Hunt 234 is a statewide hunting license valid for all open areas, except public lands in the southern Lower Peninsula.
Initially, the fish kill was mostly gizzard shad, but now is widening to more species and is likely to affect tens of thousands of fish.
The DNR has tagged more than 100,000 walleyes in the Saginaw Bay area since 1981.
Event rescheduled from April 27 to May 4 due to the upcoming weather forecast, Michigan DNR says.
The purpose of the resolution is to have scientists and experts “advise the NRC, the DNR or other applicable agencies on further steps and actions which could be implemented to substantially mitigate or eliminate CWD in Michigan.”
Trout season and Lower Peninsula inland walleye, northern pike and muskellunge open Saturday, April 29.
The Shikar-Safari Club International award is presented to officers who show exemplary conduct and initiative while performing their duties.
Some of the fish may have been affected by viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, a contagious pathogen, but DNR is still waiting on confirmation.
Spread of oak wilt said to occur during this time of year as beetles move spores from fungal fruiting structures on the trees killed last year by oak wilt to wounds on healthy oaks.
Over the course of a typical year, the DNR will stock roughly 26 million fish weighing nearly 350 tons, including eight species of trout and salmon and three coolwater strains of walleye and muskellunge.
Throughout the country, millions of kids, from fourth-graders to high school seniors, have participated safely in the program.
A mere 1/8-inch long, the New Zealand mudsnail is barely distinguishable from a grain of sand, but over time its invasive habits can affect the quality and quantity of trout and other fish in the Au Sable, Pere Marquette and Boardman rivers where it has been found.
The agency has plenty of second- and even third-generation representatives of families who have followed the family tradition.
The class will take the novice angler through rod and reel selection, rigging and presentation techniques, and natural history tips about walleye in Saginaw Bay.
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to stand guard along the Black River during the spawning season, from mid-April through early June, to report any suspicious activity and deter the unlawful take of this iconic fish.
Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, the U. S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research, and local fishery organizations will participate in several regional workshops the next two months highlighting research and information about the fisheries.
Opportunities for wildlife watchers to participate in a spring birding tours continue through the end of April.
This annual stocking activity uses unneeded brown and rainbow trout broodstock from Michigan’s state fish hatcheries.
Migratory birds, their nests and their eggs are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and must be left alone. But there are rare times when humans can “intervene.”
Since 1968, the Little Manistee River weir has served as the sole source of winter-run steelhead eggs for fish hatcheries in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Yearling steelhead produced through hatchery operations are stocked in select tributaries of all the Great Lakes.
Opportunities to explore Michigan on trails don’t stop with hiking – there are trails for a variety of outdoor interests, including biking and mountain biking trails, equestrian trails, water trails and off-road vehicle trails.
In-depth fishing, hunting, outdoor recreation classes offered throughout the year.
In the 2016 survey, 157,028 ducks, 33,468 geese and 5,896 swans were observed. Goose observations increased in 2017, while duck observations were down about 5 percent and swan observations down 13 percent.
Annually, the DNR tests thousands of white-tailed deer for bovine TB statewide. Due to this new steer finding, hunters within the 3-mile radius of this facility will be asked to voluntarily submit their deer heads for TB testing. This increased surveillance effort is planned to ensure the disease has not spilled over into the deer population.
(Michigan DNR)There’s an old saying that goes, “From tiny acorns grow mighty oaks.” In this case, it was maple trees and the seed that was planted was that of inspiration. Last March, Christian LeSage, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist, and his family went to Fenner Nature Center in Lansing for its annual Maple Syrup Festival. That glimpse into how sap…
The DNR plans to collect approximately 50 million walleye eggs from the fishery in 2017, resulting in 14 million fry for transfer to rearing ponds and direct fry plants throughout the Lower Peninsula.