Re: NANFA-- Mystery Darter

Sajjad Lateef (
Mon, 17 Nov 2003 08:45:24 -0800 (PST)

--- Jim Graham <> wrote:
> From attending the 1999 convention I thought it was illegal to
> collect
> darters in Illinois unless you have a scientific permit to do so.

Thanks to the friendly folks at IL-DNR, they recently specify that
only Cyprinids can be siened and kept.

There is a story there involving a meeting between
NANFA members (incl the late Claus Sutor) and IL-DNR folks
and how it turned out. You'll have to get Elmer Guerri to
tell that story since I have only heard bits and pieces
of it.

Darters are specifically left out. So, technically, you aren't
supposed to siene up and keep darters for non-scientific use
when collecting with a mere fishing license.

That is one of the reasons why I don't keep darters.



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