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A: It depends on if we are talking about fishing and hunting seasons, bag limits, gear restrictions, etc. For setting both fish and hunting rules, we have an extensive public input process we follow. Our Fish and Game Commission actually approved a policy document in 2006 that outlines all steps. ...
Q: What is to be done with a badly injured fish that is not legal to keep?I often catch smallmouth bass that are too small to be legally kept. Sometimes, a fish has been hooked through the gills and is bleeding a lot. It is unlikely to survive. What does the
A: This is a tricky question and open to interpretation by individual enforcement officers. First, you've acknowledged that it is illegal to keep the smallmouth bass. If a bass is bleeding from the gills but still alive, if you can remove the hook without doing anymore damage - do so and release ...