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Michigan Master Angler Award Program for 2013

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• Master Angler Awards
2013 marks the 40th ‘birthday’ of Michigan’s highly successful Master Angler Program. Launched in 1973 to better recognize anglers who catch unusually large fish, the Master Angler Program began with just 19 species of fish eligible to win distinctive Master Angler shoulder patches. In 1992, the catch and release category was established. Today, more than a quarter-century later, the program has expanded to include 52 various species for which anglers may compete for honors.• 2013 Master Angler Application
The deadline for submitting an entry is January 10, 2014. Be sure to include a photo of your fish if it has not already been identified by a DNR fisheries biologist.

ATTENTION ANGLERS: Changes to the application including some changes to length and weight for certain species are on the updated form for 2013. All changes have been highlighted.

• Master Angler Photo Album
After you mail your Master Angler application and photo to the Lansing Office and received your patch in the mail, you may showcase your 2012 Master Angler Catch on the DNR website. You may submit it electronically to Please include name, species and category. This e-mail address is not for submitting Master Angler entries.

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