Dennis Pirch

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Summer’s the time for a berry-picking adventure

Outdoors Under the Rim

If you are an outdoor person, there seems to be a season for everything.

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Calving elk pose driving hazard

Outdoors Under the Rim

Payson and the Rim Country is a destination for those who want to see, photograph or hunt the “King of the Forest,” the bull elk.

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Keep our forest litter free

Outdoors Under the Rim

The Memorial Day weekend crowds appeared to be at an all-time high and the weekends that have followed seemed to have heavier traffic than in previous years.

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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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