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Fishing WisconsinSturgeon multimedia information

people of the sturgeon book cover

"People of the Sturgeon" is published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and written by Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Ronald M. Bruch, Frederick P. Binkowski, with photographs by Bob Rashid.

Order your copy now of the new book, "People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish", that features the beautiful photography of the late Bob Rashid and dozens of sturgeon stories collected from spearers, decoy carvers, poachers, retired game wardens and Menominee Tribal elders throughout the Winnebago-Fox-Wolf River System.

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More on Wisconsin's lake sturgeon

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Grab a bucket of popcorn and get ready for a thrilling, 3-D plunge into the world of Wisconsin's lake sturgeon. These ancient fish and the DNR biologist and other people dedicated to sustaining their population star in a $6 million IMAX film now playing Chicago [exit DNR].

Life, legend, legacy

Enjoy for free - and online for the first time - "Life, Legend, Legacy," a video telling the remarkable tale of how Wisconsinites brought the Lake Winnebago lake sturgeon to the edge of extinction before they nursed populations of this big fish back and into the world's largest.

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This video is presented in modules for more convenient and comfortable viewing.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine

Learn about efforts to restore lake sturgeon populations to more of their native waters in Wisconsin, including Lake Michigan in "A strong base for broad recovery". [PDF 1.86MB]

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For more information, please contact:
Karl Scheidegger
Fisheries biologist
Last revised: Friday October 19 2012