Michigan DNR

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 12, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux encountered a man operating a motorboat on Lake Angeline without MC numbers or proper registration. Upon contacting the fisherman, it was discovered that the man had multiple warrants for his arrest from multiple counties. The man was arrested and subsequently transported to the Marquette County Jail. CO Josh Boudreaux was patrolling Lake Michigamme following heavy…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 28, 2018

DISTRICT 1 Acting Sgt. Mark Leadman and CO Josh Boudreaux responded to a complaint of a deer just being shot in a camp yard in the Watson area. The complainant advised that the deer was still alive but had a broken back. Michigan State Police troopers from the Gladstone post were also dispatched as they were closer to the scene….

Two invasive species identified as new threats to Michigan

Spotted lanternfly, a leaf-hopper native to China and India, and Japanese chaff flower, a plant from East Asia, have been added to the state’s invasive species watch list due to the threats they pose to agriculture and the environment, the Michigan DNR said in a news release Monday, Sept. 17. Already found in Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia, spotted lanternfly is spreading through eastern…

Michigan, celebrating 100 years of elk, gets boost from RMEF

(Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)The Michigan DNR will celebrate 100 years of elk in Michigan with a special event Saturday, Sept. 8 in Gaylord, the DNR announced Thursday, Sept. 6 – a day after it was announced that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation had awarded more than $30,000 in grant funding to benefit elk, elk habitat and hunting programs in the Wolverine State. In 1918,…

Michigan Outdoor New Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 31, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO Ethen Mapes was called to assist in the search and rescue of an overdue rock climber in Ontonagon County. The search lasted into the early morning hours when the rock climber was found alive and unharmed. The man had become trapped halfway down a very high rock face while scouting for a group rock climbing event. The…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 3, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux heard Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies receive a report of an individual who had dammed up a creek behind his residence. Boudreaux and a deputy responded to the scene and met with the homeowner who showed officers the makeshift dam. The investigation is ongoing. CO Josh Boudreaux received a complaint of a gill-net tangled in some…

More than 2,000 pounds of red swamp crayfish confiscated; largest AIS seizure ever by DNR

(Michigan DNR)More than 2,000 pounds of live, illegal red swamp crayfish recently were seized by Michigan DNR conservation officers – the largest aquatic invasive species seizure by the Michigan DNR, the agency said in a news release Tuesday, July 23. Red swamp crayfish are prohibited in both Michigan and Canada. They burrow and create shoreline erosion, creating instability. Additionally, they…

Cleanup improves health of Upper Peninsula’s Menominee River

(Michigan DNR)A recent cleanup effort along a stretch of the Menominee River is expected to boost fish and environmental health in the area as the river recovers. The Menominee River forms the boundary between the northeast corner of Wisconsin and the southern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, with headwaters originating in both states and eventually emptying into Green Bay. Federal…