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Another intresting ?
Never seen this brought up before.
Do these mounts count a part of your daily limit.Is there anything in the reg. to clear this up.
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I think the question is do the mounted fish in your den count as part of a possession limit.

If that is the proper interpretation, my two cents would be no - the "fish" is gone - only a partial carcass/skin remains.

If you think about it, should they count as part of possesion, one would have to somehow differentiate the body of water/State/time of year caught or every one would be in a Mell of a Hess grin.gif

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You can ask a CO, but I think this is a non-issue. Many mounted fish are nowadays replicas, and even old-time "casted" mounts don't actually contain the original fish, so you technically are not in "possession" of a fish with a mount. If mounts were counted toward a possession limit you would have to label them the same way you label dressed fish or game when transporting/storing.

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Not about fish, but about a duck mount. Same point though.

years ago, my dad and his friends had a old Winnebago motor home that they took to Canada for hunting trips(nice 3 MPG). My dad had a nice drake widgeon mounted and they had it hanging on the wall in the motor home. one year, they were coming back into the states and the border guys stop them, ask the usual questions. They fill out their papers stating the birds they are bringing back, blah, blah, blah. All is normal. Then the jerk gets a wild hair and decides to make them empty out the 5x8 trailer they are towing and check all the coolers. As they are putting everything back in the trailer, the border guy comes out with the papers declaring the birds they shoot and are bringing back. He asks again if these are right. they say yes. He then goes into the motor home and asks who's this is? referring to the mounted widgeon. My dad says it's his, but it's been there. The border guy says, tough [email protected], your 1 over your limit. So he takes the mounted duck, not one of the frozen birds cleaned except for the one wing in the cooler. He takes my dad's mounted fricken widgeon. He didn't fine him though...

hmm, do you suppose the guy made up a good story about how HE shot it when people inquire about the nice mount on the wall over the fireplace?

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big_fish_guy

Sounds to me like your dad run into a prik.

Does that mean someone w/mounts limit is cut down? I have a friend who has 4 walleyes mounted over 12lb. Is his limit only 2?

GRIZ

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This IS how it is in Minnesota.

Any fish or game that you keep for the purpose of mounting IS considered part of your daily(only on day you caught it) limit, and is part of your possesion limit when it is at the taxidermist UNTIL the taxidermist actually mounts your game. Most taxidermist are very busy and fish and small game are not skun until they are going to be worked on.

So if you have 2 walleyes at a taxidermist, they DO count toward your posession limit.. or you are allowed to have up to 10 walleyes between your freezer and your daily limit.

If you have 2 walleyes at the taxidermist, 8 walleyes in your freezer... you are allowed to only keep 2 fish.

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I believe you mean that then you can have 4 walleyes in possession if you have 2 at the taxidermist. Possession is the daily limit in MN. If you have 6 walleyes in the freezer you cannot legally possess walleyes on the lake.

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fivebucks, great point! I've run into many people who believe that their possesion limit is twice their daily limit, this is true on perch, but not walleye!!

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Fivebucks, Your right on, thats why you must have your license info atached to fish and game being mounted.
I think the one thing anyone misses. If you give fish to the lady next door she either has a fishing license or the fish must have your lic # written on it. And those count to your limit. Other wise your could fill locker freezers all over town.

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