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DNR meetings to address Winnebago sturgeon population

Posted at 4 p.m. on January 7, 2019

The Brillion News

OSHKOSH – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be holding three public meetings in January to provide an update on the status of the Winnebago System lake sturgeon population, highlight results from recent assessments, and answer general questions about sturgeon management.

The DNR recently sent a survey to 2,000 randomly selected license holders to gauge spearer opinions about the use of large, “non-traditional” sturgeon spears and underwater cameras.

Results from the survey will be presented at these meetings.

Each meeting will include a question and answer session. This is the public’s opportunity to voice concerns and learn more about the sturgeon management program.

The meetings are scheduled for:

  1. Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Horace Mann High School Auditorium, 325 McKinley St., North Fond du Lac.

  2. Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Engler Center for the Performing Arts, Chilton High School, 530 W Main St., Chilton.

  3. Thursday, January 31, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,, at the Menasha High School Auditorium, 420 Seventh  St., Menasha.

Questions about sturgeon management on the Winnebago System or the upcoming meetings should be addressed to Ryan Koenigs, Senior Fisheries Biologist/Winnebago System Sturgeon Biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 625 E County Rd. Y, Suite 700, Oshkosh, WI 54901. His phone is 920-303-5450. Fax number is 920-424-4404. E-mail is



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