Take a break from stocking

Nicholas Karas makes excellent points in opposition to stocking brook trout [It’s Debatable, May/June 2011]: the wild ones will come back if left alone for a while.  The Department of Environmental Conservation should establish at least some waters where no stocking occurs and the stream is closed for five or so years.  I understand this has worked in Michigan streams over the last decades.

George Patte, Ithaca

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