DNR Will Return To In-Person Registration For Sturgeon Spearing Season

(Winnebago) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be returning to in-person registration of sturgeon taken during the spearing season.

Conservation Warden Bill Hankee says with COVID on the decline the DNR will be requiring successful spearers to register their sturgeon at one of the registration stations around Lake Winnebago or the Upriver Lakes by 2pm the day they take their fish.

Hankee says the numbers of sturgeon registered help them keep track of how close they are to the harvest cap which affects the length of the season. The season starts today (Saturday) and could run a maximum of 16 days.

Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin DNR website