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Words by Duke Welter Photo by Sara Rigelman   Tributes to Dan are popping up all over the internet, attesting to this remarkable man and all he was able to accomplish:  Chief of staff to Gov. Tony Earl, aide to several other governors, the legislature, Kathleen Falk as Dane County exec, mayors.   [ READ MORE... ]
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Do you have a favorite river?  I have lots of favorites.  And more often than not, whichever one I find myself standing in at the time rises to the top of the list.  But there are a couple of rivers that I feel a much deeper connection to – rivers like the Wolf.   I grew up in the Fox Valley, and [ READ MORE... ]
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Interview and Photo by: Bob Haase.   We are fortunate here in Wisconsin to have a number of good fly shops. It is nice to be able to go into a shop and look and feel the tying materials before purchasing them. Most of these shops have knowledgeable staff who you can talk to about fly tying and fly [ READ MORE... ]
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By Scott Allen, WITU Vice Chair and 2020 Banquet Chair.   The 2020 State Council fundraising and awards banquet in early February was a rousing success. About 250 members and guests attended the event to honor dedicated volunteers and conservation professionals receiving recognition.   They also [ READ MORE... ]
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If you’re active in this organization for any length of time, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “One TU”.  But what exactly does that mean?  It feels good to say – but is it real?  Is it just a marketing slogan?   In my 15 years of being involved in Trout Unlimited, I can honestly say it’s not [ READ MORE... ]
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Last year on a canoe trip down the Bois Brule River, I was asked why I volunteer and more specifically, why I do it for TU.  I gave a simplistic fatherly response: “I’m doing this for my kids – so they can have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors just like I have”.   Upon further reflection, it’s [ READ MORE... ]
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written by Matthew Cade.   Fly fishing saves lives. These four words resonate with anyone who spends time on the water with a stick in hand chasing any species of fish. It is not necessarily the moment of the catch nor is it necessarily the fact that you are catching anything. It is simply those [ READ MORE... ]
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Wisconsin Trout Unlimited is seeking individual (and business) sponsors for our upcoming 2020 Banquet to be held in Oshkosh, WI on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center. Last year, our 21 Chapters and the State Council reported over 50,800 [ READ MORE... ]
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It’s known as the President’s River, but on this sunny day in August, the Bois Brule River in Northern Wisconsin welcomed U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), several of her staff, and a number of conservationists for a paddle down its famed trout waters.   Senator Baldwin was just finishing [ READ MORE... ]
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As we head into the peak of Summer, activity at our State Capitol is beginning to wind down for the session.  Our biennial State Budget is mostly written and at this moment does not include either of our top 2 priorities – a ten year extension of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and a $5 [ READ MORE... ]
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