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  • LA school panic is yet another win for terrorism

    With all of the shenanigans Tuesday in the Los Angeles School District, I have to say it: Terror won.
  • Baseball should give Pete Rose what he deserves, the Hall of Fame

    Monday, we baseball fans received word that Major League Baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, denied Pete Rose’s appeal to be reinstated.
  • Let’s tone down the Donald Trump-Adolf Hitler comparisons

    Mike Russell is more than tired of hearing the anti- Donald Trump crowd calling Trump a fascist and comparing him to Adolf Hitler.
  • 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, […]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Get Outdoors: Check out the new Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T

    It has been a long time coming — a kayak for the entire family. Here it is and it is literally for the entire family! Seriously, do the neighbors want to jump on board? There is room for them as well. Of course, I am talking about Hobie’s 2015 Pro Angler 17T. Yes, it is […]
  • Get Outdoors: Double hookup – sea bass and halibut

    KTAR’s Cooper Rummell and I had the opportunity to hit the Pacific waters with the Sea Samurai, Kevin Nakata. Kevin had the brand spankin’ new Hobie kayaks dialed in and we quickly hit the water. We were going to fish with live bait, so we spent a small portion of the morning catching the bait […]
  • Rob Hunter did well helping a suicidal veteran

    Rob Hunter did something great on Wednesday. We have covered the VA scandal in great detail over the past few months. We have spoken with the major players in D.C. and have taken our listeners inside the VA by interviewing those that have intimate knowledge of the system. But that is all it has been: […]
  • Shark bowfishing is a thing? Sign me up!f

    SHARK! Wait! I’ve often sung the praises of an activity that combines two of my passions, bowhunting and fishing. Yes, bowfishing. But I had no clue that a third passion of mine had entered the game — SHARKS! Apparently shark bowfishing is possible and quite popular. Here’s a scary thought for all of the helicopter […]
  • It’s time to dive…for free!

    I think back on all of the wonderful gifts that my wife has bought me over the years and I can honestly say that the BEST gift was scuba diving lessons.
  • The NRA on Arizona legislation, run on ammunition

    There are several pieces of legislation working through Arizona's Legislature. We needed to get a handle on all these issues and eliminate some of the noise.
  • So you caught a fish from a lake…now what?

    When it comes to lake/pond/river fishing, I have mostly been a catch-and-release angler.
  • The Arizona Big Game Draw explained

    When I moved to Arizona, I was shocked -- shocked, I tell you! -- to find out that I wasn't able to buy a fist full of game tags from Walmart.
  • Short Takes: How do you get young children into fishing?

    Short Takes is where you get to ask any of our hosts about something in the news and they’ll give you their take on it. Get Outdoors with Mike Russell is a brand new show on News/Talk 92.3 KTAR. It airs on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Eric Stein emailed wanting to know the best […]
  • It’s finally here!

    It’s finally here! Arizona’s ONLY radio show dedicated to the outdoors: Get Outdoors with Mike Russell. The show will focus on the outdoor playground that Arizona is known for being. Get Outdoors with Mike Russell will air Saturdays at 2 p.m. The show will focus on hunting, fishing, camping, day trips, family adventures, shooting sports […]
  • The shame of shopping on Thanksgiving

    Evil profiteers are destroying the sanctity of Thanksgiving Day by opening their stores. So what?
  • Arizona Hops and Vines

    Meet the wonderful women of Arizona Hops and Vines in Sonoita, AZ. Yes, the fruits of their labor become the delicious hoppiness of your favorite southern Arizona microbrews. You’re going to want to fasten your seatbelt for this one as we discuss hop chewing, “Drag Queen” races, bad decisions and wine/beer combos. You have been […]
  • Get ready for International Stout Day!

    Today we will celebrate the wonderful world of stouts. Why you ask? Friday is International Stout Day! That’s right…go to for more info. For the newbie, a stout is in its most basic sense…a strong porter. That’s why it is called a stout. Stouts come in all shapes and sizes from basic, Oatmeal and […]