Friday, December 8th, 2023

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Friday, December 8th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Doug Etten

Two Lac du Flambeau tribe members in Wisconsin cited for illegal walleye spearing

For the second time in as many spring harvest seasons, members of the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa tribe were cited for allegedly illegally spearing walleyes on lakes within the ceded territory, but outside of reservation boundaries.
According to a report released by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Quentin Charles Negani and Melvin Gate Labarge, Jr., each of Lac du Flambeau, were issued citations for fishing by illegal means after being confronted on private property the night of Sunday,
May 13, on the west shore of Trout Lake in the town of Arbor Vitae. In their possession were six walleyes, all that were speared by the two men that night, according to the DNR. In addition to the illegal spearing, the individuals were issued citations for trespassing and timber theft.

Wisconsin’s Lac du Flambeau tribe charges public for boat-landing permits

Anglers, water skiers, business owners, and lakefront owners who are not Lac du Flambeau (LdF) tribal members are being told by LdF leaders they will have to buy a permit to launch watercraft within the boundaries of the reservation.
More specifically, the tribe is saying use of boat launches within the Lac du Flambeau reservation boundaries will be segregated after tribal officials announced last week they are implementing a process, beginning immediately, that will charge for use of certain landings on tribal land.

Wisconsin’s tribal walleye spearing numbers down from 2022

Preliminary Wisconsin DNR numbers show a historically low number of walleyes speared across the ceded territory by the six Wisconsin Chippewa tribes this spring.
Data collected following activity the night of May 23 show a total of 27,097 walleyes reported, along with 169 muskies. These are preliminary numbers until the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) and DNR are able to dissect the data after the season concludes.

Lac du Flambeau tribe declares walleyes on ‘no-keep’ Minocqua chain in Wisconsin

According to March 15 declarations released publicly the last week of April by the Wisconsin DNR, the Lac du Flambeau (LdF) tribe announced its intent to harvest 1,288 walleyes from the five-lake Minocqua chain that’s in its eighth year of no walleye harvest.
The declarations of hundreds of lakes across the ceded territory detail harvest intentions for mostly walleyes and muskies for all six northern Wisconsin Chippewa tribes.

Wisconsin deer hunters want carcass tags, in-person registration

Madison —The question as to whether more accurate deer harvest records are gained through either electronic or in-person registration was discussed at length during a number of Conservation Congress spring hearings in counties around the state. Rollie Lee, of Black River Falls, is a former DNR game warden who retired as the DNR’s deputy chief

Wisconsin game farm quarantined after CWD found

Tigerton, Wis. — The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has confirmed a positive test for chronic wasting disease (CWD) on the Wilderness Game Farm located just outside of Tigerton in Shawano County. The Wisconsin DNR announced that the positive test was discovered in a 3-year-old buck. Ranch records show the lone positive

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