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From the DNR
Sugar Lake in Wright County will be open to darkhouse spearing this winter for the first time in more than 40 years. Sugar is one of 12 lakes on which spearing bans were lifted this year.
“During the sixties and seventies, it was common to ban spearing on lakes managed for muskies,” said Joe Stewig, Department of Natural Resources Montrose area fisheries supervisor. “Sugar Lake was designated for muskie management in 1967, and up until now, darkhouse spearing has been prohibited.”
Spearing of muskellunge is still illegal in Minnesota waters.
Those participating in spearing activities are responsible for properly identifying fish before spearing them.
Anglers planning to spear on Sugar Lake should note that there also is a 24- to 36- inch protected slot for northern pike.
The harvest of any fish within the slot is prohibited, regardless of the method used to take fish.
All other regulations related to spearing, angling and shelters still apply on this water.
Northern pike historically have been abundant and small in Sugar Lake.
Recent DNR gill net data show 13 northern pike per gill net, with an average size of 20 inches and two pounds.
When compared to the northern pike abundance in similar waters, Sugar Lake is considered high.
From the DNR
Minnesota hunters harvested 164,550 deer during the 2013 firearms season, according to preliminary numbers announced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Excluding the late season in southeastern Minnesota, hunters harvested 144,000 deer, a 6 percent drop from the 153,000 harvested in 2012.
Preliminary numbers for the late season in southeastern Minnesota show hunters harvested 4,400 deer, down from the 5,000 harvested in 2012.
The statewide muzzleloader season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 15. The archery season closes on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Deer harvest numbers are calculated using data provided by hunters when they register a deer.
A final report, which includes more detailed harvest information, will be released at the end of January.
|Saturday, Dec 14, 2013|
|TBD||Dance Team: Varsity Invitational||Eastview @ Eastview H.S.|
|9:00am||Wrestling: Var/JV Invitational||vs. Apple Valley, Dassel-Cokato, Foley, St. Peter, Waconia, Watertown-Mayer, Milaca @ Delano HS Field House|
|11:30am||Gymnastics: Var/JV Invitational||Annandale @ Annandale Middle School|
|12:00pm||Swim and Dive:Boys Var/JV Invitational||WM-Del-Wac vs. Prior Lake @ Prior Lake – Hidden Oaks MS|
|2:00pm||Hockey:Girls Var Game||Bison Girls Hockey vs. Eden Prairie @ Plymouth Ice Center|
|Friday, Dec 13, 2013|
|MS Exploratory Day||Delano Middle School|
|5:00pm-8:00pm||Tiger Kids Club HoliDAZE||Community Education Center|
|5:15pm||Wrestling: MS Invitational||Dassel-Cokato @ Dassel-Cokato High School|
|5:30pm||Basketball:Boys C Game||vs. Sauk Rapids – Rice @ Delano High School|
|“A” Followed By ”B”|
|6:00pm||Basketball:Boys JV Game||vs. Sauk Rapids – Rice @ Delano HS Field House|
|6:00pm||Wrestling: Var/JV Match||Orono @ Orono High School|
|7:00pm||Hockey:Girls Var Game||Rogers vs. Bison Girls Hockey @ Buffalo Civic Center|
|7:30pm||Basketball:Boys Var Game||vs. Sauk Rapids – Rice @ Delano HS Field House|