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Montana trying to draw the line on walleye

FISHING -- Montana is trying to fight back against "bucket biologists" who've been raising havoc with fisheries for years.  

Most recently, Montana has ordered anglers to turn in walleye caught in Swan Lake and River, according to the Flathead Beacon.

After discovering illegally introduced walleye in the Swan River and Swan Lake, the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission passed a rule on Dec. 10 requiring anglers who catch the non-native species in those waters to kill the fish, report the catch to the agency and turn in the carcass.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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