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Hook & Hunting: DNR Cutting Back on Stocking Salmon

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it's cutting back on stocking salmon because the Chinook are thriving.

The Lake Michigan stock is being cut by 2/3.

Naturalists say overstocking of predator fish threatens the population of other lake species and upsets the ecological balance.

Half the Chinook in the lake now are the result of natural reproduction.