Wind River sauger captured during annual population survey
The sauger population within the Wind River drainage has high conservation value because it may be one of the last two remaining genetically pure sauger populations in the upper Missouri River drainage. The Lander Fish And Wildlife Conservation Office, WY
continues to monitor the sauger population in the Wind River drainage combined with research to identify potential limiting factors. Sauger spawning and stocking efforts for 2014 were again successful. Roughly 3-5 million eggs were sent to the Garrison Dam NFH, SD. Sufficient hatch resulted in a planting in the Wind River drainage with excess fry after Garrison Dam NFH fry numbers were met. USFWS photo. Verified RHP 2015.