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Sturgeon spearing season ends in Wisconsin, with more than 2,100 fish harvested


OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The sturgeon spearing season has ended, with more than 2,100 fish harvested.

State Department of Natural Resources Senior Fisheries Biologist Ryan Koenigs (KAY-nigs) says this was the sixth highest harvest since 1940.

In a news release, he says fisherman speared nearly 1,900 sturgeon on Lake Winnebago and about 290 from the nearby lakes by the time the season closed Saturday afternoon.

The agency sold a record number of licenses, at more than 13,100. Koenigs attributes that to last year's successful year motivating more spearers.

Spearing season started Feb. 14.

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