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  • The River Dog

    Dogs have their place on a boat, period. Pardon my preference to the canine companions we all love so much but it’s true. When you bring a dog on a boat, or in our case a barge sized raft loaded to the gills with camping equipment, you often spend your day receiving smiles and waves…

  • Trout Talk

    Snake train your dog, for you and for them

    This is Maya. Maya is a 3-year-old pudelpointer, and she’s the best bird dog I’ve ever had in my life. I’ve had a handful because I enjoy hunting upland and waterfowl, probably as much as I enjoy fly fishing (shhhh… don’t tell the brass at TU I just said that).  No offense to Tess, Belle,…

  • Learning to row

    There’s no better time to start. Growing up as a Midwestern kid from the suburbs, I didn’t know much about the outdoors. Being from Ohio, we didn’t camp a lot. Rivers were a bit foreign to our family of six. Don’t get me wrong, we fished, swam and rode bikes until the streetlights came on…

  • Restoration

    TU Driftless team makes progress in Iowa in 2020

    Despite challenges posed by the pandemic 2020 was a busy year for Trout Unlimited Driftless Area Restoration Effort in Iowa. TU and its partners collaborated on a number of habitat restoration projects in the state. Here's a rundown of the projects. North Bear Creek - In January 2020, the Iowa DNR acquired from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation 115…

  • Boats

    River safety, rowing tips and fishing from a boat

    Earlier this week I rambled on about river etiquette and how not to be a jerk on the river. Since this little editorial space is so new, we might as well get some housekeeping out of the way and talk about one of the most important aspects when on the water besides etiquette. How to…