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CHEYENNE -- Anglers who have been thinking about completing Wyoming’s Cutt-Slam will have no better opportunities than this summer and fall, according to Ron Remmick, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s fisheries supervisor in Green River. Remmick said western Wyoming cutthroat waters should be in good condition through October. The Cutt-Slam recognizes anglers for catching Wyoming’s four subspecies of cutthroat trout; the Bonneville, Yellowstone, Snake River and Colorado River. Successful applicants receive a 11-by-17” certificate featuring the color artwork of the four subspecies with the angler’s name and the date and location of each catch. In its fourth year, the program began as a suggestion from Remmick as a way to draw attention to Wyoming’s cutthroat management. Since then there have been hundreds of inquiries on how anglers can participate. More than 30 anglers have completed the Cutt-Slam thus far, and applications are being received on a regular basis. To qualify, an angler only needs to catch the four subspecies from Wyoming waters in their native range, take a photograph of each fish and provide information on the date and location of the catch. The photographs and information can be verified by any G&F fisheries biologist or can be sent to G&F headquarters in Cheyenne. There is no minimum size requirement and releasing of the catch is encouraged. For more information contact the G&F at (800) 842-1934 or (307) 777-4600 out-of-state

Uploaded: 7/15/1999