Proper Economic Resource Management2021-10-25T10:23:46-05:00

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Will legislators address Mille Lacs co-mismanagement, equal hunting and fishing rights?

Ask your candidates in the upcoming elections. They need to hear from you!

Start with these questions:

* Will you pursue correcting 20-plus years of Mille Lacs Lake co-mismanagement
by the DNR and the Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa?

* Will you support Equal Hunting and Fishing Rights for all Minnesotans?

* Will you push for EARLY session public House and Senate hearings relating
to mismanagement of Mille Lacs?

It’s easy to get candidate contact info with just your home address. Go to the state’s Voter Information Portal  Use the links to candidate websites for contact info. Then call, email, or send a letter.

If a candidate link is unavailable, you can also search the Internet by using their name and office they seek. Use their website for contact info or to leave questions above and/or comments.

 

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Tribes to increase moose harvest in northeast MN

Moose hunting remains closed for Minnesotans

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Three tribes in northeast are seeking to harvest more bull moose this year

By Javier Serna
Assistant Editor Outdoor News Minnesota, September 16, 2022

Fond du Lac, Minn. — The three Ojibwe bands that have harvested moose in northeastern Minnesota intend to increase the number of animals they kill this fall.

There are three hunts this year, as there have been since the three bands – Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, and Bois Forte – reinstituted their moose hunts following a period of abstaining from the hunt that started in 2013, when the state hunt also ended.

The three bands planned to issue 120 bull moose permits this season, up from the 94 permits issued last year. Quotas are designed to cap harvest at 60 bulls this year, up […]

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DNR gives an inch on fall ML walleye regs

Slot expansion still plays it safe with the one-fish walleye limit

DNR yesterday announced the Mille Lacs fall walleye regs. The big news was a harvest slot expanded to 20-23 inches (from current 21-23 inches.)

This was an option from the DNR’s Mille Lacs Lake Management Plan shown at the June 28 MLFAC meeting. It more than doubled the target walleye population available for harvest. The outcome was “Likely a greater increase in harvest.” (Slides #3 and #4.)

Another option was based on the current slot–and “Likely a small increase in harvested fish.” However, it included a 2-walleye limit. Which could draw attention and raise questions about having or going back to a 1-walleye limit.

Imagine if you will, the second largest lake in Minnesota only allowing one keeper walleye for only […]

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Will MLFAC help with Walleye quota forfeiture?

It’s time to weigh in on Mille Lacs Fall walleye regulations

The Minnesota DNR just announced they are now accepting applications for several wildlife, fisheries advisory committees. They want to fill open seats on these committees, including the recently updated Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee.

PERM encourages all anglers concerned about the future of the Mille Lacs fishery to consider this opportunity to get involved by applying for MLFAC membership. Members will serve two- to three-year terms and must commit to attending at least three of the four videoconference meetings each committee has annually.

Apply online through September 16.

Try it out

You can even try out the MLFAC member experience before applying. Just call the DNR to voice your opinion regarding their proposals for Mille Lacs Fall walleye regulations.

According to MLFAC’s Charter, the […]

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Congratulations PERM Legal Fund Raffle Winners!

And thanks to all who entered our Spring 2022 Legal Fund Raffle

Really like sharing some good news. And getting another chance to talk to our members. Some have supported us for a very long time and others are new. There’s no question PERM has a very supportive membership.

Thanks to everyone who got in on the raffle. It’s the only way PERM can continue making your voice heard. Everyone wins with your support.

Doug,
Douglas Meyenburg,
President, PERM

List of Winners

#1  John G. *         Isle                           Ruger American 6.5 Creedmore with Go Wild Camo

#2  Jeff P.              Foley                        Ruger American 308 Winchester Bolt Action

#3  Gunner M.      Big Lake                 Ruger American 7mm-08 Remington

#4  Scott G.            Alexandria […]

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A 25th Anniversary re Bud Grant and Vince Hill

Joe Fellegy, Mille Lacs Messenger,Jul 2, 2022

Bud Grant, longtime Vikings football coach and a famed outdoorsman, is very familiar to most Minnesotans. Vince Hill (1938-2008) was a grandson of Tom Hill, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s first chief executive after the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) became law.

Both Bud Grant and Vince Hill were featured speakers at a Proper Economic Resource Management (PERM) fundraiser at Lakeland Hall in Brainerd on June 28, 1997. Their speeches and informal chats are still relevant for Mille Lacs-connected folks today.

Tony Sailer, Outdoors Editor of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch, reported on that 1997 PERM event. His July 6 feature included a large headline: “Bud Grant: Treaty rights opposition doesn’t make someone a racist.”

Too often, back in 1997 and through the years, including now, the “race […]

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The Mille Lacs Reservation Decision – What the Future Holds

Minnesotans should be concerned about a court ruling calling for the continued existence of the former Mille Lacs reservation. PERM’s concerns include the impact a ruling would have on the area’s natural resources. Multiple agencies (without any hierarchy of authority) would be governing these resources. This would create an endless source of conflict.

An analysis by attorney Randy Thompson, reported in the Mille Lacs County Newsletter, details a long history that supports a case that the reservation was terminated. While Mille Lacs County and its legal team respect Judge Nelson’s ruling, they believe her conclusion is incorrect. There are substantial reasons to think that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals could reach a different conclusion.

He notes that the continued federal expansion of tribal authority over time (above and beyond original treaty […]

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Mille Lacs 2022 walleye regs confirm mismanagement

DNR press release a litany of excuses

The DNR just released their regs for Mille Lacs walleye. The announcement came with a lot of verbiage. Mainly flimsy excuses for shutting down walleye angling again.

For example, another drop in the quota was due to “below-average catches of 2018 and 2019 year classes in the fall walleye population survey.” This is a  survey in which the DNR has little confidence. As Tom Heinrich, DNR’s fisheries supervisor explained to MLFAC members, “It seems like maybe this year was just a poor year of netting. That happens every now and then.” Not to worry. “We’ll know for sure by next fall …” (Well that’s just great.)

But the […]

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