Mike Staggs http://wxpr.org en Tribes Reserve More Walleye for Spearing http://wxpr.org/post/tribes-reserve-more-walleye-spearing <p>The state Natural Resources Board has authorized the DNR to take emergency steps to protect Wisconsin’s fish supply. &nbsp;The&nbsp;move comes after Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes declared they’ll reserve a record number of walleye in the spearing season.</p><p></p><p>Wisconsin’s six Chippewa tribes plan to spear up to 63,000 walleye this spring - five thousand more than last year.&nbsp; As Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission spokesperson Sue Erickson explains, typically tribal members only take about half of what is declared.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:46:08 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15816 at http://wxpr.org Tribes Reserve More Walleye for Spearing On Short Notice, DNR Leaders Pleased With Walleye Initiative http://wxpr.org/post/short-notice-dnr-leaders-pleased-walleye-initiative <p>While the next several days outdoors are all about things white tail, the DNR recently said the first year of the Walleye Initiative has been a success.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After the legislature came up with more funding to improve state fish hatcheries and programs earlier this year, the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">DNR</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, aimed at stocking larger fingerlings in state waters.</span></p><p>The DNR's fisheries director Mike Staggs talks with Ken Krall:</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 11068 at http://wxpr.org On Short Notice, DNR Leaders Pleased With Walleye Initiative