Category Archives: Sportsmen’s Conservation Project

Our Mountains

By Steven Brutger, Wyoming Energy Coordinator We had big grins on our face.  Bouncing down a dusty gravel road in the dark. Gas station burritos in hand and the radio blaring an old George Straight tune.  Sleeping under the stars … Continue reading

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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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Spring Thaw: Big Fish and Camaraderie

By Charlie Card One person didn’t found Trout Unlimited. Twelve of them did, with a commitment to work together to preserve a shared passion for fly fishing and a shared commitment to conservation. That same spirit of camaraderie animates TU … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Aldo Leopold

Happy Birthday Aldo Leopold (January 11, 1887 – April 21, 1948) — American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, hunter, fisherman, professor, philospher, conservationist and widely considered the “father of wildlife management.” He may perhaps be best known for his 1949 classic, “A Sand County … Continue reading

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Fishing without gear in winter

Rushing past my father, I finally stopped thinking. Cold air pumping in and out of my lungs, I crashed into the pristine, snow covered hillside. Although somewhat cumbersome, my snow shoes elevated me spiritually so I could glide above everything … Continue reading

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2012: A Great Year for California’s Wild Trout, Salmon and Steelhead!

From planting willows along stream banks to helping host a wild steelhead festival; from starting a new college chapter to celebrating the 40th anniversary of another chapter; from working with wine makers and grape growers in the Russian River Watershed … Continue reading

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Good Sam guidance makes fixing past mistakes a whole lot easier

Something big happened in Washington this week, and maybe, because of it, waters I couldn’t fish as a kid will be cleansed and restored so my own kids will have a chance to enjoy something I couldn’t. On Wednesday, the … Continue reading

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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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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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