Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Alaska, Montana
Yes, we're lucky here in MT that we have the benefit of some very progressive fisheries management (I'm so glad none of my license dollars go toward raising those mutated triploid rainbow things)...but what we really benefit from is the best stream access laws in the country...and they are under constant assault.
Montana still raises and releases tons of trout, mostly destined for put and take lake fisheries. FWP has several stream/species restoration projects going, mainly for fluvial grayling, yellowstone cutthroat, and westslope cutthroat, and is using hatchery-raised fish to support them. But again, progressive management. I wish some of our states with anadramous fish runs were so lucky.