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Sturgeon spawning season delayed by cold weather


NEW LONDON, WI (WTAQ) - Cold weather has delayed the sturgeon spawning season and that has DNR officials rushing to re-schedule sturgeon guard shifts through May 13th.

Volunteers work 12-hour shifts to help prevent the poaching of lake sturgeon as they spawn in shallow waters. Those volunteers don’t intercede, but they do collect information and report to wardens.

Volunteers stand guard along the rocky shoreline of Wisconsin’s Wolf River. The public can view the sturgeon at 4 locations – County Trunk X west of New London, Bamboo Bend on the west end of Shiocton at the Corner of Highway 54 and Old Highway 54, Highway 156 on the west upstream bank and the Shawano Dam at the end of West Richmond Street.