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Articles from the October 15, 2013 edition

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 By WOT    Boating    October 15, 2013

OPEN! -- Bartlett Lake Marina Is Open

OPEN! -- Bartlett Lake Marina is open, and we will launch and retrieve your boat for $20 during the shutdown. The boat ramp hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Please call (602) 316-3378. While you are on the... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    October 15, 2013

Nominations Being Accepted For 2013 Rolex Yachtsman And Yachtswoman

NOMINATE NOW -- US Sailing is accepting nominations for its 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation.... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    October 15, 2013

Congratulations To America's Cup Winner: Team Oracle

It’s been called “one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.” Oracle Team USA has won the America’s Cup with its final winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay Sept. 25. It looked... Full story


Fish Politics

Individual fish species are evenly divided and are holding caucuses to decide how best to move forward from this point. Adult stripers would like to open the gates and let more anglers come in so... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 15, 2013

Now Is One Of The Best Times To Fish Arizona

Tip Of The Week When trout are more active. it's sometimes better to use lures rather than bait, especially inline spinners such as Mepps, Rooster Tails and the like. Casting spoons, such as... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 15, 2013

The Goals: To Conserve, To Simplify And Streamline

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission recently approved 12 amendments to Commission Order 40 (fish regulations) that are expected to conserve sport fish populations and simplify and streamline regulati... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 15, 2013

Arizona Game & Fish Votes To Approach Feds

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission met Oct. 4 in a public session to receive an update on federal closures of certain lands and facilities due to the current federal government shutdown. Some of... Full story


It's In The House!

The Coyotes Curling Club is proud to announce we’ve leased property to institute Arizona’s first and only dedicated curling club — in Tempe, Ariz. Yes, the Olympic sport on ice! The ribbon... Full story


Bear Country?

On Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 a bear cub showed up on the shoreline of Lake Powell. Visitors in Face Canyon were certainly surprised to see the little guy and even more amazed that he seemed right at... Full story

 By ASP    RVing    October 15, 2013

State Parks Remain Open

Since the Federal Government closed on Oct. 1, there are many Federal campgrounds that will close across Arizona. In order to minimize the damage this will cause to Arizona's tourism industry, we... Full story

 By WOT    WOOT    October 15, 2013

Kudos To All Who Are Trying To Keep The Outdoors Open

As we go to press, the U.S. government is shut down, and many federally run resources are not available during this time. We certainly hope that when you receive this issue, the federal government... Full story

 By WOT    Hunting    October 15, 2013

Seventeen Projects Receive Funding Awards

The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Local Sportsmen's Group Grant Program awarded 17 projects totaling $75,000 for hunter recruitment efforts in the state. The purpose of the grant program is to... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    October 15, 2013

Community Fishing Program

All lakes were stocked again with channel catfish the week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 5. Fishing for catfish is good to excellent now that the fall stockings have resumed. The Sept. 19 stocking was loaded... Full story

 By AZGFD    WOOT    October 15, 2013

Outdoors Is Still Open For Outdoor Enthusiasts.

Many hunters, anglers and other outdoor recreationists have been wondering how the current federal government shutdown, which began Oct. 1, will impact their upcoming outings. Despite closures by fede... Full story

 By WOT    RVing    October 15, 2013

County Parks Remain Open During Government Shutdown

While the National Park Service is being forced to turn visitors away due to a government shutdown, Maricopa County’s regional park system is welcoming individuals seeking recreational experiences... Full story

 By WOT    Events   

Join The LaContes For An Evening Under The Stars

Join local astronomy experts, Tony and Carole La Conte, from Stargazing for Everyone, on Saturday, Oct.12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant as they bring the universe t... Full story

 By ASP    RVing    October 15, 2013

Celebrate Kartchner's Big Room 10-Year Anniversary

Although Kartchner Caverns State Park and the Throne Room tour opened to the public in 1999, it wasn't until 2003 that Arizona State Parks added the Big Room tour. On Friday, Nov. 8, as a special... Full story

 By AZGFD    WOOT    October 15, 2013

Game And Fish officer Honored As MADD OUI Officer Of The Year

KINGMAN, Ariz. — Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Luke Apfel, wildlife manager for the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s... Full story

 By WOT    Wildlife    October 15, 2013

Field And Stream NamesArizona's Steve Sams Conservation Hero Of The Year

Steve Sams, a long-time hunter-education instructor, conservation volunteer and current president of the Arizona Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, has been named 2013 Conservation Hero... Full story

 By WOT    WOOT    October 15, 2013

It Happened Every Friday Evening

Editor's Note - This story came to us but has not been verified. It happened every Friday evening, almost without fail, when the sun resembled a giant orange and was starting to dip into the blue... Full story

 By AZGFD    WOOT    October 15, 2013

Wildlife Photo Contest Winners Announced

PHOENIX -- Scottsdale photographer Ruth Jolly's image of an elegant black-necked stilt guiding a fuzzy chick along the shoreline has captured the grand prize in this year's Arizona wildlife photo... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    October 15, 2013

Sign Up Now For The November Hunter Education Class In Payson

Don’t miss this opportunity to sign up for the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Hunter Education class in Payson. The two-day class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday,... Full story


Maricopa County Parks Telling Residents To 'Take A Hike!'

“At our next board meeting, my colleagues and I plan on joining forces with the Parks and Recreation Department as they tell people to ‘take a hike’…literally,” said Maricopa County Board... Full story


BLM Announces "Fee-Free" Weekend At Recreation Sites

Lake Havasu City, Ariz. – To celebrate Veterans Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District will be waiving entrance fees to local recreation sites. The fee-free designation... Full story


New Resource For 466 State Parks' Trails

The Colorado Trails Program proudly introduces newly completed trail maps for 466 trails featured in 37 of the 42 state parks that support designated trail systems. For the first time, these maps... Full story


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