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16 Cited for Illegal Hand Fishing

Posted By darryl On July 6, 2013 @ 8:30 am In Regional News | No Comments

ST. JOSEPH, MO — Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents in the state‚Äôs northwest region recently cited 16 people for illegally taking catfish by hand fishing methods. The misdemeanor citations were issued as several conservation agents working in teams monitored rivers for illegal activity. Hand fishing, sometimes called noodling or grabbing, harms the fishery for legal anglers because the catfish are removed from spawning nests. One of the primary cases

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