(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.
POTTERVILLE, Mich. — A man admitted that he killed a deer with a hammer in Eaton County after video of the incident was posted on social media, authorities said Saturday. The 23-year-old man from Potterville was located Wednesday night, about an hour after an off-duty conservation officer was told about the video, the DNR said. “The video starts with the…
Charged with numerous wildlife crimes, including illegally harvesting 18 gray wolves and killing and disposing of three bald eagles.
A mid-September report from the Michigan DNR indicates that overall participation in deer hunting is up 26.97% over the same time as last year, and overall participation in hunting is up 121.61%.
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan wildlife officials won’t be able to check as many deer for chronic wasting disease during the upcoming hunting season. The state DNR said it’s facing staff and financial shortages as well as challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. “We ask for your patience and grace as we adapt to meet these challenges,” said acting wildlife division chief…
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.
In collaboration with the Minnesota and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources, the Ruffed Grouse Society and Wisconsin Conservation Congress, the Wisconsin DNR will conduct the third and final year of sampling in a multi-year monitoring program this fall looking at WNV in ruffed grouse.
Illegal hunting activity involves elk, deer, turkeys and raptors.
Shows the leading causes of death for the iconic national bird are being hit by cars and lead poisoning.
The latest biennial survey conducted this winter estimated the predator species’ population at 695, divided among 143 packs.
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.
Michigan DNR conservation officers issued five citations over the weekend to boaters in violation of the governor’s stay-home order, but none of them involved the use of a motorized boat, according to the department. For the story, click here. Categories: News Tags: Boating, Boats, COVID-19, Michigan DNR
Setting road blocks in front of people trying to recreate outdoors does little to stem the tide of COVID-19.
The DNR says it’s the first documented capture of a grass carp from the lake that was diploid, or able to produce offspring.
It was the department’s “working assumption” that the workers got TB from infected deer “but we can’t say for sure.”
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.
Copper mining waste rock known as stamp sands have built up in an Upper Peninsula waterway and threaten an important whitefish, lake trout spawning area.
“This is the worst year we’ve had as far as elk poaching.”
Test results are in from the first year of a multi-state study on West Nile virus in ruffed grouse in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region)MANISTEE, Mich. — Michigan officials say a bald eagle was euthanized after being shot by hunters in Manistee County who said they mistook it for a goose. The DNR says local fishing guides saw the shooting Saturday in a wooded area on the Manistee River and called the agency’s poaching hotline. The 2-year-old female…
Latest confirmation came from a trail camera set up on public land in Delta County.
DISTRICT 1 CO Cody Smith assisted with a search and recovery of a subject who had gone cliff jumping at Canyon Falls in Baraga County. The individual had jumped off the falls around 8 p.m. and was unable to get out of the river due to the high current from recent rains. The search party was called off after searching…
DNR received multiple tips from local anglers on Gladwin County’s Lake Lancer.
DISTRICT 1 CO Jeremy Sergey received a report of an individual who killed a snapping turtle when the turtle season was closed. Sergey interviewed the individual and obtained a confession as well as photographs of the individual holding the dead turtle. Charges have been filed with the Menominee County District Court for killing a turtle out of season. CO Boudreaux…