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DNR tags 240-pound sturgeon

Courtesy: Wis. DNR Courtesy: Wis. DNR

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has tagged the largest sturgeon in Wisconsin history.

Officials found the over 7-foot-3-inch long, 240-pound female on the Wolf River near Shawano on Tuesday.

The DNR estimates the sturgeon was born around 1887.

Officials tagged 565 sturgeon on Tuesday -- the most ever in one day.

The DNR says tagging provides key information about the sturgeon population.

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