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Mon November 25, 2013

On Short Notice, DNR Leaders Pleased With Walleye Initiative

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.

DNR officials say the new walleye stocking initiative is getting good results.
DNR officials say the new walleye stocking initiative is getting good results.
Credit Eric Engbretson / US Fish and Wildlife Service

After the legislature came up with more funding to improve state fish hatcheries and programs earlier this year, the DNR announced the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, aimed at stocking larger fingerlings in state waters.

The DNR's fisheries director Mike Staggs talks with Ken Krall:

The larger fingerlings are in the 6 to 8 inch range, which biologists say givesĀ  the young walleyes a better chance to grow to maturity.