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Arizona boaters: prepare to clean, drain and dry

PHOENIX —The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds boaters to “clean, drain and dry” – and especially decontaminate — their watercraft and equipment before exiting listed waters containing aquatic invasive species (AIS). This reminder is particularly important for out-of-town visitors who moor t...

Nonresident OHV decal sales off to strong start

New decal required for nonresidents to ride in Arizona, purchased only through AZGFD​​​​​​​ PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds seasonal residents and visitors who brought an off-highway vehicle into the state that they must now purchase an OHV decal prior to heading out ...

Decision Released on Recreation Target Shooting in Sonoran Desert NM

Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Impact Statement for Recreational Target Shooting in the Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decis...

Operate responsibly, don’t go mudding on your OHV

While it may be tempting to go out on an off-highway vehicle (OHV) after a rainstorm when the temperature is cooler and the ground is fresh, doing so can cause long-lasting damage to the habitat. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) advises that OHV operators turn around if they encounter we...

Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Maricopa County, AZ

Arizona BLM has issued notice that a temporary closure will be in effect on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hassayampa Field Office, during the Vulture Mine Off-Road Challenge official permitted off-highway vehicle (OHV) race events. These closures will be in effec...

Reservoir closes for season

Clints Well, Ariz., Sep. 6, 2017 — The main forest road leading to C.C. Cragin (aka Blue Ridge) reservoir is closed for public safety because construction traffic is using the road. Forest Road 751 is closed to vehicles at Rock Crossing campground as more improvements are made to the boat ramp by t...

Canyon Lake Features New Fishing Pier

PHOENIX, August 22, 2017—  A fishing pier is now open to the public as of August 21, 2017, at the Boulder recreation site. Located in the Tonto National Forest’s Canyon Lake, the Boulder recreation site is 15 miles northeast of Apache Junction on State Route 88. The pier is the culmination of a jo...

OHV riders: Protect the habitat and stay safe, don’t go mudding

Be a responsible rider by avoiding wet and muddy areas It’s tempting to go out riding on off-highway vehicles (OHV) after a rainstorm — the ground is fresh, dust is down and it’s cooler out. But when rainstorms leave roads and trails wet and muddy, riding on them can create long-lasting damage that...

AZGFD reviewing feds' draft Mexican wolf recovery plan

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reviewing the draft Mexican wolf recovery plan released June 29 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Although the plan appears to address the substance of AZGFD’slawsuit filed in June 2015, Department scientists are continuing to evaluate the plan ...

OHV Riders: Stay safe, ride responsibly this Fourth of July

Always wear your helmet when hitting the trail PHOENIX — With the weekends surrounding the Fourth of July quickly approaching, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds everyone planning to hit the trails on off-highway vehicles (OHV) to be safe and ride responsibly. AZGFD officers and ...
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