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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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Saying goodbye to a good friend, neighbor and community leader

Good friends are few and far between. When we lose one, it is hard to take.

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Scroggins father-son team takes top honors at KBC tournament on Lake Mead

It was hot as six teams of anglers from Kingman Bass Club took to the water on Lake Mead to test their skills on the largemouth and smallmouth bass that call this huge Colorado River impoundment home.

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AZGFD emphasizes using PFDs when operating or riding in a boat

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2017 there were 4,291 recreational boating accidents involving 658 deaths nationwide.

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A Clarification of the BLM’s Travel Management Plan

The rumors about the Bureau of Land Management Kingman Field Office Travel Management Plan (TMP) and Environmental Assessment that is currently out for review and comment has garnered the attention of a lot of local folks, and in some cases, has upset a few.

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Anonymous donor helps to fill AES Camo Closet

I wrote a story in June of how Kingman resident Gwen Gillman had donated her late husband’s camo clothing to the Arizona Elk Society’s Camo Closet program.

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Golden Valley angler gets his wish

We all have our dreams and wishes on what we would like to do in our lives.

Arizona Game and Fish accepting paper applications only for Spring 2019 hunts

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is now accepting paper applications for Spring 2019 hunts for turkey, javelin, bison and bear draws.

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2018-2019 dove regulations available online

2018 dove season opens Sept. 1

The first dove season opens in less than two weeks, and hunters need to find the information that they need to go after the most hunted game bird in Arizona. The first dove season will be Sept. 1-15.

Ladies, sign up now for Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Sign up for the annual Becoming an Outdoors Woman event that will be held Sept. 7-9.

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A night of terror on Lake Mead

Three anglers went fishing only to spend the night in the lake

It was a fishing trip that started out like hundreds of others I’ve done on Lake Mead over the past 12 or so years.

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