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Spearing in ND

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Hey guys,

I was just curios to see how many of you go out to ND for a spearing trip. Im thinking of hittin it up for next year, and wondering what everyone thinks.

Thanks all

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I wouldn’t recommend it unless you are a ND resident.

I believe it is illegal for a MN resident to spear in ND.

ND does not welcome anyone to spear from states that do not welcome them to spear as non-residents. (ie Minnesota)

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 Quote:
16. Darkhouse Spear Fishing

Darkhouse spear fishing is legal only from December 1 through February 28 or February 29 (whichever comes latest) of each fishing year. (Exception: Spiritwood Lake - see ** below).

Darkhouse spear fishing is legal for all residents having a valid fishing license and for residents who are under the age of 16. Nonresidents may darkhouse spear fish in North Dakota if the nonresidents state provides the same privilege for residents of North Dakota.

ND Fishing Regs

I think ND is shooting itself in the foot here.

They could have had your $$$'s for fishing, lodging, and eating that weekend instead you will prob spend that weekend in MN.

I think WI allows non resident spearers.

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I am not sure about MI.

I wouldn't mind planning a trip out there if it is legal.

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 Originally Posted By: merkman
I think ND is shooting itself in the foot here.

Perhaps, but so is MN by keeping ND residents from spearing in MN as well.

I'm not turning this into a border war, but it stinks for both sides in my opinion.

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 Originally Posted By: marine_man
but so is MN by keeping ND residents from spearing in MN as well.

Yes for sure.

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They put that law in because they couldn't come to an agreement where MN would let ND residents spear.

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I feel for the people who live on or near the border!!

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Thank our stupid legislators for this one.

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well, im glad that i started this subject. After i posted it, i remember that they had a law stating MN people cant go there and spear. I dislike it, but i understand it.

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Some great spearing opportunities for ND residents, for sure. We did very well, spearing this year.

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thats awesome. Its a great sport. Also, welcome to FM

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I just wish both states could get along. It makes it hard to hunt and fish when my only brother lives in ND. I guess it boils down to "choose your state, choose your fate"..similar to an ole Navy saying..

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i understand where there all coming from. There is alot of awesome lakes to spear in both states, and i believe that someday, there going to come to a aggrement, where we are going to spear in both states.

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Yeah, I have no problem with having my neighbors from MN coming over to spear and hunt in ND. Its the legislators that are "out of touch" with the people....they have their own agendas.

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There are two bills going through the legislature this year to allow nonresident spearing, so maybe MN is offering the olive branch after all.

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so im guessing there trying to pass if where we can go there as well.

where does a guy look up all this stuff.

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No. ND's law already states: Nonresidents may darkhouse spear fish in North Dakota if the nonresidents state provides the same privilege for residents of North Dakota.

So, it's in MN's hands to allow non-residents to spear here(the two bills I previously mentioned) and then that in turn would open it up for Minnesotans to spear in ND.

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well looks like MN has some work to do. I wonder why we just dont pass it and move on. its not like we are all going to go there or vis versa

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I just emailed the ND Game & Fish Dept. and they responded that they think the MN spearers will block the bill to allow non-residents to spear in MN.

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At least they are talking about it this year

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HF3678/SF3339 - Dark house fish spearing allowed for nonresidents

SF3339: 03/07/2008-Recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance

SF3339: 03/10/2008-Game, Fish and Forestry Division laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Game and Fish Bill

Allows nonresidents to spear.

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has anyone heard of anything that might have changed?

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