Kris Cram, director of sales for Six Pack Bags (sixpackbags.com), probably never dreamed he’d get much interest in his backpacks from waterfowlers at the 2017 ICAST show. But as soon as I saw the camouflage backpack it caught my eye. To be honest, if it hadn’t been camouflage I probably wouldn’t have given it a…

        Lake Michigan has had a tough couple of years, especially as it relates to fishing for salmon. After a few years with a low population, fishing really picked up this past spring. Anglers on the lake experienced limit catches of coho and Chinook salmon thanks to some improvement in the numbers…

        Seven Idaho environmental organizations have appealed to NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop barging endangered Snake River sockeye this spring. In an April 2017 letter, the conservation groups, led by Idaho Rivers United, said juvenile sockeye that are transported are more vulnerable to overly-warm water when…

          The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the annual update to its web application designed to inform the public on local and regional trends in abundance, growth and survival of important fish populations in selected streams across Michigan is complete. The application was developed and launched by the DNR in…

The greenback cutthroat is one of last three remaining species of cutthroat trout that is native to Colorado. Their populations were decimated during the initial settling of the west, and for a period of time this species was thought to have become extinct. Later, greenback cutthroats were believed to have been rediscovered, but this proved…

       LANSING – State leaders today shared Michigan’s draft Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie—a targeted approach for improving water quality and helping to prevent algal blooms, making it safer for people and aquatic life. The draft plan will be available for public review and comment through Friday, July 14, at www.michigan.gov/deqgreatlakes. Comments…

A new program with Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge will help restore sagebrush habitat for greater sage-grouse in Montana while providing inmates an opportunity to cultivate a new set of skills. Inmates will sow sagebrush seeds into 25,000 “cone-tainers” starting the third week in May, followed by careful daily…