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Emergency rule allows DNR to adjust bag limits

Over 20 lakes
see increase
to two walleyes

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) used the flexibility granted by an emergency rule to raise anglers’ daily bag limits from one walleye per day to two walleye per day in 21 northern Wisconsin lakes, effective June 10.

The department routinely adjusts bag limits in late May or early June after tribal harvest activity diminishes, and did so for 447 lakes on May 23. Under rules in place at that time, the department was not able to consider changes for the 21 lakes affected in Monday’s an­nounce­ment.

But with Gov. Scott Walker’s approval of an emergency rule adopted

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:20 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:07 PM

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