Category Archives: Conservation

Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorized

From Backcountry Hunters and Anglers here in Missoula, Montana. This is a group, among many groups, that you should support. However, if you can’t support many, chip some dollars in here. If you do so, you’l support an effort that … Continue reading

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TRCP and On X Maps Team Up for Public Lands

Two great Missoula, Montana-based groups are backing this effort, one being the Theadore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and the other being On X Maps. I’ve encountered this situation—of not being able to get at public land because it’s surrounded by private … Continue reading

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Washington State Steelhead License Plates

In much of Washington, wild steelhead are listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. The above quote came from an article announcing the availability of Washington State’s new steelhead themed license plates, which are available for $28 bucks … Continue reading

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Bahamas Prime Minister Says He’ll Nix China Fishing Deal

Prime Minister Perry Christie emphatically stated yesterday that the proposed $2.1bn agri-fisheries venture with Chinese investors at the centre of widespread public controversy would never have been approved by his government. Mr Christie spoke directly to the infamous proposal as … Continue reading

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Deja vu: Idaho Fish Kill Mirrors Yellowstone River Woes

A big fish kill on Montana’s Yellowstone River shut down guides and common anglers this summer and it appears that the disease that crushed the Stone’s whitefish population is doing some damage in Idaho, too. Here’s IDF&G’s take on the … Continue reading

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Backcountry Opposes Bikes in Wilderness

I like mountain biking almost as much as I enjoy hunting and fishing. And there are times when I really wish I had a mountain bike when I’m doing exactly that in designated wilderness, or when I’m other places where … Continue reading

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Do Fish Feel Pain? Come on Man.

I love this debate, which is back in the forefront with an article from Outside magazine (see below): Do fish feel pain? Come on. I ‘ve heard this nonsense, over the years, that fish don’t feel the sting of a … Continue reading

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Kamchatka Steelhead Project

Put yourself in the final scene of this vid and you’ll see why I placed it here for you to see. Again, it’s almost August, these fish are moving in soon. This is another reminder to get those shooting heads … Continue reading

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Tagged Tarpon Travels 450 Miles in a Month

I’m always following The Bonefish And Tarpon Trust’s efforts to save habitat and some of our favorite fish through research and outreach. And this recent info is pretty fascinating. Read on to learn what a 45 pound tarpon, caught and … Continue reading

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Reasons We Fish

From the Freshwater Trust and Columbia Sportswear. Worth listening to the perspectives and the various reasons we all love to fish. And I never get tired of seeing central Oregon’s landscape. Also, this is a reminder that summer/fall steelhead season … Continue reading

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