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Montana’s Fishing Industry Feeling The Impact Of Summer Drought

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Streams are shrinking because of heat and drought. In the Rocky Mountains, the attention is on trout fishing, a big part of both the United States’ $1-billion-a-year fly fishing industry and the region’s over $100-billion-a-year outdoor recreation industry. This summer, Montana imposed hoot owl restrictions on fabled trout rivers including the Madison flowing out of Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park itself shut down stream and river fishing from 2 p.m. until sunrise for a month.

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