In an effort to improve the numbers of Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, Game and Fish officials are killing fish.

Wyoming – The Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout has been in decline for a number of years. In 2001, environmental groups cited decreasing numbers of the trout in an attempt to get it listed as an endangered species. In 2006, the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service declined to list the trout as endangered saying that a number of conservation efforts were being undertaken to restore the fish. One of those efforts is being headed up by the Wyoming Game and Fish department. To the casual observer, the strategy might seem a bit unusual. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.