Dennis Pirch

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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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January is archery deer and javelina season

Outdoors Under the Rim

January in Arizona is the month-long archery deer season for many units within the state.

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Big changes for Horton Creek

Outdoors Under the Rim

One of my favorite spots to spend an hour or two with a fishing rod in hand is Horton Creek. It is nestled under the Mogollon Rim just a canyon to the east of Tonto Creek with about three miles of fishable trout waters.

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Time for Game and Fish to rethink elk management

Outdoors Under the Rim

The expansion of the elk herd in the country under the Mogollon Rim has been a true success story from the years of the early 1970s when there were 50 tags allotted for bull or cow in all of unit 22!

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