TAOS — The dreamcatcher is a prominent theme around Taos and northern New Mexico, whether as the name of a quaint bed and breakfast in the heart of the Enchanted Circle or the actual Native American charms said to separate good dreams from bad.
Among fishermen along the nearby Rio Grande, the words... [ READ MORE... ]
As you head north out of Santa Fe on US-285 there is a prominent overpass spanning the highway. Stamped deep in its massive upper concrete support beam, in big, bold letters that cover the entire length of the four lane interchange, are the words, “Tierra Sagrada,” — “Sacred Land.”
The notion of... [ READ MORE... ]
In one of several stops on the western slope of Colorado yesterday Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke on behalf of the Thompson Divide and the discussion of letting oil and gas leases expire. Articles done by the Denver Post and the Aspen Times both quote him speaking directly to the beauty of the... [ READ MORE... ]
The wind blows in Wyoming. So much so that over much of its southern acreage, trees live in a constant state of sideways, bowing to the prevailing forces. Tumbleweed bounces through prairie sagebrush. The earth’s guts, buttes, and sawtooth ridgelines live outside its skin—exposed. There are rivers... [ READ MORE... ]
“Perhaps the rebuilding of body and spirit is the greatest service derivable from our forests, for of what worth are material things if we lose the character and quality of people that are the soul of America?”
Arthur Carhart—widely regarded as a pioneer in wilderness protection—posed that question... [ READ MORE... ]
Q. Dave, we’re pretty impressed that you’ve been selected as a Field and Stream Hero of Conservation and were featured in the February issue. That’s a great honor. How did that come about?
A. Thank you. It is a great honor and I am humbled by it. The award was initiated by the Conservation Chair... [ READ MORE... ]
By John Zablocki
Heraclitus of Ephesus, an ancient Greek philosopher, is quoted to have said “No man steps in the same river twice.” One supposes this Greek sage was a fly-fisherman. Anybody that’s fished our nation’s wild trout streams long enough can undoubtedly attest firsthand to the truth of... [ READ MORE... ]
Fishing for salmon in the southeast Alaskan rainforest is an amazing experience.
I got a kick out of Greg Thomas' blog post today about his experience in a Denver seafood joint he visited during the International Sportsmen's Expo last week. Greg asked the server at the restaurant whether the... [ READ MORE... ]
By Garrett VeneKlasen
I haven’t had much faith in humanity lately. I don’t think many of us have. The tragedies of late haven’t helped my faith in my fellow man. And as the father of a beautiful six-year-old girl, I’ve felt my usual cynicism dip even deeper.
It was hard to get out of bed this... [ READ MORE... ]
By: Ty Churchwell
I didn’t hesitate for a second when the call came in. “Ty, it turns out Larry is unable to go to Wyoming next week to fish the North Platte. Can you fill the empty spot in a boat?” My father barely finished his sentence when my resounding reply of “yes” went out through the magic... [ READ MORE... ]