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blog BY mikek.trout ON May 1 - 0 COMMENTS
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Just four hundred years ago—how time flies—Etienne Brule was served paddling orders on the banks of the St. Lawrence by Samuel de Champlain with the directive of finding a route to the Orient, or to just find something and return to New France alive with his scalp attached. He is acknowledged as [ READ MORE... ]
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As I write this, my grandson Henry is 21, my son Stephen is 55 and I am 81. Together we add up to more than 150 years of fly fishing. I am sure there are other three-generation families that gather together to swap stories of rivers waded, waters rowed, fish caught, fish released and too many big- [ READ MORE... ]
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Groundswell Conservancy and the DNR wildlife and fish biologists had worked for months to purchase a 40-acre inholding in the DNR's Dell Creek Hunting and Fishing Area. The 40 acres has more than 2,000 feet of double-streambank frontage and a tributary. The land has some higher spots with oaks and [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY mikek.trout ON January 10 - 0 COMMENTS
For The Trout!
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Oh these fish.  All fins and colored scales. Flicking tails, keen eyes, and lateral lines. These fish drive people to their wits end and keep them coming back for more.   These fish make us think. These fish make us feel. They force us to stop and look closer, analyze our surroundings. It’s now a [ READ MORE... ]
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The 2021 TU National Strategic Plan sets the stage for organizational growth over the next five years.  Specifically the Plan states as Goal #1: to identify a national network of shared priority waters for native and wild trout and salmon, and take strategic action to care for and recover them.   [ READ MORE... ]
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Hi Jamie, we’re glad to hear TU has hired you to be the Great Lakes Engagement Coordinator.  It looks like you’ve done some great work in Michigan and we’re excited to have the opportunity to work with you in Wisconsin.   Let’s start with this, why did you want to work for TU?   I was lucky to get [ READ MORE... ]
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As a trout angler, Wisconsin has been pretty good to me. Trout populations are in good shape and our State has invested heavily in public access on our trout streams. You could say, we’re living in the golden age of trout here in Wisconsin.   Our state provides a variety of opportunities for all [ READ MORE... ]
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On Saturday, August 21, girls from across Southern Wisconsin came together at the West Fork of the Kickapoo River to learn about one of their home waters. Nine girls participated in the event, which was led by volunteers from the Coulee Region TU Chapter.   The West Fork Sports Club dried out from [ READ MORE... ]
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Joint Finance Committee Extends Stewardship 4 Years, Cuts Easements by $2 million   On Thursday, June 10, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (“JFC”) voted to extend the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program for four years at $32 million per year. Wisconsin TU commends the Legislators [ READ MORE... ]
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Representative Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls)     On Thursday, June 10, Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) approved an increase in the DNR’s Municipal Dam Safety Grant Program from $4 million to $10 million in the next biennium (2-years).   The JFC also voted to increase the maximum grant [ READ MORE... ]
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