Wyoming Trout Unlimited Adds Medallions to Cutt-Slam

Wyoming Trout Unlimited Adds Medallions to Cutt-Slam

 

Contacts:

Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited: Calvin Hazlewood, 307-321-1476, chazlewood@tu.org

Trout Unlimited national: Brett Prettyman, 801-209-5320, bprettyman@tu.org

Wyoming Game and Fish: Sara DiRienzo, 307-777-4540, sara.dirienzo@wyo.gov

 

CHEYENNE — Anglers now have an additional reason to participate in the storied Wyoming Cutt-Slam program.

The Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are excited to announce a medallion will now be provided to people who manage to catch each of the four sub-species of native cutthroat trout of the state: Colorado River; Yellowstone; Bonneville and Snake River.

“Wyoming Trout Unlimited is proud to partner with Wyoming Game and Fish to continue to promote the Cutt-Slam program. Our goal is to foster and promote native cutthroat trout species,” said Cole Sherard, Chair of the Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited. “We hope individuals will recognize the value these native fish have in our incredible state.”

Wyoming started the Slam in 1996, helping set the stage for other states to create programs.

“The Cutt Slam started here and is growing in popularity as a means of getting more people outside and celebrating all that is being done to conserve native trout in Wyoming,” said Alan Osterland, Game and Fish chief of fisheries. “Game and Fish is proud to partner with Wyoming Trout Unlimited to promote the Cutt-Slam program.”

The medallions, produced and paid for by the Wyoming Council and state chapters of Trout Unlimited, feature the work of Wyoming artist Bruce Speidel. A painting of a Yellowstone cutthroat Speidel created for the Wyoming Conservation Stamp Competition called “Yellowstone Originals” is displayed on the front of the medallion.

“It is my privilege to be a part of a fun challenge. I like catching all trout, but it’s special to have so many native cutthroat strains in Wyoming,” said Speidel, who lives in Sundance, Wyoming. “I have no doubt anglers participating in the program will find some of the most beautiful areas in the world as they pursue the Wyoming Cutt-Slam.”

The medallion also recognizes former Wyoming Game and Fish Department fisheries biologist Ron Remmick as the “Father of the Slam”.

The Wyoming Cutt-Slam remains free, but the Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited is collecting donations to be used on cutthroat conservation projects across the state. Visit http://wyomingtu.org/donate/ to contribute.

For more information on the Wyoming Cutt-Slam program visit – https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Fishing-and-Boating/Cutt-Slam

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WYTU Six Pack Raffle Winner Announced

The winner of our WYTU Six Pack Rod/Reel Raffle is Greg Potnick! Congratulations, Greg. And THANKS to everyone that purchased a ticket to support Trout Unlimited here in Wyoming.

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Trout Tale Summer 2016

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The Trout Tale – Spring 2016

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Mike Jensen has done it again. Find out the latest and greatest on Trout Unlimited activities in Wyoming. View it in the electronic reader below or open the reader and click the arrow button to download a copy.

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The Trout Tale – Winter 2016

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A new year has arrived and so has a new edition of The Trout Tale. View it in the electronic reader below or open the reader and click the arrow button to download a copy.

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The Trout Tale – Fall 2015

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The fall 2015 issue of the Trout Tale is fresh off the electronic press! View it in the electronic reader below or open the reader and click the arrow button to download a copy.

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The Trout Tale – Summer 2015

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Wyoming Trout Unlimited’s talented newsletter editor Mike Jensen just added the finishing touches to the The Summer 2015 Trout Tale! With features about Powder River conservation activities, spring WYTU events, and the Iron Fly held down in Green River there is plenty of great information to catch up on from around Wyoming! View it in the electronic reader below or open the reader and click the arrow button to download a copy.

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The Trout Tale – Spring 2015

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Our spring issue of the Trout Tale is out just in time for a number of upcoming events including the Western Regional Meeting in Jackson on May 1rst and 2nd. With articles on a TU ranch partner, TU’s efforts with the Governor’s water strategy, and update on the past legislative session, you’ll find a wealth of information present about TU’s work to restore, reconnect, protect, and sustain Wyoming’s coldwater fisheries. Check it out!

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Western Regional Meeting in Jackson – May 1-2

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Wyoming Trout Unlimited is proud to be hosting the Western Regional Meeting in Jackson coming up on May 1rst and 2nd. Join fellow anglers and TU volunteer leaders from across the West for enlightening presentations, inspiring dialogue, and engaging camaraderie with those who share your dedication to TU and our mission.

You can find out full details and register here.

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Public Lands – Keep Them Public

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Some Wyoming Legislators are pushing for state ownership of our public lands. While this sounds ok, it’s not a good thing if you hunt and fish on these lands. As a sportsmen I think this effort is a waste of time and money, and will negatively affect our sporting heritage throughout the state. Wyoming doesn’t have the resources or staff to adequately manage public lands and cover the costs of fighting fires, maintaining roads and facilities, protecting and restoring game habitat and many other responsibilities now managed by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM. The likely result would be a sell off of some the lands we hunt and fish, and lack of access to other public lands. Over the years Wyoming has sold off over 700,000 acres of it’s own state land – which means lost access and opportunities to hunters, anglers, and their children. We don’t want to see this happen.

Federal public lands are a driving force in Wyoming’s second largest economic sector, tourism. Many of us live in WY for the opportunities to work, hunt, fish, and recreate on public land. Let’s keep it that way.

Please take a few minutes to tell Wyoming lawmakers you oppose this bill. Instead, we should use state resources to work collaboratively and find management solutions that benefit Wyoming while still protecting the places we hunt and fish.

The bill can read at:
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2015/Introduced/HB0209.pdf

Please email your legislators.

Sincerely,

Cole Sherard
Vice-Chair, Wyoming Trout Unlimited

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