Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!

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  • RV Shore Power Problems

    WOT|Sep 1, 2019

    Few people underestimate the dangers of an incorrectly wired home electrical system, yet RV owners routinely tolerate problems that would raise red flags if they happened at home. From seeing heat-browning and melted plastic around the shore power connection to a light "zap" when touching the RV, warning signs that something is wrong should be taken seriously before someone is injured or something catastrophic happens. SmartPlug Systems, pioneer in RV shore power safety, takes a close look at... Full story

  • Lake Powell Fish Report: 8/28/19

    Wayne Gustaveson|Sep 1, 2019

    Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing. As I returned from vacation, we had an assignment to catch 60 striped bass for the annual disease re-certification, to ensure that Lake Powell fish do not have any viruses that might destabilize the fishery. We must collect the fish on the same day that they are certified. Hot weather had really slowed down fishing in August, but I checked recent fish reports and found that small stripers (8-12 inches) recently boiled in Warm Creek.... Full story

  • Outdoors Woman


    Register now for the "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" (BOW) workshop on Sept. 6-8 at Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott. The program introduces women to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, non-threatening environment with expert instructors. Classes include horsemanship, rappelling, wilderness medicine, birding, hiking, archery, fly and warm-water fishing, paddling a kayak, and shotgun/rifle/pistol shooting among more than 30 others. Evenings and mornings are filled with fun and entertainment,... Full story

  • Apache Lake - Worth the Drive

    Margie Anderson|Sep 1, 2019

    Apache Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Arizona, and because the road is not paved, Apache rarely gets crowded, even in summer. Fishing can be awesome here, with largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, trout, yellow bass, catfish, carp, sunfish and crappies all represented. From the main marina west to Horse Mesa Dam the shoreline is mostly steep and rocky. Several good-sized coves cut into the shoreline, though, and provide plenty of good shallow-water fishing at this end, too. Right... Full story

  • AZGFD Wildlife Education

    AZGFD|Sep 1, 2019

    New Teacher Workshop Just Announced Join educators from the Arizona Game and Fish Department as we explore the science, management and recreation of Arizona's aquatic communities. In this two-day workshop, which conveniently occurs during Fall Break for many teachers, you will learn how macroinvertebrates can be an indicator for stream health, visit a fish hatchery, try your hand at fly fishing and so much more. Participants will receive access to numerous resources and activities for their... Full story

  • Water Catchment Contamination Reward Offered

    Don McDowell|Sep 1, 2019

    9 – VANDALS To Report Vandalism An award of $2,500 has been offered by the Arizona Deer Association with an additional $1,000 offered by Don McDowell Outdoors, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for contaminating a water catchment that was used to provide water to wildlife with diesel fuel or gasoline northeast of Flagstaff, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Sometime around Sunday, fuel was deliberately poured into Young’s Canyon Tri... Full story

  • Arizona Fire Restrictions Lifted On State Lands


    PHOENIX – Recent moisture and cooler temperatures have allowed the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM) to lift fire restrictions on state-owned and managed lands across Arizona. Effective 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, the agency lifted Stage I restrictions in Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave – south of the Colorado River, and Yuma Counties. Stage I fire restrictions went into effect in June, but lingering dry conditions, an abundance of grass statewide, and a scarce monsoon season... Full story

  • Jerry Weston on Face Book

    Margie Anderson|Sep 1, 2019

    If you go to the Mesa Bass Pro Shops bass seminars, you've probably seen Jerry Weston. If not, get out there and meet a bunch of Arizona bass pros! Jerry was kind enough to take us out to Bartlett Lake one morning and show us how he puts fish in the boat during these dog days. GOOD CATCH! - Ron Flewellen's kids show off their striper catch. The water temperature was in the high 80's right from the get-go, but it was cloudy and the barometer was falling, so Weston opted for a reaction bait first...  Website