Ted Williams' blog

What You Can See on March 22

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

Smokies Opens Park Streams to Brook Trout Fishing

A big story for GRSM fisheries…thanks to all who helped us with the brook trout study, restoring brook trout, and providing all the other information necessary to be able to make the decision to open the fishery. Matt Kulp Fishery Biologist Great Smoky

PEER Takes on Wise-Use

What You Can See on March 21

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. Gaudy Undertakers In spring our largest carrion-eating insect, the inch-and-a-half-long,

ARE STRIPED BASS IN GOOD SHAPE?

ARE STRIPED BASS IN GOOD SHAPE? The 2004 stock assessment says so, but… By Captain John McMurray Striped bass are exceptionally important to New York and New Jersey anglers and the businesses that they support. That's why many of us raised our eyebrows

Catch-and-Fillet

Last summer John and I killed and ate a two-year-old bluefin tuna. I'll admit we had to think about it. Do we feel guilty? Not. KILL FISH, EAT FISH… JUST DON'T WASTE IT… By Capt. John McMurray Killed my first "keeper" of the

Sometimes Catch and Kill Makes Sense

This reminds me of Greenback cutt restoration. After the USFWS and Park Service evacuated the greenbacks and rotenoned the brook-trout infested greenback streams in Rocky Mountain National Park a few of them got re-invested. The feds urged the killing of brook

Deer Management by Politician

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06071/668993.stm