In Defense of Feeders


You can ensure your birds get the food you left for them with a squirrel-resistant bird feeder.
Photovia orvis.com

I love to hunt game birds in the fall, but I enjoy feeding songbirds almost as much (not quite, but almost). There are few things quite as serene as a quiet snowy morning and a bird feeder. . .

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Video: Maddie Brenneman, “Angler”

I guarantee that this is the best commercial for a headlamp you’ve ever seen, but aside from that, it’s also a powerful evocation of the angling ethos. Guide Maddie Brenneman (whom you. . .

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Photos: A Savage Rainbow Strike on a School of Minnows

Written by: Tom Evenson, Western ELOG Program Director


The attacker (upper left) approaches the jittery school of fathead minnows. . .
Photos by Tom Evenson

When recently visiting Vermejo Park Ranch, an Orvis Endorsed Lodge in Northern New Mexico, I got the chance to fish one of their twenty-one lakes. Fishing with head guide James Reidy. . .

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Dog Saves Owner after a Horseback-Riding Accident


Tracy Matkea, a horse trainer, and her heroic dog, Becky-Jo, ride together often.
Photo via cbc.ca

Tracey Matkea was riding her horse in the Arizona desert on january 10th, when the horse was startled and reared, throwing Matkea to the ground unconscious. (This is speculation, since. . .

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The Life of a Guide-Dog Puppy Trainer


Jay Taylor and guide dog puppy Clover
Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/Rex Shutterstock via theguardian.com

Here’s a great article from The Guardian about Jay Taylor, a woman whose life is dedicated to training puppies to become guide dogs. As Training Supervisor for the English charity Guide. . .

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