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Stephen Klobucar

Stephen Klobucar

Stephen Klobucar is a Ph.D. fisheries scientist and aquatic ecologist, publishing peer-reviewed research by day and freelance outdoor media musings by night. His research experiences span from Arctic Alaska, to New Zealand's South Island, and various ecosystems in between. Originally from Wisconsin, he is currently based in Alaska, learning from and taking advantage of the wilderness of the Last Frontier. IG: @slklobucar

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Trash Fish Tuesday: The Other 'Eyes

Fishing

Trash Fish Tuesday: The Other 'Eyes

Why do we consider some fish iconic and others aquatic refuse? In this series, we focus on American fishes not officially designated as “game fish.” These species, though native, get lumped into a category of “trash fish,” a distinction that’s more than just semantic. Game fish are managed...
Stephen Klobucar May 24, 2022
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How to Fish a Tailwater

Freshwater

How to Fish a Tailwater

Each year, each season, despite our wishes, there are only so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoor pursuits we revere. Many a weekend warrior would like to do it all, but that’s not always feasible. And, sometimes, it’s just too hard to decide—go hunt or go fish? Spend the weekend chasing spring...
Stephen Klobucar May 16, 2022
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Understand Fish Metabolism and Become a Better Angler

Fishing

Understand Fish Metabolism and Become a Better Angler

Pardon my French, but— “Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.” That is, as French author Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr penned in the mid-19th century, “The more things change, the more things stay the same.” Whether you realize it or not, hunters and anglers apply this mantra more than most...
Stephen Klobucar Mar 14, 2022
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How to Become a Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife Management

How to Become a Wildlife Biologist

For the longest time, I wanted to be a medical doctor. The plan was pretty simple—bust ass through years of school and sleepless nights, score a high-paying job fixing up elite athletes, and retire early. At that point, I could hunt and fish when I wanted, where I wanted. It seemed like a pretty...
Stephen Klobucar Jan 24, 2022
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