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Contact(s): Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420
December 1, 2015

MADISON - An informational report that will include preliminary results of the 2015 firearm deer season and an emergency rule to amend Lake Superior lake trout harvest limits for the 2015-16 open season that would adjust lake trout commercial fishing harvest quotas and implement new bag and size limit regulations for recreational fishing are among the items that the state Natural Resources Board will consider when it meets Dec. 9 in Madison.

Other items include a request to implement a catch and release fishing for lake sturgeon on the Menominee River downstream from Grand Rapids Dam and proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25 related to implementing a web-based electronic fish reporting system for licensed commercial fishers of the Great Lakes.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster St., Madison.

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the board will tour Blue Mound State Park to review property and winter activities, presentation by the Friends of Blue Mound State Park, partnerships, proposed Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Amendment, and regional winter activities; tour the Nevin Fish Hatchery, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg; and hear an overview of snowmobile programs including snowmobile grants and aids, trail development, and enforcement at the Department of Natural Resources Fitchburg Service Center.

The public must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to attend scheduled tours or to testify at the board meeting. Registration information is available on the agenda on the DNR website. Exact tour schedule is subject to change)

The complete December board agenda is available by searching the DNR website,, for keyword "NRB" and clicking on the button for "view agendas."

The deadline to register to attend a tour or to testify, or submit written comments for the business meeting is 11 a.m., Friday, December 4, 2015.

Board meetings are webcast live. People can watch the meeting over the Internet by going to the NRB agenda page of the DNR website and clicking on webcasts in the Related Links column on the right. Then click on this month's meeting. After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

Last Revised: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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