|DNR sleeping on winter muskie spearing|
By Kurt Krueger
THE?BLOOD pressure of many a muskie angler has heated up in recent weeks as photos surfaced on the Internet of dead muskies lined up on tables, supposedly the result of a winter spearing contest by members of Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes.
The tribes have a right to spear muskies or any fish they can effectively take in winter, as you might know, so that isn’t the issue on the table today. The problem is, who is keeping track?
It has been years since the scribbler tackled this subject. On the last round, I learned that the federal courts determined that winter muskie spearing would be considered a low-efficiency harvest — pretty much in the same category as sport angling.
Therefore, tribal members
|Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:17 PM|
|Last Updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:24 PM|