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Walleye Stamp?

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Has anybody heard of a possible Walleye Stamp?? Two different people told me this, and I don't know if they are trying to joke with me or not. However, it would not surprise me.

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They will be an optional purchase to help stock more lakes with walleye's. I will be out next year. I have heard alot of people _______ about it. I don't think it's a bad idea, as long as it going to put more fish in the water for me to catch. Maybe the fishing gods will be happier with you and you have better success, but anyways it's just 5 dollars and not required to purchase it more like a donation.

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I read in the local paper that it is 5 bucks and it is Optional. It will be available for next season. The proceeds are supposed to go for stocking efforts.

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I will gladly pay it, even if it was $10. Anything to help out the stocking efforts.

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I read in the local paper that it is 5 bucks and it is Optional. It will be available for next season. The proceeds are supposed to go for stocking efforts.

Not to go off on a rant, but isn't that what our licenses are supposed to be paying for now. When is this state going to learn how to budget instead of coming after us for more money? mad I think it would be rediculous if you ever had to pay for a walleye stamp. Why don't they just make you buy a pike, muskie, cat, perch, sunfish, crappie, etc stamp for each and every species you want to catch. Give me a break already. I'm not saying I won't purchase it to keep up the stocking, but enough with this backwards state and all their dang fees.

I'm done now and going upstairs to get a soda. Who do I pay a fee to or where do I get a stamp to drink that? cool

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Not to go off on a rant, but isn't that what our licenses are supposed to be paying for now?

Yes

When is this state going to learn how to budget instead of coming after us for more money? mad

It was one legislator that crafted this money grab, not the DNR

I think it would be rediculous if you ever had to pay for a walleye stamp.

I agree

Why don't they just make you buy a pike, muskie, cat, perch, sunfish, crappie, etc stamp for each and every species you want to catch. Give me a break already. I'm not saying I won't purchase it to keep up the stocking, but enough with this backwards state and all their dang fees.

This stamp isn't needed. If the DNR stopped stocking walleyes in poor locations they could use that allotment for the lakes where walleye stocking does work.

I'm done now and going upstairs to get a soda. Who do I pay a fee to or where do I get a stamp to drink that? cool

As long as there's no beer stamp we're good.

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I would pay it to help the stocking efforts, it will either be in this form or an increase in license's. As far as having to pay for everything there is an easy solution how about we have to have a stamp for everything like for hunting for instance (small game, furbearer, deer, pheasant, waterfowl, ect...) maybe it will keep some and then maybe the ones that don't want to pay to play can go home and play tiddly winks and whine about something else......

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Walleye are stocked more than all other species of fish combined. Is it really fair to the bass fisherman to have a good chunk of his license cost go to a species a fish he/she doesn't fish for? Stocking is expensive, it probably costs the DNR close to that $5 per stocked fish that survives to adulthood.

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it probably costs the DNR close to that $5 per stocked fish that survives to adulthood.

How did you come up with this?

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it probably costs the DNR close to that $5 per stocked fish that survives to adulthood.
How did you come up with this?

I know it costs me way more than $5 to catch each one. Just makes sense that it costs the govt. that much to put it there in the first place... grin LB

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it probably costs the DNR close to that $5 per stocked fish that survives to adulthood.

How did you come up with this?

Something I read from the Wisconsin DNR where it costs between $2.50 and $3.00 per muskie fingerling. Walleye fingerling are cheaper but fewer survive (less than 1 in 10 survive on many lakes). Sure I'm estimating but I don't think I'm too far off.

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I think I read in a walleye book that it's a 1 in a million chance for a walleye to make it to 8 lbs.

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maybe the $5 should just be mandatory to fish walleye and in return we get a STATE regulated slot limit daily/possesion limit to help manage it also, one that each lake wouldn't have to have it's own

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At this rate maybe we should just handle walleyes like deer and have everyone buy a $5 tag for each fish they catch. grin

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maybe the $5 should just be mandatory to fish walleye and in return we get a STATE regulated slot limit daily/possesion limit to help manage it also, one that each lake wouldn't have to have it's own

That would be nice wouldn't it? I changed my mind. I'm all for it if I can use two lines. grin

Oh now he ditnt!!! mad

Oh yes he did!! whistle

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Originally Posted By: BigWadeS
maybe the $5 should just be mandatory to fish walleye and in return we get a STATE regulated slot limit daily/possesion limit to help manage it also, one that each lake wouldn't have to have it's own

That would be nice wouldn't it? I changed my mind. I'm all for it if I can use two lines. grin

Oh now he ditnt!!! mad

Oh yes he did!! whistle

Go ahead use 2 just pay double then.....

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Originally Posted By: Sandmannd
Originally Posted By: BigWadeS
maybe the $5 should just be mandatory to fish walleye and in return we get a STATE regulated slot limit daily/possesion limit to help manage it also, one that each lake wouldn't have to have it's own

That would be nice wouldn't it? I changed my mind. I'm all for it if I can use two lines. grin

Oh now he ditnt!!! mad

Oh yes he did!! whistle

Go ahead use 2 just pay double then.....

I'll just keep my walleye fishin' to the croix like normal. eek

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so you think it won't apply to border waters then? so lets say this is just for in-land lakes and waterways, if it doesn't apply to border waters, don't bring up the whole state as you put it in your argument when you are looking out for your most common waters....

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The stamp might, but I can at least use to dang rods out there.

So just so I have this right, you will pay more to keep stocking but use 2 rods to hurt the resource, talk about a hiporcritcal statement.....

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Originally Posted By: Sandmannd
The stamp might, but I can at least use to dang rods out there.

So just so I have this right, you will pay more to keep stocking but use 2 rods to hurt the resource, talk about a hiporcritcal statement.....

That's it, next time you're in my boat you only get to use a barbie pole!!!! laugh

Goofball. Is that why everytime (which is not very often) you catch a fish you stand up and scream "Get in my Belly!!!!" laugh "I want some fishy back, fishy back, fishy back ribs" cool

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that's fine I'll use Maddison's barbie pole, probably have better luck on that dang thing anyway and you know I only get that excited about eating my catch if it's a sheephead.....

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hey smartguy, at least I bring bait and snacks, so as long as I'm bringing that stuff I think I am gonna pick up a sponge bob pole too for my 2nd

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