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DNR: Bucket brigade replaced by fish pump at hatchery

9:49 AM, Oct. 25, 2013
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Walleye stocking is still underway from the state hatchery producing the most of anglers' favorite fish, with state crews trading the longtime bucket brigade for a mechanical method of moving fish from the ponds into stocking trucks.

A new video shows staff at the Gov. Tommy G. Thompson State Fish Hatchery using a fish loader to collect fish from a pond for stocking into state waters where natural reproduction isn't sufficient to sustain the walleye population. The video was taken earlier this month as crews transferred walleye using the machine while local lake association, tourism and ...

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