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  • AZBW WOT November 2020 Online Issue

    On The Cover November 2020

    Carol L Allen

    The Eleventh Hour of The Eleventh Day of The Eleventh Month: At this time, we give thanks to our veterans, past and present. There are many events recognizing these special Americans and honoring their service -- from parades to programs to individuals' flying flags, wearing poppies, and remembering service members they know or have known. It is a time to be reminded that our freedoms do not come "free", but rather, they come at great cost to many. "Thank you for your service" may sound... Full story

  • In Flanders Field

    Jim Allen

    Are we going to stand by and let our country be taken from us? Consider how it will be in our country and around the world if we allow the communists to take over our country. Make no mistake that is exactly what is happening right now. In the past few months we have lost: our churches, our schools, our restaurants - in fact many of our small businesses will never recover, our savings. We have been unable to visit friends and relatives in nursing homes and retirement homes, to see our loved... Full story

  • Carol L Allen

    This Is A Month To Give Thanks Downstream Events Calendar November 2020Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces (and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the...  Website

  • Fall Boating

    Boat US|Nov 1, 2020

    What's Different About Fall Boating? Follow these five boating safety tips to ensure a great day on the water. Other than the colors of trees and cooler temperatures, what's different about boating in the fall? A lot, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, especially when it comes your safety aboard. One big issue is there are fewer boats – often the quickest pathway to a rescue – on the water, so flagging down a good Samaritan just got harder. So what's your pla...

  • AZ Lakes AZ Pros Dave Prothe At Roosevelt

    Margie Anderson|Nov 1, 2020

    Years go by and fishermen change, but the bass sure don't. We went fishing at Roosevelt one November many years ago with an AllStar Bass angler named Dave Prothe, and he schooled us on spinnerbaits and crankbaits in cold weather. Baits To Start We started out with spinnerbaits and crankbaits on a rocky bank where the channel swings in close to shore – in the Tonto end across from Cholla on the edge of Goose Flats. The boat was sitting in just three feet of water. Dave says that when the water s... Full story

  • Margie Anderson|Nov 1, 2020

    This is the absolute perfect time of year for a day trip in the desert – the weather is usually fantastic in November, and if there are any colors to be seen, this is the month for desert trees to change color. I’ll give you some ideas for an off-road trip, a train ride, one for high-clearance vehicles, and one for passenger cars. How’s that for variety? Off-Road: China Dam...  Website

  • Grand Canyon Bison Reduction

    AZGFD|Nov 1, 2020

    The Arizona Game and Fish Commission (AZGFD) and the National Park Service (NPS) have entered into an agreement to reduce the number of bison present on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. In a concerted effort to disrupt the "refuge effect" that allows the bison herd to grow where there is no pressure on them, the agreement includes a number of tools for herd reduction, including live capture and translocations, hazing and lethal removal by skilled volunteers. Given the current... Full story

  • Quail Outlook 2020-2021

    AZGFD|Nov 1, 2020

    Back-to-back wet winters have bolstered Gambel's population. Arizona quail hunters will be glad to know - in fact, they should be thrilled - that the 2020-21 season is shaping up to be average. That's right, average. And that's tremendous news heading into the season for Gambel's, scaled and California quail. Greatest Season In Years "Taking everything into account, this will be a great season compared to what we have experienced in the last 15 or more years," said Johnathan O'Dell, small game b... Full story

  • Live-Well Odor Control

    AZBW|Nov 1, 2020

    Whether generating a faint, musty smell or a full-on, recoil-at-the-stench odor, mold, mildew and microorganisms prove they love moist environments and thrive in them. But it's easy to get rid of these intruders with Live Well Cleaner from Iosso Products. Made in the USA, it leaves coolers, refrigerators, bait buckets and live wells clean, fresh and odor-free. Live Well Cleaner is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. It works without chlorine or other harsh chemicals, and is pH-neutral....

  • November 2020 Arizona Hunting Calendar

    Margie Anderson|Nov 1, 2020

    General Hunting, resident: $37 Non-resident: not available see combination Combination Hunt and fish, resident: $57 Non-resident: $160 Youth combination hunt and fish (ages 10-17), resident: $5 Non-resident: $5 Short-term combination license, resident: $15/day, Non-resident: $20/day There are also fees for permit-tags and nonpermit-tags. See the 2020-2021 Hunting Regulations at www.azgfd.com for details. Report Vandalism: 1-800-VANDALS Report poachers: Operation Game Thief 800-352-0700 rewards... Full story

  • Boat Buyer Warning

    Boat US|Nov 1, 2020

    Here's how to spot the email warning signs. The boating season is drawing to a close, but the cold weather buying season will heat up soon. On snowy nights, potential boat buyers will hunch over computers and cellphones looking at boats for sale, dreaming of sugarplums and their first boat, while current owners with two-footitis seek a larger boat and look to sell. Nearly all boat buying and selling scams involve emails and they often contain clues to alert you. Boat Owners Association of The...

  • Safe Winter Boat Storage

    Boat US|Nov 1, 2020

    Pretty soon, millions of recreational boats will be put into winter storage to await next year's season. As they sit unattended for months, they can easily become a target for thieves. Will your boat be on a crook's hit list? Here are five signs that may welcome a thief as well as simple things you can do to thwart them, from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). 1. Leaving electronics aboard your boat mounted on a bracket over the winter is a sign that says "come take me."...

  • Boat Winterizing Checklist

    Boat US|Nov 1, 2020

    Here's everything else you ever wanted to know about putting away a recreational boat for the season (yes, even in the Southwest). Boaters in much of the U.S. and Canada, even in the colder areas of southern states, acknowledge the need to winterize their boat's engines each autumn. But what else can go wrong? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) offers boat owners a free online resource. The website is chock full of winterizing checklists, tips, and a downloadable "Boaters...

  • Pop-Up Cleats

    Boat US|Nov 1, 2020

    Snagging a line on a cleat while docking could have serious consequences, as can stubbing a toe and falling overboard. Both are easily avoided with Accon Marine's 202 Series of innovative Flush Mounted Pop-Up® Cleats. At the touch of a button, they raise to provide all the holding power of a standard cleat then retract back flush into the deck or gunwale for a clean, uncluttered appearance. A 202 Series Pop-Up Cleat is available for virtually any size boat. They're offered in 4-1/2", 6", 8"...

  • Restoring Your Hull

    AZBW|Nov 1, 2020

    Whether afloat all season or stored on the hard, salt spray, wind-blown dirt and the sun's UV rays wreak havoc on a hull. Dark colors show it first, but even white gelcoat will turn dull, chalky and pitted. For these boats, a simple wash and wax won't do. They need to be polished-a straightforward DIY project with the right tools. Shurhold Industries offers a Clean-N-Simple Tip to restore their showroom shine. The first step after putting on eye protection is to clean the polisher pad. Using a...

  • Havasu Havik Grand Prix


    Havasu Havik Grand Prix An epic two-days, beginning Saturday, Nov. 7, of off-road racing UTVs-Quads-Trikes-Bikes is hitting the Island track with the debut of the Havasu Havik Grand Prix! The gate is open Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; registration is Friday, Nov. 6 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Daily gate fees are adults: $10, youth (6 years-12 years), and free for children (five years and younger). The camping fee is $20 per vehicle for the weekend (fires must... Full story

  • Lake Powell Fishing Report

    Wayne Gustaveson|Nov 1, 2020

    Water temperature at Wahweap Marina has dropped below 70 F in the early mornings. It has been a long, hot summer, but the intense heat is finally departing. Daytime air temperature is still in the 80's but next week drops into the 70s. The long-awaited Fall season is late, but very welcome now that it is finally coming. Hopefully, fish will respond positively to the cooling water. This past week they were a bit lethargic. The best time to catch stripers and bass was from 8-10 a.m. Then it... Full story

  • CCW Rules

    John Anderson|Nov 1, 2020

    In Other Words, Know Before You Go If you have taken a Concealed Carry class and have gotten your permit, congratulations! Now you need to start thinking about what that permit does and doesn't do for you. Within Arizona, there are still many places where you cannot legally carry a firearm, even with a permit. As for travel, well -- Native American Reservations, National Forests and Parks, and other states have different rules, even within your home state. I'll try to cover some of those rules,... Full story

  • AZGF Commission Announces Award Recipients


    The Arizona Game and Fish Commission announced 16 recipients of the 2020 Commission Awards at its Sept. 25 meeting in Greer, Ariz. The awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state's wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. This year's recipients are the following: • Award of Excellence -- Charlie Kelly • Youth Conservationist of the Year -- Jagrav Patel • Media of the Year -- Priscilla Torre... Full story

  • AZGFD-Leftover-Permit-Tags-2021

    AZGFD|Nov 1, 2020

    Applications Accepted "Over The Counter" Beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23 PHOENIX - Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2021 spring draw still have an opportunity to purchase a leftover permit-tag and start planning that javelina hunt. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has posted a list of leftover permit-tags on its website at www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Draw/. As of today (Nov. 20), 708 permit-tags were available for the following hunts: 361 handgun, archery or muzzleloader (HAM)... Full story