Muskellunge anglers are being asked to complete the 2017 Muskellunge Angler Survey for the DNR and Michigan Muskie Alliance, so more can be understood about this sportfish. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Michigan Muskie Alliance, is investigating the muskellunge fisheries of the state again this…

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the first capture of a silver carp on the St. Croix River. The invasive carp was caught by a commercial angler near Prescott, Wis., during proactive monitoring in partnership with the DNR.”This news is disappointing but not unexpected,” said DNR invasive fish coordinator Nick Frohnauer. “The silver…

        The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced it will not collect eggs from Great Lakes muskellunge in the Detroit River this month due to recent fish kills in Lake St. Clair that are attributed to a confirmed, widespread infection of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv). Normally, the DNR collects eggs…

A tiny invader is threatening prized trout streams in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. A mere 1/8-inch long, the New Zealand mud snail is barely distinguishable from a grain of sand, but over time its invasive habits can affect the quality and quantity of trout and other fish in the Au Sable, Pere Marquette and Boardman…

       The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ spring fish spawning season is over and Iowa’s two walleye hatcheries are filled to capacity. Netting crews collected enough walleye to produce 1,116 quarts of walleye eggs at the Spirit Lake hatchery and 914 quarts at the Rathbun hatchery. “Our goal was to collect 1,774 quarts…

“He swims like a fish!” It’s an expression you might have heard during last year’s Summer Olympics. But how, exactly, do fish swim? Water is a much denser substance than air, and therefore much more difficult to move through. Fish have to be hydrodynamically streamlined (think aerodynamically, only underwater) in order to travel efficiently. For…

LITTLE ROCK – There may be some limits to the amount of time nonresident hunters may pursue waterfowl on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission controlled wildlife management areas in the next year. After many phone calls, letters and posts to social media from Arkansas hunters, the AGFC is proposing one possible way to give resident…

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that annual reports for each of Michigan’s seven Wetland Wonders now are available on the DNR’s website at www.michigan.gov/wetlandwonders (under the Waterfowl Counts tab). The reports detail the 2016-2017 hunting season results, habitat management activities and weekly waterfowl counts at each of Michigan’s Wetland Wonders, along with other…