Monthly Archives: November 2012

We remember those who protect wild places – and those who don’t.

To the Congressional members making life difficult for sportsmen (you know who you are), it seems that at the very least, you and I have a misunderstanding. As a sportswoman who hunts and fishes on public lands, you have been … Continue reading

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NY to Issue Fracking Regs–What will they mean for trout streams?

Today, New York officials announced that the state will move forward in issuing revised regulations on hydraulic fracturing for shale gas drilling, despite the fact that its environmental review—a process that should inform how hydraulic fracturing is regulated—is not yet … Continue reading

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Adjustment

Hunting and fishing have been a constant in my life. But when I moved from Montana to Wyoming a few years back, it came with a sudden shift. With a move came new territory – the disruption of routines and … Continue reading

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Who Shops with a Conscience Anymore?

The National Retail Federation estimates that 147 million Americans–roughly half the population–went shopping in one form or another last weekend.  Personally, I avoided the malls like the plague.  Some people consider shopping “sport.”  I do not.  I consider it a necessary … Continue reading

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The Vice

Fly fishing was not a catch and release concept as it applied to my life. Oh yes, when applied to angling, I believe and practice this concept quite religiously as an adult. But the art – the vice – of … Continue reading

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Thanks for Giving!

“Thanksgiving, to be truly thanksgiving, is first thanks, then giving.” — Anonymous I am grateful for clear, clean wild rivers, streams, lakes and healthy, intact watersheds; I am grateful there remains special, wild places that still sustain an abundance and … Continue reading

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Hunters Connected by Time

Hunters Connected by Time  Observation one. The criteria for a good hunting area are defined by measurable variables – location, habitat and the ability of a place to meet not only the needs of wildlife, but the needs of the … Continue reading

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Buy a trout a drink: support water leasing

  On many Western streams, it’s tough for trout to hang on in the face of drought, low flows and high temperatures.  This article in Wyofile highlights one way to address the problem–water leasing.  For several years, Trout Unlimited has been … Continue reading

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Our Meadow

“Name at least 3 artists who sang Night Riders Lament,” my brother, yells from behind. I struggle to hear. We’re above tree line, it’s snowing, the wind is blowing 40, and the drifting snow wipes out our horse tracks faster … Continue reading

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Like Father – Like Son

I grew up in a fam­ily where my father used to do a lot of trav­el­ing for work. He would usu­ally leave very early on Mon­day and return home on Friday. Dad was like most dads. He would spend the … Continue reading

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