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April 28, 2015 (Note: Please call your representative in the House today. Tell them to support clean water and oppose bills that would threaten our headwaters)    Dear Member of the House of Representatives: On behalf of Trout Unlimited’s more than 150,000 members nationwide, I am writing to urge [ READ MORE... ]
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Trout Unlimited is surveying its ENTIRE membership in an effort to better understand our members. This survey explores your passion for conservation, fishing interests and opinions on critical issues impacting trout and salmon conservation. We need your help to get a clear view of your priorities [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood Douglas M. Thompson author of “The cost of Trout Fishing,” in the New York Times (April 10, 2015) is correct that poorly managed fish stocking programs can sometimes create problems for native and wild trout. But then he wades in over his head, suggesting that anglers and fishing [ READ MORE... ]
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By Zach CockrumSenate Budget Resolutions are funny things, especially to those of us who'd rather be parked in a boat on the Potomac eagerly awaiting the first signs of the spring shad run. The resolution itself sets funding levels for the government, but they are often not binding unless [ READ MORE... ]
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By Helen Neville and Dan Dauwalter When TU staff consider who might be valuable partners in our conservation work, we typically think of state fish and wildlife agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, or the U.S. Forest Service, to name a few. We certainly don’t [ READ MORE... ]
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By Corey Fisher The issues that fall under the purview of the U.S. Department of the Interior are as varied geographically as they are in subject matter. From oil and gas leasing in the Gulf of Mexico to wilderness management in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and from Atlantic salmon recovery [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Hunt Years ago, when I was gathering content for a fly fishing guide book about eastern Idaho's small waters, I found myself on a tiny lilypad-esconsed pond at the edge of Yellowstone's Pitchstone Plateau. The little lake, just outside the park in Idaho, was accessible via a 4-by-4 truck, [ READ MORE... ]
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Gill lice in a Wisconsin brook trout. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Trout Unlimited. By Jack Williams In Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources staff are finding increasing rates of gill lice parasitism in brook trout as waters warm. In North Carolina, the same gill lice have been found for the [ READ MORE... ]
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By Shauna Sherard   I think this is what they call a teachable moment. Or a learning moment. Perhaps a moment to reflect, or even all of the above. Last week we posted a photo--the wrong photo--of a large steelhead being held out of water. It was a repost of a story about fishing being on fire on [ READ MORE... ]
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Lauren McGarvey displays a large cutthroat trout collected during a summer she spent working at Yellowstone National Park. Volunteering with Trout Unlimited helped stir her passion for trout. By Lauren McGarvey Two summers ago I began a remarkable experience that has greatly impacted me. As a [ READ MORE... ]
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