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Don Martin

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Another memorable buck for Dudleys

Every couple of years I hear about one of the members of the Dudley family in Kingman taking a big buck on a hunt in their favorite game management unit, Unit 18A.

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Kirkwood finds fishing, tournaments fulfilling

In today’s fast-paced corporate world, many upwardly mobile professionals choose to not stay with a company for any period of time. It’s just the way it is.

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Hunter Ed. grads find success on junior antlerless hunt

Going on your first big game hunt is always special for young sportsmen. It is also very special to their parents.

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The Great Outdoors: A pre-fish story - Scroggins lands a big one

Donnie Scroggins and his father, Ray, went out on Lake Mohave to pre-fish for a bass tournament with the Kingman Bass Club on Saturday morning.

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A few notes on Kingman’s outdoor scene; Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas

This week I’ve found a lot of short, but interesting stories to bring to your attention.

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Holloway’s first bow hunt a ‘huge’ success

A young outdoorsman has many firsts in their lives.

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Society holds ‘Ram Recognition Banquet’

The Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society holds a banquet each year in which it recognizes the successful sheep hunters for the previous year.

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Early rifle elk hunts have started

Last Friday marked the start of the early rifle bull elk hunts in game management units all over Northern Arizona.

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The Great Outdoors: Antelope hunt a tough challenge for archer Star Metten

It is no secret that trying to take a wise old antelope buck with stick and string is a tough proposition.

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Dove season was hit or miss for Mohave hunters

The first of two fall dove seasons will close on Thursday, and from reports I’ve heard, the success of most hunters in the Kingman area were just fair to poor.

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*Update* - The Great Outdoors: Archer’s skill – and a little luck – brought down antelope

Ask about any archer what they think is the toughest big game animal to harvest with a bow and arrow and I bet most of them will say it is the pronghorn antelope.

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Arizona Strip produces buck of a lifetime for Cody Jalbert

This story starts earlier this year when local sportsman and guide Cody Jalbert and his father, Brian, who lives in Youngtown, put into together for a pair of the 25 archery deer tags that were offered this year in Unit 13B, the Arizona Strip.

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Early dove season begins on Thursday

Thursday will mark the opener of the 2016 early season dove hunt in Arizona.

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Dozens graduate from latest hunter education class

Eight adults, 29 youngsters join ranks of safe, ethical hunters

Teaching sportsmen, young and old alike, to be safe, responsible, and ethical are the goals of the Kingman team of the Arizona Hunter Education program.

Coaches looking for clay target shooters

If your child would like to learn the exciting sport of clay target shooting, them the Desert Bighorns’ coaches would like to talk to you.

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The Great Outdoors: Hunters don’t let physical challenges keep them down

Last week I had the opportunity to go to Mesa and be involved with a couple of seminars that I really enjoyed doing.

‘Feral exotic’ dove hunt a success

The Arizona Game & Fish Department defines feral exotic animals as an animal or bird that are not native to Arizona and that competes with native animals or birds for the essentials to survive; food, water, shelter and space. One such exotic bird that is all over the Arizona’s landscape is the Eurasian collared dove.

The Great Outdoors: The many stages of a hunter’s life

Recently I was involved in an exchange on Facebook with a young Kingman man who had posted some pictures of some really nice mule deer bucks that he had taken in the past in Unit 18A.

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A rare fish story

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Matt Chmiel, the Arizona Game and Fish Region 3 aquatics program supervisor, about a fish I had caught in Lake Mead.

Letter of thanks: OK, so they like their new home

Thank you, Fripps Construction, for our beautiful new home.

Letter: Chase leaves unanswered questions

I am shocked at reading of the needless death of Linda Chevalier. A more godly and giving person does not exist.

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