New Guest Blogger – Former National Park Superintendent – Clay Cunningham

Clay Cunningham - Reprinted from Fairbanks (AK) News-Miner circa mid-1980's
Clay Cunningham – Reprinted from Fairbanks (AK) News-Miner circa mid-1980’s

Our newest guest blogger is Clay Cunningham who is retired from the National Park Service where his long career included roles in law enforcement, research biology and as a Park Superintendent.

Most notably, Clay served as Park Superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve (AK). Over the years he also worked at Yellowstone (Madison sub-district ranger), Theodore Roosevelt (ND), North Cascades (WA), Gateway National Recreation Area (NY/NJ), Southern AZ Group Parks. He retired from the Park Service in 1994 and now lives in Cody, Wyoming.

Author of two books, Yellowstone to Denali and The Christmas Drink, Clay has been a university instructor and has lectured at Washington University, Alaska University and Arizona State University. He has a graduate degree in wildlife natural history.

And Clay says he has been “a fly tier for, good grief, 68 years”.

We welcome Clay to the JS Blog.

It’s Hard to Imagine

cline imagine 1The following post does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the owners and staff of J. Stockard Fly Fishing.

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

Although I am much more prone to think and write about positive things, it is hard to imagine the idea that “Catch and Release” could be considered illegal or that excessive no kill limits might be allowed on any world class trout fishery. But such is the case as of 2014 in Yellowstone National Park.

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