October 31, 2014

DNR seeks angler input

Are state fishing regulations too complicated? That will be the focus of the fishing questions posed at the Department of Natural Resources annual Spring Hearings, being held tonight in all 72 counties. “We designed a number of advisory questions that get at some of the types of regulation that add to the complexity of the fishing experience, ” said Mike Stagg, the agency’s Fishing Director.

Stagg said if anglers really want to get serious about reducing the complexity of regulations, this will be an opportunity to help DNR identify which are the key ones that work, and which are extraneous. The Conservation Congress portion of tonight’s hearings will allow for more input. The hearings begin at 7:00 and you can find your county’s location on the DNR website.