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New License A Boost To Arizona Military Families

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Arizona that they, and their spouses, may purchase resident hunting and fishing licenses.... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   

Willow Beach AZ - Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon-cutting event at the now-functioning Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery celebrated the renewed collaborative efforts by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...


Arizona Lakes, Arizona Pros

Niko Romero has been fishing since he was a toddler, and fished his first tournament at age eight. He fishes Phoenix Junior Bassmasters, Phoenix High School Bassmasters, Wild West Bass Trail, and JML... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    December 1, 2016

Tempe Welcomes Back The Trout

The trout have made their annual Thanksgiving comeback to Tempe Town Lake. The City of Tempe and Arizona Game and Fish Department hosted the annual Welcome Back the Trout Celebration Tuesday, Nov. 25... Full story

 By AZGFD    Fishing    December 1, 2016

The Fishing Should Be Great

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has recently stocked thousands of catchable size rainbow trout into many of the White Mountain lakes. This gives anglers an extra incentive to get out to... Full story


Three Bull Elk Poached Near Joseph City

PINETOP, Ariz - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public's help in finding those responsible for the illegal killing of a three bull elk on the morning of Nov. 7. The bull elk... Full story

 By AZGFD    Wildlife    December 1, 2016

AZGFD's Sandhill Crane Cam Now Streaming

Sandhill cranes have returned to southeastern Arizona and the Arizona Game and Fish Department's live-streaming camera is again trained on their wintering grounds at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area. "No... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    December 1, 2016

2016 Wildlife Photo Contest Winners Announced

"I was watching this coyote flipping mice, early one morning at Gilbert Water Ranch," says Bryan Keil of Scottsdale, describing the instant he took the winning shot in this year's wildlife photo... Full story


Lockett Meadow And Schnebly Hill Road

I'm an Arizona native, yet there are still countless sites in Arizona that are on my bucket list. My dad took me hunting and camping hundreds of times, and I've seen some gorgeous places – places... Full story

 By AZBW    Events   
Arizona Renaissance Festival

Arizona Renaissance Festival

Merriment abounds! Get ready to be transported back to the 16th century as one of the largest and most picturesque Renaissance Festivals in the nation prepares for raucous revelry below the foothills... Full story

 By AZBW    Watersports    December 1, 2016

Arizona - Our Favorite Frozen Water Sport

The Coyotes Curling Club typically conducts two to four public Learn-to-Curl (LTC) events every month during our curling season (September-July). We also conduct private LTC events which are usually... Full story

 By AZBW    Boating    December 1, 2016

West Coast Multihulls Make Dreams A Reality

West Coast Multihulls (WCM) can make those dreams a reality. For the last six years, WCM has been teaching students how to sail catamarans. As an ASA (American Sailing Association) Sailing School,... Full story

 By Carol L Allen    Events   

Holiday Champagne Brunch & Auction

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue and event co-chairs Gina Page and Anne Marie Geary cordially invite you to our best-ever and 6th Annual Holiday Champagne Brunch & Auction, Sunday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m.... Full story

 By AZGFD    Boating    December 1, 2016

Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Game And Fish News

PHOENIX — Tis the season to head out on the water and if a boat, kayak or other personal watercraft is on your Christmas list this holiday season, the Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to make... Full story

American Sportfishing Association

Senate Passes Outdoor REC Act Which Goes for Presidential Signing

Alexandria, VA – December 1, 2016 - On November 28, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4665, the Outdoor REC Act, which would instruct the Department of Commerce and federal land management agencies to... Full story


President Obama Signs Outdoor REC Act into Law

Alexandria, VA – December 9, 2016 – In a significant step forward for the outdoor recreation industry and the sportfishing community, yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Outdoor... Full story


Congress Approves Major Water Projects Bill

Alexandria, VA – December 12, 2016 – Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive maritime infrastructure bill that drew a mixed reaction from the recreational fishing industry. By a... Full story


Recreational Fishing Organizations Respond to Pacific Bluefin Tuna Petition

Alexandria, VA – December 13, 2016 – Several regional and national recreational fishing organizations submitted official comments to NOAA Fisheries opposing listing Pacific bluefin tuna as... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    December 1, 2016

Grand Canyon National Park - Winter Driving and Hiking Conditions Have Arrived

Grand Canyon, AZ – Following a storm last weekend, and with a chance for more snow on Friday, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park should be prepared for snowpacked and icy roads. Visitors can... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    December 1, 2016

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates 6 Millionth Visitor in 2016

Grand Canyon, Ariz.* –Grand Canyon National Park celebrated its 6 millionth visitor as its final National Park Service Centennial event. The distinction went to the Johnson family from Las Vegas,... Full story

 By GCNP    RVing    December 1, 2016

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial Success, Looks Ahead to 2019

Grand Canyon, Ariz.* – As the National Park Service (NPS) prepares for a second century of service, Grand Canyon National Park celebrates the significant accomplishments of the NPS centennial... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    December 1, 2016

Puget Sound Sport Crabbing To Close Dec. 31

OLYMPIA – Puget Sound marine areas currently open for recreational winter crabbing will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, after which all sport crabbers licensed to fish for Dungeness crab in the Sound... Full story

 By WDFW    Fishing    December 1, 2016

New WDFW Hunting And Fishing License System Is Up And Running

OLYMPIA – The state's new recreational license sales system became operational this week, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials say the switch from the old system went as... Full story

 By AZGFD    Events   

Reservations Accepted For Annual Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will recognize 17 people during the 2016 Commission Awards event, which will commend national/state/local leaders, wildlife advocates, and volunteers f... Full story

 By AZBW    Wildlife    December 1, 2016

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Issued The Following Statement

PHOENIX - In response to President Obama designating two national monuments this week in Utah and Nevada, Governor Doug Ducey issued the following statement requesting that the president respect... Full story


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