Wisconsin Keeps 3-Walleye Limit in Ceded Territory

3-Walleye Limit in Ceded Territory of Northern WI

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has voted to maintain a three-walleye daily limit in the Ceded Territory of northern Wisconsin.

The state is replacing a system that adjusted the limit yearly depending on how many walleye were taken by Chippewa tribes in the region.

Citizens had asked for a more predictable system.

The old system varied from lake to lake and applied only to lakes declared for tribal harvest.

Wednesday’s change applies to all waters in the Ceded Territory, a 22,400-square-mile region given to the U.S. by Chippewa tribes nearly 200 years ago.

DNR fisheries management section chief Steve Hewett said the new regulations would keep the harvest within safe limits.

The Great Lakes Indians Fish and Wildlife Commission declined immediate comment.

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