Dennis Pirch

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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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Final javelina season comes to a close

Outdoors Under the Rim

The majority of the Arizona javelina hunting seasons take place in the late winter with numerous week-long hunts in various desert units.

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Sportsmen assist in new rules for Horton Creek

Outdoors Under the Rim

About a year ago, Horton Creek was designated a “catch and release” only fishery by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) with the encouragement of a growing number of sportsmen who would be considered wild trout enthusiasts.

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Grand Canyon Monument could affect game management

Outdoors Under the Rim

The area north of the Grand Canyon is called the Kaibab Plateau and Arizona strip country which has some of the best mule deer hunting in the West.

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Javelina permits still available

Outdoors Under the Rim

The late winter in Arizona has traditionally been the time to hunt javelina with a firearm.

Litter season draws near once again

The Tonto National Forest beneath the Mogollon Rim has among the most visitors in the entire USA! When springtime comes, the interest in camping, fishing and other water sports brings thousands of visitors to the lakes, streams and campgrounds.

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Elk, antelope permits available from Game and Fish

Outdoors Under the Rim

It is that time of year again, the application process for antelope and elk permits for 2016 fall season is upon us.

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