Minnesota’s 2010 fishing licenses and the state’s second-ever walleye stamp are now on sale.
Anglers who purchase a license early in March can fish for 14 months, since the license does not expire until April 30, 2011.
The walleye stamp, though not necessary to catch and keep walleye, is an innovative way for anglers to voluntarily donate funds for walleye stocking. Proceeds from walleye stamp sales go directly to a special DNR account for walleye stocking activities.
A walleye stamp validation costs $5 and for $2 more, the DNR will mail you the actual collector’s stamp. This year’s walleye stamp was painted by Minnesota artist Tim Turenne of Richfield. It features two walleye, one of which is preparing to strike at a lure.