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Blog Post BY mtdave ON April 4, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Great TU VSP Events in DC!
Our Trout Unlimited Veterans Service Partnership Advisory Committee gathered at the TU headquarters on Saturday to help move forward the work of bringing the full weight of TU’s 155,000 members and 400+ local chapters to deploy across the nation engaging and supporting local military and veteran
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The Madison-Gallatin TU Chapter in Bozeman has developed a great relationship with the Montana State University Student Veterans Club.
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Please save the date for this opportunity. The TU Veterans Service Partnership (VSP) and Higher Ground Sun Valley (HGSV) are pleased to announce our first VETERANS SERVICES PARTNERSHIP TRAIN THE TRAINER EVENT to be held in Sun Valley, ID from September 24-28. 
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Thank you to Dave Kumlien, Robert Allen, and all those associated with 
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Blog Post BY mtdave ON January 22, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
West Slope TU Tie-a-thon for Veterans!
Over 1000 flies tied for Warriors and Quiet Waters.  Way to go West Slope TU!  
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The Madison Gallatin TU Banquet is coming up on February 25th.  MGTU will be running the outstanding mobile bidding platform from GiveSmart which will allow you to bid on and buy some GREAT fishing gear and fishing trips through your smartphone!
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Blog Post BY mtdave ON January 10, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Bud Lilly
Bud Lilly died on January 4th at the age of 91.  Bud was a Montana fly fishing icon, a legend in the fly fishing industry, and he was deeply involved in the beginning of Trout Unlimited in Montana.  I met Bud in 1977.
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With support from TU VSP Advisory Council member Joe Butler, I had the amazing opportunity to exhibit and talk about the TU VSP program at the 2017 Student Veterans of America National Conference.  I spent 3 days talking with student veterans from across the country.
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To celebrate our veterans members of the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter #696 joined with Project Healing Waters at Noontootla Creek Farms to honor those whose have served our country. Fishing, friends and food and the healing effects of water, wind and sunshine. Doesn't get much better that that.
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Tiber Reservoir east of Shelby has tested positive for the larvae of aquatic mussels, a tiny invasive species with a hard shell that can cause big impacts to boats, fish and water infrastructure such as hydroelectric dams.