We are about 7-14 days away from ice-out here on the big lake. How the shore fishing bite has been going along the coulees and what to expect as we get closer to ice-out and open water.
May 5, 2023
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers today announced three appointments to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
The governor has appointed Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings and Jim VandenBrook and reappointed Paul Buhr. These appointments fill the vacancies created by the expiration of two former appointees’ terms on May 1, 2023, and the expiration of Buhr’s term.
More on the recently-approved 2023 migratory bird hunting season framework and regs.
An important step toward building a modernized electronic licensing system.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has decided not to lease more than 160,000 acres of state forest land to the military as was requested by the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs for the expansion of Camp Grayling. But the DNR has left open the option for the National Guard to use about a third as much land for training exercises in the future.
Although the guard had guaranteed the proposed additional acreage would have minimal effect on the natural resources and the recreational usage of the land, the request was met by significant opposition from conservation groups and local citizens and government officials.
With many states across the country experiencing a decline in wild turkey populations, the National Wild Turkey Federation and state agencies are deeply invested in better understanding what is happening to one of America’s favorite game birds.
A Tennessee-Kentucky collaborative banding project is in the second year of its four-year duration and is one year closer to better understanding harvest and survival information that may be impacting populations.
The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., May 11, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor, north conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
The public may participate remotely either by video conference at https://meet.google.com/sco-mbns-qva or phone by dialing 442-242-3609 a few minutes before the meeting begins. When prompted, enter the pin 883 789 392 followed by the # key.
Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Felicia Znajda reported in her Osakis-area weekly report on May 1 that she’d received a complaint of more than 75 illegally dumped common (European) carp.
Joe Albert, DNR’s enforcement division communications coordinator, confirmed the report and said it’s an annual problem that happens this time of year.
If you still have an unfilled turkey tag, don’t fret. The wild and unpredictable weather of April has given way to May, and with it comes some of the season’s best longbeard hunting.
To take advantage of those cruisers, and to make the most of your remaining time afield, consider your decoy strategy.