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  • One famous dead lion killing Zimbabwe’s economy, conservation efforts

    The headline-grabbing death of Cecil the lion is having a massively detrimental effect on hunting tourism and conservation efforts in Zimbabwe.
  • All about that bass: Man’s 16-pound catch makes waves in bass fishing community

    After a man named Greg Springer fished a 16.3 pound bass in a California lake last week, it got me thinking: Why isn't shore fishing utilized more?
  • How to know when it’s time to replace your fishing line

    When you're working your way through your gear, you may find some old fishing line. How do you know when to get rid of it?
  • Here’s a tip for cleaning out your man’s ‘Man Cave’ this Valentine’s Day

    Planning on cleaning out your man's "Man Cave" for Valentine's Day? KTAR News' Mike Russell has one tip for you: Don't.
  • Get Outdoors product review: Hybrid Light

    The Hybrid Light is a solar-powered flashlight that every outdoorsman should consider adding to their gear.
  • Get Outdoors Rookie Camp with Bruce St. James: Deep sea fishing

    This month, I picked on Bruce St. James. He had his first sport fishing -- aka deep-sea fishing -- experience on a recent trip to Guatemala.
  • Next level clay shooting is here but you need a Ferrari

    Meet clay-shooting champion Philip Thorrold. This guy gets to shoot for a living. From time to time, he gets to do it from a Ferrari 599.
  • Don’t worry, anglers: Drone fishing won’t be a trend for long

    Rod and reel, spear, net, hand line, and even noodling — I thought that, when it comes to fishing methods, I had seen it all. Then I saw this video of… wait for it… DRONE FISHING! Yes, fishing with what us old guys see as a remote-controlled helicopter. As you can see in the video, […]
  • KTAR’s Mike Russell, 12 News kick off Arizona dove season

    Tuesday was a holiday of sorts for Arizona hunters: Dove season officially began. The opening of dove season — Sept. 1-15 and Nov. 26-Jan. 9 — draws both locals and out-of-towners to the Valley’s outskirt’s to hunt the birds. Mike Russell, host of KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Get Outdoors, joined 12 News to mark the […]
  • Get Outdoors: The dentist vs. the Cecil the lion — get a grip!

    I will begin by stating that as an avid outdoorsman, poaching is the most vile practice in this industry. There is no excuse, period. Which happens to be subject of the latest slactivist rage pulsing through the Internet. The story of an American dentist who coughed up $50,000, traveled to Africa, and hunted a lion. […]
  • Mick vs. Shark: Why surfers get chomped

    Over the weekend, Mick Fanning learned something about sharks.
  • Hooked: Where they’re biting on Go Fishing Day in metro Phoenix

    It might not seem like Arizona is the place to go fishing with its lack of water.
  • Get Outdoors: A new way to prepare your wild turkey

    Stop cooking your game the same old way. Let Chef Eddie Matney help you up your kitchen game…game.
  • Get Outdoors: Rod-and-reel transplant mid-yellowtail hook-up

    Now that the bite is kicking up out West, I thought I would share an amazing piece of video from our last road trip. Winey hooked into a nice yellowtail when his rental rod-reel combo jammed on him. Think about that for a second: You spend all of this time, effort and cash for a […]
  • A gun owner’s take on the viral NYC guns with history ad

    I have just a few thoughts on last week's video by the anti-gun group called States United to Prevent Gun Violence.