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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

  • On The Cover July 2024

    Carol L Allen, Editor

    From bears to bison, from trout to turkeys, from fish to falcons, our Arizona wildlife is a plethora of precious beings who share our world. Arizona Game & Fish is a major guardian of this resource, assisted by various species-specific groups and caring individuals. The Wildlife for Tomorrow's Hall of Fame each year recognizes people and organizations who have significantly cared for the environment and those who inhabit it, our wildlife. We congratulate this year's inductees and thank them... Full story

  • Carol L Allen, Editor

    JULY 1ST – JULY 7TH Downstream Events Calendar July 2024 Photo Courtesy dulcey-lima-as9sa7c81e4-unsplash Prescott Frontier Days® World's Oldest Rodeo® 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott AZ Prescott, Arizona 86305 JULY 3RD Downstream Events Calendar July 2024 Photo Courtesy ray-hennessy-gdTxVSAE5sk-unsplash Fireworks at Lake Pleasant July 4TH 4th of July at Green Valley Park...  Website

  • Visit Cooler Prescott

    AZBW|Jul 1, 2024

    Prescott's trails systems continue to expand: next up - Gateway Park. The City of Prescott continues to add new trails to its ever expanding system, many of which connect to one another. The overall design Is intended to give users as many options as possible. Although the more remote trails have access by connecting to other trail systems, such as Peavine National Recreation Trail, it often requires a trek of a couple of miles to arrive at these more remote trailheads. The City intends to... Full story

  • Mr. Whiskers Awaits You

    AZGFD|Jul 1, 2024

    Community Fishing Program waters teeming with scrappy fighters. It doesn't have to be Friday to enjoy a good, old-fashioned fish fry. Cole slaw. French fries. Red beans and rice. Oh, and don't forget hush puppies. All are perfect complements to a pile of fresh-caught catfish filets, fried in a savory cornmeal batter until crisp and golden-brown. Whatever your choice of side dishes, leave the main course up to the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), which is now stocking Community Fishing... Full story

  • AZGFD Community Fishing

    Community Fishing Waters

    AZGFD|Mar 1, 2024

    We have established fishing waters in 23 Arizona communities. Whether you are an experienced, occasional or new angler, the Arizona Community Fishing Program offers fishing opportunities that you are sure to enjoy. There are currently more than 50 city park lakes participating in the Program, a partnership between the Arizona Game and Fish Department and 23 communities across the state. Detailed maps and park-specific information on all Community Fishing waters are found in this website... Full story

  • Carol L Allen, Editor

    January TBA Renovations at Roadrunner Pond in Phoenix should be finishing up and refilling is expected to occur sometime in January. Eldorado Pond in Scottsdale is still undergoing renovations with no specific completion date. Trout stocking has been underway since mid October for CFP waters in Prescott Valley, Payson, Show Low, and St. Johns. Jan. 6 POLAR BEAR DAY...  Website

  • Fishing Tips And Upcoming Events

    AZGFD, Chase Newlon, AZGFD R3 Coordinator|Dec 1, 2023

    Now that the weather is cooler, the fishing is starting to heat up! It's that time of year when cold water fishing really starts to take off, so make sure you have your gear in order. Whether you are new to fishing or are a seasoned angler, here are a few tips to make sure your gear is ready for the fall. If you are new to fishing and are looking for a rod and reel for cold water fishing, I would recommend a 7-foot, medium-power, fast-action spinning rod with a 2500-size spinning reel. This rod... Full story

  • Bears

    Jul 1, 2023

    Safety tips can prevent attracting bears and advise what to do in case of an encounter. Editor's Note: In light of the recent tragedy near Prescott, Ariz., we publish this reminder from AZGFD and send sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has started to receive its first confirmed reports of the year of bear sightings in Arizona. As temperatures rise, bears will come out of their dens searching for food. Black bears are typicall... Full story

  • Be Bear Aware

    AZGFD|Jul 1, 2023

    As always, keep food sources unavailable, be aware of your surroundings, and enjoy wildlife from a distance. Many people will be headed to Arizona's high country this weekend, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is reminding outdoor recreationists and residents to be aware of the chance encounter with bears or other native wildlife. The best way to enjoy wildlife is from a safe distance. Bears, in particular, are powerful animals that should always be considered unpredictable and... Full story

  • On The Cover April 2023

    Carol L Allen

    There's something about this time of year, isn't there? We're suspended between the end of a chilly Arizona-type winter and the blistering heat of an Arizona summer. However, that's not all of the state; we can always escape the Valley oven and enjoy the cool freshness of our High Country in areas like Flagstaff, Prescott, Payson, Greer, etc. . And, of course, there are our waterways - everything from swimming pools to ponds to rivers and streams to beautiful, refreshing lakes. Boating of all ty... Full story

  • Prescott Jazz Summit

    Prescott Jazz Summit


    Information Provided By Mike Vax The Prescott Jazz Summit Educational Outreach Program The Prescott Jazz Summit has an educational component as part of its yearly schedule. We have given clinics for bands from all over Arizona, had student ensembles perform at our annual festival, given funds to local music departments, given scholarships to deserving students, and presented assembly programs in schools. We have reached over 5000 students all over Arizona. We present assemblies for the WHOLE stu... Full story

  • Page 11

    Jim Allen

    Page 11 is a one page business directory found in Western Outdoor Times. It contains some of our finest advertisers. SOLD OUT ADVENTURE iDIAZ B.A.S.S. Arizona High School Nation Bass Junkyz Bryan Church - Bartlett Lake Marina Clippership RV Rental & Sales Don McDowell Outdoors Farmers Insurance Chalyce McQueen Hall of Flame Krog's Kamp Nationwide Warranties Prescott Jazz Summit Riverbound Sports Russell Financial Scottsdale American Legion Post 44 VFW 720 VFW 3513 Western Outdoor Times Check... Full story

  • Gone Fishing

    AZGFD|Oct 1, 2022

    There are so many opportunities to enjoy angling in Arizona. Here are a few to add to your tackle box. Editor's Note: Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Arizona; both tournaments and fun family angling events are available almost every month of the year. There is not room here to even begin to cover them all, but here are a few sites to check for upcoming events. Arizona Game & Fish Department Volunteer The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to help buil... 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

  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree


    Cut Your Own Christmas Tree With some restrictions, you are allowed to go out in the following forests, find your perfect Christmas tree and cut down with your own hands. The outing is often a great family and friends event. It's a great time to enjoy the cooler weather, get outdoors, and celebrate the season. Christmas tree permits are available over the counter at many Forest Service offices. Supplies are limited. Since not all offices offer Christmas tree permits, and some offices may be... Full story

  • On The Cover September 2021

    Carol L Allen

    Kelsee Haws shows the fish that she caught in Luna Lake; it later became part of a delicious meal. Her outdoors experience is typical of many throughout the state and one of those that we can continue to enjoy even if pandemic restrictions return. (Please, no!) In fact, a whole new group of women anglers will probably be inspired by the great program "Becoming An Outdoors Woman" to be held in Prescott, Ariz., later this month. And, fishing is just one focus of the event; it includes hiking,... Full story

  • Outdoors Woman

    Arizona Game & Fish and the Arizona Wildlife Federation sponsor 'Becoming an Outdoors Woman'. Openings are still available for the "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" (BOW) workshop Sept. 10-12 at Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott. The program introduces women to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, non-threatening environment with expert instructors. Classes include rappelling, wilderness medicine, birding, hiking, archery, fly and warm-water fishing, paddling a kayak, and shotgun/rifle/pistol shooting,... Full story

  • Maggie And The Mountain Lion

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2021

    By Robert Redwine Preface by R.L. Dalrymple • Note: Published in the Club de l'Epagneul Breton magazine First Semester 2011 Issue 33 • Run in this issue with the permission of Robert Redwine Most of us in the club are also hunters in our own right, and this story by Robert (Bob) Redwine will touch most of us in some way. Full credit is given to Mr. Redwine of Prescott, Ariz., for sharing this story, and his emails documenting the events of the story. The story is essentially his emails to som... Full story

  • Gifts For The Mom Who Shoots

    John Anderson|May 1, 2021

    If your mom likes to shoot and/or hunt, think outside the box when it comes to great gifts for Mother's Day that she will love. For example, a mom who hunts may be out in the boonies for a week or more. Make it easy for her to keep her phone charged so she can access those maps she has downloaded. You're probably familiar with Zagg because of their fantastic screen protectors, but they also have portable chargers. Morphie Powerstation The MorphiePowerstation with PD in pink or black is just... Full story

  • On The Cover February 2021

    Carol L Allen

    It goes without saying that things are different this year, that the limitations of 2020 are still affecting much of what we do and curtailing some of the events we have enjoyed in the past. However, the spirit and resourcefulness of our people ensure that the "state of the state" remains active. We celebrate this. Celebrating - The State Of The State One example is the adjustments Arizona Yacht Club have made to their annual Leukemia Cup and Birthday Regatta. It is not the same, but it will hap... Full story

  • Arizona Communities Continue To Be Active

    AZBW|Feb 1, 2021

    Flagstaff Mother Earth Symphony Concert The concert will be presented by Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra at Ardrey Auditorium, Northern Arizona University campus. A concert and panel discussion will be focused on our environment, with a performance of Haydn's Creation, performed by The Master Chorale of Flagstaff & the Shrine of the Ages choir from Northern Arizona University April 16th at 7:30pm. This is a unique concert and discussion focused on the importance of everyone's role in protecting...

  • Albino Trout

    AZGFD|Jan 1, 2021

    AZGFD’s Canyon Creek Hatchery will provide some trout for the department's Community Fishing Program waters this winter. The current drought conditions have caused reduced spring water flows at the hatchery, making it difficult to maintain the quality water flow needed to support the large number of fish in its raceways. Utilizing some of the fish for winter stockings in community waters will reduce numbers of trout at the hatchery and help ensure the fish there have adequate water to grow a... 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

  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

    With some restrictions, you are allowed to go out in the following forests, find your perfect Christmas tree and cut down with your own hands. The outing is often a great family and friends event. Christmas tree permits are available over the counter at many Forest Service offices. Supplies are limited. Since not all offices offer Christmas tree permits, and some offices may be sold out, call ahead for more details and to be sure the local office responsible for the area in which you are... Full story

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