November 19, 2009
Old dump gets habitat work
Trenton, Mich. – Decades ago, it was used as a chemical dump, but today new habitat for bass, lake sturgeon, and walleyes has been established in the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality took the lead in negotiating and approving the cleanup of the BASF Corporation Riverview site, according
DNR: Cougar sign confirmed in U.P.
Marquette, Mich. – The DNR has verified new evidence of a cougar in three separate cases in the eastern Upper Peninsula. The DNR’s cougar team confirmed two sets of tracks, one in Gulliver and one in DeTour, and a photo of a cougar taken in Bruce Township. According to Christie Sitar, a wildlife biologist and
Richfield artist wins walleye stamp contest
DNR Reports St. Paul – A painting of two walleyes, one chasing a jointed lure, has been selected as the image for the 2010 Minnesota walleye stamp. The painting, by Tim Turenne of Richfield, Minn., was selected from 17 designs submitted to the Minnesota DNR. “It’s a great image,” said Neil Vanderbosch, of the DNR.
Crossbows boost archery stamp sales only slightly
Harrisburg – An often-repeated prediction by many who opposed the use of crossbows in the statewide archery deer-hunting season – that legions of new “bow” hunters would flood the woods – did not come true this fall.
Ohioans charged in W.Va. bear poaching probe
Summersville, W.Va. – A lengthy bear poaching investigation was brought to a conclusion Oct. 22 and Oct. 25, when West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) conservation officers and Wildlife Resources personnel apprehended a group of eight hunters in Nicholas County for using bait to lure black bears into sites where they could be shot
Commissioners split on Sunday hunt prospects
Harrisburg – There weren’t many people who turned out for the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s most recent meeting in Philadelphia, but Dave Laden was one of them.
Deer wanton waste gets COs’ attention
Tower, Minn. – The actions of hunters sometimes bewilder the state’s conservation officers. Case in point: CO Dan Starr, of Tower, on Monday checked a group of hunters in northern Minnesota who’d harvested three bucks. In his report this week, Starr referred to “a very disturbing investigation” in which “three nice bucks were thrown away
Walleye regulations to change on Mullett Lake
Lansing – There will be changes in the walleye regulations on Cheboygan County’s Mullett Lake beginning next year. But not because Native American tribal members are taking more fish than in the past. Changes are being made because the walleye population in the 17,360-acre lake is not as big as it was estimated to be.