We stock over 5 million fish each year into Wyoming waters. That's nearly 10 times the population of Wyoming (in fish) stocked every year.
About 70,000 of those fish are stocked in high alpine lakes. Due to the remote location of the lakes, a helicopter is used to increase the efficiency of the work. Using the helicopter not only means stocking more lakes in less time, but it also means the fish experience less stress. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the work that goes into a day of stocking alpine lakes.