Re: NANFA-- Mystery Darter

Todd Crail (
Mon, 17 Nov 2003 22:32:55 -0500

Mistakes happen Lance. The same mistakes repeated aren't really mistakes,
so don't do it again!! :))))) And the fish can't really go back, so what
you have to do is anaylize it for what it is and then make some decisions.
First identify them and then see if your friends at INHS have any need for
them, or anyone at a local college studying them (a good chance to get
hooked up with some good people too). I'm sure they can advise you what to
do (Mr. Tiemann would probably gladly talk with you about it). Otherwise,
you've just earned a life long contract to provide for the fish the best you
can. That's about all you can offer them, and about all you can do with
them that is ethical from this point on.

Then, get your Mom to "drag" you to Missouri, Arkansas, Alambama or
Mississippi to go "antique collecting", so you can get some legal darters
that aren't found in Illinois and just avoid the whole problem :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lance Merry" <>

> I had no clue the it was illegal to keep darters in IL. I've had 2 in my
possession right now, what should I do with them?
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