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March 21, 2016
Regulations designed to protect the fish needed to rebuild Mille Lacs Lake’s walleye population will require that walleye anglers use only artificial bait and immediately release all walleye when Minnesota’s 2016 fishing season opens Saturday, May 14.
River Forest, Ill. — In a scene more fitting for reality TV than an otherwise quiet Illinois forest preserve, a dozen or so “hikers” spent a Sunday morning in February milling around edges of a wooded patch – each and every eye locked to the ground. They weren’t spotting flora. And they were gazing the
St. Cloud, Minn. (AP) — An experiment that started recently in St. Cloud State University’s Aquatic Toxicology Lab expands upon 2012 studies that determined fish might be affected by pharmaceuticals entering rivers and lakes through wastewater treatment plant effluents. Details of the 2012 study, led by Heiko Schoenfuss, laboratory director and St. Cloud State anatomy
Would also allow polar bear carcass import for those taken before 2008 ‘threatened’ listing Washington (AP) — The House last month approved a bill to expand access to hunting and fishing areas on public lands, extend protections for the use of lead bullets in hunting and strip wolves of federal protections in four states. The
Rutland, Vt. — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has certified four new state record fish, all caught in 2015. Two of the catches came from Lake Champlain, while a third came from Otter Creek, a tributary of the big lake on its eastern shoreline. New state records were set for yellow perch, redhorse sucker,