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Does anyone have an idea when the DNR removes the marker bouys from Vermilion?

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10/21/2006

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I don't think it is the DNR that puts those markers out, but the occasionally maligned Sportsman's Club of Lake Vermilion. If you aren't a member, you ought to be. They do a lot of good things for the lake.

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... They do a lot of good things for the lake.


Funny you should mention that. I was fishing there two weeks ago and when I was landing the boat at the end of the day there were a couple fellows from the Vermillion Sprotsmans' Club at the dock. Nice guys, talked to people about some of the nasty aquatic hitch hikers from other areas. I was impressed, they were out there because they wanted to protect the resource.

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Hats off to the guys who put in an pull the many markers that keep us all safe.

Super Job.

T.

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hhhhmmmm, that ought to make my trip to vermillion (first one ever) on 10/27 - 10/31 very interesting and slow going.

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If you use common sense and stay a good distance from shore and islands you should be good. There a few out in open, water but they are really few. And right now I actually can't remember any. I really try to stay away from clusters of islands and such.

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Who do I contact to join?

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You should get yourself a good depth map of Vermilion. Study the areas you will be going, to highlight where the bouys WERE. There are definitely a few spots that would take off your lower unit!

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I do have a map and there are only about 5 or 6 spots that I fish in the fall and I know safe routes to all of them. But that is a good tip for someone who is not sure of where they are going.

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To join SCLV,

Cathy Raps, Treasurer/membership

PO Box 456

Cook, MN 55723

Individual $10

Mr/Mrs $15

Family $29

Business or Organization $50

Shoulder patches $1

Window Decals $0.50

From the web site reached by way of lakevermilion (Contact Us Please)

Activities of the Club include annual water testing at many regular sites on the Lake, an annual loon count and providing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources with assistance at both the walleye hatchery near Tower and the Northern Pike rearing pond at the Cook end. Boating and water safety have always been priorities for the Club. The Club maintains a navigational aid system that includes lights placed at strategic locations on the Lake to assist in night navigation and numbers many of the hazard buoys to correspond to official maps for that sometimes, temporarily confused boater. We also provide boating safety posters for resort cabins and docking areas. One of the Club's most project is one we have undertaken in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and involves the development and maintenance of five day-use shore lunch sites on the lake.

Education is one of our major commitments. The Club, through its newsletter and web site, provides information on subjects like boating safety, native wildlife and a few fishing tips. We inform members of the dangers of introducing exotics like Eurasian milfoil, Zebra mussels, rusty crayfish and a whole host of other nasties. And we provide information about land use practices to prevent pollutants from entering our Lake. As an added way of advancing the educational mission of the club, we offer a scholarship at the end of each school year to a Tower or Cook high school senior whose college studies relate to conservation or the environment.

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I highly recommend that you join the Sportsman Club of Lake Vermilion. I have been a member for years and proudly display there decals on my Ranger. Love the newsletter! Join today.

Bobber down, Tommy Tadpole

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If you have a LakeMaster chip and a Lowrance GPS the hazards are well marked on that.

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