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Bringing fish across the border

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What is the current limits of fish you can bring back to MN from Ontario?

Any links to the Ontario Fisheries?

Thanks

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I believe it depends on the type of license you purchase. If you're talking 'eyes, a conservation license allows a possession of 2 and a sportsmen's license allows a possesion of 4. Could be wrong, though. I always get the conservation and just bring two back.

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That is a great question that I knew the answer to but how about how you bring them across the border? I always bring them back gilled and gutted. Is there any other way to bring them back? Cause that is such a pain in the butt.

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We bring them back filleted and skinned, leaving the last 2" or so of skin on w/ scales, packaged in freezer bags, 2 fish to a bag, in coolers w/ ice. The place we stay has a chest freezer in the cleaning house so freezing the fish, along with a couple of frozen milk jugs in the cooler keeps them pretty cold for the 10hr. ride south.

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Reading the regs though it is my understanding that because like Lake of the Woods is a slot lake you can not do that? Please let me know if I am wrong! I would love to be able to just leave a chunk of skin on.

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This is from the Ontario MNR HSOforum. It's an excerpt from their regulations and halfway through there are tips for packing your fish with pictures too. Either a patch or whole skin is OK.

If you are going somewhere other than Ontario I would check their regs.

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/198219.pdf

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