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Wisconsin DNR board to vote on new catfish seasons

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is going to vote on emergency rules establishing catfish seasons.

Gov. Scott Walker signed a law this spring authorizing the DNR to create regulations for taking catfish by hand, with a bow or with a crossbow.

The regulations would authorize fishing for catfish by hand from June 1 to Aug. 31 and establish a bow-fishing season that runs concurrently with the rough fish spearing season. Most Wisconsin counties have a continuous open season for spearing.

The DNR's board is set to vote on the rules during a meeting Wednesday in Madison.

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