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Citizens Stomp for B.C. Wild Salmon

Vancouver—Nearly 1,000 people crowded Government Street on Saturday at the end of a 500-kilometre walk to protest fish farms, which participants blame for killing B.C.’s wild salmon. Surveying the crowd, the largest local rally yet in support of protecting wild salmon runs, biologist and activist Alexandra Morton said it’s proof the cause has turned mainstream.

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North Platte River Appeal

Wyoming—Continued public fishing access to a blue-ribbon stretch of the North Platte River rides on the outcome of a lawsuit that goes before the Wyoming Supreme Court this week. The court on Tuesday will hear arguments from private landowners appealing a district judge’s ruling last year that boaters, anglers and hunters may continue to access a…

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New Mexico Still Hates Kilmer

The Albuquerque Journal says that the San Miguel County Commission won’t allow Val Kilmer to open his ranch to paying guests. They are still mightily annoyed by derogatory comments attributed to him in 2003 in the Rolling Stone magazine, such as saying he lives in the “homicide capital of the south-west” and 80 per cent “of the people…

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May 7, 2010: Headlines

Glacier NP100 Years and CountingGlacier National Park is commemorating its centennial anniversary this month. Here’s the breakdown, by the numbers:5.11.1910—Glacier officially established as a park1.2—Million acres16,000—Square miles of protected land350—National Historic registered places131—Named lakes; more than 700 lakes, total700—Miles of trails25—Active glaciers2030—The year scientists predict above mentioned glaciers may disappear0—The number of permits/licenses required to fly…

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World’s Biggest Beaver Dam

Outside—Biologists recently discovered a beaver dam in Alberta’s remote Wood Buffalo National Park, stretching for more than half a mile and visible from space, according to backpacker.com. Scientists think the beavers spent over 20 years building their palatial digs from sticks, rocks, and mud, and several generations have used it as a comfortable home.

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Glacier NP

100 Years and Counting Glacier National Park is commemorating its centennial anniversary this month. Here’s the breakdown, by the numbers:5.11.1910—Glacier officially established as a park1.2—Million acres16,000—Square miles of protected land350—National Historic registered places131—Named lakes; more than 700 lakes, total700—Miles of trails25—Active glaciers2030—The year scientists predict above mentioned glaciers may disappear0—The number of permits/licenses required to fly…

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May 6, 2010: Headlines

Mountainfilm Preview 2010: Eastern Rises… UpMountainfilm at Telluride begins on May 28. This year’s showdown includes Eastern Rises, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel’s awaited Kamchatka film—a mash-up of wicked trouting and Big Foot’s biopic. Also featured is Chris Malloy’s 180 South, retracing the 1968 Mt. Fitzroy adventures of Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, and Lito Tejada-Flores. From…

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May 4, 2010: Headlines

BP Blob Looms—Local Fisheries Still BuoyantTAMPA — The oil spill in the northern Gulf has shut down fishing from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle but has had little effect so far on local fisheries and shipping lines. As the immense blob of oil gets closer to the Gulf of Mexico’s Loop Current, the anxiety grows for…

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Guide School

Saturday Wake at 11:00. Practice straight-faced recitals of: “It’s really more of a mid-day fishery.” Anyone up before 9:00 will be sequestered for remainder of week. Anyone up at 6:00 saying “Let’s go for bagels!” will be sent home immediately. Afternoon seminar: co-opting expertise—sponging off of your buddy’s success stories. Extra workshop: Motivational Flyfishing with…

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Introducing Satire

Re: Drake Management Restructuring We received reams of mail regarding the “Drake Management Restructuring” satire piece in the current issue. For the record, what you hold in your hands is NOT the last print edition of The Drake. The 17th issue, Spring/Summer 2010, will in fact be our largest print issue to date—a testament to…

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May 3, 2010: Headlines

In the Bayou—Without a PaddleCapt. Gregg Arnold, who has spent many years guiding on the east side of the Mississippi, out in Breton Sound and the Chandeleur Islands, as that’s where many of the bigger redfish are found, had this to say about the situation: “It’s early May, so for now I can still fish…

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“NOAA scientists are on the ground in the area of the oil spill taking water and seafood samples in an effort to ensure the safety of the seafood and fishing activities,” said Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator, who met with more than 100 fishermen in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish on Friday night.  “I heard the concerns…

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