Wis. Tribes requesting to take 63K walleye this spring

By KBJR News 1

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March 19, 2014 Updated Mar 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM CDT

Madison, Wis. (NNCNOW.com) -- Wisconsin's six Chippewa tribes say they want to spear 63,488 walleye across Northern Wisconsin in the spring.

Officials at the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission say the tribes make a declaration every year about how many fish they wish to spear.

The tribes usually only take about half of the number they request.

Last year they requested to take 58,399 fish, and took 28,400.

Meanwhile, the Wisconsin DNR was granted permission from the Natural Resources Board to explore methods for managing walleye in Ceded Territory.

DNR representatives were not able to say if they plan to make changes yet this year based on the tribe's request.

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