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Celebrate Labor Day weekend by boating safely

Holiday weekends are perfect opportunities to gather family and friends, pack food, and hitch up the boat to head out to one of Arizona’s waterways. The Labor Day holiday is nearly upon us and that means that boating safety should remain on the minds of recreational boaters before launching their watercraft. Arizona’s waterways can expect […]

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Watercraft registration renewals will no longer be accepted by phone

Boaters are advised that effective Sept. 8, 2009, the Arizona Game and Fish Department will no longer accept watercraft registration renewals by telephone. For a reduced fee of $2.50, residents and non-residents can renew their registration online at www.azgfd.gov/watercraft. Registration renewals are still accepted in person at any Arizona Game and Fish Department office or […]

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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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Boat safely this busy Memorial Day weekend

National Safe Boating Week ends May 22, but the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds watercraft operators that safe boating should be exercised year-round. The upcoming Memorial Day holiday means more boats are likely to be out on Arizona’s waterways. Here are some precautions you should take before heading out on the water to help […]

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Checkpoint leads to removal of impaired boaters

In an effort to keep the Colorado River waterways safe for recreational boating enthusiasts, the Arizona Game and Fish Department was part of a multi-agency OUI (Operating Under the Influence)/Safety Checkpoint on May 16. The Nevada Division of Wildlife, National Park Service, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department conducted the effort, which resulted in […]

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Tri-State Boating Safety Fair promotes “Go Boating Safely!”

Officials to emphasize the enjoyment of safe and responsible boating on May 16 “Go Boating Safely!” is the new theme for Colorado River’s Annual Tri-State Boating Safety Fair.  The event will take place Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Havasu City’s London Bridge Beach Park, along the Bridgewater Channel at […]

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Tri-State Boating Safety Fair kicks off National Safe Boating Week

Officials to emphasize the enjoyment of safe and responsible boating on May 16 “Go Boating Safely!” is the new theme for Colorado River’s Tri-State Boating Safety Fair. The event will take place May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Havasu City’s London Bridge Beach Park, along the Bridgewater Channel at 1340 McCulloch […]

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Boaters – Don’t move a mussel this season

The spring boating season is underway and the Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking boaters and anglers to take simple steps to avoid moving destructive quagga mussels and other invasive species from one lake to another. “Prolific quagga mussels have invaded lakes Pleasant, Havasu, Mead and Mohave. These tiny invaders can easily hitchhike on […]

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Take a boating safety class—you might save money on your boat insurance

The photo to the right is an aerial shot of the London Bridge Channel at Lake Havasu City during a busy weekend. An accident may be waiting to happen. Can you afford higher insurance premiums? Passing the Arizona boating safety course may make you eligible for a discount on your boat or PWC insurance. You […]

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Hit the water—it’s boating time!

Hit the water—it’s boating time! Arizona’s waterways are already bulging at the seams and are bellowing for attention. Hit the water, it is boating time! Whether you are fishing, water skiing, on a jet ski, or just cruising along, being on a boat in Arizona is one of the state’s favorite recreational past times. Soaking […]

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Safety tips you should know for boating in cold water this season

Don’t let the temperature outside fool you: Cold water immersion and hypothermia can occur in water as cool as 70 degrees at any time of the year, even on a warm and sunny day. Arizona winters are mild, and recreational boating and fishing are popular year-round, but an unexpected immersion into cold water can cause […]

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Game and Fish employee receives award from national boating safety organization

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) has honored Madelynn Fenske, watercraft customer service supervisor for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, with its esteemed President’s Award for her contributions to the association and to boating safety over the past year. She received the award at the association’s 49th annual meeting in Clearwater […]

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Boat Safe, Boat Smart, Boat Sober Don’t become a bad holiday statistic

Boat Safe, Boat Smart, Boat Sober Don’t become a bad holiday statistic Don’t become a bad statistic this Labor Day weekend – boat safe, boat smart and boat sober. Here are some weekend survival tips from the Arizona Game and Fish Department. * Make sure enough life jackets are on board the boat for everyone, […]

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Boaters should focus on safety this holiday weekend

Boaters should focus on safety this holiday weekend The scorching hot weather and high gas prices won’t keep boaters away from the water this July 4 weekend. Arizona’s lakes and rivers will be congested, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department would like watercraft owners to take boating safety precautions while on the water. An […]

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Learn about upcoming events at the online Outdoor Calendar

Outdoor organizations are encouraged to post their activities PHOENIX – Wildlife and outdoor recreation enthusiasts can now learn about upcoming fishing clinics, hunting seminars, nature talks and more by visiting the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Outdoor Calendar at www.azgfd.gov/calendar. The department posts its events and activities that are open to the public, and has added […]

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Registration opens for Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop

Registration opens for Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop The last “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” (BOW) workshop for 2008 will be held Aug. 15-17 at the cool, forested Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott. The program introduces women to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, non-threatening environment with expert instructors. Classes are held during the day and include […]

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Boat safely this busy Memorial Day weekend

Boat safely this busy Memorial Day weekend The Memorial Day holiday is nearly upon us, and that means more boats are likely to be out on Arizona’s waterways this weekend. The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds boaters to take precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable outing. Among the things you should do before […]

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Visit the Safe Boating Celebration at Lake Pleasant

Visit the Safe Boating Celebration at Lake Pleasant Is your watercraft safe and ready for the water? If you hesitated while answering this question, then you won’t want to miss the 2008 Arizona Safe Boating Celebration at Lake Pleasant Regional Park on May 17 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Boating experts from the Arizona […]

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Tri-State Safety Fair brings multitude of agencies together, focuses on boating safety

Tri-State Safety Fair brings multitude of agencies together, focuses on boating safety A consortium of state, local and federal boating agencies is hosting the fifth annual Tri-State Boating Safety Fair at Lake Havasu State Park to educate boaters about boating safety May 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme of this year’s safety […]

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