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North Dakota reservoir to be poisoned to kill northern pike

Wildlife officials are using poison to kill all the fish at the Raleigh Reservoir to remove an overabundance of northern pike.

The State Game And Fish Department says the "chemical renovation" will begin Wednesday at the reservoir in Grant County.

Officials say northern pike have taken over the reservoir since they were first discovered there in 2009.

Officials say the poison should dissipate by the time ice on the lake has melted. The lake will then be stocked with yellow perch, bluegill, walleye and largemouth bass.

Author: Associated Press

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