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Reader Opinion: Muskies and politics

The decision by the DNR to stock muskies in Gull, regardless of the lack of public support, is indicative of their politicized agenda. Their actions have absolutely nothing to do with what the taxpayers want. They have a goal that they cannot acc...

The decision by the DNR to stock muskies in Gull, regardless of the lack of public support, is indicative of their politicized agenda.

Their actions have absolutely nothing to do with what the taxpayers want. They have a goal that they cannot accomplish through normal, lawful channels: the banning of spear fishing.

But by stocking a few muskies in a water, they can declare it a "designated Muskie lake," thereby making spearing illegal on that water. The DNR and their environmental lackeys at the University of Minnesota hate spearing, period.

As for the votes for and against the plan by local legislators, that, too, is not a great surprise, given that senator Ruud is naive enough to buy everything that the DNR tries to sell. She was even in support of extending a "legal welfare plan" to subsidize Mille Lacs resort owners rather have the DNR accept responsibility for their disastrous handling of what was once the finest walleye fishery in the world.

The DNR, by their own admission, would prefer Minnesota be the "land of five thousand lakes," and their plans show this politicized approach to the environment.

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Tony Bauer

Nisswa

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