columbia River Fisheries

    WDFW|Sep 1, 2016

    September 8, 2016 Action: Anglers are required to release chinook salmon that have a ¼-inch diameter (round) hole punched in the upper lobe of the caudal (tail) fin Effective dates: Sept. 15 – Oct. 31, 2016 Species affected: Fall chinook salmon (hatchery and wild) Location: Columbia River from the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco to Chief Joseph Dam Reason for action: Fall chinook salmon are sedated in a chemical anesthetic, MS-222, during sampling at the Priest Rapids Dam. The U.S. Food and Drug Ad... Full story

  • Lake Washington To Open For Coho Fishing September 16

    WDFW|Sep 1, 2016

    September 8, 2016 Contact: Kyle Adicks, (360) 902-2664 OLYMPIA – Anglers will have the opportunity to fish for coho salmon in Lake Washington starting Sept. 16, state salmon managers announced today. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) initially planned to keep Lake Washington closed to salmon fishing due to the low number of coho forecast to return to the watershed this year. However, the number of fish passing through the Ballard Locks in early September indicates a much s... Full story

  • Yuma To Host 2016 World Championship Dove Cook-Off

    WOT|Sep 1, 2016

    YUMA, Ariz. - On Saturday, September 3, the 1st Annual World Championship Dove Cook-Off will take place at Yuma Civic Center. Coinciding with the opening week of the early dove hunt season (Sept. 1-15), the Cook-Off will pit chefs of all skill levels in a competition to see who can create the best dove dish within the allotted time. "This will be an exciting event," says Richard Sprague, owner of Sprague's Sports in Yuma. "Yuma is the premier dove hunting destination, so having a culinary... Full story

  • Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest Flows At Desert Sun Stadium Nov. 19


    August 26, 2016 Yuma, Ariz. — Now in its fourth year, the Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest is announced to take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, under the lights at Yuma's Desert Sun Stadium. In 2015, the festival welcomed more than 1,000 attendees to enjoy samples of more than 60 different brews from national and regional brands, including Yuma's own Prison Hill Brewing Company (http://www.prisonhillbrewing.com/) . "The Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest continues to grow, attracting locals and out-of-towners who a... Full story

  • Commission Approves New Combination Licenses For Anglers

    WDFW|Sep 1, 2016

    Aug. 8, 2016 Contact: Commission Office, (360) 902-2267 OLYMPIA – Washington sport anglers soon will have two new options for fishing licenses after action taken by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at its August meeting. The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), voted to establish an all-inclusive, annual fishing license at its meeting in Olympia. The Fish Washington license will allow anglers t... Full story

  • AZGFD Reminds Public To Leave Baby Wildlife Alone

    AZGFD|Sep 1, 2016

    Within the past several weeks, well-intentioned people have delivered several deer fawns to Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) offices believing that the animals were abandoned by their parents. While the department understands the public's desire to help, in reality they're often taking a newborn or juvenile animal from its parents, who likely "parked" the baby in one location while they foraged for food and water for long periods of time. If the fawn appears alert and healthy, it is... Full story

  • Missing Person


    Subject: Joshua K. Tourjee Physical Description Age: 34 Height: 5’11’’ Weight: 170 lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Last seen near river mile 137 wearing a lime colored short sleeve shirt and dark colored shorts with a dark colored inflatable pool toy, possibly a swan. If you have any information regarding this individual Please Contact NPS Dispatch (928) 638-7805 Missing River Guide on Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon, Ariz.* – On Monday, September 12 the Nationa... Full story

  • 110 Years Later

    Mike Berger|Sep 1, 2016

    With the care of two experts, the Model 1899 is now ready for the range. By Mike Berger and Pat Knight Editor's Note: The beginning, middle, and end of this restoration saga areal included as we feel it is important to tell the whole story of the remarkable skill and commitment these two men have shown to a once-abandoned antique rifle. Part 1: 'Rescued' From The Corner It sat quietly in the corner of the shop, behind a group of other rifles. This was the corner where trade-in rifles that were... Full story

  • On The Cover - The World Watches


    Havasu Hosts IJSBA Fans from nearly 40 countries around the world will be watching as more than 750 competitors vie for titles in the 35th Annual International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) World Finals at Lake Havasu City. Included in the many competitions and events will be vendors with food and beer stands, a Parade of Nations that honors the participants and their respective countries' flags, and a Pro-Freestyle Expo. This is just one of several exciting Watersports events taking... Full story

  • Wild Burrow

    Wake Zone Op/Ed

    John Koleszar|Sep 1, 2016

    As the sweltering heat oppresses most of us in the Valley of the Sun, news items have come across my desk that bear repeating. I will not champion any particular item, but merely report (sometimes tongue in cheek) the news as it has come down. Gift Triggers Edible, Fiscal Thoughts A gift was presented to me at the Shake Rattle & Troll radio show last Sunday. The gift was a canned tin of - horsemeat! Despite the feelings of many in the United States, horse meat is a delicacy in many countries. Ob... Full story

  • Free To Fly

    AZGFD|Sep 1, 2016

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Liberty Wildlife released four orphaned baby great horned owls Aug. 3. The owls were rescued after their mother was shot in March by a homeowner in Tolleson. The owlets were raised with the aid of a foster female great horned owl at Liberty Wildlife with the goal of preparing them for releasing. The owls were released at Robbins Butte Wildlife Area, a remote area about seven miles southwest of Buckeye.... Full story

  • Outdoor Writers Association of America

    AZGFD|Sep 1, 2016

    HONORED -- Arizona Game and Fish video producer David Majure recently received three Excellence in Craft Awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Majure was recognized for his work on the department's Arizona Wildlife Views TV show.... Full story

  • Glock 19 Full Size Semi-Auto Double Stack 9mm

    What Size Pistol Should You Get?

    John Anderson|Sep 1, 2016

    Here is a counter-intuitive truth: Small pistols are more difficult to handle, require a better (stronger) grip, and have a lot more recoil (kick) than larger pistols. Many smaller people make the mistake of thinking that since their hands are small, a smaller pistol is ideal.In many cases, the opposite is true. The same goes for buying that first pistol for your child - just because she has smaller hands doesn't mean you should buy her a small pistol. Single-Stack Semis My granddaughters both... Full story

  • Primitive Survivors Filtration Straw

    WOT|Sep 1, 2016

    This is something that might be worth looking into for Arizona outdoors enthusiasts: Filters up to 1000 liters - equivalent to a year of drinking water Hollow Fiber UF Membrane Antibacterial Activated Carbon Filter Removes 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, parasites such as e-coli, campylobacter, shigella, vibrio cholera, salmonella Ultra light weight weighs only 2 ounces Compact only 9 inches long and 1 inch in diameter Requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts BPA Free and... Full story

  • Do You Shop At Fry's Food Stores?

    AZBW|Sep 1, 2016

    Did you know that you can earn donations for Lost Our Home Pet Rescue by shopping at Fry's Food Stores? By designating Lost Our Home Pet Rescue as the organization you'd like to support, Fry's will donate to the shelter every time you shop and use your VIP card. Re-enrollment is done annually starting on August 1st. If you were a part of the program before August 1st, please re-enroll by following the steps below! To Enroll in Fry's Community Rewards Program 1. Get your VIP Card at your local... Full story

  • Do You Have I T Skills?

    AZBW|Sep 1, 2016

    If the answer is YES, we could really use your assistance! Our expertise here at the shelter is with dogs and cats. IT is not our specialty so if you have IT skills we could really use those skills for a project that needs to be done right away! If you are able to help us out, please contact Tracey Varga at tracey@lostourhome.org. Thank you!... Full story

  • Gabriel's Angels Announces AZPetVet.com As Presenting Sponsor

    WOT|Sep 1, 2016

    Nonprofit Gabriel's Angels announces AZPetVet.com as Presenting Sponsor of its Sixth Wine Event on October 7 at the Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa. Phoenix, AZ - September 19, 2016 - Gabriel's Angels, the only organization in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, is excited to announce AZPetVet.com as the Presenting Sponsor of their sixth annual "Salud! 2016 Signature Wine Dinner" event on Friday, October 7, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Omni... Full story

  • 'Mutts' Are A 'Mixed' Blessing

    AZBW|Sep 1, 2016

    Two Lost Our Home pets were recently featured on local television to raise awareness about National Mutt Day. Kim Scott, a dedicated, committed and all around wonderful LOH Volunteer, escorted Gunner, a Dalmation and cattledog mix and mix-breed Rae to Channel 3 and Fox 10 TV to talk about the benefits of loving and adopting a "mutt". According to research, there are several good reasons to owning a mixed-breed dog. They include the following: · You get the best of both worlds since you get the... Full story