CASS LAKE, MN- Due to the COVID 19 emergency declaration the Leech Lake Division of Resource Management is taking preventative measures to ensure we are not exposing our staff, constituents and permit vendors to unnecessary human interaction. To this end, RTC has passed a resolution that all 2019 Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe fishing permits have been extended to July 1, 2020. This action has been taken to ensure that our people are ready to go for this year’s Leech Lake fishing opener that is set for May 2nd, 2020. If 2019 permit is lost or missing, please use your LL Tribal ID as we ask people not to visit permit vendors during this emergency. All other regulations and provisions remain consistent with 2019 regulations.
- May 2nd – Leech Lake Citizen angling opener, no personal netting
- May 9th – all other Tribal enrollees & personal netting fishing opener
Another measure is a change to the business hours for wild rice sales at LLDRM. We will be open on Thursdays from 9:00a -3:30p during the duration of the COVID – 19 emergency and sales will be limited to Leech Lake Band member only. This is the limit exposure of our staff and ensure we have necessary resources if this emergency continues.
Orders of more than 5 LBS we are requesting that people fill out an order form at http://llwildrice.com/products/ including the amount of rice wanted and the time you expect to be at the LLDRM so our staff can have these orders prepared and further limit exposure.
For further information, please contact Chief Conservation Officer Jamie Mitchell (218) 368-4767 or Acting Director Ben Benoit (218) 513-1275.
Miigwech and be safe!