I have concerns regarding the potential special session. I am not certain that singling out one part of the state with a walleye population problem is appropriate. While I think the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, resort owners, and tribes need to have an ongoing strategy, legislative action right now may be premature. The walleye conditions on Lake Mille Lacs need to be addressed with a long-term strategy. In the short term it seems to me, given there is a one walleye per person limit, the DNR could allow walleye fishing to continue for this season. Allowing this fishing to continue, rather than bringing 201 legislators together to offer financial assistance is perhaps the more prudent approach.
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