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Journeyman
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06/12/2019 11:18AM  
It seems like the rules have changed on this topic a few times and it's been a few years since I've been in the area.
So, what's preferred method when it comes to disposing of fish remains in Ontario this year?
 
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06/12/2019 01:50PM  
When the ranger at PP asked (5/21/19)me how I disposed of fish guts I told them I dumped them over deep water. They said perfect.
Eyedocron
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06/12/2019 08:16PM  
How this varies over the years. Once it was bury them deep away from shore and a couple of years it was paddle out and put them on a rock in the lake for the eagles to swoop down and grab them.
06/12/2019 09:57PM  
Janice at Cache Bay has always told us to deep-six the remains. Then we always joke about "and where do you clean your fish?" To which we reply "the other guy's campsite!"
joewildlife
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07/05/2019 09:19PM  
I usually clean my fish on an island away from camp, and leave the remains conspicuously on the rocks for the gulls and eagles to clean up. IF I have to clean them at or near camp, I will deep-six the remains.

It is totally stupid and misguided to tell people to bury fish remains. That is the dumbest thing those at the Boundary Waters tell you to do. Those fish guts belong much, much further from camp than you are going to bushwhack anyway. And you can't hardly dig a decent hole in most cases. Deep six the remains if you think there will be other people around who might object to carcasses laying around.
Jackfish
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07/06/2019 08:06AM  
What Joewildlife said. On the rocks for the gulls/eagles or overboard in the middle of the lake.
07/06/2019 09:46PM  
Jackfish: "What Joewildlife said. On the rocks for the gulls/eagles or overboard in the middle of the lake."
Agree
Minnesotian
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07/11/2019 07:22AM  
joewildlife: It is totally stupid and misguided to tell people to bury fish remains. That is the dumbest thing those at the Boundary Waters tell you to do. Those fish guts belong much, much further from camp than you are going to bushwhack anyway. And you can't hardly dig a decent hole in most cases. Deep six the remains if you think there will be other people around who might object to carcasses laying around. "
Completely agree. Can't stand that rule of burying remains in the BWCA.
HowardSprague
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07/19/2019 12:35PM  
Always pack out all fish remains.
arnesr
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07/19/2019 02:50PM  
HowardSprague: "Always pack out all fish remains."
I pack out the fish that remains in my belly when I leave.
Jackfish
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07/19/2019 04:45PM  
HowardSprague: "Always pack out all fish remains."
Howie, you are one funny dude. LOL
 
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