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November 15, 2010

T.R. ivia

What drug was commonly used to help asthmatic children during T.R.’s childhood? Send your answer to info@trcp.org or submit it on the TRCP Facebook page for your chance to win a TRCP camo hat! If you’re stumped, ask for a hint on our Facebook page.

Congratulations to David Kidd from Westminster, Colo., for answering last month’s question correctly.

Last month’s question: Where did T.R. shoot his first deer?

The answer: T.R. shot his first deer in New York’s Adirondack Mountains when he was a boy. He shot it by torchlight or jacklight, a practice he later helped outlaw.

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November 14, 2010

Al Perkinson

Q: What is your fondest hunting or angling memory?

There are many, but I’d have to say that I really enjoyed my trip to Panama with my friend Chris Fischer and my son, Reid. We went through the Panama Canal at night, fished at Tropic Star Lodge and made a trip up the Darien River to visit some native tribes – escorted by armed guards to protect us from the FARC rebels. What a great adventure.

Q: What led you to your career in conservation?

I’ve always been involved in the not-for-profit world. My dad was a college president and I studied arts management at Columbia University. Since being at Costa, I’ve had a chance to combine my love of the outdoors with my desire to get involved and protect it. I’m very fortunate in that regard.

Q: How did you get involved with the TRCP?

Whit Fosburgh and I got to know each other when he was at Trout Unlimited. He introduced me to TRCP and the great work they’re doing in fisheries management.

Q: What do you think are the most important conservation issues facing sportsmen today?

The urbanization of America is the most important issue. A greater and greater percentage of Americans are moving to urban centers. This is causing a decline in the number of people who hunt and fish and otherwise enjoy the outdoors. If people don’t enjoy the outdoors, they won’t value it, and they won’t care about protecting it. I fear the day will come when kids only experience the outdoors through reality TV and video games. Our top priority should be to instill a love of the outdoors in our youth.

Q: What are your hopes for the future of the TRCP and how can Costa and the sportfishing community help us realize those dreams?

The environmental and conservation communities must join forces and get behind practical solutions if we hope to succeed at protecting our waters and fish populations. I think that the TRCP is helping to make that happen and so I’m more optimistic about the future because of the efforts of the organization. Others can help by putting the well-being of our environment ahead of politics.

Q. Tell us a little bit about your recent award as one of Outdoor Life’s 25 Most Influential People in Hunting and Fishing.

It’s an honor to be included. Outdoor Life has a rich tradition and is one of the most respected publications in the industry. The award is as much for Costa as it is for me. Everyone at Costa is very mission driven. All of their hard work produces the revenue that allows us to give to conservation. We tell our employees that the more they sell, the more we can give. It is such a motivational message for them.


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October 19, 2010

October Photo of the month

Thanks to Mark Williams for submitting his photo. We’re sending him a TRCP hat. “My son Mike and I enjoying a little fishing; both my boys turned out to be good men and avid hunters and fishermen,” Williams said. Send us your hunting and fishing shots and you could win a prize from the TRCP. Submit them on the TRCP Facebook page or e-mail your photos to info@trcp.org.


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October 18, 2010

Celebrate Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthday by Supporting the TRCP

Deerskin suit, rifle in hand. Photo courtesy of USNPS.

Born Oct. 27, 1858, Theodore Roosevelt created enough federal wildlife reservations, national game preserves, national forests, national parks and national monuments in his lifetime to conserve 234 million acres of wild America.

A man of deep convictions and above all a man of action, Roosevelt had the foresight to take on the issues still so significant to sportsmen today, understanding that if we want to ensure that critical fish and wildlife habitat, special hunting grounds and secret fishing holes will be around for future generations, we must act now.

In the spirit of T.R., on this, his 152nd birthday, take action on the conservation issues that matter the most to you. The TRCP is working every day to sustain our nation’s irreplaceable outdoor heritage. Your help can guarantee that all Americans have access to high-quality places to hunt and fish – now and forever.

Support the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership today.


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October 15, 2010


Where did T.R. shoot his first deer?

Send your answer to info@trcp.org or submit it on the TRCP Facebook page for your chance to win a commemorative stuffed T.R. “Teddy” bear. If you’re stumped, ask for a hint on our Facebook fan page

Congratulations to Gary Martzahl of Kaukauna, Wis., for answering last month’s question correctly.

The question was, before departing for Cuba in 1898 to lead the Rough Riders, T.R. had his lieutenant colonel’s uniform tailored by a pair of famous tailors.

Name the tailors.

The answer: Brooks Brothers



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