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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Jackson National Fish Hatchery


The Jackson National Fish Hatchery is located just outside of Jackson Hole Wyoming on the Fish and Wildlife Service's National Elk Refuge. I had the opportunity to visit this hatchery while vacationing in The Grand Teton National Park last September. This hatchery raises Cutthroat Trout, about 400,000 a year, that are stocked at over 15 different locations in Wyoming and Idaho. The hours of operation are 8 am to 4 pm daily and there is plenty of parking. A walk through the hatchery takes you beside several long troughs full of smaller fish, then larger ones. Out at the holding pond the largest fish can be seen. The hatchery is a great place to learn about the whole fish raising process from egg to adult fish.

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