Fishing Line Kills

    boundary waters catch

     That seems like an obvious statement when the fishing line is used to catch a fish but it isn’t common sense that it could kill in other instances.  I guess I should have realized animals could become tangled up in discarded fishing line but I had never really thought about it.  From now on I’ll be even more driven when it comes to retrieving snagged lures and all of the fishing line that may be with it. 

     According to a blog on the web this hawk was found with 20 feet of line tangled up with him.  I’m not sure how exactly he got tangled with it but I wonder how many other animals die because of discarded fishing line?  Hopefully we can all do a better job making sure all of our fishing line gets put in the appropriate place so this doesn’t happen again.