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Don Martin

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Game and Fish proposes a number of changes for hunters and trappers

Sportsmen, better mark your calendars for May 4.

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Parker has bass tournament of a lifetime

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.

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Goodbye fishing at Alamo Lake – at least for a while

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.

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Column: Javelina numbers down, but we still had a great hunt

Every year, a group of us go on the general javelina hunt in Unit 18B, east of Wikieup.

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Family shares in javelina hunt

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.

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Young man has successful hunts for elk, deer and javelina

Kingman resident Pason McCans comes from a hunting family. His father Jeff, mother Misty and sister Courtney all hunt.

Column: Are more restrictions on firearms ownership really needed?

Are the American people really gullible enough to think that more firearm restrictions will prevent mass shootings like the one in Florida?

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The Great Outdoors: It’s just the right thing to do

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.

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15-year-old bags her second javelina

This year the young lady again drew a youth javelina tag and a plan was made for her and Kenny to go hunting.

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Desert Archers holding 3D shoot this weekend

The Desert Archers, a local archery club, is hosting a two-day shoot.

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The Great Outdoors Column: Calling to locate javelina: yes or no?

Do you think that it part of fair chase to try and bring them in close?

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Brother and sister have successful youth javelina hunt

Dillon and Kaitlyn Whittington are no strangers to javelina hunting, they have each has bagged three of these porkers.

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Young lady’s first muzzleloader deer hunt end on a high note

One of those that drew a tag for the last hunt was 13-year old Kinsley Rupe.

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Thank you Mohave County sportsmen, women

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.

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Kingman hunting community always ready to help others

I’m proud to be a part of the local sportsmen community.

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Outdoors volunteers are invaluable

Webster defines a volunteer as “one who does anything of his own free will.”

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Lady Luck smiles on young Kingman hunter

The season for the last muzzleloader juniors’ deer hunt in December for those under 18 years old has closed.

Kingman Bass Club set to start off the 2018 tournament trail

The first meeting of the club will be on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at Kingman Honda.

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An American hero’s bighorn sheep hunt

Our veteran was Joe Masseur who served our country for 17 years in the U.S. Army. He served two tours overseas in Afghanistan and unfortunately became an amputee when an IED went off under the vehicle he was patrolling in.

Kingman youths score on junior deer-hunts

In the past I have had the pleasure of writing stories about local high school sweethearts who have gone on big game hunts together.

Long-time hunter gets first AZ deer

Steve Tague has been after a mule deer in Arizona for a long time.

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Kaibab hunt full of challenges and memories with a selective hunter

Paul has hunted all his life and has been lucky enough to take bucks in a number of western states.

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Young hunter shares hunting experience with family

This has been a great year for family and friends sharing their memories making outdoors stories

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Arizona Strip deer hunts produce awesome trophies

There is something very special about the Arizona Strip and all the animals that live there. It is truly a place that time has forgotten.

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First time hunter gets her deer on the Kaibab

Bagging your first big game animal is an experience that a hunter never forgets.

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Father, daughters enjoy successful outdoor adventures in Unit 10

Seems like this young lady is ready to move the bar for her hunting career.

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Father and daughters have successful Arizona antelope hunt

The Bowen family closed down the antelope hunt with three bucks

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Young hunter takes first buck on Hualapai Mountain hunt

Bellm told Ellie that he saw antlers on the deer. Turned out it was a 2x2 buck, and it was feeding

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Hunter bags the largest buck of his life on a muzzleloader hunt

The buck sported a rack that is 28 inches wide and 24 inches tall

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Kingman has lost another good friend, sportsman

Gene Chambers will be missed

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Mountain lion ballot proposal debate heating up

Should big cats be hunted?

Fall hunting seasons in full swing

Arizona has long been known as a sportsman’s paradise and here is why.

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Father, son successful on antelope hunts

Drawing an antelope tag in Arizona has become very difficult; there are many more applicants than tags are available.

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Posting private property, the rules are clear

Sportsmen in Arizona, and all over America are seeing more and more private lands being posted, which means access is being denied. And landowners are posting their lands for a number of reasons.

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Arizona Hunter Education graduates 27

A team of volunteer hunter education instructors recently held a combination Hunter Education class and online field day at the Mohave Sportsman Club’s 7 Mile Hill range.

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Anti-hunting groups seek to ban hunting of mountain lions in Arizona

Two radical anti-hunting groups are trying to get the hunting of mountain lions and bobcats banned in Arizona, and they are going to try and do it by going to the state’s voters by ballot initiative.

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Quail season opens, AZGFD says good hunting expected

KINGMAN – With big game seasons still a few weeks away, many local sportsmen have headed out in search of quail. The fall quail season opened Oct. 6 and closes Feb. 11.

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Arizona Hunter Education class graduates 27

A team of volunteer hunter education instructors recently held a combination Hunter Education class and online field day at the Mohave Sportsman Club’s 7 Mile Hill range.

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71-year-old hunter’s good feelings land him an impressive buck

One hunter scored big in Game Management Unit 8

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Column | Sportsmen helping sportsmen is the way it’s supposed to be

It’s fall and that means many of us will be in the great outdoors participating in a sport we enjoy and are passionate about.

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Big bass fishing tournament at Havasu on Oct. 7

If you are a bass angler and have a partner you have a lot of faith in, then you may want to enter the Colorado River Pro-Teams Open event that will be held on Lake Havasu Oct. 7. The launch and weigh-in will be held at Windsor Beach.

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Kingman teen scores big on antelope tag

Every year I hear stories about the success – and failures – of hunters who are in the field in pursuit of animals they have drawn tags for.

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What are hunter ethics?

One of topics covered in all Arizona Hunter Education classes concerns ethics.

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Arizona Game & Fish Commission hammers convicted game violators

One of the most interesting part of any Arizona Game & Fish Commission meeting is when they hold hearings for license revocations for violations of Game & Fish Codes and civil assessments for the illegal taking or possession of wildlife.

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Youth muzzleloader hunt input reveals not much action from the state’s sportsmen

On Friday, a decision will be made by the Arizona Game & Fish Commission on whether to accept the department’s recommendation that the youth muzzleloader hunt in Unit 16A in December be eliminated.

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*Update* - Dove season to open Friday

The 2017 early dove season opens Friday around the state and hunters are reminded of a few rules and regulations that they must follow.

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Refuge manager says “No” to feral pig hunting at the Topock Marsh

There have been feral pigs in the Topock Marsh, which is located just off the Colorado River on the Arizona/California border for many years.

Sportsmen support the North American Model of Wildlife Management

The foundation for wildlife conservation in not only Arizona but throughout America is called the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

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Outgoing director drops 'bombshell' on AZ Hunter Education

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.

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Outdoor Notes: The largest fish I have ever caught in Lake Mead

On a personal note, last Saturday morning I caught the largest fish I have ever caught in Lake Mead.