PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has appointed Ty Gray as director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The appointment came in a unanimous 5-0 vote at the commission’s June 11 meeting. Gray, of Phoenix, has been with Game and Fish for 24 years and is currently the agency’s deputy director. He replaces outgoing Director Larry Voyles, who announced May 12 he would be retiring after a 43-year career with Game and … Read More

Proposed wake restrictions in the northern areas of Lake Havasu created a frenzy among recreational boaters last year, and U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar says the fight isn’t over. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service posed boating restrictions on waterways surrounding Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, prompting a town hall discussion attended by more than 1,000 guests and speakers. Efforts by Gosar, Lake Havasu City officials and the Havasu public helped lead to the suspension of USFW’s … Read More

One of the Lake Havasu Marine Association’s most successful and still on-going programs is our beach clean-up trash bag effort. We have over 70 trash bag posts installed on popular beaches around Lake Havasu, offering free trash bags to boaters encouraging them to pack-it-in and pack-it-out. Our LHMA volunteers are out on the lake every week, making sure that posts are filled with rolls of new bags and that trash has not been thoughtlessly left … Read More

  In his first day on the job, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued two orders Thursday that the department said expand access to public lands and increase hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities nationwide. The department said the orders deliver on promises that President Donald Trump and Zinke made to expand access to the nation’s public lands. Representatives of sportsman, conservation and recreation organizations praised the actions. “Outdoor recreation is about both our heritage and … Read More

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is proposing fee increases for some of its boating registration services. It is the first proposal of its kind by AZGF in 25 years, according to AZGF officials. Watercraft transfer fees will increase from $4 to $13, while duplicate registration fees will increase from $2 to $8. Registration for watercraft dealers will increase from $2.50 to $20. Abandoned and unreleased watercraft applications, for which there has never been a … Read More

On February 3, 2017, Lake Havasu Marine Association president & CEO, Jim Salscheider was awarded a Commendation of Achievement recognition by Arizona Game and Fish Commission Chairman, Edward Madden.  Salscheider’s commendation award was for “Your efforts to preserve watercraft recreation opportunities for current and future generations.” Since becoming LHMA president and CEO, Salscheider has worked tirelessly to establish close working relationships with many local, state and national agencies for the betterment of the entire boating … Read More

Lake Havasu City will get its chance to shine this week when the Arizona Game and Fish Department Commission meets. The commission, which normally meets in Phoenix 10 times each year, will gather in Havasu to hear from community leaders about projects including the Havasu Riviera, as well as the Lake Havasu Marine Association’s ongoing partnership with AZGF in dispensing boating licenses in Lake Havasu City. The Havasu projects will be heard during public hearings … Read More

Lake Havasu City, AZ – District 3 Supervisor, Buster Johnson, joined Lake Havasu City Mayor Mark Nexsen, Lake Havasu Marine Association President and CEO Jim Salscheider, Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s Chip Shilosky, representatives from Senator John McCain’s and Senator Jeff Flakes office, and several other stakeholders for a second face to face sit down with Dr. Benjamin Tuggle, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) Southwest Regional Director, about his decision concerning lake … Read More

Lake Havasu City resident Ryder Bliss is a ten-year-old who had his favorite wakeboarding spot closed for no legitimate reason in May 2015 due to federal overreach from the Fish and Wildlife Service. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, January 26, 2017, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced that beginning on February 1, 2017, the ½ mile backwater no-wake restriction for Lake Havasu … Read More

Maybe this explanation regarding California’s new Boater Card as it pertains to Arizona boaters will be helpful.  This information comes directly from Arizona’s top Boating Law Administrator, Maj. Tim Baumgarten, Arizona Game and Fish Let’s start with the issue of joint jurisdictional waters:  law enforcement officers from either state (AZ or CA) have the authority to enforce laws shoreline to shoreline only when the committed act is a violation in both adjoining states.  When laws … Read More