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When Montana Went Wild

July 24, 2014 By: Erin Block

Beginning in 1974, the state of Montana stopped stocking trout in waters that held populations of wild trout. What was a bold move at the time turned into a proven management strategy, and the health of those fisheries have dramatically improved. In a recent article, Montana Outdoors talks with fisheries biologist Dick Vincent, whose research on the Madison River in the late 1960s and early ’70s led to that decision.