Outdoor America 2016, Issue 4

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In this Issue

  • Hunting's New Frontier

    Welcome to deer hunting’s new frontier: bowhunting in urban and suburban America, where the whitetails are abundant – and a little more tolerant of human scent.

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  • The Hidden Hunter

    What you wear and where you sit are keys to a successful hunt. Here's how to stay out of sight.

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  • League Lines: Fishing for Family Fun

    The Grand Island Chapter hosted its 24th annual Izaak Walton Kids Fishing Derby this year. As many as 300 young people attend the event each year, which is free-of-charge for area youth.

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  • League Lines: Bringing Neighbors Together With Nature

    The Lois Green-Sligo Chapter held its first Family Nature Fun Day this year. Based on the popularity of the event, it will become a new chapter tradition.

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  • League Lines: Youth Shooting Sports Programs Offer Golden Opportunities

    The Arlington-Fairfax Chapter launched a youth shooting sports program in 1993 to complement the chapter’s adult programs. The program has now grown to include multiple high school teams, a new state-of-the-art facility, national champions, and several Olympic athletes.

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  • IWLA Welcomes New Clean Water Program Director

    Danielle Donkersloot joined the Izaak Walton League on September 6th as our Clean Water Program Director.

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  • 2016 National Conservation Scholarships

    The Izaak Walton League funds two $2,500 national scholarships each year to complement scholarships awarded by League chapters and divisions. Meet the students who were awarded the scholarships.

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  • Policy Pulse: Congress Passes Stop-Gap Government Funding Bill

    When Outdoor America went to press, the Congress had adjourned for the campaign season without passing a budget to fund the federal government for the next fiscal year.

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  • Endowment: Great Effort To Improve a Great Lake

    With support from the Izaak Walton League of America Endowment, the League’s Porter County Chapter is working to ensure that the water flowing into Lake Michigan from northwest Indiana is clean enough to support healthy natural resources.

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  • Jonathan Jarvis

    Director of the National Park Service, Jonathan Jarvis oversees more than 22,000 employees and more than 400 national parks.

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  • Christine Hoyer

    Backcountry Management Specialist, Christine Hoyer, manages the entire backcountry program in Great Smokey Mountains National Park, including permitting, recreational use, and partnerships with trail organizations.

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  • Gus Martinez

    Deputy Chief Ranger, Gus Martinez, supervises law enforcement, emergency medical programs, search and rescue operations, a medical clinic, and the only fully staffed jail in a national park.

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  • John Newman

    Deckhand, John Newman, works as rigger, first mate, and volunteer coordinator for Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

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  • Lori Oberhofer

    Wildlife Biologist, Lori Oberhofer, oversees wildlife monitoring in the Everglades National Park, typically “indicator species” such as wading birds and alligators.

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  • Winona Peterson

    Cultural Resources Program Manager, Winona Peterson, preserves cultural resources at two parks, which means “rehabilitating the landscape to look like it did historically."

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  • Dr. Stephen Potter

    Archeologist, Dr. Stephen Potter, serves as chief scientific advisor to the NPS regional director on all matters related to archeology.

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  • Dugan Smith

    Park Ranger, Dugan Smith, specializes in interpretive and educational programs. This involves community outreach, organizing and hosting programming in the park, and supervising seasonal employees during the summer.

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  • Dan Wenk

    Superintendent, Dan Wenk, ensures the mission of the National Park Service is followed in Yellowstone and makes sure Yellowstone has the staff, financial resources, and facilities appropriate for the task.

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