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New rules in place when sturgeon season opens; part of St. Croix River exempt

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Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say there will be rule changes for the upcoming sturgeon hook and line season which opens Sept. 6.

Officials say the rules changes are aimed at protecting the future of the state's sturgeon fisheries.

The season has been shortened and ends Sept. 30, and the minimum length for harvesting sturgeon has been increased to 60 inches.

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