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Minnesota state parks allow license-free fishing
Pioneer Press
Updated: 07/01/2009 11:56:19 PM CDT

Minnesota residents can fish without a license in most state parks beginning Wednesday.

The change is meant to lure people who have never fished into trying it during their state park visits. The hope is to get them hooked and sustain the fishing tradition in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

The exemption allows state park visitors to take fish without a license when shore fishing or wading on state-owned land within a state park. All limits and special regulations in effect for the body of water still apply.

Fishing without a license from a boat or float is allowed only on bodies of water that are completely inside a state park. The exemption does not apply on bodies of water where a trout stamp is required.

Associated Press

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