Are Commercial Fisheries Casting Their Nets Too Wide?

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Commercial gill-netting and abandoned gear threatens fisheries by being an indiscriminate killer

Silver Hooks

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A boy remembers the day his father took him fishing.

Beware of Serpents, as well as Their Place in Nature

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Beware of serpents emerging from their lairs this spring.

5 Spring Cleaning Chores for the Outdoorsman

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Get your gear ready now for summer outdoor adventures

Stock Photos: Where Men Are Men And Women Are Women

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According to Thinkstock, when women are ready to fish, there’s a certain stance they like to take in their waders. A spread-eagle one.

Shanty Hollow

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Dwight Gray writes of family and fishing, in a poem where much lurks beneath the surface.

No Secret: Using Online Resources to Catch More Fish

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The 21st Century sport fisherman has some technological tools at hand.

Winter Steelheading: An Angler’s Guide

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Randall Bonner, with tips and techniques for fishing for winter steelhead

Book Review: “I’ve Never Met an Idiot on The River” by Henry Winkler

Author Henry Winkler demonstrates how not to hold a fish for a photo.

Randall Bonner finds a personal connection to Henry Winkler’s book about fishing.

Golden Year for Silver Salmon

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Good news for conservation in the Pacific North West, Coho populations are rebounding in 2014!

Farm Raised a Poor Substitute for Wild Caught

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From turf to surf, farming practices can affect the nutritional value of our diets.

Be Your Own Best Friend When Preparing for the End of the World

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I write about apocalyptic situations, so why not be ready for them as well? In the process, I learn I really can rely on myself.

“The Season of Rain is Coming. Hold out Your Hand.”

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The right gear and the right attitude help prepare you for the season of fall doldrums.

The Moral Dilemma of Not Hunting

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When I returned to meat eating after a stint of vegetarianism, I discovered a growing urge to know where my food came from.

Five Conservation Issues That Concern Recreational Anglers in the Pacific Northwest

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These are five significant stressors that impact fish populations much more than recreational fishing.

Finding and Harnessing Your Inner Caveman

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There is a gratitude one learns as a hunter toward the meal before him.