Walleye Beef (by Brett French)
By angelamontana

Posted: December 27, 2018

Are walleye a Montana native? Should you care? A few weeks ago Montana walleye angler Dale Gilbert challenged the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission to recognize walleye as a native species. He pointed to research that’s been done showing that walleye ranged across Eastern Montana’s rivers. With recognition as a native, Gilbert contends, walleye will be treated better as a species in the state. Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ officials contend not much would change if they were recognized as native, but the agency will conduct some research and report back to the commission in February. To read more about the debate over walleye, check out my story at MontanaUntamed.com at http://montanauntamed.com/fishing/article_149205e7-84d3-56ad-b07f-5f3368c4368a.html

(written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)