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  • 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,…

  • Featured

    A letter from the Wyoming Range

    Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Tom Reed’s journal of his ride down the length of the Wyoming Range to promote the Wyoming Range Legacy Act, August-September 2007. For more on TU's public lands protection legacy, check out our new report, Legacy of Protection. At the top of the world, where the timber…

  • Advocacy

    Vote for Utah’s hunting and fishing heritage

    By Andy Rasmussen In 1777, a dozen years before the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Vermont passed the first state constitutional provision providing for the right to hunt and fish. Since 1996, over 20 other states, many in the West, have adopted similar amendments.  These amendments protect sporting and outdoor traditions as a valued part of the region’s heritage and economy and preserve them in…

  • Community Featured

    One less barrier to access

    As the trees from the trail opened to a view of the water, I checked out the anglers already standing in the river.   Against all common sense, I immediately assumed they knew more than me. I assumed they were slightly annoyed that I had come to crowd their spot.   As I walked upstream to avoid getting too close, I peeked at their gear. Little by little,…

  • Featured

    TU launches #PublicLandFail contest on Instagram

    An angler stands over a frozen creek.

    September is a month tailor-made for hunters and anglers and there is no better place to spend it than on our public lands. You might not know it from social media, but a typical day enjoying public lands typically doesn’t include slaying giant trout and hero shots of big bucks and bulls. More likely, you…

  • Conservation Featured

    Climate change at its CORE

    Stewing in the sun and smoke of the late-August afternoon, even the temptingly titled Shady Island River Park was overmatched. Cottonwoods lining the shore of the Gunnison River offered only modest relief as the mercury climbed north of 95 degrees, and soon enough the haze of Colorado’s largest recorded wildfire would overcome our little oasis…