“A once-in-a-career opportunity in the state of Michigan just took place.”
At last week’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in Lansing, commission acted to reduce daily possession limit of lake trout in these waters from two fish to one. Change was necessary because 2018 recreational harvest limit for lake trout in Grand Traverse Bay was exceeded.
(Michigan DNR)Michigan DNR Director Dan Eichinger announced Friday, April 12 that Shannon Hanna has been named natural resources deputy for the agency, an appointment that will take effect following the May 31 retirement of Bill O’Neill, the department’s current natural resources deputy. Hanna has more than 20 years of experience with the DNR, most recently as assistant chief of the…
Michigan DNR Fisheries staffers were out jaw-tagging walleye April 2 on the Tittabawassee River and stumbled across this 16.5-pounder – about a pound shy of the state record. The DNR is asking that, if you happen to come across a fish with a jaw tag, to let them know at www.michigan.gov/taggedfish. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fish, Michigan DNR, Michigan DNR Fisheries,…
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to stand guard along the Black River during the spawning season (mid-April through early June) to report suspicious activity and deter the unlawful take of this iconic fish.
The most recent mapping and inventory review process yielded a net increase of 31.5 miles of roads open to ORV users, compared to a year ago.
Wildlife biologists say the western Upper Peninsula moose population is growing at a long-term average of about 2 percent each year, with an estimated 509 animals living in that part of the state.
Twin brothers from Kent County fined, lose fishing licenses for poaching walleye on Detroit River.
“Our population goal for elk is between 500 and 900 animals.” … “The survey tells us there are between 930 and 1,462 elk in Michigan.”
The Michigan DNR’s citizen-based northern Lower Peninsula wolf survey, to detect the presence of gray wolves in the region, will take place Feb. 19 through March 15.
Bag goes from 50 to 25 on most waters starting April 1.
According to the DNR, the first four sturgeon harvested were males ranging from 52 to 60 inches and 25 to 47 pounds. The final two fish were females ranging from 61 to 72 inches and 54 to 80 pounds.
This winter, six snowmobilers have died in the U.P. and three in Lower Michigan.
This time LMBV was found in smallmouth bass in Beaver Lake (Alpena County) during the investigation of a fish kill and in Avalon Lake (Montmorency County). These latest discoveries indicate the virus is spreading northward in Michigan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced appointments for several state agencies, including Daniel Eichinger, who joins the DNR as the department’s new director. Eichinger most recently served as executive director of Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the nation’s most effective state-based conservation organization, the DNR said in a news release Monday, Jan. 7. In that role, he led MUCC’s return as a driving force for…
Hunters encouraged to check deer in counties where state is actively monitoring for CWD, particularly Gratiot, Isabella, Jackson and Kent.
Agency hoping for public’s help in investigation.
In 2017, 1,691 bears were taken. This year, preliminary numbers appear to be slightly below the 1,500-target harvest.
The rare sighting caught on a field cam verified in Gogebic County.
The advisory is due to high levels of PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid) found in a single deer taken about two miles from Clark’s Marsh, which borders the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.
The doe was shot on a deer damage shooting permit on an agricultural farm about 4 miles from the Michigan-Wisconsin border.
DNR and several partners released more than 12,000 juvenile lake sturgeon in public waters, part of an effort to rehabilitate this culturally significant fish species.
Snails can radically change the aquatic habitats they live in by reaching very high densities.
Virus has been confirmed as a factor in a fish kill in Cedar Lake in Alcona and Iosco counties, with additional lakes in the area being examined. Virus previously affected adult largemouth bass in early 2000s in southern Michigan lakes.
The DNR will conduct its annual walleye assessment near Monroe from Oct. 8-12. Note to anglers and boaters: Be cautious around buoys, 1,300-foot-long nets.
The record fish weighed 1.8 pounds and measured 11.7 inches. The previous record – held by two anglers – was 1.44 pounds, set 30 years earlier.