No fishing license? No problem at Minnesota state parks - if yo...

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Plan on fishing in a Minnesota state park? If you're a Minnesota resident, you won't need a fishing license under a new law signed Friday by Gov.
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JEB

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#26
Apr 24, 2010
 
As a Cub Scout leader, Fisherman and lifelong lover of MN lakes & fishing I think this is one of the best "NEW" fishing laws to come along. We are having our Spring family camp out at a MN state park,(yes we are paying all of the same fees, parking permits, etc as anyone else) and I am so excited that EVERYONE will be able to fish and participate for free. The economy sucks and families to need to be able to enjoy such an awesome sport and create new traditions together. Yeah to the T Bone for finally getting one right!
apart2Bapart

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Oct 21, 2010
 
One of the worst things anyone might do to me is invade my privacy whilst Iím leisurely fishing away a day outside of the rat-race. It isnít polite to intrude upon my solitude just because you think Iím doing something illegal or whatever; speed-dial the DNR. Authority I respect, wannabe do-gooders I despise! My son, nieces and nephews share my regard for the DNR, and my abhorrence of self-appointed lectors of their own compulsion. As to the racial undertones; ask the Beothuk tribe about foreignersÖ
minnesota hmong boi

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May 15, 2012
 
if i see yu im fanna toss yu in the water
Minnesota Nice wrote:
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Holey moley! I guess racism, bigotry, and prejudice is alive and well in the great state of Minnesota Nice.
I don't care if you are white, black, asian or something else altogether. If you fish out of season, I will call TIP you. If you are throwing huge zara spooks before the fishing opener I will call TIP on you. If you keep any fish under the slot limit, I will call TIP on you.
I have called TIP on a Hmong couple who were over their possession limit of walleye while fishing the St. Croix.
I have called TIP on a white guy throwing huge topwater lures before fishing opener on Island Lake in Shoreview.
I have called TIP on two black fellows fishing for muskies with sucker minnows on White Bear Lake before fishing opener.
Of course, I let them know what they were doing was illegal and after not taking me seriously, I called TIP. I like to give people, all people, the benefit of the doubt.
The point is...I don't care what race or ethnicity you are, please just follow the law and please consider and follow the ethics of your fellow sportsman who do follow the law.
I don't care if a Hmong family is fishing with their 10 children as long as they are fishing within the confines of the law.
Now before any rebuttals come my way...
Wait a minute! No Hmong people EVER fish within the confines of the law! All Hmong people are vile and law breakers. It is absolutely absurd to categorize a whole group of people based on the actions of a few others.
If I were to base my assumptions about how white fisherman and sportsman feel towards Hmong fisherman and other minorities just based on the posts in this forum, I would have to come to the conclusion that all white people are racists and bigots.
I too hate fishing elbow to elbow with Hmong people so I just avoid them. In the land of 10,000 lakes it is not so difficult to find your own fishing hole.
Whatever happened to common sense? There are so many ignorant people out there, please don't be one of them.

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