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blog BY chris_wood ON November 22 - 0 COMMENTS
Giving thanks
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Seven years ago, I asked Marcia Woolman, the first woman to win the Ray Mortenson Award, the highest honor Trout Unlimited gives to a volunteer, what was most important for volunteers. Her response? “Chris, just say thank you.” Today, I begin every day thinking about Marcia’s counsel. How do you [ READ MORE... ]
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Bob Capron has helped move countless trout from sure death in irrigation canals back to the mainstem of the Shoshone river near Cody, Wyoming. Brett Prettyman/Trout Unlimited By Dave Sweet Any angler lucky enough to have caught trout near Cody, Wyoming, may want to send Bob Capron a thank you note [ READ MORE... ]
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Utah farmer Kevin Cotner and his wife Kayleen in front of the Capitol building.  By Randy Scholfield It’s no secret that ranchers and conservationists haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. “We don’t usually sit down at the table with these folks,” said Kevin Cotner, a tall, mustachioed Utah farmer who [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy of the Idaho Statesman 'Tis the season for big fish, it seems.  On Idaho's Boise River—a fantastic urban fishery—Jason Waidelich latched into a massive rainbow trout that tipped the scales over 19 pounds, a highly unusual catch for the Boise. At first, Waidelich's wife, was sure the [ READ MORE... ]
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Colorado pikeminnow: don't talk trash about natives (credit: U.S Fish and Wildlife) By Randy Scholfield Ugly fish. Trash fish. Suckers. Chubs. A lot of native fish in our rivers don’t get no respect. Many anglers consider them good for nothing, except for throwing back—way back onto the bank. But [ READ MORE... ]
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By Kirk Deeter I’ve been receiving a lot of pitches lately, which is great. I love to mix things up, am always looking for new talent, and enjoy giving people a shot (because it doesn’t seem all that long ago when a few editors gave me my first story assignments). That said, there are hints and [ READ MORE... ]
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Socks – unless you live in a climate a lot friendlier than Wyoming, you wear ‘em. But that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. How’d you like to lose those white crews and wear some socks that stand out? Better yet, how’d you like to have awesome socks and do some great things for cold, clean [ READ MORE... ]
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Fifth-grade students at Gilpin Elementary check out trout eggs that recently arrived.  by Dan Omasta It seemed like any other school day when Avery and Sammy stepped off the bus in the morning, except they knew this day was different. It was Tuesday--and that meant that the trout eggs had made the [ READ MORE... ]
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A unique species of native cutthroat on Abrams Creek: help is on the way.  By Randy Scholfield Living with less water—that’s the reality facing all of us who depend on the Upper Colorado River for our drinking water, food production, and outdoor recreation. A recent scientific paper found that the [ READ MORE... ]
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Will McDermott standing atop the Wolf Shaft near the historic Kirwin Mining district outside of Meeteetse, Wyoming. Note: In 2017, for the second consecutive year, TU’s Colorado Abandoned Mine Land Program was able to bring on a summer intern. The previous year, TU worked with Colorado School of [ READ MORE... ]
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