|YE OFFICIAL SERTOMA NEWSLETTER|
February 19, 2020
Owen Baird began his presentation with an explanation about the various divisions.. He is not a Conservation officer but is a scientist working with the Fisheries Division. The other divisions are Ecological and Water Resources, enforcement, forestry, lands & minnerals, parks & trails . Fisheries is divided into management areas. He works in Crow Wing and parts of Cass County. Fisheries management include : population surveys, habitat protection and improvement, fish stocking, outreach and education, research, and regulations. Trap netting, gill netting and electrofishing are the three main tools to get a population survey. They have a staff of seven people and one of their biggest jobs is to stock walleyes and trout. The spawning in the Pine River is very popular attraction. The Fisheries uses this site to gather walleyes for other lakes They have been doing this for over a hundred years. They strip eggs and take them to their hatcheries to hatch and develop them. Two point 8 million walleyes are stocked in Gull Lake every year. Keeping the little hatched walleyes warm is biggest problem working with the eggs. They also grow fingerlings which work better under bad conditions. For instance, Zebra mussels do affect the fry survival so they have to do more fingerlings.
Their new program is to promote bluegills and it is called the Quality Blue Gill Initiative.The limits have been lowered. Over time the largest bluegill contest shows a decrease in size. They are not in risk of going away. They do not grow big but concentrate on reproduction when the big fish are not there. Polling fishermen show a shifting attitude toward restricted harvest to promote better blue gill fishing. They only grow about an inch a year. The DNR is lowering the limits and seems to have support from the public. Reduced bags became popular after the public sees what happens with the lower limits. The program is designed to increase the quality of all the smaller fish. Shifting the population allows people to keep fewer fish and still get a pound. The program has been started in the Brainerd area. Treatment lakes are compared with similar control lakes and included blue gills and crappies. They are sure that the blue gill populations will get better. This is going to include more lakes in the Brainerd area this year in the five fish limit. The entire Whitefish chain is on the list. The DNR Hierarchy has to approve, then signs will be posted, and public meetings will be held in the fall and then the final process will take place in 2021. Call Owen at 218 203 4301 for more information.
|Winter Wonderland Social Friday Feb 21st Members $5 guests $10 5: 30-7:30 More details to follow. Sign up at Sertoma or contact Dwan with an RSVP see # above This is also at Chef Mike’s|
SEARCHING FOR SPEAKERS: Please pass your ideas on to Lowell or Reed.
Winter Wonderland report: Sales were down due to weather and less time (6 days less) 2.812 cars, 10788 people Gate Sales $38,388 compared to $53,981 last year Dwan is working on ideas to bring in more people Thank you Dwan for your fabulous work on this project this year.
DATES FROM PRESIDENT NICK
|Pipe and Drape Schedule|
New P &D Schedule
|Blue Ticket Winner|
|Mary Marana and Chuck Brenny|
|Guests: Owen Baird DNR Fisheries, Harper Wussow|
|* Everyone is encouraged to bring potential members to a Sertoma meeting with the Club picking up the cost. However, you will be billed $11.00 for any other guests.|
As greeter you have several duties. You need to arrive about 10 minutes early. It is your job to greet people, help them find their badges and sell them a ticket if they wish to participate. The money collected must be divided by the Greeters equally–half goes to the Current Club Treasurer for the social committee and half goes to the Club President along with the bucket of tickets. Greeter duties now include handing out the volunteer cards to everyone as they come in the door. They will still be collected in the bucket with the badges or can be submitted to the treasurer. Be there by 11:45 and call somebody to substitute for you if you can’t be there.
February 26th Karen Munsterteiger,Karla Nelson, Bob Nibbe,
March 4th Jeff Olson, James Owens, Becky Pakarinen
|Sertoman of the Day|
Not only did Dave Clausen receive an outstanding award from his company, he got to watch his daughter and the Brainerd Dance Team advance in the competition with their fourth place finish in kick and Jazz
|Notes from your President Haglin|
|Our president is sharing wisdom each week to encourage our members to be positive ambassadors for our great club.|
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