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Wisconsin DNR Wants Musky Management Ideas

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- State fishing officials need ideas on how to better manage the spotted musky population in the bay of Green Bay.

The Department of Natural Resources says pollution, habitat destruction and overfishing eliminated the spotted muskellunge from the Fox River and Green Bay by the 1930s. The DNR and local fishing clubs began efforts to restock the bay in 1989.

The DNR says the population isn't yet self-sustaining but fishing pressure has increased dramatically.

The agency wants anglers to attend a Feb. 17 meeting in the city of Green Bay to offer suggestions on new management strategies.

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