Friday, December 07, 2007

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota anglers should be aware of some changes in fishing regulations when new rules are published on Dec. 10, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The rule changes include: ice fishing meal preparation, take a child ice fishing, muskie season dates, packed fish labeling, night bowfishing, northern pike limit on the Canada-Minnesota border, winter trout fishing and the closing of the Zebulon Pike Reservoir.
According to the DNR Web site, while anglers are on or fishing waters with size restrictions all size-regulated fish must have the heads, tails, fins and skin intact and be measurable except when a person is preparing and using the fish for a meal.
Anglers older than 16 do not need a fishing license from Feb. 16 to 18, 2008, if they are accompanied by a child younger than 16 years old and actively participating in Take a Kid Fishing Weekend.
The muskie season will close on Dec. 15, 2007. The 2008 muskie season will open on June 7 and close Dec. 1, 2008.

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