New ‘We the People’ Petition Launched

Local advocate for Mille Lacs asks angling community to petition the White House to save the walleye(PERM is sharing this because we support any effort to normalize usage of Mille Lacs and do away with "co-management.")Call to Action"Pursuant to an 1837 Treaty, several Chippewa Bands ceded land in present-day Minnesota and Wisconsin to the [...]

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Mille Lacs 2017 Tribal Spearing – Video

An April 25th video shows spearers working the shoreline during the walleye spawn. This type of action is playing over and over on Mille Lacs. It shows the disruption of the spawning process. It even shows an example of how spearing has its own "spearing mortality."DougDouglas Meyenburg, President, PERM

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Mille Lacs is fine; spring netting is not

Spring netting is not 'fine' Tom Wolak, from Foley, has it right when he writes "I can't believe [the DNR] still adheres to the idea that there is no correlation between spring tribal netting and the decline in walleye numbers." We must remember that there is a short time period for the laid eggs [...]

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DNR can’t have it both ways with Lake Mille Lacs

Letters to the Editor Outdoor News March 31, 2017 What is going on with the DNR and Lake Mille Lacs? The most restrictive regulations, even after summer and winter fishing seasons that clearly proved the lake is full of walleye of all sizes. After stating that we need a record-low harvest of walleyes because [...]

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Disgusted with trial moose hunts

Outdoor News, November 4, 2016 The beleaguered Minnesota moose population is suffering another blow this fall thanks to hunts by the Fond du Lac Lake Superior, Bois Forte and Grand Portage bands of Chippewa Indians. This travesty will result in 38 animals killed. Justification for the hunts has generally been, "It won't biologically threaten [...]

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Chippewa tribes renew hunting of Minnesota moose

Against DNR wishes, the Fond du Lac Band has killed 25 moose already; plans are to harvest 38October 19, 2016A three-year hunting reprieve for Minnesota's struggling moose population has come to an end this fall. Shooting of 38 bulls by three Chippewa Indian tribes is planned. Twenty-five of those moose already have been killed [...]

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DNR reverses under Indian pressure

Dave Orrick in the Pioneer Press commented on the closure of walleye fishing on Mille Lacs. He had questions about state leadership, as did Joe Fellegy. (PERM summary of Fellegy article and Fellegy Outdoor News article.)The DNR and Dayton had said walleye fishing would remain open, in “an apparent violation of treaty protocols.” Last [...]

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Lake Mille Lacs stocking deserves history lesson

Here is an insider’s view of the DNR’s unwarranted bias for keeping a pure "Mille Lacs walleye" strain that’s held up restocking as a management tool. (And how much of requiring only Mille Lacs walleye eggs as a work-around is a driver for getting a $3.2 million hatchery at the lake?)Doug MeyenburgFrom Outdoor News [...]

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