Deadline for Purchasing Sturgeon Spear Fishing License Approaching

(Wisconsin) The DNR is reminding interested sturgeon spearers that they have until October 31st to purchase a license for the 2021 Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing season. The spearing season for the prehistoric fish will open on February 13th for Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes of Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan, running for a maximum of 16 days or until any of the pre-determined harvest caps are reached. All license holders must be a minimum of 12 years old. Licenses for the Lake Winnebago spear fishery must be purchased before October 31st except for military personnel home on leave during the spearing season and youth turning 12 years old between November 1st and the last day of the 2021 spearing season.