Predator calling is one of the most challenging and exciting sports many hunters in Arizona participate in.
In Arizona, tags are issued for all of Arizona’s big game animals. These tags, which in effect are a transfer of ownership from the State of Arizona to a hunter, are placed on different areas of the animal.
The father-son team of Charles and Doniphan Schmidt brought in the largest limit of bass to easily win the Kingman Bass Club’s last tournament of the year, which was held on Lake Havasu.
I read a letter to the editor in the Kingman Daily Miner dated Oct. 5 where a woman from Sedona wrote about an organized varmint hunt that was held last weekend in Mohave County.
Seems like every fall when the big game hunts start, I hear stories about sportsmen who have not filled their tags, but yet claim they had a successful hunt.
The 2018-2019 waterfowl and snipe regulations are out, and for those wanting to hunt waterfowl it’s time to repair the decoys, waders and clean the shotgun.
Good friends are few and far between. When we lose one, it is hard to take.
It was hot as six teams of anglers from Kingman Bass Club took to the water on Lake Mead to test their skills on the largemouth and smallmouth bass that call this huge Colorado River impoundment home.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2017 there were 4,291 recreational boating accidents involving 658 deaths nationwide.
The rumors about the Bureau of Land Management Kingman Field Office Travel Management Plan (TMP) and Environmental Assessment that is currently out for review and comment has garnered the attention of a lot of local folks, and in some cases, has upset a few.
I wrote a story in June of how Kingman resident Gwen Gillman had donated her late husband’s camo clothing to the Arizona Elk Society’s Camo Closet program.
We all have our dreams and wishes on what we would like to do in our lives.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is now accepting paper applications for Spring 2019 hunts for turkey, javelin, bison and bear draws.
2018 dove season opens Sept. 1
The first dove season opens in less than two weeks, and hunters need to find the information that they need to go after the most hunted game bird in Arizona. The first dove season will be Sept. 1-15.
Sign up for the annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman event that will be held Sept. 7-9.
Three anglers went fishing only to spend the night in the lake
It was a fishing trip that started out like hundreds of others I’ve done on Lake Mead over the past 12 or so years.
Despite losing his sight, Ferraro has not let this disability prevent him from enjoying the great outdoors.
Arizona Game and Fish Department has reported that the 13th annual Super Raffle raised a record amount of money that will be used to benefit Arizona’s wildlife.
If you are looking for a muzzleloader deer, fall turkey, or a youth-only javelina hunt, there are still tags available.
In 2016, I was invited to attend a one day event at the Bass Pro shop in Mesa that was called “No excuses CHAMP Hunting Day.”
Arizona Game and Fish Department has released its proposed hunt recommendations for the 2019 spring javelina, bison and bear hunts, and the 2019 and 2020 spring turkey hunts.
Two records set for Striper Hunters anglers last week
Even with inclement weather and lowering water conditions, the striper bite just seemed to be wide open for those anglers willing to go out from sunset to sunrise.
To apply sportsmen must use the paper application and must be addressed to Arizona Game and Fish Department, ATTN: Draw/First Come, 5000 West Carefree Highway, Phoenix AZ 85086.
Besides governmental and conservation groups, other Arizona sportsmen are also helping deliver water to wildlife.
The draw is in, striper fishing is doing well and the comment period for the trail camera debate is open.
Summer is always a good time to catch striped bass on Lake Mead, but with angling success comes some news about the quality of the fishery this year, and it’s not all good.
For many sportsmen, learning that they have drawn a coveted big game tag is something they look forward to. And right now, Arizona Game and Fish Department is starting to take funds out of the credit card accounts of those who were lucky enough to draw a tag for deer, turkey, fall javelina and bighorn sheep tags.
It was an issue that pitted sportsmen against sportsmen, and in the end, the commission decided on a 5-0 vote against imposing any restrictions on the use of passive trail cameras in Arizona.
The dock at South Cove will remain in the same location for now and is in about 50 feet of water, but no one should try and launch a boat off of the ramp at any other location than the designated spot.
Just look at those carp
Parker and Wolsey’s bag weighed 14.79 pounds, edging out the second-place team of Donnie and Ray Scroggins by less than a pound.
Taking first place for the second year in a row was the team of Chris Madden and Josh Holstrom, whose 40 fish limit weighed 69.11 pounds.
On April 13, local outdoorsman and master of all trades, John Gillman, died after suffering a massive heart attack.
According to Donnie Scroggins, president of the KBC, six teams participated in the event. And all were successful.
To apply, go to https://draw.azxgfd.gov/ and scroll down to the “Apply for a Draw.”
Questions or comments can be asked in-person if you attend or are involved in the webinar. The meeting will be held in the Quail Room at the department’s headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix. You can also submit questions or comments via e-mail prior or during the forum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are other events including a speed shoot, long shot shoot, Friday night shoot, and a special Duke’s Poker Shoot that participants can enjoy. Robbins noted that all proceeds from the Poker Shoot will to go to purchasing items for Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Child Life Wish List and Family Centered Care Programs.
Going fishing with Linda has become an almost annual affair. We have fished at Lake Mead, and last year we fished a couple of days at Alamo Lake.
Stripe R Rama, which in the past has been the largest overnight striper fishing tournament, is once again going to be held out of South Cove on Lake Mead.
Fred and Mark Proudfoot take top honors at KFFA tournament at Lake Mead
The father-son team of Fred and Mark Proudfoot put on an awesome display of fishing prowess Saturday to easily win the largemouth and smallmouth portion of the 27th annual Kingman Firefighters Association fishing tournament.
Applications must be received by 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. You must have a valid Arizona hunting license to apply for any tags.
This week I want share with you a story about a Kingman resident who I’ve known for a long time that I highly respect and unfortunately is moving. His name is Truman Puchbauer and he has lived in Kingman for about 24 years.
After a lot of discussion, four members of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission who attended Friday’s public meeting in Kingman decided that more time was needed to determine the fate of trail camera use issue in Arizona.
This is an open tournament where you pick your own teams. Teams are either two or three people.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be meeting at 8 a.m. Friday in the Board of Supervisors meeting room, 700 W. Beale St.
In the many years that the Kingman Bass Club has been in existence, there has never been a tie for top-team in one of its tournaments, until now.
This is the kind of story that I really don’t like to write. It is about the passing of a friend and sportsman from the Kingman community that I’ve known for a very long time.
The Kingman team of certified volunteer Hunter Education instructors recently conducted a class at the Mohave Sportsman Club’s 7 Mile Hill Range and when it was over 32 more individuals ranging in age from 9 to 77 years old graduated.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department will be conducting aerial gunning projects in game management unit 10 and 18B as part of the state’s efforts to help protect antelope fawns.
Last week I wrote in this column about my recent experiences while hunting spring turkey on the 1.8 million-acre San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in central Arizona.