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Thursday, April 12, 2018

May 5-6 is Ohio's free fishing weekend Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 5-6, anglers are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio’s public

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Twenty-four Ohio communities will receive a total of $565,085.52 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to support local marine patrol units. Provided by the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft, these assistance funds represent a continuing effort to keep Ohio waterways safe and enhance recreational boating

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Law & Politics

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Effort takes place on the Black River in Presque Isle County The Black Lake Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow in Cheboygan County is seeking volunteers to join in its effort, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement and Fisheries Divisions, to help protect lake sturgeon from illegal

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced an update to the upcoming Statewide Fish and Game Public Hearings. The Ohio Wildlife Council first heard the proposals at their January and February meetings. The date for the Statewide Fish and Game Public Hearings has been moved to Monday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. The

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources, Events

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Edem Tsikata of Boston, Massachusetts accepts the grand prize at the Carp Tank from Gov. Rick Snyder, David Lodge, Jeff DeBoer and Dr. Denice Shaw. Governor Rick Snyder today announced the grand prize winner of the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge. The solution proposed by Edem Tsikata, a software consultant at Harvard Medical

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Awards, Dept of Natural Resources

Friday, March 30, 2018

For those interested in going fishing in Michigan, a new license is required starting Sunday, April 1. That day is the kickoff to the state’s 2018 fishing license season, as well as the new fishing regulation cycle. All 2018 fishing licenses are good through March 31, 2019. Anglers have eight options to choose from when making

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Those interested in discussing local and statewide fisheries management activities with Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff are encouraged to stop by one of several upcoming “Conversations & Coffee” events taking place around the state this spring. The DNR Fisheries Division has hosted “Conversations

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It was another great year for Michigan fishing, as 2,176 anglers representing 24 states and Canada submitted catches recognized in the state's Master Angler program - a significant increase over 1,807 Master Angler fish in 2016. The program, in place since 1973, recognizes large fish caught by recreational anglers and has more than

tags: Lake Michigan, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced the 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake - in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula - ended after two and a half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb.

tags: Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

With spring approaching, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages boaters to avoid the rush and enroll in a safety course prior to the boating season. The reminder coincides with the national Spring Aboard – Take a Boating Education Course campaign that runs March 18-24. “Michigan and boating go hand in

tags: Safety, Dept of Natural Resources, Education