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  • Fossil Discovery And Research

    GCNP|May 1, 2021

    Thousands of Grand Canyon fossils revealed in largest park-specific paleontological inventory in NPS history. From U.S Department of Interior, National Park Service After a multi-year effort, the National Park Service and the Utah Geological Association have published Grand Canyon National Park Centennial Paleontological Resources Inventory: A Century of Fossil Discovery and Research, available for public download on the Utah Geological Association website. The publication documents more than... Full story

  • Havasu City's Wild Side

    Apr 1, 2021

    This is where the birds and fish, burros and deer roam. According to vacation experts, the latest travel trend is the toe-dip trip: a shorter getaway to help rebuild confidence in traveling. "We may be dreaming of that big-bucket-list trip, but what travelers are actually planning so far this year are visits to familiar destinations nearby, weekend getaways or road trips and beach trips," says Melissa Dohmen, travel expert from Travelocity. Travelocity's most popular destinations for families... Full story

  • Arizona's Wildflowers


    From Arizona State Parks Check out our extensive Arizona wildflower list at the bottom of the page, complete with vibrant photos and bloom information! How many will you see in 2021? February showers make March wildflowers in the desert parks and create yet another reason to explore this beautiful state! During years of average and above average precipitation, it seems every direction you look there are beautiful yellow, red, white, orange, blue, or purple flowers blanketing the landscape. Try... Full story

  • Poachers Are Criminals

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2021

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department's (AZGFD) Operation Game Thief program is offering a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of several mule deer near Congress, Ariz. With the generosity of several sportsmen's groups, including the Arizona Mule Deer Organization, Christian Hunters of America and the Arizona Mule Deer Foundation, these organizations are offering an additional combined reward of up to $2,000 for... Full story

  • Cabrillo's San Salvador

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2021

    Maritime Museum Of San Diego Provides Free Videos And Virtual Lesson Plans For Educators Seeking History, Culture Content From Susan Sirota - Vice President - Maritime Museum of San Diego Check out our latest announcement and launch of this timely online video and lesson plan resource for teachers and parents looking for engaging, educational and entertaining activities for youth distance learning. EXPLORE (Experiential Learning Online Resources for Educators) studies focus on the story of Cabri... Full story

  • February 2021Hunting Calendar

    Margie Anderson|Mar 1, 2021

    For the Fall 2021 Hunt: Apply online at www.azgfd.govfor deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, sandhill crane.The fall regulations booklet usually comes out during May and is available online and at outdoor stores.Applications are usually accepted from sometime in May until early June. Details will be in the regulations booklet and online. If tags are left over, first come applications accepted by mail during certain dates. Available at Game and Fish offices after 8:00 am. Again,...

  • Carol L Allen

    Lincoln's Birthday: February 12 Lincoln's Birthday is a legal, public holiday in some U.S. states, observed on the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville (Hodgensville, Hodgen's Mill), Kentucky. Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, California, Missouri, and New York observe the holiday. In other states, Lincoln's birthday is not celebrated separately, as a stand-alone holiday. Instead Lincoln's Birthday is combined with a celebration of President...  Website

  • Arizona's Quail Season

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2021

    Arizona Game And Fish News There's still time for Arizona hunters to take aim at some of the best wing-shooting opportunities the state has to offer - but the clock is ticking. Circle Sunday, Feb. 7, on the calendar. That's when the season ends for the state's three main species - Gambel's, scaled and Mearns'. The general bag limit is 15 quail per day in the aggregate, of which no more than eight may be Mearns' quail. The general possession limit is 45 quail in the aggregate, of which no more... Full story

  • Peregrine Falcons

    Peregrine Falcons

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2021

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is getting ready to roll out a new and exciting way to keep people connected with the state's diverse wildlife. In addition to partnering with the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and Boyce Thompson Arboretum on a virtual speaker wildlife series during the pandemic, the department's Watchable Wildlife Program will be adding mostly critter-based lectures twice each month beginning Jan. 7. The 90-minute lectures will be hosted by AZGFD biologists... Full story

  • AZGFD's 2021 Wildlife Calendar

    AZGFD|Dec 1, 2020

    A great gift idea, the popular calendar features 2021 wildlife photo contest winners. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has unveiled its 2021 wildlife calendar, which features eye-catching images of Arizona's incredible wildlife. Taken by Arizonans from around the state, the calendar features more than a dozen beautiful and fascinating wild critters. A record number of photographs - more than 1,500 - were submitted to this year's wildlife photo contest. The winning images are... Full story

  • Arizona December 2020 Hunting Calendar

    Margie Anderson|Dec 1, 2020

    December 2020 Hunting Calendar Compiled By Margie Anderson Applications for Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear, and Raptor Capture were accepted until October 13, 2020. Permits will be mailed out by December 4, 2020. 2020-21 Fees: General Hunting, resident: $37 Non-resident: not available see combination Combination Hunt and fish, resident: $57 Non-resident: $160 Youth combination hunt and fish (ages 10-17), resident: $5 Non-resident: $5 Short-term combination license, resident: $15/day,... Full story

  • In Flanders Field

    Jim Allen

    Are we going to stand by and let our country be taken from us? Consider how it will be in our country and around the world if we allow the communists to take over our country. Make no mistake that is exactly what is happening right now. In the past few months we have lost: our churches, our schools, our restaurants - in fact many of our small businesses will never recover, our savings. We have been unable to visit friends and relatives in nursing homes and retirement homes, to see our loved... Full story

  • Quail Outlook 2020-2021

    AZGFD|Nov 1, 2020

    Back-to-back wet winters have bolstered Gambel's population. Arizona quail hunters will be glad to know - in fact, they should be thrilled - that the 2020-21 season is shaping up to be average. That's right, average. And that's tremendous news heading into the season for Gambel's, scaled and California quail. Greatest Season In Years "Taking everything into account, this will be a great season compared to what we have experienced in the last 15 or more years," said Johnathan O'Dell, small game b... Full story

  • November 2020 Arizona Hunting Calendar

    Margie Anderson|Nov 1, 2020

    General Hunting, resident: $37 Non-resident: not available see combination Combination Hunt and fish, resident: $57 Non-resident: $160 Youth combination hunt and fish (ages 10-17), resident: $5 Non-resident: $5 Short-term combination license, resident: $15/day, Non-resident: $20/day There are also fees for permit-tags and nonpermit-tags. See the 2020-2021 Hunting Regulations at www.azgfd.com for details. Report Vandalism: 1-800-VANDALS Report poachers: Operation Game Thief 800-352-0700 rewards... Full story

  • Safe Winter Boat Storage

    Boat US|Nov 1, 2020

    Pretty soon, millions of recreational boats will be put into winter storage to await next year's season. As they sit unattended for months, they can easily become a target for thieves. Will your boat be on a crook's hit list? Here are five signs that may welcome a thief as well as simple things you can do to thwart them, from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). 1. Leaving electronics aboard your boat mounted on a bracket over the winter is a sign that says "come take me."...

  • CCW Rules

    John Anderson|Nov 1, 2020

    In Other Words, Know Before You Go If you have taken a Concealed Carry class and have gotten your permit, congratulations! Now you need to start thinking about what that permit does and doesn't do for you. Within Arizona, there are still many places where you cannot legally carry a firearm, even with a permit. As for travel, well -- Native American Reservations, National Forests and Parks, and other states have different rules, even within your home state. I'll try to cover some of those rules,... Full story

  • Castle Rock Bay Is A Hidden Gem

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2020

    Located off of Arizona Highway 95 at Castle Rock Road, and Colorado River Mile 220, Castle Rock Bay is a splendidly scenic and secluded ten-acre section of the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. This popular launch area for non-motorized boats is also a peaceful setting for hiking, fishing and relaxing on the beach. The Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of 37,515 acres along the lower Colorado River in both Arizona and California. It protects 30 river miles, 300 miles of shoreline from...

  • Non-Lead Ammo

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2020

    Hunters asked to continue voluntary lead-reduction efforts this fall. Arizona hunters have proven their long-held commitment to wildlife conservation by voluntarily working to reduce the amount of lead exposure to endangered California condors, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is encouraging all hunters to join the effort this fall. Hunters drawn for hunts in Game Management Units 12 and 13 (north Kaibab National Forest and Arizona Strip) are eligible to participate in the depart... Full story

  • On The Cover August 2020

    Carol L Allen

    In the words of Margie and John Anderson who provided the motivating cover phone, "If you’re looking to get out of the heat and see some gorgeous country where it’s cool and green, I’ve got the perfect road trip for you. If you’ve ever been to Alpine or Springerville, you already know how pretty the Apache-Sitgreaves Forest is, and I’ve got a couple of back-road drives for you that don’t require 4WD. In fact, we saw a lot of RVs on the second part of our road trip." The rest of their story... Full story

  • Huntington Lake California

    Christopher Crocker|Aug 1, 2020

    Jimmy Buffett might have been the son of a son of a sailor, but I grew up as the son of a sailor with one less degree of separation. My youth was spent traveling all over the western U.S. to Hobie Cat regattas. Our weekends and summers were filled with my younger brother, and I was packing up our sleeping bags and Star Wars figures into the family adventure wagon for a weekend near a lake or ocean for sailboat racing, campfires, and smores. Our first family adventure wagon was a 1973 converted D... Full story

  • Mexican Wolf

    AZGFD|Jul 1, 2020

    A record 20 captive-born pups are cross-fostered into wild packs. The Mexican wolf recovery effort recently got a genetic boost when biologists from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF), and Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP), with extensive logistical support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), worked together to cross-foster 20 genetically diverse wolf pups from captive facilities across the U.S. into litters of wild... Full story

  • LowerGear Outdoors

    Foot-Propulsion Kayaks

    AZBW|May 1, 2020

    OCEANSIDE, Calif. (May 4, 2020) - Whether you're talking the expansive rivers of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, or the reservoirs and rivers of Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma, primetime walleye fishing is happening right now. In all these places, walleyes are moving to the headwaters, narrows and dams, making them quite uncomplicated to find and catch. A kayak is a great alternative to fishing walleyes by motorized boat or from the bank. Specific models like... Full story

  • AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Dylan Maxon At Bartlett Lake

    Margie Anderson|Feb 1, 2020

    This is a huge year for Dylan with tournaments and marriage ahead. We wish him well. February can be a tough month at Bartlett. The water isn't warm yet, but it's coming, and a degree or two a day can put the bass in pre-spawn mode. This time of year, Dylan Maxon reaches for a big spinnerbait to get a limit at Bartlett. Dylan is a long-time tournament bass fisherman with some great sponsors – Signature Gates and Welding (the owner is another great fisherman – Kevin Finley), Irod Fishing Rod... Full story

  • Nautical Placemats

    AZBW|Jan 1, 2020

    On a boat or at home, placemats add a finished appearance to a table setting and protect against occasional spills. Nautical Placemats from ProStar Publications feature full-color, detailed charts of over 50 popular boating areas. Whether one's home waters or a favorite vacation site, they make an ideal holiday gift. Attractive and functional, Nautical Placemats are 18" L x 12" H and plasticized for durability and easy cleaning. Not intended for navigation, their detail is nonetheless extremely... Full story

  • Winterizing Your Boat

    Boat US|Dec 1, 2019

    Boaters across the country are getting ready to put their boats to bed for a long winter's nap, but not every boat owner knows all the secrets of winterizing a recreational boat. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) shares some quick tips to ensure safe storage until next season. 1. California, Florida and Texas have the most engine winterizing claims. Boaters in northern climates know to winterize but all it takes is one deep freeze in a normally balmy state to cause major dama... Full story

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