In the Loop 11.01.10

121 Year Old Trout
This 121-year-old mounted brown trout—caught in Loch Stennes on mainland Orkney, Scotland, in March 1889—is expected to fetch as much as $4,800 at auction this month.
Photo courtesy The Courier

Bonhams’ auction house in Edinburgh, Scotland, will be the scene of an exciting sale on November 11, when a 121-year-old mounted brown trout goes on the block. Caught in 1889, . . .

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Pheasant Hunts at Highland Hills Ranch

Pheasant hunting at Highland Hills Ranch
Pheasant hunting at Highland Hills Ranch

I just got off the phone with Dennis McNabb of Highland Hills Ranch, a western wingshooting lodge located in the high desert region of eastern Oregon. A factor that plays a big part in their success.

“We only get about 10 inches of rain a year,” said Dennis, “but the location is a big plus for bird hunters as our February and March weather is no different from our October and November weather. We’re really not that high either and we have good water resources here. Contrary to popular belief we don’t get buried in snow and our hunting seasons have generally great weather throughout the fall and winter months.”

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Orvis Dog of the Day – Samson!

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Samson
Wanna Play?
– Kaz, Nashville

Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at www.orvis.com/coverdog
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Expert Tips on Buying a Used Shotgun

shotgun

If you plan to buy a used double barrel shotgun anytime soon, you’ll want to listen to the latest Double Barrel Podcast with Bruce Bowlen, Orvis’ Head Shooting Instructor at the Orvis Wingshooting School in Manchester, Vermont. It offers invaluable and in depth advise. Here are excerpts from the Podcast to give you some of Bruce’s great tips.

Click the play button below to listen to Expert Tips on Buying a Used Shotgun. Go to orvis.com/podcast to subscribe to future episodes

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Happier K9s on the Job

Belgian sheepdog
A Belgian Sheepdog

As a veterinary student, Nicole Giguere understands the human–animal bond. She can also appreciate the heightened bond that police dogs share with their handlers. Not long after her husband, a paramedic, called her one evening to ask her how to help an injured police dog, Nicole decided that there should be some kind of first-aid course for handlers with working dogs. Her next step was to study the most common causes of injury in police dogs.

“I deeply admire police dogs,” Giguere says. “I feel that these dogs and their partners are the true embodiment of the human–animal bond.”

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Orvis Dog of the Day – Bella!

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Bella
Bella Dreaming
– Doug, Geneva

Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at www.orvis.com/coverdog
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An Inside Look at Conservation Policy

The most visible conservation efforts usually involve heavy equipment creating habitat or a group of TU members planting bushes or pickup up trash along a stream. But most of these on-the-water efforts start as strategies developed by scientists and policy-makers—perhaps hundreds of miles away…

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Orvis Fish Pic of the Week

Orvis Fly Fishing Contest - Bonefish Eye
Bonefish Big Eye
Josh, Spokane

Enter the Orvis Fly Fishing Photo contest for your chance to put your photograph on a future cover of the The Orvis Fly Fishing catalog, win a $1000 Orvis Gift Card or complete Helios Fly Rod Outfit and help preserve rivers and streams in the United States! Enter online at www.orvis.com/fishphoto.

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