Dennis Pirch

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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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Elk seasons come to a close

Outdoors Under the Rim

If you have tried to get on the Beeline on a Thursday or Friday for the last three months and have been slowed by the long line of campers, trailers and motor homes, no doubt you may be wondering, “Where are they going?” The great majority are hunters heading to elk country to preseason scout or to start their hunt.

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Sounds of the woods

Outdoors Under the Rim

Over this past month, I have spent many hours in the woods observing a variety of big game animals which inhabit the Rim Country.

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Plenty to be thankful for in Rim Country

Outdoors Under the Rim

The Thanksgiving weekend is often a time for our family gathering, with an abundance of great food, plenty of football games on TV, and so many stories that seem to focus on the outdoors in the Rim Country.

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Successful first elk hunt

The fall means hunting season for elk in the Rim Country with nu­merous weeklong hunts already finished.

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