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Articles from the December 15, 2012 edition

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What To Do With ‘Down Time’?

Are you patiently waiting for the ice to thaw or the weather to warm up so you can get your boat back on the water again? Then why not use the down time productively and take a boating-safety class conducted by your local Coast Guard Auxiliary...

 

A Few Still To Sail

Wherever you may have been in the Western outdoors, there probably has been a holiday lighted-boat parade on a waterway near you. Although the Arizona Christmas parades are over for 2012, there are...

 

You Are Invited

The Southern California Yachting Association, will hold its 24th Annual Women’s Sailing Convention on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Corona del Mar. Primary sponsor is...

 
 By AYC    Boating    December 15, 2012

It’s Time For Number 53!

The 53rd Arizona Yacht Club Birthday Regatta and their 14th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta is just one month away: Jan.18-19-20, 2013! Help fight blood cancers! Race one, two, or three days. Cruise!...

 

Becoming An Outdoors Woman: A Great Gift Idea

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman Deluxe (13) retreat will make an ideal gift for the discriminating woman in your life. Lots of outdoor fun without the inconveniences of camping! The Arizona Wildlife...

 

AZGFC Awards Banquet To Be Held Jan. 12

Make plans to honor your fellow wildlife conservationists by reserving your spot at the 21st annual Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12,...

 

Inside The Red Zone

INSIDE THE RED ZONE -- of the Universtiy of Phoenix Stadium, the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) Grand Canyon Council will "troop up" with the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) Feb....

 

Boating Season’s Over?

Just because the summer's over, that doesn't mean boating season is over! What better way to enjoy this weather, Arizona’s finest time of year, by spending the day on the water? Well, the best...

 

A Unique Outdoor Opportunity For Young Golfers

San TanYouth Participate In Chuckwalla Junior Golf Academy The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch, San Tan Valley/Queen Creek, has honored a Poston Butte High School student, and we congratulate Kelsee Haws o...

 

On The Cover

Fort Verde State Historic Park will be decorated for the Christmas holiday through Jan. 4, 2013. Visitors can glance into the past and see how those who once resided at Fort Verde celebrated Christmas on the Frontier. Christmas trees and fireplace...

 

Arizona - Growing Smarter Fund Distributes $25 Million

Earlier this fall, the Arizona State Parks Board awarded $24,646,380 in Growing Smarter State Trust Land Acquisition Fund grants from the Land Conservation Fund. "The State Parks Board feels these six open space projects will ensure protection of...

 

Catalina State Park Offers Hikes, Activities Throughout December

Every Saturday — Wildlife Exhibit The Reptile/Wildlife Exhibit runs every Saturday from 9am - Noon, weather permitting. Volunteer Jim "the Snake Man" Cloer and his crew of volunteer assistants...

 

Mata Ortiz Pottery Demonstrations At Kartchner Caverns State Park

The last of Mata Ortiz Pottery demonstrations will be held at Kartchner Caverns State Park on Jan. 28. Demonstrations will take place at 11am and 1p.m. in the park theater on the event days. Learn...

 

Grand Canyon 2013 South And North Rim Artists-In-Residence Announced

Grand Canyon National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program is pleased to announce its South Rim (SR AiR) selected artists through September 2013 and the North Rim (NR AiR) selections for the May-October 2013 season. The Artist-in-Residence (AiR)...

 
 By AZGFD    WOOT    December 15, 2012

Tips From AZGFD

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has been receiving inquiries from outdoor enthusiasts who are uncertain about new Forest Service Travel Management Rules and whether the rules apply to them and...

 
 By AZGFD    WOOT    December 15, 2012

Grants Available For Public Shooting Ranges In Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to continue to improve and expand public shooting ranges across the state by providing grant funding to qualified applicants involved in the development,...

 
 By AZGFD    Hunting    December 15, 2012

New Book Introduces Hunters To Pursuit Of Arizona's Small Game

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is proud to announce that its latest book, An Introduction to Hunting Arizona’s Small Game, is now available. The 198-page book is a fantastic resource that...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    December 15, 2012

News From Arizona Anglers Includes Hints, Gift Ideas

Get Out For Trout This is the time of year when the Arizona Game and Fish Department really kicks in its winter trout stockings in the lower-elevation lakes. You can’t beat the recent weather, so...

 
 By AZGFD    Fishing    December 15, 2012

In Arizona It’s All About Trout In Urban Fishing Waters

Rainbow trout stockings are well underway and will continue all winter long at two-week intervals. Trout range in size from 11-12 inches in length, with some fish up to 16 inches. Fishing is good to...

 

Biggest Yellowfin Ever Caught - 445 Pound Yellowfin Tuna!

There was a small crowd waiting when Justin Fleck backed Excel into the slip in front of Fisherman’s Landing Dec. 9 sometime around 4 a.m., and it rapidly grew until there looked to be several hundred folks clustered around the biggest yellowfin...

 

Volunteers Can Help Conduct Annual Bird-Population Surveys

Enjoy a wildlife-viewing experience and help wildlife conservation at the same time by volunteering to help out in one or more annual Arizona Christmas Bird Counts this month. The count program is a bird population survey that has been coordinated...

 

A Calendar For Wildlife Lovers

The November–December issue of Arizona Wildlife Views magazine has a full-size 2013 wall calendar featuring winning photos from this year’s wildlife photo contest. Bonus feature: 38...

 

Outdoor Recreationists Asked To Help Bald Eagles During Breeding Season

Each year as part of its highly successful program to manage and conserve bald eagles in the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Department asks outdoor recreationists to help protect important eagle...

 

Two Ways

The Coyotes Curling Club invites you to enjoy and/or promote the "frozen watersport" of curling in the Southwest by participating in the winter "Learn To Curl" classes and leagues or joining in the...

 

Understanding The Effects Of Gizzard Shad In Roosevelt Lake Arizona

Roosevelt Lake is the upper most and largest in a series of four reservoirs on the Salt River. The Bureau of Reclamation constructed Roosevelt Dam in 1911 forming Roosevelt Lake. At full capacity it is approximately 22 miles long with 91 miles of sho...

 

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