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Minn. DNR Taking Input on Proposed Walleye Regulation Changes in Cook County

Updated: 08/18/2014 10:50 PM
Created: 08/18/2014 10:49 PM WDIO.com

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for public input on proposed new walleye regulations on four bodies of water in northern Cook County. 

The new experimental regulations are being considered on Saganaga, Sea Gull, and Gull Lakes, along with the Sea Gull River -- all located near the Canadian border. 

The new rules would call for a 17-inch minimum size requirement and a limit of three fish, with only one fish over 20 inches allowed. The changes are being considered after a DNR assessment showed declines in the number of walleye present there, along with concerns from anglers about the lack of smaller walleye. 

Two public meetings will be held to collect input on these proposals, according to the DNR: 

• Wednesday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at DNR Headquarters in St. Paul.

• Saturday, September 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center, 317 West Fifth St., Grand Marais. Area fisheries staff will be on hand at that meeting to take comments on the proposal.

The DNR will be be taking comments on this proposal until October 7.

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