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New walleye regulations proposed for Big, Little Pine lakes; public comment sought

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Special walleye regulations on northeast Otter Tail County's Big Pine and Little Pine lakes will be discussed from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Perham Area Community Center, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports.

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Current regulations, which are scheduled to expire in March 2013, require that all walleye 18- to 26-inches be immediately released on both lakes. Public input will help DNR fisheries staff determine whether the existing special regulations should be continued, modified or dropped.

People unable to attend the public input meeting may submit written comments to the DNR Fergus Falls area fisheries office, 1509 1st Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537, or to arlin.schalekamp@state.mn.us. They may also call 218-739-7576.

Comments will also be accepted during an open house from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the DNR Central Office in St. Paul, at 500 Lafayette Road.

All comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8.

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