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.

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Anglers ready for Stripe-R-Rama 28

A lot of anglers, some from as far away as Idaho, are anxiously awaiting the start this weekend of Stripe-R-Rama 28, one of the largest and oldest overnight team-striper fishing tournaments held on Lake Mead.

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AZGFD accepting entries for Wildlife Calendar contest

Mohave County has a lot of talented photographers and, of course, our county is the home of some of the most beautiful landscapes and interesting wildlife in Arizona.

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Column | Here are some tips on how to make your Lake Mead fishing trip successful

The next two weeks are going to be important to a number of local striper fishermen.

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Don’t forget, AZGFD to hold life jacket exchange on Saturday

A reminder to all boaters that Arizona Game and Fish Department will be holding a life jacket exchange at the Region 3 office in Kingman on Saturday.

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Stranded woman spends 17 hours on rock before fishermen come to her rescue on Lake Mohave

Sometimes, just being in the right place at the right time can turn ordinary people into heroes.

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Life jackets can and will save your life IF you use them

With this crazy spring weather about to end, many local boaters and anglers will be once again taking to the water of our local lakes on the Colorado River.

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AZGFD to host life jacket exchange June 15

The boating season has started and Arizona Game and Fish Department is helping boaters prepare for a great summer on the lakes and rivers by offering a life jacket exchange event at the Region 3 office in Kingman.

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A funny thing happened at the striper tournament …

The last couple of weeks I have been writing about some very serious things Arizona sportsmen are going to be facing in the next few months.

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Column | The answer to why 21 conservation groups agree with AZGFD on prohibiting coyote contests

As I am sure you are aware, one of the hottest topics for many Arizona sportsmen is the proposal by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to prohibit organized coyote calling contests.

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Favorites win KFFA fishing tournament

It didn’t come as any real surprise when the names of top teams at the annual Kingman Firefighters Association’s tournament at Lake Mead were read Saturday at the tournament’s conclusion.

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