THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND it's not just 'sea weed'
Your boat, trailer, jet ski, live wells and anything that goes into and comes back out of the waterway's just might be moving the next zebra mussels. And while I understand nobody would intentionally ... Posted on 5/27/10 at 5:15 AM
Many residents of this lake in Minnesota’s Otter Tail County want the rest of the world to know something: Yes, Pelican Lake has zebra mussels. But no, it hasn’t meant the end of quality times at the lake.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been found in Gilbert Pit, an old mine pit in St. Louis County.
The DNR says it's the first time zebra mussels have been found in a mine pit lake, and the furthest north they have been seen in the state.
In an effort to reduce record populations of resident Canada geese, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is looking to raise the daily limit from eight birds to 15 during the early season that begins in August.
George Wynn, 54, pleaded guilty in Otter Tail County District Court on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of introducing an invasive species. Wynn was ordered to pay $500 restitution plus $500 in fines and fees. The settlement drew some criticism.
The DNR is trying to stop the spread of this invasive species by increasing its own inspections at boat landings and on roads, but Steve Gunther, president of the Lake Minnewashta Preservation Association, said the state can't do it alone.
With leaping Asian carp moving up the Mississippi River and zebra mussels spreading across the state, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials Saturday said they will redouble their efforts to thwart the spread of aquatic invasive species. For starters, DNR officials said they will, for the first time, conduct random road checks in 2012 to stop the spread of species hitchhiking on trailers, boats and other vehicles.
Anglers fishing north will have to replace livewell water with fresh supply before transporting fish to EGF weigh-in site New regulations aimed at preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species in Minnesota and North Dakota are going to mean some changes for anglers fishing the Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament. This year’s tournament is set for July 30-31.
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