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  • Use ‘Down Time’To Refresh Boating Skills

    Oct 15, 2012

    Even some places in the Southwest may have ice and cold temps, beginning soon. If you are in one of those locations, as you patiently wait for the ice to thaw or the weather to warm up so you can finally get your boat back on the water again, here’s an idea. Why not use the down time productively and take a boating safety class conducted by your local Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla? Also, Arizona Game & Fish Department, the Phoenix Power Squadron, and the Lake Pleasant Sailing Club all offer classes that are referenced each month on page t... Full story

  • Fur & Feather

    Arizona Boating & Watersports|Oct 15, 2012

    The Fur & Feather Animal Assistance is planning their autumn open house for Oct. 27, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Come see all the new animals and the new improvements. FFAA has a new pen, another trailer attached to the Ronda Romper, and they hope to have completed the new heated bunk house.It is getting cold now and the dogs need to come in the house or go into a heated bunk house. This will give us two now. Come meet all the new dogs and cats and visit with the ones that were here last spring.... Full story

  • Arizona Hunters Deserve Recognition Re: Condors

    AZGFD|Oct 15, 2012

    Hunters in Arizona continue to prove to the critics that voluntary efforts to conserve endangered wildlife do work, often better than mandated measures. In the last five years, 80 to 90 percent of hunters in Arizona’s condor range have taken measures to reduce the amount of spent lead ammunition that is available to California condors. Arizona’s voluntary lead-reduction program has been well supported by hunters, and they deserve a thank you for continuing sportsmens’ proud tradition of being th... Full story

  • Public Comment Invited On AZGFD Proposed Strategic Plan

    AZGFD|Oct 15, 2012

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department has released the draft of its new strategic plan, Wildlife 20/20, and wants your comments and input. Wildlife 20/20 provides broad strategic guidance for all department programs. It is intended to be a living document that conveys policy direction that the Arizona Game and Fish Commission has provided to the department to guide its work into the future. It will be complemented by additional plans designed to provide more specific direction, as needed. The...

  • AZGFD Analyzing New Photo Of Possible Endangered Cat

    Oct 15, 2012

    TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is currently analyzing a recent trail camera photo of either a jaguar or an ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson. The photo includes only the tail and a small portion of a hind quarter of the animal, making positive identification more difficult. Game and Fish is now consulting with outside experts about the photo, taken Sept. 23 and submitted by a sportsman, to better identify the species. Reported By Hunters Four of the last five confirmed jag...

  • Grand Canyon Investigators Seeking Information in Search for Missing Man

    Grand Canyon National Park|Oct 15, 2012

    Date: October 10, 2012 Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Rangers in Grand Canyon National park are searching for a man that was last seen waiting to get on a commercial tour bus near Bright Angel Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park. The man had been traveling with a companion and failed to get on the bus Saturday afternoon, October 6. His companion reported him missing. The missing man has been identified as 76-year old Yoshikazu Yamada, a Japanese National. Yamada is 5’6” tall, weighs 150 pounds, has g... Full story

  • Department of Boating and Waterways NEWS

    CADBW|Oct 15, 2012

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) will meet Oct. 24 in Long Beach to consider $3.39 million in boat launching facility grants. The meeting is open to the public and will convene at 9:00 a.m. at the Marriott Long Beach, 4700 Airport Plaza Drive. Items being considered by the Commission include: Moabi Regional Park Boat Launching Facility – San Bernardino County The Commission will consider approving a $840,000 grant to the County of San B... Full story

  • Arizona Game And Fish To Hold Public Meetings On Proposed License Simplification Legislation

    AZGFD|Oct 15, 2012

    Oct. 19, 2012 PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Department will host a series of public meetings statewide in November to discuss proposed legislation to allow the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to establish hunting and fishing license structure directly through a streamlined, customer-focused process. The proposal would provide the commission more flexibility to change the license structure and license products to be responsive to customer needs and changing conditions. “Potential benefits... Full story

  • Federal Government Targets Sportsmen's Dollars To Reduce Deficit

    AZGFD|Oct 15, 2012

    This report is provided by WOT/AZBW to bring our readers some of the current updates from Arizona Game & Fish Department. AZGFD offers a vast amount of information on all outside activities and may be found at www.azgfd.gov. October 24, 2012 “The Greatest Story Never Told” is the mantra being extolled by the nation’s wildlife conservation community in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Fund (WSFR). Farsighted and forward-looking sportsmen worked with... Full story

  • Maricopa, Arizona County Parks Unveil Fall Challenge

    Maricopa Arizona County Parks|Oct 15, 2012

    (Maricopa County) Back by popular demand, Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department will roll out the 2012 Fall Challenge on Thursday, November 1. “Last year’s 100-Miles of Hiking challenge was centered around Arizona’s Centennial celebration and we had close to 200 people complete the challenge,” stated R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director. “To mix things up this year, we’re rolling out a new program which will not only test their physical skills but al... Full story

  • Boats From All Over Are Found In San Diego, CA

    John Campbell, Yachfinders Windseakers|Oct 15, 2012

    John Campbell of Yachtfinders/Windseakers submitted these photos of different boats he has seen moored in San Diego, CA. No doubt about the large number of people from Arizona spending their boating dollars in California. John Campbell (619) 991-5480 cell (619) 224-2349 office 2330 Shelter Island Dr, Ste 207 San Diego, CA 92106 johnc@yachtfinders.bizjohnc@yachtfinders.biz www.yachtfinders.biz... Full story

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