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Continued: Smith: Otter Tail is No. 1 county in number of lakes

  • Article by: DOUG SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 2, 2013 - 9:42 PM

Carrol Henderson, DNR nongame wildlife program supervisor, said it’s difficult to determine how many such instances occur over a season.

“We get reports of loons entangled with fishing line; other times it’s ducks and geese,’’ Henderson said. “Unfortunately, usually it results in a lingering death.’’

He urges anglers to dispose of line properly, and to pick up discarded line.

Eating crayfish?

Rusty crayfish are an invasive species that now can be found in too many Minnesota lakes, including popular Woman Lake near Longville. The invaders from the Ohio River basin can alter ecosystems and hurt native vegetation.

What to do?

You can feast on Woman Lake rusty crayfish from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Patrick’s Restaurant in Longville at the first Minnesota Bound Benefit Crayfish Boil. It’s all you can eat for $10, and proceeds go to the Girl, Child and Woman Lake Property Owners Association.

“If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em,’’ Minnesota Bound’s Ron Schara said.

 

Doug Smith doug.smith@startribune.com

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