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Catch of the Day -- Click for more articles and archives. DC-- Hunter Green: The People Behind a Conservation Success Story

About Sierra Sportsmen, and the Sierra Sportsmen Network: The Sierra Sportsmen Network is a countrywide, thousands-strong group of conservation-minded anglers and hunters. Since the Sierra Club was founded in 1892, hunters and anglers have played a leadership role in our work to preserve the wild places and wildlife all Americans enjoy. We have built this community website for angler and hunters like you, a place to share your passion for the outdoors!

From Carl Pope:
When John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt hiked into the Yosemite Valley together in 1903, they shared a first-hand interest in protecting America's wild places. Muir was a hiker who wanted to wander mountains and valleys that were free of industrial development. Roosevelt was a hunter who wanted to explore dense forests and open fields. They were natural allies.

They could not have known the challenges that would face that land and many others in the years to come. But they were men of vision who understood the value of America's wild legacy.

On that day more than a century ago, Muir and Roosevelt began to forge the conservation efforts that make it possible today for us to camp in a quiet meadow, hunt an unspoiled marsh, or fish a sparkling trout stream. But America has grown tremendously since their time. As our land and water is increasingly threatened by development and pollution, so is our access to quality hunting and fishing.

Since Sierra Club was founded in 1892, hunters and anglers have played a leadership role in our work to preserve the wild places and wildlife all Americans enjoy. We have built this community website for hunters and anglers like you, a place to share your passion for the outdoors. The Sierra Club is working on many fronts to protect our outdoor heritage from these threats. We're fighting for streams that are free of mercury and other toxic pollution. We're safeguarding our country's last remaining wilderness areas. We're cutting global warming pollution and protecting wetlands. And we're investing in the future by actively helping get more of our kids away from television and video games and into the outdoors for camping, fishing and hunting trips.

Most importantly, we're honoring the vision of John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt by protecting the landscape that has helped nurture the American spirit for centuries.

Think of this website as a virtual "camp" for us to gather round the fire, swap stories, and share tips about hunting and fishing!. We'll also share news here about sportsmen (and women!) who are taking action now to protect those places we hunt and fish-- because without our natural heritage, we're sunk.

Carl Pope
Executive Director
Sierra Club

Video: Drilling in the West
Video footage by Trey Chace/Lighthawk

Wade In!

Interviews and More!The Sportswoman's take-- blogger Holly Heyser gives a woman's perspective on the hunting and fishing world. Read more.

Sportskids: From parents to children-- Connie Wilbert's story of passing the torch (and rod). Read more about Sierra Sportskids.

Sierra Action: For lands, waters, game, fish, hunters and anglers-- on the ground and in the field.

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Cold Water Fishing Tips

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What You Need to Know About Bass Fishing

If you’re just getting started on bass fishing, understandably you want to get as much information as you can about the sport – where to fish, what baits to use, what to look for in picking out a rod and reel, etc. But, what you really need to know is bass fishing is a sport. […]

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Safety Tips for Non-Hunters During Hunting Season

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