Don is a native Arizona resident who has spent his entire adult life (except for 2 years 9 months and 13 days in Uncle Sam's Army) pursuing his passion of enjoying the great outdoors of Arizona. Don worked as a law enforcement officer for over 15-years after his stint in the U.S. Army. After an on-the-job injury forced his retirement from the law enforcement field, Don decided to start a business to help others who enjoyed the great outdoors as much as he did. Working with his friend Larry Sallee, Don started Arizona Wildlife Outfitters in 1987 in Kingman.
Over the past few weeks I have been doing stories on the youth in our community who have been on various hunting trips with friends and family.
Arizona residents know that our state Game and Fish Department is “youth friendly.”
Young hunters ages 12-17 who want to learn about waterfowl hunting can sign up for the annual Pintail Slough Junior Waterfowl Camp.
If you are one of the Arizona hunters who was unsuccessful in the recent 2020 spring draw, or if you missed the draw deadline, your luck has changed for the better.
The reason for the high youth-hunt success is the kids have a lot of folks out there helping to do the glassing and getting them set up to shoot.