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  • Enjoy Some History

    AYC, Arizona Yacht Club|Nov 15, 2013

    Here's some needed information for you sailors who still have cannons or plan to place cannonw on your boats. It was necessary to keep a good supply of cannon balls near the cannon on old war ships. But, how to prevent them from rolling about the deck was the problem. The storage method devised was to stack them as a square-based pyramid, with one ball on top, resting on four, resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next... Full story

  • Permit, Please

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    UNDER THE TABLE: This is for all of us who think government has gotten too big. An Idaho rancher was denied a permit to build a horse shelter or shade lean-to. So -- he built table and chairs, which didn't require a permit. :-)... Full story

  • Tool Makes Snapping Canvas Super-Easy

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    It is our pleasure from time to time to present to our readers information about new products; however, the information published in Western Outdoor Times/ Arizona Boating & Watersports news magazine is for reader interest only and does not consitute endorsement by WOT/AZBW. Further, we suggest that you check first with local marine, fishing, and RV dealers and suppliers to see if they have the items mentioned in our articles. Also, please remember that the prices given are those that were in... Full story

  • It's Coming

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

    The new restaurant and store at Bartlett Lake is now under construction. Check out our next issue for more pictures and information. Also in the planning stage for Bartlett Lake Marina is a wakeboard cable park. If you would like to see this take place please sign their petition at www.app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=B8R5P&mc=Be&s=QsSTC&y=I& to show your support for this project.... Full story

  • In Memory

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

    We express our sincere sympathy to Ron and Rose Werner, valued contributors of boating-safety information, on the passing of Ron’s mother LaVon Werner. May memories of her long and fruitful life bring comfort to her family and friends.... Full story

  • One Of Our Valued Contributors

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    Margie Anderson is the daughter of an Ojibwa who took her camping and hunting almost as soon as she could walk. She has been an outdoor writer and photographer for 25 years and has contributed to magazines and newspapers all over the United States. She was named Outdoor Writer of the Year in 2000 and again in 2006 by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and a fabulous little French Brittany named Rosie. John and Margie love hiking, hunting, and fishing,... Full story

  • On The Cover

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times

    According to what traditionally is known as "The First Thanksgiving," the 1621 feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag at Plymouth Colony contained turkey, waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash. William Bradford noted that, "besides waterfowl, there was great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many." Many of the foods that were included in that feast (except, notably, the seafood) have since gone on to become staples of the modern Thanksgiving... Full story

  • Bartlett Lake Jet Skis

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

    Bartlett Lake Jet Skis offers the largest personal watercraft rental fleet in the area. Just like our boat fleet, you can be assured that all our units are professionally maintained to ensure reliability and performance. And we’re the only rental operation that offers current, state-of-the-art four-stroke performance models up to 1500 cc’s and 160 hp. Whatever your speed or need, we’ve got you covered. All units are launched directly from our large private docks and you will be on the open... Full story

  • Maricopa County, Ariz. Parks Tell Residents To 'Take A Hike!'

    Maricopa County Parks|Nov 15, 2013

    Have you ever wanted to tell someone to take a hike? Well, on Nov. 17, National Take A Hike Day, you'll get your chance! "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 of Supervisors Chairman Andy Kunasek, District 3. "In recognition of National Take A Hike Day, the Parks Department is waiving the day-use park entry fee on Nov. 17 to further encourage... Full story

  • Go 'Wild' At Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center

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

    Join in this free, rare opportunity for the family to learn about and see live native wildlife up close. Come see a bald eagle, bobcat, ringtail, and many bird and reptile species at the free Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center's 30th anniversary open house on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10-3 p.m. daily. During this rare glimpse into the center's operations, visitors will have the opportunity to see wildlife up close, view educational displays, make wildlife-related crafts and meet... Full story

  • Business Directory

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

    The business directory provides a list of businesses and services both locally and nationally. Each month a special business is spotlighted. Contact jim@azbw.com to obtain information on having your business listed.... Full story

  • Senate Hearing Explores Southeast Marine Fisheries Management Issues

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    American Sportfishing Association Alexandria, VA – November 14, 2013 - With much of the controversy surrounding federal management of saltwater recreational fishing centered in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard held a hearing to gather perspectives regarding the nation's federal fisheries management law. The hearing examined the progress and challenges fa... Full story

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints New Industry Relations Vice President

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    Alexandria, VA – November 8, 2013 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Glenn Hughes, a sportfishing industry veteran and long-time ASA member, will be the new Vice President of Industry Relations. His tenure begins on December 1, 2013. "Adding a senior staff member with a strong industry background will help ASA do an even better job of serving our members as our industry adapts to the economic and environmental changes that are impacting recreational fishing... Full story

  • Sportsmen's Bills Reemerge in the Senate

    WOT, Western Outdoor Times|Nov 15, 2013

    Alexandria, VA – November 7, 2013 - Two bills have been introduced in the U.S. Senate that includes numerous legislative measures beneficial to anglers and hunters across the nation. In large part they pick up the measures contained in the Sportsmen’s Act that failed to pass at the end of the 112th Congress. Sens. Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Thune (R-S.D.) introduced the first bill, S 1335, on July 18, 2013. Sen. Hagan (D-N.C.) introduced the Sportsmen’s and Public Outdoor Recreation Traditions Act... Full story

  • Wind, Rain and Plenty of Fish in Biscayne Bay!

    Capt. Alan Sherman, Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report|Nov 15, 2013

    Our South Florida weather continues to be on the strange side. It's almost December and we still haven't seen temperatures dip below 60 degrees let alone 70. But that should change in a few days. A pretty good cold front has been predicted to move into South Florida by late tomorrow night and that weather change should spark some interesting fishing. Offshore waters have been too rough for me to try recently and on a few days I have had some of the offshore fishing captains fishing right next to... Full story

  • National Park Service Offers Plan to Keep Biscayne National Park Open to Boating and Fishing

    NMMA, National Marine Manufacturers Association|Nov 15, 2013

    Alexandria, VA - November 18, 2013 - Last week, the National Park Service announced a supplemental General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park that marks an important step towards balancing the need for public access while addressing resource concerns. The park's new preferred plan addresses many of the concerns from the recreational boating and fishing communities contained in the original 2011 GMP proposals. Located adjacent to Miami, Fla., Biscayne National Park is the largest... Full story

  • New Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon Endorsement

    ODFW, Oregon Department Of Fish And Wildlife|Nov 15, 2013

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 anglers fishing for salmon, steelhead or sturgeon in the Columbia River and its tributaries will be required to have a Columbia River Basin endorsement. Trout are preparing for winter... ...and are feeding aggressively. Fall fishing, where regulations and access permits, can be some of the best fishing of the year. See the Recreation Reports for updates and the latest conditions. Coast elk hunting 2nd season Nov. 16-22 Good numbers of bulls should be available in all... Full story

  • New 2014 Fishing And Combo Licenses Offer Bundled Privileges For Better Value

    AZGFD|Nov 15, 2013

    One of the biggest changes coming to Arizona's new hunting and fishing license structure in 2014 will be the bundling of privileges for Fishing licenses and Combination Hunt/Fish licenses. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, the new General Fishing license will include not only the privileges of the current Class A fishing license, but also privileges for trout, two-pole fishing, and Community Fishing Program waters (formerly known as Urban Fishing Program waters). The license may also include fishing... Full story

  • CWD Test Results Are Becoming Available

    AZGFD|Nov 15, 2013

    PHOENIX -- The veterinary diagnostic laboratory recently notified the Arizona Game and Fish Department that testing supplies had been back-ordered and results were pending for Chronic Wasting Disease samples. Those test results are now becoming available and are being posted online. Results of CWD sample tests are being posted as they become available at www.azgfd.gov/cwd (click on the "Chronic Wasting Disease Test Results" link on the right side of the page). For more information about chronic... Full story

  • Arizona State Parks Offers Job Opportunities For Homeless Veterans

    ASP, Arizona State Parks|Nov 15, 2013

    (November 14, 2013 - Phoenix, AZ ) - The Arizona State Parks department, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is launching a new program to offer opportunities for homeless Veterans to apply for jobs as temporary park specialists in rural Arizona. "The Arizona State Parks department is highlighting these opportunities for Veterans in an effort to help them transition back into the workforce because they possess many of the skill sets we require for those jobs," said State... Full story

  • Public Can Comment On Gene Banks Proposed For Columbia Steelhead

    WOT|Nov 15, 2013

    OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on a proposal to formally end releases of hatchery steelhead in three tributaries of the lower Columbia River to support the recovery of wild fish. That approach, recommended by three WDFW advisory groups over the past two years, would eliminate the release of all hatchery-raised steelhead on the East Fork Lewis River and the North Fork Toutle/Green River watershed as early as next year. It would also... Full story

  • The Tall Ship "Bill Of Rights" Now In Chula Vista

    John Campbell|Nov 15, 2013

    The 136 foot schooner now resides in the California Yacht Marina in Chula Vista. The South Bayfront Sailing Assoc., a non-profit, has purchased the classic two masted schooner from the Los Angeles Maritime Institute. The South Bayfront Assoc will use the schooner to provide sailing events and educational programs. She is certified to carry 30 passengers and 8 crewmen in open waters. The Bill of Rights was built in 1971 in Maine and led a tall ships parade into New York Harbor during the OptSail... Full story

  • New Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon Endorsement

    ODFW|Nov 15, 2013

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 anglers fishing for salmon, steelhead or sturgeon in the Columbia River and its tributaries will be required to have a Columbia River Basin endorsement. See a map of the Basin and get more information. Trout are preparing for winter… …and are feeding aggressively. Fall fishing, where regulations and access permits, can be some of the best fishing of the year. See the Recreation Reports for updates and the latest conditions. Late season archery deer hunting underway Bow... Full story

  • Maritime Museum Needs Help

    Maritime Museum of San Diego

    SAN DIEGO―Have you ever wanted to volunteer or donate your time and not know where to begin? The top ranked Maritime Museum in North America can use your help. Learn about worldwide maritime history with a special focus on the 16th through 21st centuries represented by the vessels and artifacts in the Maritime Museum's collection. As a docent you will be able to engage with museum visitors, fielding their questions and sharing your knowledge thereby enriching their experience. Training is c... Full story

  • Annual Event Returns To San Diego Bay

    Maritime Museum of San Diego

    San Diego-The best place to see the annual Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay is from the historic ferryboat Berkeley at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The parade judges are stationed aboard the tall ship Californian and the brightly decorated boats pull out all the stops when they pass by. Enjoy a delicious holiday buffet and a no-host bar from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, December 15. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-12 and can be purchased online through t... Full story