The DNR Calls for Sturgeon Guards

Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 --- 11:03 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is looking for sturgeon guards.

Volunteers are needed to guard sturgeon as the fish make their annual spawning run up the Wolf River in eastern Wisconsin sometime between late March and early May.

Because lake sturgeon gather in such large numbers, they are susceptible to people wading in the water to grab them or netting them from a boat.

Sturgeon guards do not stop poachers. The volunteers are asked to observe, collect information and call a warden.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( reports information on the program and responsibilities of a guard is provided by answers to frequently asked questions posted online.

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