Archive for July, 2009

Arizona waterfowl stamp program breaks new ground with two stamps

Artwork selected from award winning artist and elementary school student There are three great reasons to pick up a 2009-2010 Arizona Waterfowl Stamp from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The reasons start with the beautifully detailed and life-like rendition of a pair of hooded mergansers by the 2006-07 Federal Duck Stamp winner Sherrie Russell […]

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New Arizona OHV Laws and Places to Ride booklet available

Are you confused about the new OHV laws or need the dust abatement actions clarified? Do you just want to know where to ride OHV’s? There is a new booklet just for you thanks to the OHV programs from the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Arizona State Parks Department working together. This new […]

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Lake Powell launching restrictions are now in effect

Effective June 29, you must have your boat inspected for quagga musselsprior to launching at Lake Powell. Self-certification of watercraft will no longer be an option at all major launch ramps, and screening for these invasive mussels by trained personnel will be mandatory for all vessels. Personnel will be available daily for screening from 4:30 […]

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Boating safety tips for the busy Fourth of July weekend

During Arizona’s summer months, boaters can count on busy launch ramps and high use at lakes and rivers most any weekend, but this is especially the case during the long holiday weekends. Boating safety officials from the Arizona Game and Fish Department remind boaters to take precautions to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience this Independence […]

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Recently released black-tailed prairie dogs welcome first pups

Recovery program aims to prevent inclusion as an endangered species Biologists were cautious in their predictions for the success of a black-tailed prairie dog colony established late last year in the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area near Sonoita. After all, the 74 animals released in October faced some foreseen and many unforeseen challenges. However, early […]

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New Desert Wells Multi-use Area Off-highway vehicle brochure & map available in time for Independence Day holiday

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds all OHV enthusiasts to be safe, responsible, and ethical when out on the roads and trails over the July 4th holiday weekend. Wear your helmet, slow down, make good decisions, and don’t drink and drive. DUI laws are the same for an OHV on the back trails just […]

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Arizona Wildlife Views TV show wins outdoor awards

Arizona Wildlife Views, the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s award-winning television show, has once again been recognized by its peers for excellence in writing and communicating about Arizona’s outdoors and wildlife. Producers Carol Lynde and Gary Schafer garnered three “Excellence in Craft” awards from the 2009 Outdoor Writers Association of America: 1st place honors were […]

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Public can comment on Apache-Sitgreaves draft land management plan

Outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts who use or have an interest in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in eastern Arizona are encouraged to review a Working Draft Land Management Plan that is now available. The Working Draft is an important part of the forest plan revision process, as it is meant to provide a foundation for collaborative […]

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Last chance to enter $400 Arizona photo contest

The Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages all shutterbugs to take pictures of Arizona wildlife and submit them for this year’s annual calendar photo contest — but time is running out! Cash prizes are offered for the 13 winning wildlife images that will grace the 2010 Arizona Wildlife Calendar. The top winner will earn $400, […]

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Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop is Aug. 14-16

Ladies can receive expert instruction in fishing, camping, canoeing, photography and more Beat the heat with a retreat to the pine trees. The Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) outdoor skills workshop is scheduled for Aug. 14-16 at the Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott. It will begin at noon on Friday and end at noon on […]

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