"It isn’t all about killing animals, it’s about preparation, it’s about the chase and becoming so in touch with your surroundings that all else in the world is set aside for a brief moment in time. It is a time when I can be my primordial self and just experience the world without artificial influences. The sights, the smell of moist soil under foot, the sensation that I am completely self-sufficient in a world where I am only a visitor is the greatest feeling ever."
"It doesn’t cost much extra, it’s just as effective, and by using nonlead alternatives we can fish our flies at the depth we want without causing harm to the wildlife we love."
Gila trout are of critical importance not only to the evolution of the desert southwest, but to the history and cultural identity of the region. Native American tribes have long recognized the ecological importance of these fish, which live in remote, high desert streams.
From the sagebrush steppes to the Sandhills, hunters across America will benefit from this proven conservation model to restore critical grasslands habitat.
Koutnik will work the NWF’s sporting and public lands staff to continue to build Artemis, and secure the conservation and enhancement of America’s public lands, waters and wildlife.
Sagamité is a meal of broth thickened with cornmeal, often made to celebrate hungry newly arrived guests by the eastern and Great Lakes indigenous tribes.
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