Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan outdoors news and tips
- Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:36
(Provided by Indiana DNR)
Less than 1 percent of Indianaís nearly 400,000 hunters are found to be violating the law while hunting.
Finding those violators often requires the input of law-abiding hunters and other citizens who see violations taking place.
Now that Hoosier hunting seasons are in full swing, the Indiana Conservation Officers charged with enforcing the stateís wildlife laws ask concerned citizens to keep two phone numbers handy and enter them on their cell phones. The 24-hour Central Dispatch number is (812) 837-9536. It documents the callerís name. The Turn in a Poacher (TIP) hotline number is 1-800-TIP-IDNR (4367). It allows the caller to remain anonymous.
- Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:30
(Provided by Indiana DNR)
A new DNR Web page makes it easy to find everything you need to know about white-tailed deer in Indiana.
Deer.dnr.IN.gov, is a one-stop-shop for information on deer hunting, deer biology, how to respond to nuisance deer, the stateís deer management strategy, scientific reports on topics such as harvest trends and disease, and more.
- Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 08:42
By Louie Stout
No one puts a Band-Aid on an open wound, but it appears that’s what state government is doing to your fish and wildlife management team.
And you, the Hoosier sportsman, are getting ripped off.
Consider this - there are 50 vacancies in the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife, many of which that have been there for a while.
Fifty. That includes district fish and wildlife biologists, hatchery managers and public hunting property employees that sportsmen finance with their license fees so the DNR can nurture Hoosier resources.
Time to Stock the Freezer with Fish
Trout and salmon continue to stream up the St. Joseph River, but panfish may be making the most news. According to area baitshop operators, bluegills redear and perch are moving shallower and the anglers finding them are catching good sacks.
“The perch fishing on Wawasee keeps getting better and it’s been good on Tippecanoe, too,” said Jim Housman of the Tackle Box in North Webster. “They’re catching a lot of big redear at Tippy and Waubee as well. The fish are moving into the bays.”
Darrin Schaap of Clear H2o near Edwardsburg says perch fishing is improving on southern Michigan lakes, too, and that everyone who is fishing for bluegills has been doing well.Read more...
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