Recent developments in Mille Lacs Band v. County lawsuit

Tracy LeBrun recently reviewed progress of the Mille Lacs Band’s lawsuit against Mille Lacs County. Federal lawsuit sees recent developments, Mille Lacs Messenger, Sep 29, 2021. This lawsuit is critical. Tribal claims for the existence of a long-disestablished 61,000-acre reservation go far beyond anything established by treaties or by State and Federal court rulings. It would [...]

2021-10-08T22:28:39-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Recent developments in Mille Lacs Band v. County lawsuit

The so-called “bans” on over-water teal hunting

Recent reporting by Tim Spielman pulled the curtain back on the White Earth and Leech Lake Bands' abrupt "teal hunting ban.” Streams of Thought, Tim Spielman, Editor, Outdoor News Minnesota, September 10, 2021. It came just days before the launch of a new experimental teal hunting season. It's a pretty big deal, being the first new [...]

2021-10-04T14:40:08-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on The so-called “bans” on over-water teal hunting

Tribal moose hunt details revealed

The only detail concerning non-tribal hunters is "none" Javier Serna, Assistant Editor, Outdoor News Minnesota, recently did a great job revealing these details. How is it that Grand Portage and Bois Forte bands of Ojibwe, and the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa can hunt Moose whenever they want and decide how many they kill when [...]

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Plenty of walleye – no basis for strict regs

Regs are out of sync for Mille Lacs walleye population/forage balance Mille Lac’s Steve Johnson recently challenged the DNR’s “very strict regulations on the harvest of walleyes from Mille Lacs Lake.” No walleye for you, Mille Lacs Messenger, July 20, 2021. Johnson, a local businessman, community leader, and member of the Mille Lacs Fishery Advisory Committee [...]

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Hooking Mortality’s Flimsy Science Drives Mille Lacs Shutdowns

Eric Jacobson's recent opinion piece in the Mille Lacs Messenger is to the point and worth reading. Mille Lacs post mortality walleyes, Mille Lacs Messenger, July 16, 2021. (See Below) Jacobson questions the use of post-release hooking mortality in setting treaty harvest limits under a (negotiated) allocation. "Nowhere else in the state does the DNR keep [...]

2021-07-20T18:24:52-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Hooking Mortality’s Flimsy Science Drives Mille Lacs Shutdowns

Congratulations PERM Legal Fund Raffle Winners!

Here are the WINNERS of PERM’s Spring 2021 Legal Fund Raffle I’m always happy to share some good news. It also gives me a chance to talk to some of our raffle winners. There’s no question PERM has a very supportive membership. Thanks to everyone who got in on the raffle. We really count on your [...]

2021-07-13T21:56:07-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Congratulations PERM Legal Fund Raffle Winners!

Rationale for DNR Mille Lacs Walleye Regs Doesn’t Add Up

Eric Jacobson does a great job of challenging the DNR's inexplicable self-defeating tactic of preserving (rather than conserving) the Mille Lacs 2013 year class of walleyes. How good does the fishing have to be? Mille Lacs Messenger, July 2, 2021. Jacobson points out that while walleye fishing on Mille Lacs lake has been "nothing short of [...]

2021-07-09T15:34:42-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Rationale for DNR Mille Lacs Walleye Regs Doesn’t Add Up

Mille Lacs Walleye Angling Shutdown ‘Unnecessary and Unethical’

In a similar vein to Eric Jacobson’s editorial, Joe Fellegy is very much to the point regarding the unnecessary and unethical extremism of the DNR's shutdown of Mille Lacs walleye angling. June heat and drought: impacts at Mille Lacs? Mille Lacs Messenger Jul 3, 2021 "The upcoming July 1 – July 15 walleye fishing closure at [...]

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Hope for actual Mille Lacs Walleye Harvest in the Fall?

Erik Jacobson reported on the DNR's Mille Lacs fishery numbers from opening day on May 15 through May 31, Spring creel data looks promising for walleye season, Mille Lacs Messenger Jun 30, 2021 The total number of walleyes harvested and designated as "hooking mortality" was 7,167 for a total weight of 19,091 pounds. Adding the winter [...]

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DNR’s plan to divert funds intended for habitat purchases draws fire

Dennis Anderson March 13, 2021 How seriously the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) led by Commissioner Sarah Strommen has blundered in its ongoing attempt to change the law governing expenditures from the Critical Habitat Program account remains to be seen. But blundered it has. Laid bare a few weeks ago, when Gov. Tim Walz's budget was [...]

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