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Latest Conservation Articles

Fly Fishing for Fossils

There are no giant barracuda in Hawaii. At least that’s...

"Connected"

I spent just over the first half of my life in the...

The Idaho Steelhead Crisis

Interview: Bob Mallard of Native Fish Coalition

MIDCURRENT's publisher, Marshall Cutchin, recently had a...

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"Beef Up the Bunker Numbers"

While we drift-fished for spotted seatrout, the sound came from astern, not unlike the tearing of newsprint. I cocked...

Future of Chicago’s Historic Lincoln Park Casting Pier in Question

Chicagoans zipping along Lake Shore Drive may not realize that they’re just a few double hauls away from an important...

"Fishing by the Rules"

I’ve been lucky enough to work for the International Game Fish Association for the better part of 13 years now...

Is the U.S. Forest Service Hoping to Cash in on Wilderness Areas?

Outdoor journalists spend a great deal of time outside in the wilderness, taking pictures and preparing to write about...

New Conservation Group Addresses Uncertain Future of the Deschutes

As I write in early June, the famed salmon fly hatch on the Deschutes River is all but done.  Some days the fishing...

Landowner’s Claim to King’s Grant Stalls Removal Of Virginia’s Monumental Mills Dam

The confluence of the Hazel and Thornton Rivers has historically been a gathering place for swimmers, canoeists...

River Rights, North Carolina-Style

Folks fishing in the Tar Heel state aren’t much different from anglers anywhere who are looking for a little...

Hunting and Fishing in America: "All Dollars, No Sense"

Living outside the nation’s capital as I do, I get a steady dose of political news whether I want to hear it or not...