Dennis Pirch

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A frequently asked hunting question from non-hunters

For a person who enjoys hunting big and small game, the fall is a busy time with numerous seasons starting in late August and continuing well into the month of January.

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Thanksgiving: A time to reflect on the Rim’s blessings

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It seems that the older I get, the quicker the years fly by. Summer fishing has gone, fall hunting is in full swing, and now its Thanksgiving and just a few short weeks before the year 2016 is history!

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Fall trout fishing and the Rim lakes

It’s November and fall big game hunting is in full swing with numerous deer and elk seasons currently in progress.

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East Verde River becoming year-round trout stream

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The East Verde River has certainly become a magnet to weekend visitors to the Rim Country during the summer months.

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Better do your deer hunting homework

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The rifle deer season has begun with many youth hunts just finishing the weeklong pursuit of any antlered deer.

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On the road with a professional bass angler

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As much as I loved teaching and coaching, being retired does have its benefits. There is a liberty that allows me to say yes, rather spontaneously when needs arise within the family or with friends.

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Fall offers great trout fishing

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The early October fall-like weather has been a welcome change after summer. I would not store that fishing equipment just yet because the months of October and November can be some of the very best trout fishing on many of the Arizona high mountain lakes.

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Elk bugle in Rim Country this time of year

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When the bull elk begin to sound off in the Rim Country, one knows that fall is in the air. Not only is autumn approaching, but also the elk herd has begun the mating season as bulls begin to become vocal, declaring an interest in gathering a mate.

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A great time to be outdoors

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Yes, I know it is still summer with hot temperatures and hopefully a late-afternoon thunderstorm brewing on the Rim.

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Early dove season opens Thursday

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Dove hunting season, which is the first of the fall shotgun seasons, opens Thursday and will end at sundown on Sept. 15.

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