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The Wild vs. Native Debate

October 5, 2013 By: Erin Block

In a wild vs. native debate series on Chi Wulff, Quinn Grover takes on the subject of stocked trout, also known as “planters,” and their place (if any) in a wild trout stream. “If fishing is a sport, a lot of fishermen consider hatchery trout to be the minor leagues,” Grover writes. However, as with anything, the subject isn’t as simple as it first appears.