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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. 

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Vancouver—Nearly 1,000 people crowded Government Street on Saturday at the end of a 500-kilometre walk to protest fish farms, which participants blame for killing B.C.'s wild salmon. Surveying the crowd, the largest local rally yet in support of protecting wild salmon runs, biologist and activist Alexandra Morton said it's proof the cause has turned mainstream.

glacier-national-parkGlacier NP
100 Years and Counting

Glacier National Park is commemorating its centennial anniversary this month. Here's the breakdown, by the numbers:
5.11.1910—Glacier officially established as a park
1.2—Million acres
16,000—Square miles of protected land
350—National Historic registered places
131—Named lakes; more than 700 lakes, total
700—Miles of trails
25—Active glaciers
2030—The year scientists predict above mentioned glaciers may disappear
0—The number of permits/licenses required to fly fish within park boundaries
100—Years young

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beaver_wavingWorld's Biggest Beaver Dam
Outside—Biologists recently discovered a beaver dam in Alberta's remote Wood Buffalo National Park, stretching for more than half a mile and visible from space, according to backpacker.com. Scientists think the beavers spent over 20 years building their palatial digs from sticks, rocks, and mud, and several generations have used it as a comfortable home. Biologists working in the park found the beaver dam by accident while trolling Google Earth, proving the site is a more productive waste of time than the Dancing Cat Page.
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Hunting_fashionHunting Haute Couture
Finally, hunting goes fashion forward. Woolrich Woolen Mills nails the look, with its hunting noir themed collection: "F/W 2010 is robust and deep, while extremely dark and brooding thanks to the heavy use of midnight blue, black and unwashed fabrics.  It's probably the best instance of refined ruggedness that I have ever seen presented—talk about a difficult quality to actually execute."

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glacier-national-park100 Years and Counting Glacier National Park is commemorating its centennial anniversary this month. Here's the breakdown, by the numbers:
5.11.1910—Glacier officially established as a park
1.2—Million acres
16,000—Square miles of protected land
350—National Historic registered places
131—Named lakes; more than 700 lakes, total
700—Miles of trails
25—Active glaciers
2030—The year scientists predict above mentioned glaciers may disappear
0—The number of permits/licenses required to fly fish within park boundaries
100—Years young

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