On Erie, walleye populations remain near the all-time high, with trawling indicating that recruitment continues to be very strong.
Invasive bug found in Oakland County.
Alewife are experiencing a seasonal die-off in Lake Michigan, an event that frequently occurred 20 to 60 years ago but has been rare in recent times.
This fish beats the previous state-record flathead catfish – 52 pounds, 46.02 inches long – caught in 2014 out of Barron Lake in Cass County.
There were 565 registered anglers, including a good number of supervised youth. According to the DNR, five sturgeon harvested were male and one was a female, ranging from 46 to 62 inches long and 23 to 67 pounds in weight.
Eight different species, 672,478 fish, weighing in at nearly 13.5 tons stocked at 123 locations across the state.
Michigan DNR conservation officers and ice rescue personnel clad in dry suits worked today to try to recover a dozen elk that died Tuesday after falling through the ice of a private lake in Otsego County. “This is a very tragic and unfortunate event,” said DNR Director Dan Eichinger. “Elk are an important species in Michigan’s successful conservation history. We…
Despite its coarse, woolly texture, didymo can grow into thick mats that cover the river bottom.
The Michigan DNR, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the National Deer Association will be hosting chronic wasting disease testing seminars in Montcalm, Kent and Ionia counties this fall. At the seminars, DNR biologists will demonstrate how to collect lymph node CWD samples from a harvested deer. These samples can be submitted for testing with a U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved laboratory for a…
Eight of the nine sets of deer antlers suspected of being poached by Justin Ernst, 33, of Decatur. (Michigan DNR)Police investigating an October domestic violence complaint discovered nine poached bucks in a barn located in Decatur. Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers determined the illegal, trophy deer belonged to a previously convicted felon who is suspected of driving his…
Hunters can expect excellent conditions for the 2021 firearm deer season, which begins Monday, Nov. 15. As Michigan DNR conservation officers gear up for the season, they share best practices and tips to avoid the most common violations and mistakes they see every year. “Most of the violations that conservation officers encounter during firearm deer season are simple mistakes people…
The photo recently gained news media attention after it was posted on social media.
The Michigan DNR has completed its investigation of the common carp mortality on Lake Orion in northeast Oakland County that occurred in mid-to late July. With the assistance of the Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory at Michigan State University, it has been determined and confirmed that the common carp fish kill was caused by koi herpesvirus (KHV – cyprinid herpesvirus 3). “As…
It also topped 47 inches (47.5) and bested the previous state-record Chinook salmon – 46.06 pounds, 43.5 inches – a mark that had stood since 1978.
(Michigan DNR)Stanley Garbacz Jr., 68, of Caseville, and Bruce Warren, 53, of Pigeon, were arraigned in Huron County District Court recently for illegal possession of panfish, perch and walleye. Garbacz turned himself in to authorities the week of May 10 and faces two charges of over limit possessions; one charge for perch and one charge for walleye, and must pay…
The Black Lake Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow is working in partnership with the Michigan DNR and tribes to protect the fish from being illegally harvested during the six-week spawning season.
Alert employee’s report launches nationwide response
(Michigan DNR)After a flurry of snow covered the Flat River State Game Area, Michigan DNR staff mowed over the snow to benefit the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly. These pale blue, dime-sized butterflies can only be found in small pockets of savanna habitat where wild lupine grows in the open sunlight. Karner blues depend on lupine for survival, as females lay their eggs…
Four sturgeon harvested were male and three were female, ranging from 50 to 63 inches long and 25 to 61 pounds in weight.
Hunters who have seen the 2020 Hunting Digest may have noticed quite a few regulation changes. These changes reflect the evolution of deer hunting in Michigan.
Illegal hunting activity involves elk, deer, turkeys and raptors.
In Great Lakes region, West Nile virus survey in ruffed grouse continues to show strong survival rates
While the virus is present in the Great Lakes region, grouse exposed to the virus can survive.
Quillback carp sucker and bigmouth buffalo are two fish for the Michigan record books.
Faces charges that include illegally killing 18 wolves over the past 18 months and killing and disposing of three bald eagles.
Managers are confident that restoring the daily possession limits to their former levels won’t result in overfishing in either lake trout management unit.
This year’s allocation of sturgeon for Black Lake anglers was seven fish, although DNR officials set a harvest quota of six fish to reduce the risk of over-fishing.