Dennis Pirch

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An outdoorsman’s New Year’s resolutions for 2017

Outdoors Under the Rim

Well, 2017 is here and the holiday season was a time of many parties, family gatherings, and food, food, food!

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Rain and snow a welcome sight

Outdoors Under the Rim

The late fall and early winter precipitation is much needed in the Rim Country and we have received just that.

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Archery season in full swing

There is a new deer season that was added this year to the big game hunts. Starting on December 9th and continuing through December 31st there is an over-the-counter archery deer season for many units within the state of Arizona which include the local areas of units 22, 23, and 24.

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First hunt a big adventure for boy and dad

Outdoors Under the Rim

Most of the fall firearm deer seasons have come and gone within the state of Arizona where many young hunters experienced their first big game hunt.

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Horton Creek a self-sustaining fishery and Rim treasure

Jake Swartwood displays a trout he caught in Horton Creek. During the Thanksgiving holiday I teamed up with Jake Swartwood, the head football coach for the Payson Longhorns, and made a quick trip to Horton Creek.

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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

Outdoors Under the Rim

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

Outdoors Under the Rim

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

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