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DNR Says 6 Sturgeon Landed During Black Lake Hunt

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the quota of six sturgeon were landed in less than three days during the annual hunt for the prehistoric fish in Cheboygan County's Black Lake.
    
The harvest ended around midday Monday. Spearing and hook-and-line fishing were permitted as 268 registered anglers pursued the rare species.
    
The largest sturgeon landed was a female that weighed 67 pounds and was 66 inches long. The smallest was a male that weighed 11 pounds and was 39 inches in length.
    
Fisheries biologist Tim Cwalinski says ice conditions were good, with little snow present.
    
The DNR, Michigan State University and the Black Lake chapter of a group called Sturgeon for Tomorrow are working to boost the lake's sturgeon population.

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