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Wonder

by Ty Churchwell There is innate wonder in a boy, in any boy. We look at a mountain and wonder if it can be conquered. We see an old oak tree and wonder how high we can climb. For whatever … Continue reading

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Colorado Backcountry – The Thompson Divide

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine wild backcountry loaded with wild critters. Fortunately, many such backcountry haunts are protected through Wilderness and Monument designations. Many also remain silently unprotected yet provide a home to a myriad of fish … Continue reading

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A second chance for the Roan Plateau

We all love second chances. Starting today the Bureau of Land Management and the Roan Plateau will get theirs. The pristine public lands atop western Colorado’s Roan Plateau, where unspoiled habitat for mule deer, elk and the native Colorado River … 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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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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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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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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