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Crowds already are flocking to the fishing pier and its surrounding day-use area at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park. A few boat-in campsites have opened and crews are working toward a late-summer opening of the park's first campground.
Those familiar with Lake Vermilion said Saturday was the best all-around opening day of fishing that they can recall.
Year-over-year changes are shaped by issues tackled by DNR fisheries personnel.
Judy Randall, deputy legislative auditor, said concerns about the possible spread of CWD from privately owned deer and elk to the state's wild herd sparked interest in an evaluation.
A wildly expanding population doesn't mean it's an easy hunt in the unpredictable late season
Turkey enthusiasts lead habitat restoration project.
Ice anglers this winter harvested 109,000 pounds of walleyes under a three-fish bag limit, but the DNR announced this week that there's ample room for a spring bag limit of four walleyes.
The discovery was made recently when the animal was shot during a culling exercise to reduce chances the disease will spread to other whitetails.
Restrictions needed to protect dwindling fish numbers, DNR says.
The annual gathering for hunting, fishing and camping enthusiasts has been a familiar launchpad for innovative gear for 85 years.