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Coming up this week with the standing committee for Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Tuesday.
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (287-1338)
1:00 PM Room 206, Cross State Office Building

L.D. 98 An Act To Require Alien Big Game Hunters To Be Accompanied by a Guide (Sponsor: Rep. THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 366 An Act To Make Additions and Deletions to the List of State Endangered and Threatened Species (Sponsor: Rep. BRYANT of Windham)

2:00 PM Room 206, Cross State Office Building

L.D. 126 WORK SESSION: Resolve, To Increase Public Access to Glazier Lake (Sponsor: Rep. THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 165 WORK SESSION: An Act To Designate the Arctic Charr as a State Heritage Fish (Sponsor: Rep. WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 197 WORK SESSION: An Act To Prevent the Domestication of Wild Turkey and Deer (Sponsor: Rep. LANSLEY of Sabattus)
Thursday.

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (287-1338)
1:00 PM Room 206, Cross State Office Building

L.D. 251 An Act To Authorize the Bureau of Warden Service to Provide Assistance to Other Entities (Sponsor: Sen. BRYANT of Oxford) (Submitted by Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife)

L.D. 274 An Act To Promote Mandatory Assignments and Training for Assistant Game Wardens (Sponsor: Rep. EBERLE of South Portland) (DEPARTMENT BILL) (Submitted by Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife)

L.D. 162 An Act To Require the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Track All Stocking and Transfers of Fish (Sponsor: Rep. WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 164 An Act To Require the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Fin-clip All Stocked Fish (Sponsor: Rep. WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 166 An Act To Require the Standardization of Fishing Rules (Sponsor: Rep. WATSON of Bath)
Next weeks schedule looks very similar if work continues on any of these bills.
 

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Glazier Lake? Isn't that where those "invasive" muskies are congregating... why on earth would MDIFW want to make it easier to fish for these "invaders"?
 

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BAKER Lake has the muskies and they are "native" to that lake. It is thought that there is an underground river/aquafer between there and Canada.

As for "why".......they have to feel they are doing something to earn all that money we pay them!
 

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Yes Baker has muskies...so does Glazier !!!! It is in fact not a lake in the usual sense but a widening of the St. John River. The muskies were "introduced" in the St. John and are spreading.... Some reports have them in the Aroostook River and elsewhere in the Fish River Chain. The latest report has them appearing as far south as the Meduxnekeag River... but is unconfirmed.

Hey Capt. "subteranean Muskies"..... even hard for me to accept..... a cooler or live well is more realistic.
 

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What are you suggesting AB? That we close off lakes with invasive species in them? They are there so they may as well be caught. While you can't go back in time to prevent it, I find some of my customers up north finding a new market selling musky gear to anglers. I believe most of these places encourage anglers to keep and/or kill all that are caught in places where they have been illegally introduced.
 

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Sorry Stweede..... I was just trying to point out the MDIFW is so ...... how you say....pschitso. One Minute they are all for the inhilation of an entire aquatic ecosystem to get out a bass...... now they promote and regulate the sport and tournaments.

I agree the introductions are great for business...... just can't stand two- faced politicians and beaurocrats!!!!!
 

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Yes Baker has muskies...so does Glazier !!!! It is in fact not a lake in the usual sense but a widening of the St. John River. The muskies were "introduced" in the St. John and are spreading.... Some reports have them in the Aroostook River and elsewhere in the Fish River Chain. The latest report has them appearing as far south as the Meduxnekeag River... but is unconfirmed.

Hey Capt. "subteranean Muskies"..... even hard for me to accept..... a cooler or live well is more realistic.
Glazier is in the St. Francis River. Muskie fishermen tell me it's probably the best place in the St. John-St. Francis river systems to catch muskies. I've never fished for them, but it's on my "to do list". Glazier is not too far from where I live, so I would welcome easier access. I'm sure, in the not to distant future, the Fish River chain will have thriving populations as well.
 

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LD197, are they talking about people feeding them in their back yards? People do it so they can watch the animals and when the snow gets really deep. I guess they think they are helping the animals, but the animals just get used to having food there, which I guess is "domestication" in some respects. I think they should just put out there the reasons it is bad to feed wildlife for any reason, but not waste time regulating it.
 

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hey A.B. there might be some in the meduxnekeag ive done some snorkling in that river and i thought i saw a few but who know's they could be pickerel at that size i saw.....could be thou !
 
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