Fake Service Dog Laws: Protecting working service dogs

A canine wearing a vest with “Service Dog” patches means that animal is working, assisting their handler who has a disability—or does it? An increase in animal-related incidents and fake service dogs has created suspicion among the public in response to dogs labeled as service animals—which in turn causes distress for people who need a service dog to assist with legitimate disabilities. Is it illegal to fake a service dog? The majority of states have passed laws regarding fraudulent service dogs and emotional support animals—and many new bills were introduced during the 2018 legislative session in states without current laws.

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Podcast: Secrets of the Salmon River

New York State’s Salmon River is one of those places you either love or hate —and some of us love and hate it at the same time. It’s an amazing resource, with large quantities of high-quality steelhead and salmon that are often . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Teach Yourself to Double Haul


Turning the cast on its side allows you to watch every step of the process.

Even if you understand the concept and the mechanics behind double-hauling, teaching yourself to do it can be difficult because it’s difficult to watch yourself while you cast to see what you’re . . .

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Video: How to Make a Drop-Shot Nymphing Rig

Winter fly fishing means cold water and trout that don’t like to move off the bottom much. A rig that keeps your nymphs deep yet avoids snags is just the ticket. In this video, Joe Rotter from Red’s Fly Shop shows you how to create a drop-shot rig that uses a . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 02.26.20

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a weekly roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. With both Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Wednesdays, it’s been a few weeks. Working with . . .

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Video: Lefty Kreh, in His Own Words

Lefty Kreh needs no introduction, of course, but hearing him tell his own story in an unrehearsed fashion is simply fascinating. In this first part of Eric Stroup’s interview with Lefty, he describes. . .

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