If there is one message I would like to pass on at this time of the year, it is that we should all help out our fellow man, every chance we get.
Kingman resident Tad Levandowski had waited a long time for a rifle deer tag in Arizona.
The team of Mike Hulsey and Paul Tassie caught only six bass all day, but five of them were good enough to garner them the top prize of $2,000 for the one-day Weekend Warrior bass tournament at Lake Havasu.
There are many nonprofit organizations out there whose mission is helping others.
The fall big game hunting seasons are going on all over Arizona for everything from mule deer to elk, and unfortunately there are some of you that have tags but for a variety of reasons, won’t be able to use them.
For those sportsmen who weren’t fortunate enough to draw any big game tags this fall, don’t despair. There are still plenty of hunting opportunities out there.
Assisting a young person as they journey through life toward becoming a sportsman is something many of us do.
If you are one of the many people who forgot to apply for a spring 2019 javelina or turkey tag, there is still hope.
The one thing that remains constant is the friendships that are made and are held in a sacred trust. It’s called comradery, and that is what hunting is really all about.
Hunters will have the opportunity to participate in one of three programs that are being offered.
I’d like to publicly say: Thank You!
For many who had drawn Unit 10 antlerless elk tags this year, it was a year when not many elk were taken.
They were here on assignment to do a story on the burros in Oatman and in the Black Mountains.
Aubree Gordon is the youngest daughter of Kingman resident Rink Gordon. Gordon is an accomplished sportsman who has taken his children on a variety of hunts as they have grown up.
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.