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Stocking Native Rocky Mountain Cutthroat Trout With Planes in Colorado's High Mountain Lakes

Stocking Native Rocky Mountain Cutthroat Trout With Planes in Colorado's High Mountain Lakes

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from DanCS wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Great story!

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from Fisher Boy wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

nice

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from HuskyKMA wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Wow that's neat! That's one heck of a ride for those fish.

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from jeffo52284 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

great story wish i could have been there to see it. and a great finish glad you could catch one of the fish

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from Justin D wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

That pretty awsome! I have seen the heli drop fish off. but never a plane!

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from Ruckweiler wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Can you imagine having a fish land on you during the drop, taking it home, and growing your own trout in a home aquarium? Would that be cool or what? Give you a visual to die for, eh?

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from williethefishslayer wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

cool

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from mcdlacrosse9 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

That's an amazing story- I never knew they did anything like that. I'd just like to see how well those fish are doing a few years down the road.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

great story and photos

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from j-johnson17 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

This is one of the neatest stocking programs we have with the Division of Wildlife - as good as the article is, the only thing better is when you are one of the guys in the plane...

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from benromans wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Very cool story tim with some great photos and video. Never seen anything like that before.

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from timromano wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

thanks Ben.

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from jeannemarie wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

unbelievable!!!!!! great story, better picts.. enjoyed the video..thanks

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from kdogg72 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

WOW! I never realized that they really went that far out of their way to re-stock some of these remote lakes.

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from cgfrisch@bellso... wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

This was one amazing story! The video really gets the message across. My hats off to the pilot and support folks.

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from green bird29 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Bombs away bet that hurts when they hit the water

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from dgmartin wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Seems you have discovered some true American Heroes of conservation. It takes true dedication to make bombing runs from high altitude and small aircraft.....gentlemen, i salute you! JOB WELL DONE !

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from dgmartin wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

makes me wonder...does the rest of America understand how much effort actually goes into our fish and wildlife programs? Or do they just get their jollies belittling sportmen and everything that they stand for?...

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from brucepatryn wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Thats really interesting!

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Anyone with a contraption with 'bass-o-matic' painted on the side is all right in my book.

dgmartin - I wholeheartedly agree with all your comments. This is a great story that 99% or more of the people in the U.S. of A. are oblivious to.

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from Sonslight wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Great story. But, I think for photo number 10 it should say Salida air field.
Great spot. The Arkansas flows through town.
Terrific brown and rainbow trout and white water rafting.

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from dcrocks6 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

as crazy as it may sound it makes sense

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from waterss wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Many thanks to Tim for getting this story out. The CDOW has a huge number of people that are devoted to getting the fish into the high mountain lakes. Aquatic bois, conservation bios, terrestrial bios.....BUT - us pilots get the fun part.......
Steve Waters

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from Millerman58 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

this is awesome. Who'd a thought

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from fishrmn100 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!
I've heard about, but never seen what I just did.

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from Michael Lindley wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Great story!

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from buckslayer911 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

it makes sense its faster and takes less effort
cool great story

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from Brett Rogers wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Great story now drop some big breeders.

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from tnduelist wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Fish dropped from over 100 feet...and we tell our kids to "release the fish nice and gently without letting it drop". My son is bound to be a fish release pilot, when he release a panfish, he tosses it and says "flying fish", before I can catch him.

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from sduprey wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

TR- this is a bizarre request. But, I am a student at Yale University, and your story inspired my research paper for a class here at school. I am writing about the practice of states stocking fish in designated National Wilderness Areas, whether it should be allowed, and what message it sends to citizens about how to responsibly interact with and preserve wildlife, nature, and our wilderness areas. I would love to ask you a few questions about your story. I understand you are very busy, but if I could email you with these questions I would really appreciate it. If you could just shoot me an email if you can help, my e-mail address is sam.duprey@yale.edu. Thanks very much.

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from Ken Sperry wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

Sounds like fun!

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from Nycflyangler wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

This has possibilities. I've been looking for a way to slip some snakeheads into my obnoxious neighbor's koi pond. I could rig up a R/C plane with a sling and a radio controlled release solenoid. Hmmmm, that just might work. ;-)

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from huntingkid95 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Very intersting. I did not know that they did anything like that to re-stock lakes. Pictures were great. That is something I wish i could see for myself. Keep up the good work Steve.

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from Kirk Everett wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

can they come drop a few thousand trout in jersey!!!

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from Eric Greene wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Now that is a cool job. Someone asks you what you do, you say "I drop fish out of my airplane in the Rocky Mountains."

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from vtbasser wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

GREAT STORY!! That is very cool!

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from 357 wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

amazing story!

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from HuskyKMA wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Wow that's neat! That's one heck of a ride for those fish.

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from jeffo52284 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

great story wish i could have been there to see it. and a great finish glad you could catch one of the fish

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from DanCS wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Great story!

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from Fisher Boy wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

nice

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from Justin D wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

That pretty awsome! I have seen the heli drop fish off. but never a plane!

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from j-johnson17 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

This is one of the neatest stocking programs we have with the Division of Wildlife - as good as the article is, the only thing better is when you are one of the guys in the plane...

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from jeannemarie wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

unbelievable!!!!!! great story, better picts.. enjoyed the video..thanks

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from dgmartin wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

makes me wonder...does the rest of America understand how much effort actually goes into our fish and wildlife programs? Or do they just get their jollies belittling sportmen and everything that they stand for?...

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ruckweiler wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Can you imagine having a fish land on you during the drop, taking it home, and growing your own trout in a home aquarium? Would that be cool or what? Give you a visual to die for, eh?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from williethefishslayer wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

cool

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from mcdlacrosse9 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

That's an amazing story- I never knew they did anything like that. I'd just like to see how well those fish are doing a few years down the road.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

great story and photos

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from benromans wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Very cool story tim with some great photos and video. Never seen anything like that before.

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from timromano wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

thanks Ben.

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from kdogg72 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

WOW! I never realized that they really went that far out of their way to re-stock some of these remote lakes.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from cgfrisch@bellso... wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

This was one amazing story! The video really gets the message across. My hats off to the pilot and support folks.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from dgmartin wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Seems you have discovered some true American Heroes of conservation. It takes true dedication to make bombing runs from high altitude and small aircraft.....gentlemen, i salute you! JOB WELL DONE !

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from brucepatryn wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Thats really interesting!

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Anyone with a contraption with 'bass-o-matic' painted on the side is all right in my book.

dgmartin - I wholeheartedly agree with all your comments. This is a great story that 99% or more of the people in the U.S. of A. are oblivious to.

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from Michael Lindley wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Great story!

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from buckslayer911 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

it makes sense its faster and takes less effort
cool great story

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from tnduelist wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Fish dropped from over 100 feet...and we tell our kids to "release the fish nice and gently without letting it drop". My son is bound to be a fish release pilot, when he release a panfish, he tosses it and says "flying fish", before I can catch him.

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from green bird29 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Bombs away bet that hurts when they hit the water

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from Sonslight wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Great story. But, I think for photo number 10 it should say Salida air field.
Great spot. The Arkansas flows through town.
Terrific brown and rainbow trout and white water rafting.

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from dcrocks6 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

as crazy as it may sound it makes sense

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from waterss wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Many thanks to Tim for getting this story out. The CDOW has a huge number of people that are devoted to getting the fish into the high mountain lakes. Aquatic bois, conservation bios, terrestrial bios.....BUT - us pilots get the fun part.......
Steve Waters

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from Millerman58 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

this is awesome. Who'd a thought

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from fishrmn100 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!
I've heard about, but never seen what I just did.

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from Brett Rogers wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Great story now drop some big breeders.

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from sduprey wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

TR- this is a bizarre request. But, I am a student at Yale University, and your story inspired my research paper for a class here at school. I am writing about the practice of states stocking fish in designated National Wilderness Areas, whether it should be allowed, and what message it sends to citizens about how to responsibly interact with and preserve wildlife, nature, and our wilderness areas. I would love to ask you a few questions about your story. I understand you are very busy, but if I could email you with these questions I would really appreciate it. If you could just shoot me an email if you can help, my e-mail address is sam.duprey@yale.edu. Thanks very much.

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from Ken Sperry wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

Sounds like fun!

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from Nycflyangler wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

This has possibilities. I've been looking for a way to slip some snakeheads into my obnoxious neighbor's koi pond. I could rig up a R/C plane with a sling and a radio controlled release solenoid. Hmmmm, that just might work. ;-)

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from huntingkid95 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Very intersting. I did not know that they did anything like that to re-stock lakes. Pictures were great. That is something I wish i could see for myself. Keep up the good work Steve.

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from Kirk Everett wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

can they come drop a few thousand trout in jersey!!!

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from Eric Greene wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

Now that is a cool job. Someone asks you what you do, you say "I drop fish out of my airplane in the Rocky Mountains."

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from vtbasser wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

GREAT STORY!! That is very cool!

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from 357 wrote 1 year 48 weeks ago

amazing story!

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