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Fishing, Wildlife & Recreation

Bird is the Word: January 2022

Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count The Annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count wrapped up, and I had a wonderful time birding around Questa. Our group started at the Red River

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Trout Unlimited: January 2022

On the Value of Optimism On a trip to Chama yesterday, I took outsized pleasure in the hazardous driving conditions. It was snowing hard, which, in these times of heartbreaking

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QUESTA OUTDOOR RECREATION ASSESSMENT

The preliminary Questa Recreation Assessment Report study was recently presented by Public Land Solutions (PLS) of Moab, Utah, at the Village of Questa Council Chambers, in order to get input

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Trout Unlimited: December 2021

Trout Unlimited Senior Producer Honored by OWAAReprinted with permission from Trout Unlimited As editor-in-chief at Trout Unlimited, I am grateful every day for the talent I get to work with,

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Bird is the Word: December 2021

Winter Birding in the Enchanted Circle New Mexico is known for having a wide variety of bird species at every elevation, with ever-changing species by season. This winter is a

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Bird is the Word: December 2021

Winter Birding in the Enchanted Circle New Mexico is known for having a wide variety of bird species at every elevation, with ever-changing species by season. This winter is a

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Bird is the Word: November 2021

In Memoriam: The Lord God Bird, an American Symbol On September 29, the US Fish and Wildlife Service declared 23 species as officially extinct. Eleven species of birds were among

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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

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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

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Bird is the Word: October 2021

HOW A WARMING CLIMATE IS AFFECTING BIRDS IN NEW MEXICO I had the opportunity to speak with University of New Mexico ornithologist Ethan Linck and his colleague Ryan Terrill last

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Bird is the Word: SEPTEMBER 2021

Evening Grosbeaks Evening Grosbeaks make their home around northern and middle New Mexico, mostly following the distribution of budworms, a needle-eating insect and preferred snack for Grosbeaks during summer. The

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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

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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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Bird is the Word: AUGUST 2021

The Great New Mexico Bird die-Off: One Year Later Last year thousands of migratory birds died across the state in August and September for reasons that were at first unexplained.

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