Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A bounty will be placed on carps that are tagged by the DNR in hopes that fisherman are encouraged to catch a lot of carp.
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.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
More than 10,000 applications for wolf hunt permits have been submitted for a season that the Wisconsin Humane Society and others say shouldn't involve hunting dogs without more rules in place.
Concerned for the safety of hunting dogs brought along during Wisconsin's first wolf hunt this fall, the Wisconsin Humane Society has joined other groups in a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resoures and Natural Resources Board. The lawsuit, filed in Dane County Circuit Court, asks the court "to stop the DNR from authorizing the use of dogs for wolf hunting until reasonable rules are established to protect dogs from injury or death, according to a press release from the society. Other plaintiffs include outdoorsmen, hunters, volunteer trackers, and other Wisconsin animal welfare organizations. When the state passed a law permitting the hunt, it included use of dogs for tracking and trailing — and it directed the DNR to …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The DNR is offering a special deal for first-time buyers of fishing licenses this summer. It's a great opportunity to try fishing for the first time, or to get back into it if you haven't done it in a long time.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
MADISON – Wisconsin’s $5 first-time buyer resident fishing license or a one-day fishing license may be just the ticket for fun for family, friends and visitors gathered for the long July 4th holiday, state fisheries official say. “These new licenses are a great, inexpensive way to get your family, friends and visitors out on the water to have fun and give fishing a try,” says Mike Staggs, Wisconsin’s fisheries director. “You can buy and print off the licenses at home through our online licensing center at dnr.wi.gov or go to one of more than 1,300 bait shops and other license agents near you. Let the fun begin!” New this year, anglers who have never purchased a fishing license -- or who haven't purchased a fishing license in 10 years -- …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
But here's what you need to know about air quality numbers.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has elevated the air quality index to red, which means people may have health effects from breathing in the air. While the index says the pollutants range between 150 to 200 for Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties, the number represents an average for pollutant levels over the past 24 hours. Jerry Medinger, supervisor of the transportation and monitoring team at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said the pollutant levels are already dropping, but they likely won’t lower the air quality index until 11 p.m. “That’s a problem we have in reporting,” Medinger said. “You have to wait for 24-hour average of pollutants before you do any reporting. You may have had hours of …
Friday, August 5, 2011
National Night Out brings community out to celebrate neighborhoods
Veteran's Memorial Park was the site for Muskego's sixth annual National Night Out, which is a celebration of neighborhoods and an opportunity for residents and law enforcement to learn from each other about crime prevention and safety. Members of Muskego Police Department and the Tess Corners Fire Department were joined by local DNR, as well as US agencies like the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and local businesses and organizations. Lt. Dave Constantineau, who helped organize the events, said the evening was probably the "best event Muskego holds" as it brings together and helps unify neighborhoods.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Common council approves finance committee recommendation for lake study.
The Common Council voted unanimously to apply for a $10,000 DNR Lake Planning grant to help pay for a study of Lake Denoon. The request came from the Tom Zagar, Conservation Coordinator and Lake Denoon Advancement Association, which will provide an additional $3,500 to fund the study. The group is not eligible to apply for the grant, however the city is, and the dollars would pay for a lake management plan that would be prepared by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC). The deadline to apply is June 1. "This will help to develop a 'fact book' on the lake, including species of fish and plant life, invasive species information and update the previous information on the lake, which is fairly old," Zagar explained. …