Game and Fish changing procedure for state records
The Game and Fish Department director, Terry Steinwand, says his office is changing how it handles potential state records.
He says the department will now have a two-week waiting period before officially recognizing a record.
This comes after Game and Fish announced Tom Volk caught a record walleye in the Heart River, before ruling he caught it illegally.
Volk denies foul-hooking the massive fish.
Game and Fish will still verify the weight by department personnel as soon as possible after the catch.