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Arizona Game and Fish Chairman testifies on bill to help fisheries

Rep. Paul Gosar's bill would prevent additional closure of fish hatcheries

Arizona Game and Fish Commission Chairman Robert Mansell will present testimony on Wednesday, July 23 in Washington D.C. to the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs. He will share Commission perspective on H.R. 5026, the Fish Hatchery Protection Act, sponsored by Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar (CD-4), and voice support for a 10-year moratorium on National Fish Hatchery Closures, according to a release by Arizona Game and Fish.

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Oh, what a sunny day!

Tucson Sunnyside players douse their coach with Gatorade after beating Winslow to finish unbeaten in the Little League Softball All-Stars Juniors State Championship Game at Payson High School on Saturday, July 19.

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AZGFD considering changes to fishing regulations

Public encouraged to offer input at July 28 Tonto Basin Anglers Roundtable

Are catfish limits too liberal at Arizona lakes? Would you like to see more opportunity to catch Arizona’s native trout species?

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Late July the perfect time to pick blackberries in Rim Country

Outdoors Under the Rim

By the third week in July it is the time to start picking blackberries from your favorite patch. Residents who have picked in previous years know when to make that first trip with bucket in hand.

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Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Final Standings

Rec roundup

Registration for the Payson Parks and Rec youth flag football is open through Aug. 1 for boys and girls ages 5-12.

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Little League All-Stars knocked out of action

Payson’s Little League Baseball and Softball All-Star Teams enjoyed some success in recent weeks.

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Mary Cain wins PWGA Presidents Cup

Mary Cain fired a net score of 137 to win the Payson Women’s Golf Association Presidents Cup on June 17 and 24 at Payson Golf Course.

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Smith fires 69 in PMGA

Larry Smith fired a 69 to take low gross honors in the Payson Men’s Golf Association’s Individual Low-Net Tournament at Payson Golf Course on July 9.

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Remembering coach Jerry Daniels


I didn’t know Jerry Daniels in 1971 when I enrolled in “Theory of Coaching Football” at Arizona State University.

3-D archery shoot Saturday

The Tonto Rim Sports Club is hosting a 3-D Archery Shoot at the Jim Jones Shooting Range on Saturday, July 19.

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Arizona Game and Fish Department's July 17 fishing report

This is prime time for high country crayfish and "low country" catfish.

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Hall 6th all-around at JHRA Finals Rodeo

Qualifying in four events leads to strong showing for local teen

DES MOINES, IOWA – Bryndee Hall capped her Junior High Rodeo Association career on a high note by placing sixth in the all-around cowgirl competition at the JHRA Finals Rodeo held June 22-28.

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Weekend 3-D archery contests growing in popularity

Outdoors Under the Rim

Archery big-game hunting is a rapidly growing sport throughout the USA. The seasons are generally longer which provides more opportunities to be in the woods in pursuit of deer and other game depending on the region of the country.

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Ernst fires a 74 in PMGA tournament

McKee wins A Flight in low net event

Tim Ernst ruled Payson Golf Course on July 2, firing a 74 to claim low gross honors in the Payson Men’s Golf Association Individual Lo-Net Tournament.