- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Department of Natural Resources’ board has adopted a permanent three-walleye limit for non-tribal anglers on lakes and rivers within Wisconsin’s ceded territory.

The board approved the regulations during a meeting in Bowler on Wednesday. The board implemented the limit on an emergency basis this past spring; the new regulations replace those rules.

Until this year, the DNR had been adjusting bag limits annually to compensate for the Chippewa tribal harvest and ensure a sustainable fishery in the territory.

DNR officials wrote in a memo to the board that a permanent three-fish limit will minimize social and economic disruptions that came with changing the limits every year.

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