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Stop DNR from stocking "Muskies" into Gull Lake Chain of Lakes

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We are against the stocking of muskellunge (muskies) into Gull Lake Chain of Lakes by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).


  • Muskies are not a native species to the Gull Lake Chain of Lakes. 
  • Muskies are a trophy fish for photos only and not intended to be eaten.
  • Boat traffic will increase. 
  • Muskies damage walleye and panfish populations. 
  • No person wants to swim in a lake full of muskies, (DNR report stated muskies have been known to bite swimmers).
  • Long-term environmental impacts are unknown.
  • Increase in fishing boats = increases threat of spreading zebra mussels from Gull Lake to other lakes not yet contaminated.
  • Increases risk of spreading myriophyllum (milfoil) into Gull Lake and other MN lakes. 



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