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The Snake River cutthroat trout is one of four cutthroat subspecies anglers must catch to complete the Wyoming Cutt-Slam. (WGFD photo)

She only needed the Yellowstone to complete her slam.
Elated, we headed in for the night and planned
in the moonlight how to lure in a Yellowstone. The
next morning we loaded up around 4 a.m. and headed
toward Dubois. Carrie wanted to fish public sections
along the Wind River. She soon got her first bite and
erupted in excitement, but she quickly realized it
wasn't a Yellowstone cutthroat she was after. Instead,
she landed a white fish. We casted on. As I changed
out a lure, I heard Carrie's scream traveling across the
river. I thought most of Fremont County could hear
her elated yell. She caught a Yellowstone cutthroat.
The Wyoming Cutt-Slam challenge curated an
amazing adventure for four women who researched
and planned to make it a reality. Half the team has
accomplished the mission. The great thing is there
is not a deadline - Tia and Amy can complete it
at any time. Carrie and I hope to ride along for the
conclusion of four women's great adventure.
- Diane Martinez is an advocate of getting women and children
involved in the outdoors. Currently living in Laramie, she enjoys a
variety of outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, camping
and backpacking.

Cutt-Slam sets new record
Anglers didn't just break the Wyoming
Game and Fish Department's Cutt-Slam record
in 2020, they shattered it.
A total of 201 anglers successfully completed the Cutt-Slam last year - breaking the
previous record of 143 set in 2019. More than
100 anglers have recorded catching each of
the state's four subspecies of cutthroat trout
- Bonneville, Colorado River, Snake River and
Yellowstone - three consecutive years. 2020
was the first year more than 200 anglers completed the challenge.
" In the midst of all the challenges 2020
brought, Wyoming's great outdoors brought
some solace, " said Alan Osterland, chief of
fisheries for Game and Fish. " It's exciting to
see the number of anglers who achieved the
Cutt-Slam. The program highlights cutthroat

		

trout restoration and takes anglers to some
magnificent waters of our great state. "
The Cutt-Slam program started in 1996 and
has recognized 1,917 anglers from 47 states and
two foreign countries. Those who complete the
slam receive a personalized certificate featuring the four cutthroat subspecies, a Wyoming
Cutt-Slam commemorative medallion provided
by Wyoming Trout Unlimited and a Cutt-Slam
vehicle decal.
The Cutt-Slam was the idea of the late Ron
Remmick, who was the Game and Fish fisheries supervisor in the Green River and Pinedale
regions and worked for Game and Fish for 25
years. Remmick wanted to draw attention to
the management efforts for Wyoming's cutthroat species.
- Robert Gagliardi, WGFD
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March 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of March 2021

Cover
From the Director
In this issue
A couple pennies
Mailbag
Opening shot
News
Ask Game and Fish
Project profiles
Case files
In the field
Tracking the rarest carnivores
Seeking the slam
A family matter
Getting kids outside
Wild country dispatch
Backpage
March 2021 - Cover
March 2021 - From the Director
March 2021 - In this issue
March 2021 - A couple pennies
March 2021 - Mailbag
March 2021 - Opening shot
March 2021 - 7
March 2021 - News
March 2021 - 9
March 2021 - 10
March 2021 - 11
March 2021 - Ask Game and Fish
March 2021 - Project profiles
March 2021 - Case files
March 2021 - 15
March 2021 - In the field
March 2021 - 17
March 2021 - Tracking the rarest carnivores
March 2021 - 19
March 2021 - 20
March 2021 - 21
March 2021 - 22
March 2021 - 23
March 2021 - 24
March 2021 - 25
March 2021 - Seeking the slam
March 2021 - 27
March 2021 - 28
March 2021 - 29
March 2021 - 30
March 2021 - 31
March 2021 - A family matter
March 2021 - 33
March 2021 - 34
March 2021 - 35
March 2021 - 36
March 2021 - 37
March 2021 - Getting kids outside
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March 2021 - 40
March 2021 - 41
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March 2021 - 45
March 2021 - Wild country dispatch
March 2021 - 47
March 2021 - Backpage
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