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Wed March 20, 2013
Wisconsin's Last Flash Point Over Tribal Spear Fishing
Tribal leaders in Wisconsin have been unhappy with state leaders for relaxing mining standards and approving a wolf hunt. Now tensions have emerged over spear fishing.
This week, the tribes announced that they intend to spear nearly 60,000 walleye on lakes off the reservations. The DNR says that number would drastically reduce bag limits for sport fishermen.
WUWM’s Marge Pitrof takes us back two dozen years, when major confrontations occurred in northern Wisconsin over tribal spear fishing.