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  • BREAKING NEWS: Arizona Lakes Still Remain Open

    AZGFD|Jun 1, 2021

    PHOENIX - Though conditions remain very dry and several major wildfires continue to burn in our state, some lakes remain open and many have been stocked by the Arizona Game and Fish Department with trout or catfish for anglers to enjoy this weekend. Lakes that are currently accessible are: Show Low as well as Show Low Creek in the Pinetop/Show Low area Goldwater, Lynx, Granite Basin, Watson and Fain lakes in the Prescott area Mormon Lodge Pond south of Flagstaff and Frances Short Pond in... Full story

  • Off-Road Sites Near Apache Maid

    Margie Anderson|Jun 1, 2024

    During the Covid lockdowns John and I weren't really too bothered because everything we like to do is outdoors. Our son David and his wife Elizabeth were getting cabin fever, so we decided to take them on a little off-highway adventure one day in June 2020. They have a Four Runner and David and I both had our ham radio licenses by then, so we decided to head for the hills. Choosing A Destination My favorite way to choose a destination for John and me is to go immediately to Trailsoffroad.com... Full story

  • Behind Walnut Canyon

    Margie Anderson|Oct 1, 2023

    John and I and Mochi took a fun ride up in the cool pines the other day – it wasn't a ride packed with things to see, but it did take us past Marshall Lake, Upper and Lower Lake Mary, Mormon Lake, and Stoneman Lake – all of which are currently chock full of water! You will need a high-clearance vehicle for this drive, and I'm thinking it could get iffy after a big rain. I'm an Arizona native, but this is the first time I've ever seen water in Stoneman Lake, and the first time I remember see... Full story

  • Arizona Game And Fish Watches Wildlife

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2022

    Wild Arizona: 200 Captive Desert Tortoises Need Forever Homes For some, a dog or cat will do just fine. But for others who are considering adopting something truly unique to Arizona, say hello to your next family member: "Many people don't even consider opening up their homes to desert tortoises, but they make fantastic and personable pets," said Tegan Wolf, desert tortoise adoption program coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD). "It's rewarding to hear stories from those... Full story

  • Williams - Great Family Getaway

    Margie Anderson|Jul 1, 2022

    John and I and Mochi went to Williams again this past week and I've got to tell you, it's one of our favorite places to get away in the summer. It can be a bit warm during the day, but since we spend most of our time in the woods, it's shady, breezy, and wonderful! Camping was amazing. There are plenty of places for dispersed camping along the main roads, so you don't need a 4x4 – although I would recommend high clearance. We have the Jeep, so we took some true 4x4 trails, and that's always a... Full story

  • Arizona Expos

    Mormon Lake UTV Rally

    AZBW|Mar 1, 2022

    Register today for the 2022 UTV Rally at Mormon Lake. Due to a scheduling error, the dates for the UTV Rally, Mormon Lake, have been updated to May 6 and 7. We are enhancing our show by adding more vendors, activities, and more. This year we are also allowing people to purchase their camping space in the location they choose; if they and their friends want to camp together, we advise getting your spaces early. To Those Who Have Already Registered If you are unable to make the new dates for the... Full story

  • Arizona Bald Eagle Breeding Season

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2022

    Arizona's bald eagles are back, and they will soon be preparing for the next generation of eagles at breeding sites statewide. To assist with the state's continued bald eagle population growth, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) encourages outdoor recreationists, aircraft pilots, drone operators and motorized paragliders to do their part by not disturbing the state's 93 eagle breeding areas. Hope For A Productive Breeding Season To protect breeding attempts, some portions of public... Full story

  • Hike And Bike

    AZBW|Apr 1, 2021

    Put A Spring In Your Step - Hike (And Bike) Close To Home View TT's blog about outdoor options in Tempe during COVID-19. And check out the City of Tempe's website for the latest updates on closures. Adapted From An Article By Toni Smith - Submitted By Tempe Tourism It's been a long year and a bit, but we all know that. What we may not know are some great places for relieving the resultant stress buildup by hiking. And, they are close to home. Papago Park • Papago Park has several easy hikes t... Full story

  • Arizona's Wildflowers

    AZBW

    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

  • Bald Eagle Breeding Season

    AZGFD|Feb 1, 2021

    Outdoor recreationists, pilots, drone operators asked to avoid nesting areas. Arizona’s bald eagles are preparing for the next generation of eagles at breeding sites statewide. To assist with the state’s continued bald eagle population growth, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) encourages outdoor recreationists, aircraft pilots, drone operators and motorized paragliders to do their part by not disturbing the state’s 92 eagle breeding areas. To protect breeding attempts, some porti... Full story

  • Bald Eagle Breeding Season

    AZGFD|Dec 1, 2019

    Outdoor Recreationists, Pilots And Drone Operators Asked To Avoid Bald Eagle Nest Areas Arizona's bald eagles are back and they will soon be working on the next generation of eagles at breeding sites statewide. To assist with the state's continued bald eagle population growth, the Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages outdoor recreationists, aircraft pilots, drone operators and motorized paragliders to do their part by not disturbing the state's 89 eagle breeding areas. As such, some... Full story

  • AZGFD's 2019 Elk Viewing Workshop August 17

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2019

    Ever wonder what it would be like to see hundreds of elk in one place at one time? That certainly will be possible at Mormon Lake. During two sessions this opportunity is possible during the elk viewing workshop hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department with support from Mormon Lake Lodge. Workshop presentations are scheduled for the morning on Saturday, Aug. 17. The workshop includes a presentation and a field trip to watch elk on Mormon Lake. “This is always a popular event; people w... Full story

  • AZGFD Hunting And Angling Heritage Workgroup

    Doug Burt, AZGFD|Oct 1, 2018

    Hello, and I hope everyone is doing fantastic. The Become a Hunting Mentor Trivia and Pint Night went excellent. We had about 35 attendees and 18 HAHWG reps at this first-time event and the room was buzzing with interest, engagement and buy in. Ryan will be sending out more details, but I wanted to give you a quick update. Thank you all for your input, support and contributions. JOB OPPORTUNITIES (LOTS) I've gotten a number of notices of job openings in Conservation and R3 that I've been... Full story

  • NPS Presence In Just One State - Arizona Has Them All

    WOT|Aug 1, 2016

    These memorable destinations are enough to fill a lifetime of "bucket lists". As we celebrate the centennial of the National Parks Service, many will be visiting national sites throughout the country. A good place to start is here at home as Arizona has over two dozen of these spectacular destinations within the state. National Monuments In Arizona Canyon De Chelly Chinle, Ariz. For nearly 5,000 years, people have lived in these canyons - longer than anyone has lived uninterrupted anywhere on... Full story

  • Arizona Yacht Club - Mike Ferring Brings Us Up To Date

    AZBW|Jun 1, 2016

    As you know, things get real slow for the summer. We'll have our Wednesday night casual races at Lake Pleasant and the summer campout. Following is the campout info, and as for the Wednesday night races, let's try this: Just when sailors have cleared the "midweek hump" at work on hot summer Wednesdays, they can drive to Tempe Town Lake, launch a small boat, and head out for an hour or so of casual, run-what-ya-brung racing. George Sheller is the organizer of this loosely organized gathering. At... Full story

  • Color Me An Arizona Autumn

    Carol L Allen|Oct 1, 2015

    Often hailed as Arizona's capital of autumn, Flagstaff is a leaf peeper's paradise. To experience the season at its most exhilarating visitors flock to the trails around 8,000 feet elevation; where large stands of aspen trees steal the show with their quaking leaves glowing like liquid sunshine. Fall In Flagstaff As the fall months begin to emerge, the warming autumn colors will descend from the San Francisco Peaks to the streets of Flagstaff. Considering the vague perception of when the... Full story

  • Arizona Game And Fish Hosting Annual Elk Viewing Workshop At Mormon Lake

    AZGFD|Aug 1, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF - Ever wonder what it be like to see hundreds of elk in one place at one time? That opportunity is possible during the annul elk viewing workshop hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Mormon Lake Lodge. Workshop presentations are scheduled for the morning on Saturday, Aug. 15. The workshop includes a presentation and a field trip to watch elk in their natural habitat near Mormon Lake, which is one of only two natural lakes found in Arizona. During the early fall, hundreds... Full story

  • Lake Mary Road Fully Reopened

    AZBW|Jan 15, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coconino County Public Works crews cleared a previously closed seven-mile stretch of Lake Mary Road southeast of Flagstaff and the roadway has fully reopened. County snowplows were deployed throughout the County to aid in keeping major roadways open and passible during the New Year's snow storm that dumped between 2 to 18 inches of snow on the region by Thursday. Because of the snowfall, Lake Mary Road, which is also known as Forest Highway 3 (FH3), was closed at the north... Full story

  • Help Protect Eagle-Breeding Areas

    AZGFD|Dec 15, 2014

    Each year as part of its nationally-recognized and highly successful program to manage and conserve bald eagles in the state, the Arizona Game and Fish Department asks outdoor recreationists and aircraft pilots to help protect important eagle breeding areas by honoring the closure of 23 areas across the state. Various land and wildlife management agencies close the breeding areas for part of the year to protect the state's 55 breeding pairs of bald eagles. Some of the closure areas are located n... Full story

  • Berry Road Near Mormon Lake Open For Waterfowl Hunters

    AZBW|Oct 15, 2014

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is advising migratory waterfowl hunters that access at Berry Road, on the southeast end of Mormon Lake off FH 3 or Lake Mary Road, will be open for this year's waterfowl hunting season. Although the road is open for this year's hunting season, its seasonal use in the future will be under review by the Forest Service. To gain access to Berry Road, hunters must first contact, by phone or in person, the Flagstaff Game and Fish office or the department's... Full story

  • Excerpt From AZGFD Fishing Report

    AZGFD|May 15, 2014

    Tip Of The Week Hello, Anglers: Top-water lovers should consider setting up a variety of fishing rods with different plugs so that when the action is heated, you'll be better prepared for what they're biting. Binoculars can be used to spot boils. Boat to the side of a boil and, if possible, cast past a boil and work the lure back through it. The Reel Deal Brown Trout They often flop from the water, or twist and tangle line. Clever and elusive, brown trout are one of the state's top sport fish... Full story

  • 2014‐15 New to Hunting Listing Annual Hunt Regulations

    WOT, HAHWG|Apr 15, 2014

    7‐15 New to Hunting Listing Annual Hunt Regulations Doug Burt via HAHWG solicitation 2014 (new) June – July: Outdoor Skills Summer Adventure Camps Info: Multiple 5‐day, day and overnight camps for 4‐6th graders, and 6‐8th graders: activities include kayaking, archery, air guns; travel camps includes camping, hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, survival skills, slingshots, swimming, team competitions and more. Fee required. Dates: June 9‐13, 16‐20, and 23‐27; July 7‐11 and 14‐18 Location: P... Full story

  • Outdoor Recreationists Asked To Help Bald Eagles During Breeding Season

    Dec 15, 2012

    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 breeding areas by honoring the closure of 21 areas across the state. Various land and wildlife management agencies close the breeding areas for part of the year, beginning in December, to protect the state’s 55 breeding pairs of bald eagles. Some of the closure areas are located near popular r... Full story

  • Game And Fish To Host Annual Elk-Viewing Workshop

    Carol L Allen, Arizona Boating & Watersports|Aug 15, 2012

    Game And Fish To Host Annual Elk-Viewing Workshop FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Would you like to experience the sound of a bull elk bugling or see a cow elk keeping a watchful eye on her calf? The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Mormon Lake Lodge invite you to attend an elk-viewing workshop on Aug. 18. The workshop includes a presentation and a field trip to watch elk in their natural habitat near Mormon Lake. Mormon Lake is unique as it is one of only two natural lakes found in Arizona. During t... Full story