I saw lots of white pelicans on the Missouri (dare I mention the location?) - big river, something like 5,000 trout per mile. Rocky Ford isn't big water and there's maybe 1 -1/4 miles of creek between the hatcheries (for those of you not familiar with this creek, the upper hatchery is at the source of the spring, the lower hatchery is at the end of any public fishing waters until you get down by SR 17). That's not a lot of water for 30 or 40 pelicans (or 30 or 40 anglers). One other difference? Your Montana rivers have natural spawning, lots of it, not so much on "the warm water ditch" (no offense Bill).There are white Pelicans all over the Madison River. I don't think anybody in Montana really gives a shit about them. Just one of Gods creatures enjoying a meal of fish.