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Hypothesis points to how profound indirect effects of human caused ecological changes can be-

For a generation now lake trout (mackinaw) have greatly reduced the formerly hugely abundant Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake and in its tributary streams. This decline was made worse by the emergence of whirling disease, a parasite carried by people […]

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Almost extinct strain of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout rebounds to grow 20 pound lunkers-

This month Pyramid Lake was an undiscovered pool of beauty, at least to me and my spouse. We just spent three days at this amazing place. We finally saw the big Lahontan Cutthroat after a loud splash alerted us inside our truck […]

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The extinct giant piranha had most forceful fish bite in history of the planet-

Move over sharks. The new scientific report “Mega-Bites: Extreme jaw forces of living and extinct piranhas,” shows the incredible force of the bite of the piranha and tells how the not so big fish does […]

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High angling pressure and spread of rainbow trout the problem-

It’s not like fish have disappeared from the Beartooth Plateau or the streams of the nearby Absaroka Mountains, but the fisheries accessible without a long walk or pack trip are in decline.

The Clarks Fork […]

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2012 was banner year for number of lake trout removed from Yellowstone Lake-

Yellowstone cutthroat trout numbers are finally seen to be increasing in what once was the world’s greatest Yellowstone cutthroat trout fishery — Yellowstone Lake.

A herculean effort over the last 3 years has resulted in the removal 300,000 of the invasive and […]

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Is this amendment to Idaho Constitution needed?

If there is any state where the abstract legal ability for people to hunt, fish and trap is guaranteed and there is no political threat, it is Idaho. Nevertheless, the Idaho Legislature has proposed and put on the November ballot a measure that would amend the Idaho Constitution […]

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Good News for the Portneuf River and Pebble Creek’s fish and wildlife-

The Portneuf River is one of two major streams in Southeast Idaho. The other is the Bear River. Both have been much abused.

All of the former clean water tributaries to the Portneuf of any important volume no longer flow into it. There […]

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Rotenone poisoning begins Sept 10 in Elk Creek to eliminate non-native brook trout-

Tomorrow eradication of brook trout will begin at Elk Creek. So too Lost and Yancy Creek tributaries of Elk Creek will be dosed with the fish poison rotenone. Before the project is over non-native fish are slated to be eliminated from these […]

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Madison and most of the Firehole and Gibbon Rivers to close-

The Gibbon River is above 73 degrees F. and the Firehole is 78 degrees. This is too high for trout to survive for long especially with people wading and fishing. As a result the streams close to fishing tomorrow (except for some well upstream […]

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Idaho Water Board probably ends 10 year battle over Oneida Narrows dam-

Oneida Narrows is a scenic canyon on the Bear River in SE Idaho.  It is already partially filled with a dam and reservoir, but its lower reaches are free, popular for recreation, and has a population of rare Bonneville Cutthroat Trout.

Over its […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey