Becker County Sportsman - Spearing the big northern pike
Two hundred years ago, the French fur traders were taking millions of beaver, muskrat, lynx, bobcat, wolves, and other canines in the forest regions of Minnesota. They also observed the native Indian tribes, who were taking big fish through the ice, with crude spears. Big fish, they were, of all species, but in particular, the northern pike. The fur trappers augmented their principally meat diet with the fish, by their adoption of the spearing techniques.
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