Dennis Pirch

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Opening of archery deer season ends months of painful waiting

Outdoors Under the Rim

The months of waiting have come and gone since the closing of archery deer season on the last day of January.

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Blackberries ripe for the picking through Labor Day

Outdoors Under the Rim

If you are an outdoor person, there seems to be a season for everything. Well, by mid-July it is time to get the old berry bucket off the shelf in the garage. As with the wildlife, the spring rains have really given a boost to the plant life, especially the blackberry bushes under the Rim. This year could be a real bumper crop with lots of fruit ripening on the vine from now until Labor Day.

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Tiger trout a real positive for Rim Country fishing

Outdoors Under the Rim

If you have fished the southern Utah high mountain lakes, there is a chance of catching a trout that has some color marking features of an eastern brook trout and a German brown combination.

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Something not right in area trout streams

Outdoors Under the Rim

We have been waiting, and it has finally happened! The East Verde River is flowing at a constant rate now that the pumps are working and the C.C. Cragin Reservoir is near full with cold mountain water.

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Getting on water early pays off for catching fish

Outdoors Under the Rim

Arizona summers in the Rim Country means there will be thousands of Valley visitors driving through Payson to their favorite camping destination in the cool pines near a body of water that hopefully has a few trout for the weekend angler.

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Be alert this time of year for calf elk in Rim Country

Outdoors Under the Rim

Late spring and early summer in the Rim Country means that the cow elk that were bred during the rut in September are now having calves.

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This may be the year for maximum antler growth

Outdoors Under the Rim

When it comes to big game hunting, a trophy deer or elk is determined by the size of the antlers. The longer the main beams, the width of its circumference, and the length of each tine, the higher the score.

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Quick trip to trout waters makes for a great day

Outdoors Under the Rim

The temperatures have really been heating up these past few days and it appears that summer in Arizona is here.

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Search pays off for anglers

Outdoors Under the Rim

The summer fishing season is upon us and the urge to wet a line in one of the Rim lakes for that early morning or late afternoon trout bite always leads to a relaxing time.

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Sunrise Lake offers great trout fishing opportunities

Outdoors Under the Rim

There are so many high elevation trout lakes from the Mogollon Rim to the White Mountains in Arizona.

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