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MDNR stock lake sturgeon into Ontonagon River


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LAKE STURGEON measuring at least 7 inches were released into the Ontonagon River on Lake Superior as part of a Michigan effort to revitalize their numbers. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources supplied the photo.


ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon River was among several streams stocked by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in an effort to revitalize Michigan's sturgeon population.

The DNR said 519 of the prehistoric-looking fish were released in the river on Oct. 5.

Statewide, the DNR released more than 7,600 juvenile lake sturgeon this past summer and this fall.

The juvenile sturgeon were collected from the wild last spring and reared in streamside facilities until they reached at least 7 inches.

Most of the fish were tagged prior to being released into...

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