Articles from the December 1, 2016 edition

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 By WOT    Wildlife    December 1, 2016

New 'Wildlife Explorers' Program Connects Urban Youth With Nature

Many children living in urban areas are not given the opportunity to explore the natural world around them. As a result, they have little to no affinity with nature. In an effort to inspire children... Full story


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As the Arizona Game and Fish Department completes the random draw process for the 2017 spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear seasons, hopeful hunters are encouraged to open a free Customer Portal... Full story

 By Carol L Allen    Events   

Yakima, WA - Pirate Press, Fall/Winter 2016 Edition

I'll keep my introduction brief this issue as I want to stress two important things for our class: 1. Our 60th (!) class reunion is set for September 2017 in the afternoon at the museum just above... Full story

 By Marcus Kahn    Events   
Modern Spartan Systems

Who is Modern Spartan Systems and what can they do for me?

Those are interesting questions. Who are these guys? Answer – we are an advanced "GREEN" chemical technology company with formulas that produce "real world" benefits that are blowing people away. S... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2016

BoatUS Suggests Gifts For The Boater

Have a boater on your holiday gift list? Look no further. The organization that makes boating better, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), has three holiday gift ideas. The gift of... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2016

Ultimate Sailing Calendar Is Another Great Gift Idea

The year was 1983. Ronald Reagan was President of the United States, while Clint Eastwood coined the phrase, "Go ahead; make my day." Michael Jackson had two blockbuster hits ("Billie Jean" and "Beat... Full story

 By AZGFD    Events   

2016 Commission Awards: Congratulations

The annual Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85044. The event will... Full story

 By WOT    Events   

Port Aransas, TX - Whooping Crane Festival Registration Now Open

Registration is open for the annual Whooping Crane Festival scheduled for February 23-26, 2017 in Port Aransas, Texas. The festival is open to birders, photographers, families, and anyone who loves th... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Tonto Christmas Tree Permits Available

The Tonto National Forest began selling Christmas tree permits on November 16. Permits will be available at Cave Creek, Mesa, Payson, and Pleasant Valley ranger districts and at the Supervisors... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   
Coyotes Curling Club

On The Cover - May The Hope Of This Season Be Ever Green

Many of us decorate the traditional Christmas tree as we celebrate the holidays. The modern Christmas tree was developed in early modern Germany (where it is today called Weihnachtsbaum or... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2016
Maritime Museum of San Diego

When You Are In San Diego -

Parade Of Lights - Sunday, December 11 And 18 Our annual fundraiser is held aboard the Berkeley steam ferry. Complete with dinner is a spectacular venue for viewing the Parade of Lights on the bay.... Full story

 By WOT    Boating    December 1, 2016

Here Are Cold Facts On The '120-Degree Rule'

The boat may be put away for the season, but the occasional warm fall day still brings plenty of paddlers out on the water. Knowing when to wear the thermal protection offered by a dry- or wetsuit is... Full story


Boat Thieves Want To Steal Yours

Is your boat less than 26 feet? Does it have outboard motor power and rest on a trailer? If you said yes, beware – you're a big target for theft. A newly released study that looked at five years of BoatUS Marine Insurance claims files shows that 7... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    December 1, 2016

Fish Recipe: Turning White Meat Into Golden Cakes

With fishing busting loose for many species heading into a cooler weather and overall fall-fishing mania, it's a must to have a great fish recipe at hand. Whether you like to chase striped bass,... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    December 1, 2016

Excerpts From Mid-November AZGFD Report

Tip Of The Week All active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Arizona, along with their spouses, may purchase resident hunting and fishing licenses. The Reel Deal Grab a license... Full story


Lake Powell Striper

Wayne Gustaveson Takes A Break, Thanks Readers 'Quality of life is measured by amount of time spent fishing.' Lake Powell fish at the end of fall were in prime time. Water temperature is in the mid... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2016

Boat Pumpout Money Available For Marinas, Boat Clubs, Nonprofits

Marinas, boat clubs or fuel docks with a working pumpout provide a vital service to recreational boaters. Installing a pump, however, and the annual costs to maintain one, can be high. That's where a... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2016

Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards

WINNERS -- Each year, the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are given to sailors for truly outstanding performances, and it should come as little surprise that 2016's class of inductees earned... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2016

How Many Can My Boat Take Aboard?

The membership organization that sets safety standards for recreational boat design and manufacturing, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), has revised its "Boat Capacity" (H-5) standard for... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Phoenix, AZ - In Focus

Publisher's Note: We at Arizona Boating & Watersports / Western Outdoor Times would like to congratulate Don McDowell. His hard work, perseverance, and dedication to preserving our wildlife has been... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    December 1, 2016

Striped Bass Recipes: Simple Means To A Tasty End

We are in one of the best times of year for striper fishing. With anglers filling their coolers with these awesome tasting fish, we thought it would be a great idea to share some cooking recipes with... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    December 1, 2016

Electrofishing Reveals Tiger Trout Behavior, Fishing Secret

Caught a tiger trout, yet? Try fishing the shorelines at Woods Canyon Lake. Some of our biologists were on the water at Woods Canyon, located on the Mogollon Rim, electrofishing from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.... Full story


Arizona - Concealed Carry

In the State of Arizona, it is legal to carry a concealed weapon whether you have a permit or not. It is also legal for visitors to do that. Open carry is also legal, and Arizona recognizes CCW's... Full story

 By AZBW    Fishing    December 1, 2016

Fish Health Surveys Inform Conservation

I'm standing in a small side room at Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery, just off a larger chamber where a dozen concrete raceways lie. Double-doored olive metal cabinets stand against white walls... Full story

 By WOT    Fishing    December 1, 2016

Sportfishing Industry Applauds President-Elect Trump's Selection for Secretary of the Interior

Alexandria, VA – December 15, 2016 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), along with other associations in the outdoor recreation industry, expressed support today for the... Full story


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