Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scott M

Fishing tournament applications due Sept. 26 to receive preference

1 post in this topic

DNR News Release

People who plan to conduct a Minnesota fishing tournament will be given preference if the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) receives their application by Sept. 26 or the tournament was established before 2001 on a particular body of water.

Applications that arrive after Sept. 26 will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The DNR:

* only considers preference if the number of tournament applications on a specific body of water exceeds limits, requiring that DNR use a lottery to protect and properly manage the state’s lakes, rivers and streams by limiting the size and frequency of tournaments

* bases the number of tournaments allowed for each lake on lake size

* limits tournament size and frequency on lakes smaller than 55,000 acres as well as rivers and streams

* requires a permit for any open-water tournament that has more than 30 participants, an entry fee of more than $25 and ice fishing contests exceeding 150 participants; and

* does not require a permit for tournaments open only to youth ages 18 and younger.

“By limiting the number of contests held on any lake or stream on a monthly basis, we are addressing the concerns of lake users that fishing tournaments disturb their fishing, swimming, boating and other water recreation,” said Al Stevens, fisheries program consultant. “Additionally, we keep two weekends each month free of permitted tournaments.”

Specifically, on lakes smaller than 2,000 acres, two tournaments - each limited to no more than 50 boats or 100 participants - per month are allowed. Lakes from 15,000 to 55,000 acres can have five contests per month, three of which may exceed 50 boats or 100 participants. There are no limits for lakes larger than 55,000 acres. In 2008, DNR issued more than 500 permits statewide for fishing contests.

A fee is required for fishing tournament permits. The fee is designed to recover administrative costs, which frees funds for fish management programs. The citizen oversight committee that monitors the DNR’s Game and Fish Fund recommended the change. It became law in 2007.

“The popularity of fishing tournaments has increased and our annual administrative expenditures has grown to $108,000,” Stevens said. “We identified the fee as a reasonable way to recover costs.”

Under the fee structure, small open-water contests (31-100 participants, 50 or fewer boats) will pay $120, while large open-water contests (more than 100 participants or 50 boats) will pay $400. For contests that involve an off-site weigh-in, where contestants travel with their fish to a location away from the boat landing to weigh their fish, the fee for small open-water contests is $500, while large open-water contests with off-site weigh-ins will pay $1,000.

The fee for ice fishing contests (more than 150 participants) of any size is $120.

The fee is required at the time of application and is non-refundable except for applications denied following a drawing or withdrawn by the applicant prior to issuance of the permit. Fees may be waived for charitable organizations.

Those wishing to have the fee waived should register with the office of the Attorney General’s Charity Division as a charitable non-profit (IRS code 501 C 3) to prove their status. The Web site is available at http://www.ag.state.mn.us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Probably  Canadian. Appears some zealous border guards kept the rest pf them out.
    • my bird id book says its a spotted towhee,used to be called a rufus sided towhee.  
    • Never claimed they were rocket scientists, and I did say they are terrible at putting garbage in containers. Words are all spelled right, just don't make much sense--must be from over seas.
    • You are right. But there was a whole lot of head scratching from the rest of us.  Here is a tasty sample. Thought I'd put it out here for ya just so you do not think your side is hoarding all the genius.  
    • Yea, highly doubt the calls were for well wishes and almost assuredly  illegal at the time, but doubt anything will be able to be proved. Number and length of calls along with a "no no" will probably be the only thing coming out of the Senate inquiry. Am sure Flynn and if whomever else will be well versed on a non incriminating reply. Hard to take down any high ranking gubmint official, no matter the party. 
    • I can't wait for the hearings.  Lock those filthy pigs up!  Send em all to gitmo, heard they have plenty of room there. So how did all that russian propaganda end up on the dnc server?  Youve got 50 pages of hard evidence for that i bet.
    • Reddit I believe   https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/5i63d1/40_electoral_college_members_demand_briefing_on/db5or6d/?st=iy9h32qk&sh=3f2619dd   There were plenty of criminal things the Clinton team could have been charged with but when the inmates run the asylum the usual rules don't apply.
    • Hillary and DWS didn't commit any crimes as difficult as that is to believe. Sketchy politics certainly, but what happens within a political party has no legal ramifications. The FBI already cleared Clinton of wrongdoing with regards to the email.   Flynn and other members of Trump's team are likely in violation of the Logan Act.
    • Well, if that happens then let the chips fall but do you think they will be arresting Hillary and DWS at the same time? If so it would be a good start.
  • Our Sponsors