"Bully Bugger" Honors Teddy Roosevelt
While outgoing president George W. Bush gets busy in the midnight of his term dismantling pollution rules on the borders of U.S. national parks, pardoning endangered species act violators and removing requirements for endangered species protections, Craig Mathews and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) have teamed up to create a limited edition fly to raise money for the organization. (If you didn’t know, Theodore Roosevelt set aside more area for national parks than all of his predecessors combined — see Roosevelt’s Wikipedia entry.)
One of Mathews’s 150 “Bully Buggers” can be purchased for a $150 donation from the TRCP, and an online auction of fly number one begins December 1. The TRCP is a non-profit corporation that works to preserve the traditions of hunting and fishing and is very active in helping to shape conservation policy in the U.S.