- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to continue a three-walleye limit for lakes and rivers within the state’s ceded territory, rather than annually adjusting the number based on how many are taken by the six Chippewa tribes.

The proposal to maintain the bag limit will be considered by the Natural Resources Board at its April 8 meeting.

The proposed rule would replace the current system of adjusting the limits based on the Chippewa’s harvest plans. In past years those limits would then be adjusted throughout the season.

DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp calls the proposal “an effective solution based on sound science and long-term management practices.”

Republican lawmakers from northern Wisconsin issued a statement supporting the plan, saying it will bring certainty to the fishing season.

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