Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan outdoors news and tips
- Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 16:42
(Provided by Michigan DNR)
The Michigan DNR filed an appeal of a December 2014 federal district court ruling that returned wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin to the federal endangered species list and wolves in Minnesota to federal threatened species status.
The appeal - filed by the Michigan Attorney General in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia - asks the court to uphold the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s December 2011 decision that removed the Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of wolves from the federal endangered species list.
The federal district court’s December 2014 decision came in response to a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States, in which the State of Michigan participated as a defendant-intervener arguing against returning the Great Lakes DPS of wolves to the endangered species list.
- Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 16:27
Provided by Michigan DNR
Michigan recorded no fatalities during all hunting seasons in 2014, according to reports compiled by the DNR Law Enforcement Division. Ten incidents involving injuries were recorded in the state - nine in the Lower Peninsula and one in the Upper Peninsula.
“We had 10 incidents reported for 2014, which ties with last year for the fewest number of reportable hunting incidents since Michigan started tracking them in the 1940s," said Sgt. Tom Wanless of the DNR's Recreational Safety, Education and Enforcement Section.
- Published on Monday, 23 February 2015 20:07
By Louie Stout
Beginning this year, Skamania will be stocked in fewer numbers, but biologists believe it will increase the fall returns because the fish will be stocked as a larger size and survive better.
Previously, Indiana stocked 130,000 7-inch Skamania. Beginning this year, that number will be reduced to about 75,000 8-inchers.
The strategy has worked with walleye on the St. Joe, where a stocking number reduction, coupled with planting larger fish sizes, has delivered a better fishery.