Idaho to reintroduce Yellowstone cutthroat trout

Boise, Idaho (AP) – The state Department of Fish and Game plans
to remove hybrid fish populations and reintroduce pure Yellowstone
cutthroat trout in south-central Idaho waterways at the end of the
month.

The agency says the restoration effort at Sixmile Creek and
Gunnel Reservoir in Cassia County is part of a plan approved by the
state Fish and Game Commission to conserve Yellowstone cutthroat
trout populations in Idaho.

The project is scheduled to begin at the end of September.

Doug Megargle, a regional fisheries manager for the department,
says there is a limited number of pure Yellowstone cutthroat trout
in the Magic Valley and expanding the population is a preventative
measure.

The state plans to allow the public to harvest the existing fish
for the next two weeks before they are removed.

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