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Whoa... pike are so hard to get rid of once introduced. Although in areas like Sweden and Ireland they to cohabitate very well in partial saltwater areas with other species. Obviously the plight of salmon and steelhead would only be worsened if pike could move thru the watersheds. Interesting to keep an eye on no doubt.
 

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Whoa... pike are so hard to get rid of once introduced. Although in areas like Sweden and Ireland they to cohabitate very well in partial saltwater areas with other species. Obviously the plight of salmon and steelhead would only be worsened if pike could move thru the watersheds. Interesting to keep an eye on no doubt.
That being said, you won't have to go clear to Montana to catch one:)
 

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It often takes multiple introductions until an invasive species takes hold (if it ever does). But once an invasive species is self-supporting, eradication ranges from enormously expensive to impossible. Once you hit impossible, you have only two options: accept the new addition (and likely multiple species losses) to your ecosystem or continuously try to control the new-comer. If you ever let up in your efforts to control it, its population will explode.
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