Ted Williams' blog

An Alternative (And Antidote) to the NRA

If you have computer speakers, check out this 40-minute radio talk program on the tenuous but growing hunter-green alliance against Bush's war on public lands. It includes Pay Wray, Bart Semcer (the SC hunter outreach guy), TU conservation VP Chris Wood, and

What You Can See on May 12

From Audubon's Earth Almanac by Ted Williams and compiled in "Wild Moments," edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. Delicious Breath Unfresheners As mountain folk have long known, wild leeks are

Do We Need Saltwater Licenses?

Do We Need Saltwater Licenses? Only if we want the power to influence fisheries management BY TED WILLIAMS (FLY ROD & REEL APRIL 2005) The editor of this magazine dropped by for dinner and to talk about an article he wanted on why coastal states need saltwater

New fisheries group makes splash in Maine New fisheries group makes splash in Maine

This excellent report (on an excellent group) from my fellow White Mule (Colby grad) and now fellow outdoor scribe, Dave Sherwood, the fishing major smart enough to figure out where "Secret Pond" was, even though whenever I wrote about it I purposely

What You Can See on May 11

From Audubon's Earth Almanac by Ted Williams and compiled in "Wild Moments," edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. Hard Drinking Woodpeckers East of the Rockies, yellow-bellied sapsuckers are

The Elephant in the Green Room

What a great guy!!! Boy are we gonna miss him. http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2006/04/28/little

RFA Fighting Saltwater License Again

Just when the Recreational Fishing Alliance appeared to be bootstrapping itself toward respectability by voicing opposition to the proposed opening of the EEZ to striper exploitation it starts carping about saltwater licenses again. See my piece on saltwater

New Report Elevates Voice of Recreational Anglers in Magnuson-Stevens Act Debate

From: The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership New Report Elevates Voice of Recreational Anglers in Magnuson-Stevens Act Debate Research Shows Economic Importance of Recreational Fishing; Also Proves Value of Saltwater License WASHINGTON  A new