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 By WOT    Boating    December 1, 2015

Rigging An Electric Outboard Motor Is Quick, Easy

Light, quiet and odor-free, electric outboard motors are a convenient and economical alternative to a traditional gasoline-powered engine. They're also far easier to rig and have a range of... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    December 1, 2015

Looking For Places To Ride? Join An OHV Club

One question inevitably befalls most of Arizona's off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts at one time or another: Where can I and/or my family ride safely? Rather than running the risk of heading down... Full story

 By WOT    RVing    December 1, 2015

Tread Lightly! Brings Together Outdoor Recreationists,

The national nonprofit Tread Lightly!, with the help of its partner Arizona Game and Fish Department, recently hosted an event to bring together outdoor recreationists, industry leaders, local... Full story

 By AZBW    WOOT    December 1, 2015

Christmas Tree Permits Available

The Tonto National Forest are selling Christmas tree permits at Mesa, Payson, and Pleasant Valley Ranger districts and at the Supervisors Office at the hours and locations listed below. Permits will... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    December 1, 2015

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

Have you ever wanted to tell someone to take a hike? Now you have a chance (make that chances) to do just that. This year, Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department celebrated National Take A... Full story

 By AZBW    RVing    December 1, 2015

Winter Brings Changes To Recreation Sites Near Roosevelt

Several winter recreation sites near Roosevelt closed for the winter starting on Nov. 15. Davis Wash and Upper Burnt Corral will remain until March 1, 2016. Bermuda Flat also closed on Nov. 15, and... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    December 1, 2015

Expect More Fish

This summer the comment was that El Niño is "significant and strengthening," and that it could rival the strongest on record - even the Super El Niño of 1997. The prediction was that perhaps it... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

On The Cover - This Is A Season Of Beauty

Yes, the sparkle of freshly fallen snow and the crispness of the brisk winter air are beautiful. These are elements of the season that we can see and feel and touch. However, there is much more... Full story


Captain's Corner - Hypothermia Kills Quickly

Well, another year has gone by and here it is December already. But, plenty of us are still going to the lakes and rivers across our great state. What we have to worry about this time of year is one o... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    December 1, 2015

2016 Spring Hunt Draw Results Now Available

PHOENIX – The wait is over for hopeful hunters who applied for a 2016 spring hunt permit-tag. To view the draw results for the spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear hunting seasons, visit https://... Full story

 By AZGFD    Boating    December 1, 2015

Public Swaps 800 Old Life Jackets For New In 2015 Under AZGFD's Life Jacket Exchange Program

The Arizona Game and Fish Department swapped approximately 800 old and tattered life jackets with new ones during life jacket exchange events at area lakes this past summer. During the popular... Full story

 By AZGFD    RVing    December 1, 2015

Off-Highway Vehicle Renewal Notices Available Through E-mail

PHOENIX - To increase customer service the Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages off-highway vehicle (OHV) owners to sign up to receive their yearly OHV decal renewal reminder through e-mail.... Full story

 By AZGFD    Events   

Reservations Accepted For Annual Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet Jan. 16

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will recognize 16 people during the 2015 Commission Awards event, which will commend national, state and local leaders, wildlife advocates and... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    December 1, 2015

Public's Help Sought In Deer Poaching Case Near Valentine

KINGMAN, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the recent poaching of a mule deer doe and fawn near Valentine, about 30 miles northeast of Kingman, in Game... Full story

 By AZGFD    Hunting    December 1, 2015

Reward Offered In Bull Elk Poaching Case

KINGMAN - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the recent poaching of a bull elk near Cataract Canyon in Game Management Unit 10. The elk was shot Nov. 30 near Little... Full story

 By AZGFD    Events   

Volunteers Needed For Redington Pass Cleanup Dec. 12

TUCSON, Ariz. - Volunteers are needed to assist with a cleanup event planned for Saturday, Dec. 12 at Redington Pass, a location popular with off-highway vehicle and outdoor enthusiasts. The event is... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    December 1, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim Closed For The Winter Season

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The North Rim is now closed to vehicle... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2015

AZGFD Wildlife Education Update

Hello! As school begins to wrap up for the winter break, we wanted to remind you about some opportunities occurring in the new year. Space is limited. Be sure to sign up today! Educator Virtual Book... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2015

Grand Banks Yachts Is Set To Debut Its Latest Offering

Grand Banks Yachts is set to debut its latest offering, the GB60. Leveraging the latest in marine technology, hull #1 of the 65' cruiser features Twin Disc maneuverability and control. For many,... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2015

Maritime Museum Needs Help

Embarcadero?Have you ever wanted to volunteer or donate your time and not know where to begin? This is your opportunity to become a docent volunteer at the top ranked maritime museum in North... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

New Year's Eve On San Diego Bay

Embarcadero? Celebrate the New Year in style with the Maritime Museum of San Diego at the Black and Gold New Year’s Eve Party December 31, 2015. We’re transforming the McKinney deck event center... Full story

 By ASP    RVing    December 1, 2015

Arizona State Parks Hold 18 First Day Hikes Throughout Arizona On January 1

Each year the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) announces a national collaboration of all 50 State Park systems across America to sponsor guided "First Day Hikes" on New Year's Day....

 By USCG    Boating    December 1, 2015

Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel Oil & Compliance With MARPOL Requirements

This safety alert updates Safety Alert 2-15, dated March 3, 2015, by adding two additional recommendations highlighted in red. The Coast Guard has confirmed several reports it has received stating... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2015

New Powerboat Sales Continue Surge in 2015

CHICAGO (Dec. 10, 2015) – New powerboat sales are on a multi-year rise with pre-recession levels on the horizon in several boat segments as early as 2016. The National Marine Manufacturers... Full story

 By WDFW    Wildlife    December 1, 2015

12 Projects Receive State Grants To Restore Puget Sound Shorelines

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has begun distributing $8.2 million in funding for 12 local projects designed to protect and restore the natural shorelines around... Full story


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