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Bowfishing for carp and other rough fish has become increasingly popular, but so, too, have problems with improperly disposed fish arrowed by archers.

“We’re seeing a few too many cases where people are just dumping the fish,” said Capt. Greg Salo, DNR Central Region enforcement supervisor. “Not only is that pretty disgusting, it’s littering, a misdemeanor that carries a $150 fine.”

Said conservation officer Jeff Johanson of Osakis: “The public is not happy about this activity, and calls seem to come in on a weekly basis.’’

Doug Smith