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Articles from the November 15, 2013 edition

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  • A Veteran's Remembrance

    Donald L. Lemon

    Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776? Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States of America Flag 13 times? Many people think that it was only to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but here are the 13 points of significance: • The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life. • The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life. • The 3rd fold is made in honor and r... Full story

  • Light The Lights!

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    As Christmas approaches, the Southwest boating communities send their special holiday greetings with magical lighted-boat parades. Following is a list of some of them where you can experience the wonder on some waterways near you. Arizona LAKE HAVASU CITY: Dec. 6-7 - 31st Annual Boat Parade of Lights – Bridgewater Channel, English Village and London Bridge, a must-see event of the holiday season; 50+ boats brightly decorated in their holiday best delights children and adults alike, join t... Full story

  • Arizona Game And Fish Wins Special Award

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    The States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) has presented the Arizona Game and Fish Department with their annual Outstanding Project Award for the Pena Blanca Lake Boating Access Renovation project. SOBA Outstanding Project awards were given to agencies or organizations involved in boating-access projects that are of high quality, innovative, unique and economical. The Pena Blanca Lake project, completed entirely by Arizona Game and Fish Department in coordination with the Coronado... Full story

  • Aluminum Versus Steel Trailers?

    Uriah M. Owsley, Kokopelli Trailers|Nov 15, 2013

    The debate over aluminum versus steel trailers has been ongoing for years - each side arguing better quality over the other. At Kokopelli Trailers, we have done research and stand behind our product and quality. Why a Kokopelli Aluminum Trailer you may ask? Here is your answer. Aluminum trailers are approximately 30 percent lighter than steel trailers. By having a trailer that is lighter in weight, you have a higher carrying capacity. You will save not only in gas mileage while trailing your... Full story

  • International Sportsmen's Expo Comes To Phoenix

    Dates: February 20-23, 2014 Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305 Hours: Thursday - Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tickets: $12, Adults; Free, Youth and Children under 16; Free, Active Military with Military ID Parking: Free parking is included with paid admission. No pets, please. Features: Our 14th annual Sportsmen's Expo will include the Arizona Boat Show, hosted by the valley's top dealers. Show-goers will capture... Full story

  • Director Campout Series Gives Opportunity For

    ASP, Arizona State Parks|Nov 15, 2013

    Arizona State Parks Director Bryan Martyn will hold a Director Campout Series at several State Parks throughout Arizona from through December 2013. The purpose of the campouts is to engage visitors, residents, campers, hikers, outdoor enthusiasts and other constituents in a conversation about State Parks. Director Bryan Martyn said, "This will be a unique opportunity for people to come out and talk to me personally and share their vision about the future of Arizona State Parks. People are... Full story

  • County Parks Unveil 100 Miles In 100 Days Challenge

    MCP, Maricopa County Parks|Nov 15, 2013

    Are you up to a challenge this fall? If so, you'll want to keep reading. On Nov. 1, Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department released information on its newest fall challenge, 100 Miles in 100 Days! "The fall challenge was initially developed as a way to celebrate Arizona's Centennial. However, park visitors had so much fun participating in the program that they've asked the department to make this an annual event," said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andy Kunasek,... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

    GCNP, Grand Canyon National Park|Nov 15, 2013

    Grand Canyon National Park began celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with special presentations and demonstrations earlier this month. Each year, November is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are a special part of the tapestry of our nation's history. As keepers of a rich and ancient cultural heritage, Native Americans share with all of us the beauty of their art, power of their songs and grace of their p... Full story

  • Wildlife Photo Contest Winners Announced

    AZGFD, Arizona Game And Fish Department|Nov 15, 2013

    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 contest, sponsored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The contest, which promotes Arizona's diverse wildlife, attracted more than 300 entries from across Arizona and beyond. Winning images are published in a full-size 2014 wildlife calendar in the November-December issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine. T... Full story

  • Congratulations!

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department's award-winning television show, Arizona Wildlife Views, was awarded three Emmy® Awards by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).... Full story

  • Got A Sunny Day To Get On The Boat One More Time?

    BoatUS|Nov 15, 2013

    All over the country - well, at least in the Desert Southwest - fall is in full swing and recreational boaters and anglers are trying to squeeze in their last good day on the water. But when they do, boaters need to follow a safety playbook appropriate for this time of year. That's because boaters often let their guard down when safety becomes an even greater challenge. What makes fall boating safety so different? The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water explains: Beware Of... Full story

  • US Sailing Invites You To San Diego In February

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, will take the lead in hosting a groundbreaking event on Feb. 6-8, 2014 at the Hilton San Diego Resort. For the first time, the Sailing Leadership Forum will connect leaders from all aspects of our sport such as sail training and education, yacht club and sailing organization management, racing associations and organizations including one-design and handicap classes, race officials, and industry professionals. The primary objective of the... Full story

  • Lee's Ferry Fishing

    Terry Gunn|Nov 15, 2013

    Recent Fish Rating Upriver: 3.5 to 6 Walk-In: 3.5 to 6 Spin-Fishing: 5 to 7.5 Key: 1 = Go fish somewhere else 10 = Rent a helicopter and get here Crowd Rating Upriver: 1-2 No Crowds during the week and 2 on the weekends Walk In: 1 during the week and 2 on the weekends Key: 1 = Sleep late and fish where you want. 10 = Very crowded, get up early. About The HFE Since Nov.1, water flows have fluctuated between 5,500 to 8,000-cfs daily as part of the upcoming experimental high-flow event. On Nov. 11... Full story

  • Sea Life Inspires Festive Tribute To SeaWorld's 50th Celebration

    AZBW, Arizona Boating And Watersports

    "Sea of Surprises" will be the theme of the SeaWorld float in the 125th Rose® Parade presented by Honda on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif. The marine park's most popular animals - including killer whales, penguins, dolphins and sea turtles - will be depicted on the float, designed to highlight the fun, inspiration and surprises that guests will find at the park during SeaWorld's 50th Celebration kicking off next year. For nearly five decades, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ has surprised a... Full story

  • SeaWorld Debuts 'A Sea Of Surprises' Float In Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    AZBW, Arizona Boating And Watersports

    For almost five decades, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has surprised and amazed guests with unique entertainment, thrilling rides, and up-close encounters with amazing sea life. Millions have been inspired through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. This Thanksgiving the beauty and majesty of the sea will come to life on the streets of New York as SeaWorld's "A Sea of Surprises" float debuts in the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day... Full story

  • Lake Powell

    Wayne Gustaveson, www.wayneswords.com|Nov 15, 2013

    During October we fished the same spots in the southern lake each week while checking current results for the fish report. Results ranged from superb early in the month to difficult after full moon. I am pleased to report that this report is right back at the top of the charts. Fishing success has recovered for striped bass that have been holding in the same locations all during last month. They have just responded differently on the various trips at the times that we fished there. Fishing... Full story

  • Urban Fishing

    AZGFD|Nov 15, 2013

    November promises to provide excellent fishing at Urban Fishing Program lakes. The lakes have been loaded with catfish all fall with one last stocking the week of Oct. 28 – Nov. 2. Coming soon is the first trout delivery for the winter season that begins on Nov. 15. Fishing for catfish, especially cats over 4 pounds, has been excellent following the last stocking that included a huge number of incentive-size fish. Every urban lake received some of the whoppers up to 7 pounds. Excited anglers h... Full story

  • Wonderful Winter Fishing Begins

    AZGFD|Nov 15, 2013

    Now that's it's early November, we're getting some wonderful northern pike fishing in Upper Lake Mary. Lake Mary, although water levels are low, is a viable fishing option - it also has walleye, yellow perch and largemouth bass. What's more, there are no boat motor restrictions. At the Mogollon Rim lakes, skim ice began to develop on cold nights along the shoreline of the higher elevation lakes, but has been melting off by mid-day. Trout Are 'Cool' Cooler temperatures are ideal for trout, and... Full story

  • Arizona Field Representative

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) is seeking a talented and passionate individual, who is committed to fish and wildlife conservation, to join our Western team as the TRCP Arizona Field Representative. The successful applicant will participate as a member of the “TRCP Center for Western Lands” field team. TRCP’s Center for Western Lands primarily focuses on wildlife conservation policy and land use policy on public lands throughout the Western U.S. Field repre... Full story

  • A New Mom

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    Hours after his birth, Breeze was found stumbling around by a farmer. The newborn foal was abandoned by his mother. That's when the farmer took him to Devon-based Mare and Foal Sanctuary where they instantly started caring for him. What happened next is both adorable and heartwarming. Staff put a 4-foot giant teddy bear in with Breeze. The bear's name is Buttons and Breeze quickly warmed up to him Without his mother, Breeze has found an adorable replacement. The two have been inseparable and... Full story

  • How To Drive In Phoenix

    AZBW, Arizona Boating And Watersports News|Nov 15, 2013

    1. You must first learn to pronounce the city name, it is: FEE-NICKS'. There are other names to learn such as Awatukee (Ah-wa-Too-Kee) but that will be included in the advanced course. 2. The morning rush hour is from 5:00 am to noon. The evening rush hour is from noon to 7:00 pm. Friday's rush hour starts on Thursday morning. 3. The minimum acceptable speed on most freeways is 85 mph. On Loop 101, your speed is expected to at least match the highway number. Anything less is considered 'Wussy'.... Full story

  • Four Tips: How to Safely Truck Your Boat Over the Road

    BoatUS|Nov 15, 2013

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 4, 2013 -- Last year, Steffen Schmidt wanted to move his 37-foot sailboat from Seattle to Rhode Island. Schmidt was not unfamiliar with hiring boat transportation services, and had done it once before with no issues. But this time was different: the boat was delivered in Wickford, Rhode Island with its mast gashed and mangled; the prop and cutlass bearing damaged. Then problems occurred in getting compensated for the damages. How can a boat owner looking to transport... Full story

  • Spring 2014 Hunt Draw Results Now Available

    AZGFD|Nov 15, 2013

    Draw results for Arizona's spring 2014 hunt permit-tags for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear hunts are now available online by visiting https://phx.az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml (scroll down and click on "View results and bonus points"). Were You Drawn? Applicants can also find out if they were drawn by calling (602) 942-3000 and selecting option two. Please be patient, as a large volume of calls is expected. There were 29,352 applicants for this year's spring draw. Hunt permit-tags for... Full story

  • Information Sought In Elk-Poaching Case

    AZGFD|Nov 15, 2013

    Arizona Game and Fish is seeking information regarding the poaching of a bull elk northwest of Ash Fork. Officers with Game and Fish need public assistance and Operation Game Thief is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest of those responsible for the crime. "An officer has collected evidence at the scene, but we are looking for additional information," said Zen Mocarski, public information officer for the Game and Fish Region 3 office in Kingman. The elk was shot on... Full story

  • Arizona Hunters Encouraged To Take Lead-Reduction Measures

    AZGFD|Nov 15, 2013

    Non-lead ammunition supply issues across the nation are prompting the Arizona Game and Fish Department to remind hunters in the California condor's core range that they can still help reduce the amount of lead available to the birds by removing gut piles from the field. Hunters in Arizona's condor range who remove their gut piles (lead ammunition only) are eligible to be entered into a raffle that offers prizes including a trip on the Grand Canyon Railroad with a two-night stay at the canyon,... Full story

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