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Out-of-the-way fishing holes

Outdoors Under the Rim

The summertime trout fishing season is upon us with the hatchery trucks making numerous stops at the more popular lakes and streams in the Rim Country.

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Trout fishing a great way to usher in summer this weekend

Outdoors Under the Rim

The long Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which unofficially begins the summer trek to the Rim Country for thousands of weekend campers from the Valley.

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Fall big game hunting permits available

Outdoors Under the Rim

The elk and antelope hunting permits have already been determined and the Arizona Game and Fish Department is now accepting the rest of the big game permits for the fall. This will include deer, sheep, javelina, fall turkey and buffalo tags which are determined by a lottery drawing in mid summer.

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Junior spring turkey hunt a success

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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April produces trophy trout in many Rim streams

Outdoors Under the Rim

The month of April on the high mountain lakes of Arizona can produce more trophy size trout than any other time of the year.

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Drawing results for antelope and elk now available online

Outdoors Under the Rim

Many big game hunters have been anxiously waiting for the drawing results for antelope and elk for the state.

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Spring means regular trout stocking returns to Rim Country

Outdoors Under the Rim

Spring is here, the hills are starting to green-up, every plant that has pollen is filling the air, and the Tonto Fish Hatchery has started its weekly stocking of rainbow trout.

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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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