Don is a native Arizona resident who has spent his entire adult life (except for 2 years 9 months and 13 days in Uncle Sam's Army) pursuing his passion of enjoying the great outdoors of Arizona.
Don worked as a law enforcement officer for over 15-years after his stint in the U.S. Army. After an on-the-job injury forced his retirement from the law enforcement field, Don decided to start a business to help others who enjoyed the great outdoors as much as he did.
Working with his friend Larry Sallee, Don started Arizona Wildlife Outfitters in 1987 in Kingman.
In a move that smacked of the politics that affected American sportsmen for a time, recently retired Director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Larry Voyles, dropped a bombshell on the staff and volunteers of the Hunter Education program.
On a personal note, last Saturday morning I caught the largest fish I have ever caught in Lake Mead.
Last week I wrote about another resident hunter class that is being offered in September.
“You’re going to enjoy fishing with this young lady!"
If you are one of many local boaters or anglers who use the launch ramp at South Cove on Lake Mead, you need to be aware of some changes that have occurred there recently.
Over the last 33 years I’ve been fortunate to spend a lot of time fishing on Lake Mead.
There may be some big changes in the Arizona Hunter Education Program that is currently taught by a volunteer cadre of instructors at the Mohave Sportsmans Club’s 7 Mile Hill Range.
A young angler, who was out here for a visit from Oklahoma, and a “veteran 9-year-old” angler from Las Vegas took the top honors in the Juniors Division in the weekend striped bass tournament sponsored by the Nevada Striper Club.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced that sportsmen who have a customer portal account with them can now view their accounts to see if they were successful in drawing fall big-game tags and/or pheasant tags.
Each year, the Kingman team of Arizona Hunter Education volunteer instructors teaches a resident class that will have from 20-40 students of all ages.