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On The Cover December 2021

Havasu's 'Hostess' Invites You

Dixie Belle, the official "hostess" for Lake Havasu City, would be happy to have you aboard during the holidays. In fact, a ticket to get a tour on the lady would make an excellent Christmas gift, or a party on her decks would be a perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Dixie Belle, originally built in 1983, is a replica of an 1800's paddle wheeler. She has recently undergone a 10-year restoration project and is opening for business late November/ early December 2021. She's a beauty, just waiting to welcome you!

The holidays are definitely filled with gifts for us in the Southwest: the traditional and beautiful lighted-boat parades, an invitation from our national parks to cut your own Christmas tree, ideas for giving for the outdoor folks on your list, even nautically themed Christmas cards for the boaters among us.

However you celebrate this month -reliving holiday memories from your past, celebrating here or away, enjoying the thrill of gift-giving - we at Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times are also remembering and honoring the true meaning of Christmas and are forever greatful for the most wonderful gift of all.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


DOWNSTREAM - A variety of events fills December calendar. Page 2

BOATING - How about sending a nautical card this Christmas? Page 4

TACKLE & TARGET - This month's featured pro is Fred Ward. Page 8

LAND CRUISING - Cutting your own Christmas tree makes a great family outing. Page 11

WESTERN WILDLIFE - Necessary reduction of Grand Canyon bison is complete. Page 14

Click here to see the above stories in the online issue.

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The Desert Botanical Garden

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Butterfly Wonderland



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