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Opinion: Jay Feely’s prom photo with gun is dad’s right to make a joke

Over the weekend former Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely posted a picture on social media of his daughter and her date before heading to prom. The social media trolls jumped all over it.
3 years ago
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Opinion: Federal bump stock ban should worry both sides of the aisle

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to criminalize bump stocks. Mike Russell doesn't like them, but said the ban should worry both sides of the aisle.
4 years ago
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Opinion: HSUS’s accreditation drop should serve as wakeup call

The recent problems facing The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) should be a wakeup call for all of us that give to ANY charity.
4 years ago
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Opinion: Active shooter, lockdown drills great step to keep kids safe

Mike Russell writes that parents should welcome active shooter and lockdown drills at schools because they can help keep kids safe.
4 years ago
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Opinion: It’s been a week of weak corporate stances against guns, NRA

All week, companies have been taking a "stand" on gun control. Mike Russell argues they are nothing more than weak PR moves to take advantage of consumers.
4 years ago
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Opinion: Phoenix City Council vote on bump stocks just a headline grab

Mike Russell says the Phoenix City Council's vote to encourage Arizona lawmakers to ban bump stocks was nothing more than an attempt to stay in headlines.
4 years ago
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Opinion: Poking holes in Jimmy Kimmel’s anti-gun rant

Mike Russell took on Jimmy Kimme's anti-gun rant in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting and he found some issues with his argument.
4 years ago
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Opinion: PETA scores accidental point after hunters hijack Facebook trend

PETA scored an accidental point this week when outdoorsemen hijacked a Facebook trend the organization intended to use to combat hunting.
4 years ago
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Reason prevails! Arizona Senate shoots down firearms and snakes bill

The Arizona Senate struck down a bill that seemed to be on its way to Gov. Doug Ducey's desk. A bill that would allow residents to shoot a firearm within city limits to save them from, wait for it … snakes!
5 years ago
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Get Outdoors Unleashed: Jango graduates from hunting school

So the big day has finally arrived: Jango's final exam from hunting school with Coach Tony Marquez of Desert Creek Gun Dog Kennels.
5 years ago
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Get Outdoors product review: Who makes the best coffee tumbler for outdoors?

Hot coffee is a great when you're outdoors, especially in the cold. With so many coffee tumbler products out there, I wanted to find out who makes the best.
5 years ago
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Get Outdoors product review: Assault Hand Paddle

OK team, it's time for another Get Outdoors product review. This week, I review the Assault Hand Paddle by Backwater Paddles!
5 years ago
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Why you should be excited about this weekend’s Arizona’s Get Outdoors Expo

After a year of planning, we are all set to open the doors for Arizona’s Get Outdoors Expo. It all kicks off this Saturday at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
5 years ago
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How to get outdoors and film your experience easily

There is no need to weigh ourselves down with professional gear when filming adventures outdoors.
5 years ago
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Get Outdoors Unleashed: Taking the dog out to new hunting grounds

In this episode of "Get Outdoors Unleashed," we took my dog, Jango Fett, to his first new hunting ground in a while.
5 years ago
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Get Outdoors Rookie Camp: Ben Avery shooting range

This episode of Get Outdoors Rookie Camp stars Erin Maloney and Paige Dimakos from Arizona Sports 98.7FM and ArizonaSports.com.
5 years ago
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Get Outdoors Unleashed: Puppy hunting training coming along nicely

Jango is about two and a half weeks into his full-time hunting training and I was excited to see the results.
5 years ago
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Get Outdoors Unleashed: Puppy hunting school kicks off with ‘ruff’ drills

Well, the day had finally arrived: Jango was ready to start his Jedi Hunting training with Tony Marquez from Desert Creek Gun Dog Kennels at Gila Hallows Duck Club.
5 years ago
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Former Arizona Cardinals player Bertrand Berry trades in football for fishing pole

Host of Arizona Sports' Off The Edge with B-Train and former Arizona Cardinals defensive end Bertrand Berry traded in his football for a fishing pole during a recent trip to accomplish a new feat.
5 years ago
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Fishermen (and women) of all skill levels can benefit from using a guide

Whether you're a fisherman (or woman) who has just picked up a pole or one who has a collection of big catches, using a guide can come in handy big time.
6 years ago
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Get Outdoors Unleashed: The training of the dog begins

In the first episode of "Get Outdoors Unleashed," Mike Russell begins training his dog, Jango, to become the hunting hound he's always wanted.
6 years ago
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Get Outdoors product review: Jumping Jack Trailer

The Jumping Jack Trailer gives you best in ease of setup. This thing goes from utility trailer to four-man super tent in under four minutes!
6 years ago
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Survey shows young women like outdoorsmen and there’s hope for humanity!

It has been baffling outdoorsmen that women fawn over gel-haired, skinny-jean-wearing, wine-sipping frat guys that wouldn’t survive outside of city limits.
6 years ago
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Get Outdoors Rookie Camp with Monica Lindstrom: Shooting range

I asked Monica what type of firearm she had for home protection. She responded that she didn’t know but she knew that it was there and how to get to it!
6 years ago
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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.
6 years ago
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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?
6 years ago
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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?
6 years ago
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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.
6 years ago
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Get Outdoors product review: Hybrid Light

The Hybrid Light is a solar-powered flashlight that every outdoorsman should consider adding to their gear.
6 years ago
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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.
6 years ago