DNR Report

Centerville man hit with large fines for poaching deer

Pataskala, Ohio — One individual from Centerville, Ohio, received fines, restitution, and a hunting license suspension for killing an antlered white-tailed deer illegally, according to the Ohio DNR. The man was prosecuted by assistant Licking County prosecutor Michael King, and sentenced in Licking County Municipal Court by Judge David N. Stansbury on May 3. In November of 2014 the DNR…

Michigan DNR to auction surplus public land through June 7

Most parcels located in central and northern Lower Michigan Lansing — What the DNR considers as surplus public land is up for auction through June 7. The land is for sale by sealed bid. The auction features 28 parcels located in counties mainly in central and northern Lower Michigan, including Cheboygan, Clare, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Marquette, Midland, Muskegon, Newaygo, Osceola, Roscommon…

COs target illegal importation of deer into state of Michigan

Lansing — Michigan DNR  conservation officers in southwest Michigan recently conducted enforcement operations targeting illegal importation of harvested deer into Michigan from states with chronic wasting disease in their free-ranging deer herds. Conservation officers conducted operations near the I-94 corridor of the Michigan/Indiana border, resulting in the seizure of six harvested deer. Five deer were transported into Michigan from Illinois,…

Public’s thoughts on Lake Michigan fish plan sought

Madison — State fisheries biologists are revising the long-term fisheries management plan for Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan waters and invite the public to provide input during a second round of review. The new plan will guide Lake Michigan  management the next 10 years. “We listened to what the public said during an initial input session and incorporated some of those ideas…