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 email@example.com.
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.
In the next month there will be several important events that sportsmen will want to attend.
Turkey hunts in Arizona are typically the last big game hunt (buffalo being the exception) of the spring, and every year I try to go on at least one hunt for these wily longbeards.
In a surprise move, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its affiliate group the Arizonans for Wildlife announced that they are suspending their efforts to gather signatures for a ballot initiative that would have banned hunting mountain lions and bobcats on Arizona.
For the last two weeks I have written about proposals being brought forward under Article 3: Rules for taking and handling of wildlife.
According to Greg Parker, a member of the Kingman Bass Club, the eight teams that participated in the club’s two-day tournament last weekend at Alamo Lake had a terrific tournament.
Last week in this column I wrote about a number of proposals that will be voted on by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission when they meet here at the Board of Supervisors meeting room May 4.
Sportsmen, better mark your calendars for May 4.
Every angler has a fishing trip that they will always remember. It may be the time they caught a lot of fish, or maybe a big fish. Or just a fun-filled trip with friends that stands out.
As you read this story there has been up to 1,750 cubic feet per second of valuable water being sent down the Bill Williams River channel toward Lake Havasu.
Every year, a group of us go on the general javelina hunt in Unit 18B, east of Wikieup.
When a family goes on a hunt together, it builds bonds and memories that will last forever. It is truly what the hunt is all about.
Kingman resident Pason McCans comes from a hunting family. His father Jeff, mother Misty and sister Courtney all hunt.
Are the American people really gullible enough to think that more firearm restrictions will prevent mass shootings like the one in Florida?
It is a fact that many times when we are in the field we meet others who are also doing the same thing we are: hunting.
This year the young lady again drew a youth javelina tag and a plan was made for her and Kenny to go hunting.
The Desert Archers, a local archery club, is hosting a two-day shoot.
Do you think that it part of fair chase to try and bring them in close?
Dillon and Kaitlyn Whittington are no strangers to javelina hunting, they have each has bagged three of these porkers.
One of those that drew a tag for the last hunt was 13-year old Kinsley Rupe.
These activities are part of a longstanding American tradition of being in the outdoors and sharing in the bounty that the Good Lord has provided for us.
I’m proud to be a part of the local sportsmen community.