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grizzly-bearBackpacker.com—Q: This is a little embarrassing, but I really want to know. I've heard rumors that, uh, having sex in the wilderness can actually attract you to my campsite. Is this true?

BP_FireParent's 411 to Gulf Oil Spill
Wired Magazine's Geekdad guide to BP's ongoing oil botch succinctly puts the spill into 5th-grader context, helping your kids (and us) wrap their brains around it: "If you were to fill gallon milk jugs with the oil and put them on a U.S. football field, you’d cover 91 percent of the field. Every day. In less than three days at that rate, enough oil would leak to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. If the leak began on April 22nd, it’s been leaking steadily for about 19 days so far, so that would mean enough oil has leaked to fill nearly seven such pools."
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Kayak_YucatanYucatan Kayak Fishing
Follow two kayak anglers into Mexico's backcountry abyss. "A hundred miles south and a world away from the giant resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen lies a quaint fishing village that is an absolute paradise for the kayak fisherman looking for true adventure. Punta Herrero is at the end of a rough road deep in the Sian Ka’an Reserve on the Costa Maya in Mexico’s fishy Yucatan peninsula."
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BP_FireWired Magazine's Geekdad guide to BP's ongoing oil botch succinctly puts the spill into 5th-grader context, helping your kids (and us) wrap their brains around it: "If you were to fill gallon milk jugs with the oil and put them on a U.S. football field, you’d cover 91 percent of the field. Every day. In less than three days at that rate, enough oil would leak to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Kayak_YucatanFollow two kayak anglers into Mexico's backcountry abyss. "A hundred miles south and a world away from the giant resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen lies a quaint fishing village that is an absolute paradise for the kayak fisherman looking for true adventure.

Casting-Advice-from-Torrie-3-11Tips: When the Wind Blows
Andros South OG guide Torrie Bevans enjoys long walks on the beach, especially his wicked Death March to inland tidal lagoons loaded with big bones. When the wind's up, he offers pearls such as: "You want to be gentle with your female so be gentle with your rod... so then it's easy... even when it's breezy." The Deneki crew compiles more solid fishing tips here.
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New Mexico Still Hates Kilmer
The Albuquerque Journal says that the San Miguel County Commission won’t allow Val Kilmer to open his ranch to paying guests. They are still mightily annoyed by derogatory comments attributed to him in 2003 in the Rolling Stone magazine, such as saying he lives in the "homicide capital of the south-west" and 80 per cent "of the people in my county are drunk."Kilmer's 6,000-acre spread, recently listed for $33 million, includes 7 miles of fishing access to the Pecos River in northern New Mexico.
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North_PlatteNorth Platte River Appeal
Wyoming—Continued public fishing access to a blue-ribbon stretch of the North Platte River rides on the outcome of a lawsuit that goes before the Wyoming Supreme Court this week. The court on Tuesday will hear arguments from private landowners appealing a district judge's ruling last year that boaters, anglers and hunters may continue to access a 2-mile stretch of the river at the Lusby Public Fishing Area, about 20 miles southwest of Casper. The state will argue that the area should remain open. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Casper-area anglers say continued access to the Lusby area, which has been open to the public since the 1960s, is critical to public fishing and recreation in the area.
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Casting-Advice-from-Torrie-3-11Andros South OG guide Torrie Bevans enjoys long walks on the beach, especially his wicked Death March to inland tidal lagoons loaded with big bones. When the wind's up, he offers pearls such as: "You want to be gentle with your female so be gentle with your rod... so then it's easy... even when it's breezy."

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The Albuquerque Journal says that the San Miguel County Commission won’t allow Val Kilmer to open his ranch to paying guests. They are still mightily annoyed by derogatory comments attributed to him in 2003 in the Rolling Stone magazine, such as saying he lives in the "homicide capital of the south-west" and 80 per cent "of the people in my county are drunk.

North_PlatteWyoming—Continued public fishing access to a blue-ribbon stretch of the North Platte River rides on the outcome of a lawsuit that goes before the Wyoming Supreme Court this week. The court on Tuesday will hear arguments from private landowners appealing a district judge's ruling last year that boaters, anglers and hunters may continue to access a 2-mile stretch of the river at the Lusby Public Fishing Area, about 20 miles southwest of Casper. The state will argue that the area should remain open.