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shamalex72

New Opener?

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I read in the outdoor news that the opener is now November 15, and runs to the last Sunday in February. Anyone else see that?

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I have not seen this. I will have to do some digging?

We dont even have ice on nov 15th

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i saw that too! could be interesting with no ice unless we are way up north.

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Has anyone heard if the law passed to allow nonresidents to spear in MN?

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i dont believe that it has passed. they had a huge meeting about it a few months ago, but have not heard of anything since then. I will contact the DNR to get more information on this topic.

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They might as well have made in June 1st and it wouldn't have made a difference. There won't be ice anyway. This is another one of our brilliant legislators that wanted to get his name on something. These guys have no idea what they are even voting on. If you have ever talked to these guys, there are very few that have any common sense.

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I'm putting pontoons on my spearhouse.

I will be out there Nov 15th... one way or the other. grin

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pontoons on the spearhouse. That would be something to see

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So far it hasn't been updated in the rule book

Quote:
From sunrise

to sunset,

Dec. 1, 2008 –

last Sunday in

February except

where prohibited.

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We dont even have ice on nov 15th

That was my first thought too.

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i have contacted the DNR. There going to be back to me by the end of the week. Ill report then

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I received the following info from the DNR, regarding the non-resident spearing question.

"The following web site contains the bill language that was signed by the Governor dealing with fish and game law changes https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/laws/?id=368&doctype=Chapter&year=2008&type=0 . It is my understanding that they did not pass a law to allow non-residents to dark house spear. To allow it, they would have had to authorize a non-resident dark house license, which I was not able to find on the site."

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It is my understanding that they did not pass a law to allow non-residents to dark house spear. To allow it, they would have had to authorize a non-resident dark house license, which I was not able to find on the site."

From my understanding, the bill did not pass. I also heard that the MN Darkhouse Assn did not support the current language of that bill. I heard that the MN Darkhouse Assn prefers language that restricts non resident spearing to states that allow it.

Although I fully support the MN Darkhouse Assn and the hard work they do, I can only hope that they re think this one if this is true.

I have family in AZ that have never been on a frozen lake before. I think it would be wonderful to have them come up north and actually get to spear a fish.

I don't expect AZ to allow Darkhouse spearing on their lakes anytime soon. laugh

Why restrict non resident spearing only to the northern states?

That don't make much sense to me, but I have been wrong in the past.

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Gator, you beat me to it.

I recieved the same information via email yesterday.

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Too bad, because North Dakota has some great spearing opportunities.

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Looks like a guy has to blow though ND and spear in MT

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looks that way. I dont think there really going to get something put together so we can go there and they can come here. I just dont see it happening

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