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Wild turkeys are beginning to gobble

Outdoors Under the Rim

Spring is officially here, the days are getting longer, early flowers are blooming, and the gobblers have been sounding off in the woods.

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Polarized lenses a big asset to anglers looking for spawning fish

Outdoors Under the Rim

Many outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing in the spring and summer often spend time in the woods hunting in the fall. Big game hunters, besides having some kind of firearm or bow, would consider optics as part of their essential gear in pursuit of an animal.

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Record buffalo caught on Apache Lake

Outdoors Under the Rim

A new record was added to the big fish category for Arizona when Gary Becko of Camp Verde landed a behemoth buffalo from Apache Lake. A buffalo is closely related to the carp and is considered a “rough” or non-sport fish, but still has a state record category.

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Early springtime is crappie fishing time

Outdoors Under the Rim

The early springtime on most reservoirs in the southern tier of states is when the crappie bite begins. This pan-sized sport fish begins to move to the shallows for the spawn by mid-March depending on water temperatures.

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Now’s the time to make sure your boat’s ready for spring

Outdoors Under the Rim

Most hunting seasons have come and gone and spring fishing is right around the corner. If you are an angler and have a boat, it has probably been stored in a garage or under a boat cover for much of the last five months

Take note: Antelope, elk hunting permits due tonight

It is that time of year again.

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Youth archery team excels at state

Outdoors Under the Rim

The 4-H state tournament for youth archery was held recently in Tucson and the local club, the Rim Country Deadshots, made their presence known with an outstanding team effort.

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Now is perfect time to take care of fishing rod and reel repair

Outdoors Under the Rim

When the rain and snow are falling in the winter months, I am usually marooned to my garage putting away long overdo hunting equipment and looking at a pile of fishing rods in the corner.

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Ice fishing a great adventure during the winter months

Outdoors Under the Rim

The rods and reels have been stored in the garage for months waiting for that first early springtime trip to Roosevelt Lake for bass and crappies.

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Fish Green Valley Lake

Outdoors Under the Rim

The winter months tend to put a halt to most angling within the state of Arizona, especially for rainbow trout. Well, the exception is Green Valley Lake right here within the city limits of Payson.

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