Dennis Pirch

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Catch & release tips

Outdoors Under the Rim

This past month a new hybrid game fish has been introduced into the local waters of Woods Canyon and Willow Springs Lake, the tiger trout.

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Don’t miss deadline for hunting permits

Outdoors Under the Rim

It is the second week of June and many Arizonans who enjoy the outdoors are fishing for trout or camping in the higher elevations, trying to escape the summer heat.

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Wilderness stretches of trout water offer good fishing, solitude

Outdoors Under the Rim

The summer fishing season is not far away and the urge to wet a line on one of the Rim lakes for that early morning or late afternoon trout bite is always a possibility.

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Tigers spotted on the Rim

Finally. The tiger trout are now in the waters of Willow Springs and Woods Canyon, two of the most popular fishing spots in the state.

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Junior spring turkey hunt a success for area kids

Outdoors Under the Rim

When spring comes to the Arizona high country, the early morning silence will often be broken by the distinct gobble of the wild turkey.

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These boys are hooked on fishing

Outdoors Under the Rim

Springtime weather, a couple of young boys, and a great bass lake is all it takes to make fond memories for a lifetime.

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Volunteers work for wildlife habitat

Outdoors Under the Rim

Water sources are critical to wildlife survival in the arid Southwest. Even beneath the Rim with live streams in many canyons, water can still be very scarce.

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Payson wildlife manager honored

Outdoors Under the Rim

It is always gratifying to hear of success stories from the graduates of Payson High School when they enter the careers of their choice. Obviously, there have been many.

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Newland, Wong made lasting impact on outdoor fraternity

Outdoors Under the Rim

In the last month, two life-long outdoorsmen passed away that made a lasting impact on the fishing and hunting fraternity in the Rim Country.

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Let’s go fishing

Outdoors Under the Rim

The rifles and archery equipment from the hunting seasons have probably been stored in the closet not to be used again until early fall. It’s time to head to your favorite lake or stream and try out that new fishing equipment or your favorite rod and reel.

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