Carp in Little Muskego Lake will soon have a $500 bounty on their heads, according to a Muskego Now article.
The Little Muskego Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District will pay a $500 bounty to anyone who catches carp that is tagged by the Department of Natural Resources.
This is an incentive for people to fish as many carp as possible. The idea is that if fishermen know that there are some carp with tags on them and with bounties that might encourage them to catch as many as possible in hopes of catching one with a tag.
Carp are known as an invasive species that can damage a lake’s ecosystem.
The program will start when the DNR catches and tags a number of carp, which has not been determined yet.