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Postponed – PERM Annual Blainbrook Event

We regret having to postpone PERM’s Annual ‘Save Minnesota’ Fundraising Dinner at Blainbrook

It was set for Wednesday, December 7th.

We regret having to postpone PERM’s Annual ‘Save Minnesota’ Fundraising Dinner at Blainbrook. It was set for Wednesday, December 7th.

Blainbrook has become a well-known a tradition enjoyed by many over the years. It always helped energize support for PERM. It’s absence will be a loss and setback for our efforts to restore equal hunting and fishing rights for all Minnesotans.

However, the usual (and unusual) headwinds added up to a perfect storm making postponement the best option going forward for PERM and its members.

We remain committed to challenging the failure of Mille Lacs’ “co-management” and politics that discriminate against Minnesota’s anglers and hunters.

We appreciate your support over the years. And we look forward […]

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DNR sidelines MLFAC members at Nov. meeting

DNR couldn’t answer questions; wouldn’t discuss upcoming regs.

I participated in the MLFAC meeting online and was surprised by the DNR’s lack of expertise about their own operations.

As Committee members were asking questions, the majority of the answers were “I don’t know,” “we are looking into that,” “we will look into that,” “we are working on that,” … These are the experts who sit down and deal with the Chippewa Tribes over co-management of Mille Lacs Lake? Wouldn’t you think, since their decisions affect the livelihood of Mille Lacs businesses and the livability of Mille Lacs homeowners, that they would be a lot more up to speed with their facts? They have been doing this for twenty plus years.

Worse, the DNR would not discuss new winter regs. The “Advisory” Committee has […]

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No real basis for why tribal and state hunting seasons differ

In an interview of tribal representatives, Javier Serna, Assistant Editor, Outdoor News Minnesota explores reasons for why tribal and state hunting seasons differ. Many tribal and state hunting seasons differ: Why?

Tribal representatives tried to make the case that a “subsistence hunting and gathering culture” at the time treaties were signed still exists today. However, the Courts have ruled that the continued existence of treaty harvest rights was based on tribal culture and not on the need for subsistence. The failure of this workaround is due to the following:

They said it co-exists with “conservation,” the concept of which did not exist at the time treaties were signed.

It is their blending of culture and subsistence that today justifies the the tribes’ current subsistence basis for harvests, which undermines the conservation of our […]

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WOW – Mark your calendars

PERM’S Annual Blainbrook Save Minnesota Fundraiser

WEDNESDAY December 7, 2022

Doors open at 5pm.

A couple of PERM members have already donated some new items they had won at other events. New merchandise donations are the same as cash for our event.  If you have new items, crafts, services, a business that could help with donations please call Doug Meyenburg at 763-843-1039.

Watch for more details to follow!

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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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