How Mood-Altering Drugs are Ending Up in Great Lakes fish

How mood-altering drugs are ending up in Great Lakes fish DETROIT — A new study might depress anyone concerned with Great Lakes water quality. Antidepressant drugs, making their way through an increasing number of people’s bodies, getting excreted in small amounts into their toilets, and moving through the wastewater treatment process to lakes and rivers, are being found in multiple Great Lakes fish species’ brains, new research by the University of Buffalo has found. Researchers detected high concentrations of both the active ingredients and metabolites — byproducts of the parent drug — of popular antidepressant pharmaceuticals including Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa … Continue reading How Mood-Altering Drugs are Ending Up in Great Lakes fish

Gray Wolf Depredation Updates

Hunting Dog Killed in Ashland County Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a Plott Hound on 07/18/17.  The attack occurred in Morse Township, Ashland County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword “wolf management”) to help reduce conflicts. Subscribe now for only $8.97. Order your Endangered Resources license plate today!. Featured DNR SubscriptionsOutdoor Report: Current fishing activities, wildlife observations, and state park events updated every Thursday. Manage Your DNR Subscriptions: Add new subscriptions, delete subscriptions, and manage your profile. If you have questions … Continue reading Gray Wolf Depredation Updates

CANCELED! Annual July 4th Event

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Sad to say, The Annual “Fire on the River” paddling/camping event has been canceled. 10 day forecasts have indicated that we might not have much for sandbars on July 1st. Even if the water level drops to half of what it is now; it will still be too high to have a safe/enjoyable outing. We could be wrong, but we don’t want people doing all the preparation required and then be disappointed. We WILL schedule some other activities as soon as we are certain of good conditions. Stay tuned! … Continue reading CANCELED! Annual July 4th Event

Zebra Mussels May Worsen Lake Health Hazards Caused by Farm Pollution by Steven Verburg

  topical featured Zebra mussels may worsen lake health hazards caused by farm pollution STEVEN VERBURG sverburg@madison.com 15 hrs ago           An explosion of the zebra mussel population in Lake Mendota this year could mean more foul-smelling shoreline slime and repeats of the major fish kill and vast bloom of toxic bacteria that hit Madison’s lakes already this summer, experts say. Farm pollution is the main driver of this month’s surprisingly severe water quality woes, but the invasive mollusks now covering much of Lake Mendota’s bottom aren’t going to help matters. “We’ve been shocked to see … Continue reading Zebra Mussels May Worsen Lake Health Hazards Caused by Farm Pollution by Steven Verburg

61.7 Pound Bighead Carp Arrowed Near Redwood Falls, MN

A bow angler fishing in a private gravel pit near Redwood Falls Sunday caught the largest invasive carp recorded in Minnesota. The bighead carp measured 47 1/2 inches in length and weighed 61.7 pounds. Invasive fish coordinator Nick Frohnauer said the angler immediately reported the capture to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and was helpful getting the specimen delivered to the area fisheries office. “The news of this capture is somewhat alarming, given the size and location,” Frohnauer said. “This bighead carp was captured about 80 miles upstream from the only other bighead carp captured in the Minnesota River.” … Continue reading 61.7 Pound Bighead Carp Arrowed Near Redwood Falls, MN

DNR Outdoor Report, June 8, 2017 – Water Levels Return to More Seasonal Levels; Warmer Water Temps Bring Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass on to Spawning Beds

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for June 8, 2017 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Water levels return to more seasonal levels; warmer water temps bring bluegill, smallmouth bass on to spawning beds This past week brought hot and humid weather to a majority of the state, with small to large thunderstorms rolling across several counties. Water levels in some areas are still above normal but most are now at more seasonal averages. The lower Wisconsin River again has sandbars for camping. Bluegill fishing … Continue reading DNR Outdoor Report, June 8, 2017 – Water Levels Return to More Seasonal Levels; Warmer Water Temps Bring Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass on to Spawning Beds

Michigan Welcomes Volunteer Ideas on Invasive Carp Control

Because we want to leave no stone unturned in the search for a solution to the threat of invasive carp, the Department of Natural Resources has contracted with a world leader in innovation crowdsourcing, InnoCentive, to sharpen the challenge design, post the challenge to a global audience and provide support to prospective solvers. Details of the challenge are currently under development. As an early registrant, you will be informed by email when the challenge goes live. Solutions will not be accepted until the challenge has been designed and posted in the InnoCentive Challenge Center.  If you have time, go to InnoCentive and … Continue reading Michigan Welcomes Volunteer Ideas on Invasive Carp Control

HOW Our Heroes Find Peace…

Our freedom depends on them. Their peace depends on us.  Helping warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors. Peace – It Comes in that Moment Peace is not an easy feeling to come by. Many of our warriors, like Greg Ramirez and Carmon McCurrie, are searching for this sense of inner peace when they return home from battle. We dedicate ourselves to serving our heroes and finding them the peace they deserve.  “I got on the water, cast a couple times and I saw how still and calm the water was. I felt the breeze. Felt … Continue reading HOW Our Heroes Find Peace…

Update | NRC Bans Chocolate in Bear Bait

MICHIGAN UNITED CONSERVATION CLUBS UPDATE | NRC Bans Chocolate in Bear Bait Friend — A little over a year ago, Michigan’s bear hunting organizations asked the Natural Resources Commission to consider banning chocolate in bear bait to reduce the risk of harming non-target wildlife. Chocolate contains theobromine, which can be toxic to bears and other wildlife in sufficient quantities. Organizations including the Michigan Bear Hunters Association, the Michigan Hunting Dog Federation and the U.P. Bear Houndsmen Association sponsored a resolution supporting a restriction on chocolate in bear bait through the Michigan United Conservation Clubs policy process. At the MUCC Annual … Continue reading Update | NRC Bans Chocolate in Bear Bait

Crappie Crusade | Wisconsin Fishing Expo This Weekend!

Share Tweet +1 Preview in browser THIS WEEKEND! Wisconsin Fishing Expo to add Second Floor Profits to be given to local fishing clubs/non-profit groups The Wisconsin Fishing Expo (WFE, formerly known as the Madison Fishing Expo) will produce their largest expo ever, with more exhibitors than ever, including a new second floor! The 2017 WFE will be held February 24-26, at the Alliant Energy Center Convention Hall, and is expected to draw 20,000 anglers. READ MORE In the dead of winter the only hunting opportunities are for rabbits, crows and coyotes. Fish are in a perpetual negative mood, with short … Continue reading Crappie Crusade | Wisconsin Fishing Expo This Weekend!