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Now that Tintina Resources has submitted its formal proposal to mine copper next to one of the most important tributaries to Montana’s iconic Smith River, business people, anglers, hunters, landowners, farmers, ranchers, floaters, families – Montanans – should demand one thing from the state agency [ READ MORE... ]
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Invasive species are no small problem, especially when illegally introduced - look no further than the massive effort on Yellowstone Lake to eradicate cutthroat-gobbling-lake trout to see the effort, cost and time it takes to reverse such actions. That is why Montana Trout Unlimited and the Flat
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON November 20, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
WSU: Good excuse to go fishing
Of course, WSU is far more than an excuse to spend a few hours slinging threads at river ghosts. It is a great cause, a vision of hope, an investment in our fishing future, a vocal community whose common value is the legendary freshwater sportfish of the West Coast and whose common trait is an [ READ MORE... ]
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There are those who thought we were crazy. Crazy in what we believed. Crazy in our attempt to unite anglers, to try to solve allegedly unsolvable problems that had plagued steelhead rivers for decades. To rest on science. To support sensible solutions.
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Blog Post BY shauna_sherard ON November 20, 2015 - 0 COMMENTS
Finishing the Job
To be sure, there remains much habitat work to be done, but as I look back I can see tremendous progress and it should be celebrated. The dedicated, talented staff and volunteers at Trout Unlimited have played a major role in many habitat success stories, and I could not be more proud of our [ READ MORE... ]
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Earlier this week the American Fly Fishing Trade Association or AFFTA joined roughly 50 fishing and outdoor businesses and outfitters across Montana urging the State to precede with extreme caution on a proposed underground copper mine on Sheep Creek, the main tributary of the Smith River in [ READ MORE... ]
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Located right near Missoula, Montana, the Hughes-Fredline ditch is one of the few unscreened diversions on Rattlesnake Creek. Each year, it is known to entrain hundreds of juvenile fish, including threatened bull trout. This ditch is mostly known as a “backyard stream” to many local residents, who [ READ MORE... ]
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Decisions affecting our rivers should be made thoughtfully, keeping in mind both work and family and the long-term unease caused by ongoing threats to those rivers. But, sadly enough, final decisions protecting our rivers are often not final.
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