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Trout Unlimited

It’s that time of year again.

Read that sentence out loud and close your eyes. What images come to mind? The fat guy in the red suit? Candy canes and biscochitos, a steaming bowl of posole

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Acequias and Cattle

In New Mexico, it’s practically illegal to dislike acequias. They take us back to a time when things weren’t so complicated, when you knew your neighbors by name and even

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Rio Costilla Beavers: Friend and Foe

Rio Costilla Beavers: Friend and FoeThe Rio Costilla has certainly had its share of water troubles in the past. Disputes have flared between towns, acequias, and parciantes on both sides

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My Bucket List

When I ran a fly shop long ago, I’d look at fishing magazines and see myself in all the pictures. I hadn’t heard the term “bucket list” yet, and if

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Casting Outward: Book Review

In the world of today—200,000 years into human evolution and a couple centuries into the Industrial Age—few living beings can embody the concept of pristine Nature like native fish. We

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Trout Unlimited: The Gift of Beavers

The beaver is what is known as a keystone species, an organism that can shape or define an ecosystem with its behavior and habits. There is a beautiful diversity of

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Trout Unlimited: Cutthroat Stocking Returns

After a corona virus-induced hiatus, the cherished Rio Grande cutthroat trout stocking event will return to the Questa area this April. That’s the great news. The bad news is that

Fishing, Wildlife & Recreation

A Questa Skatepark Proposed

With the guidance of adult mentors, a growing working group of Questa youth are leading an effort to create a skatepark in their village. This project will entail choosing a

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Trout Unlimited: Fishing Secrets

I once wrote an article for a fishing magazine about a stream that at least one person thought should be kept a secret. This man claimed that my article would

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Trout Unlimited: November 2021

A Veteran Gives Back Wes Dyer has been a fly fisherman since he was a boy growing up in Albuquerque. Nothing hard core—he was just a normal New Mexico kid

Fishing, Wildlife & Recreation

Streamlining Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems

In late July, the Carson, Cibola, and Santa Fe National Forests released the final Northern New Mexico Riparian, Aquatic, and Wetland NEPA decision, with the intention of streamlining the National

The Trout of Questa

Anyone who’s known me for more than a few minutes has learned that I am somewhat of a trout geek. Since I first became aware of their existence as a

Fishing, Wildlife & Recreation

Save the Cutthroat

By TONER MITCHELL The Rio Chiquito near Ranchos de Taos is your typical New Mexican trout stream—narrow, brushy, and packed with trout. It is where I caught my very first

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Trout Unlimited

By TONER MITCHELL New Mexico is a land of stark contrasts—mountains vaulting up from sagebrush plains, canyons gashed in the earth. In contrast, the Tusas Range in the north central

National Go Fishing Day June 18

By TONER MITCHELL For those who are unaware, National Go Fishing Day will be on Friday June 18, at which time it is the duty of every American citizen to

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Rio Grande Caddisfly Hatch

Albuquerque has its balloon fiesta and Santa Fe has Zozobra. Many places also have annual celebrations around nature-made events: the blossoming of Washington, D.C.’s cherry trees, for example, or the