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By Ian BartonFinalist in the TU Teen Essay ContestMany people would say baseball or football are America’s pastimes. But, I would say America’s real pastime is fishing, specifically trout fishing. The wild trout is a wily creature, not easily hooked. He will spend his days hiding under rocks, [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sophia Putman
Finalist in the TU Teen Essay ContestNothing truly mesmerizes the heart quite like the great outdoors. The winding rivers, the shady trees, and the sprightly fauna stir and entice the soul of the curious adventurer. On this magnificent earth, there is no such place quite like the [ READ MORE... ]
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Students from Marine Park Intermediate School in Brooklyn By Chris Wood Lilli Genovesi is in the eye of the hurricane. How else could she—with her awesome partners at the New York Dept. of Environmental Protection, the Dept. of Environmental Conservation and local TU chapters—manage over 250 [ READ MORE... ]
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By Brendan Cook Grand prize winner of the TU Teen Essay Contest Over the past year or so, fly fishing has become a passion of mine. It’s a way for me to escape, relax, be one with nature and live in the moment. It has enabled me to make new friends and try new things. When I hook on to a fish, I [ READ MORE... ]
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Girl Scouts are learning how to be citizen scientists in Trout Unlimited’s STREAM Girls program. This feature on WQED in Pennsylvania called "STEM in Strange Places" follows a group of middle-school aged girls on their macroinvertebrate sampling adventures. Macroinvertebrate sampling is just one of [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood "Good riddance. Think of all of the money we are saving.” I looked at Max in exasperation. He is one of the most hard-core sportsmen I know. I have hunted for whitetail with him in driving rainstorms in West Virginia, and stalked catfish on the Potomac using hummus-impregnated [ READ MORE... ]
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Dave Sweet holds a rainbow trout caught in the fall on the Green River in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Brett Prettyman/Trout Unlimited By Sadie St. Clair The Green River between Fontelle Dam and Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Southwest Wyoming is a robust fishery that draws anglers from all [ READ MORE... ]
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TU's government and policy staff. By Chris Wood Several of the bright lights in the Trout Unlimited policy world came into the intergalactic headquarters last week. Their recent accomplishments are pretty amazing. Dave Kinney of New Jersey helped organize efforts to pass and then fund legislation [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood Conservation is a long game, so it is especially important to celebrate successes. After decades of decline, 2018 may mark the year that we turned the corner on the recovery of Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake. The world's first national park had lost more than 95 [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood “He’s just an old dog.” Parker lit up, at least as much as a 17-year old pit-lab mix can. Larry, the neighborhood poet, and resident feral cat-feeder, was on his way to the back-alley to spread his cat food, and Parker stayed glued to the bag at Larry’s side. “We are all old dogs,” I [ READ MORE... ]
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