THE WISCONSIN WIRE: Grouse numbers decline, 57″ muskies and more

Yellowstone Lake fishery transformed
BLANCHARDVILLE – Where carp, bullheads and stunted crappie were once the catch of the day and anglers were scarce, a fisheries management project has transformed Yellowstone Lake into a fishing hotspot where anglers regularly land trophy size game fish, including a 57-inch musky.  –  Read Full Article

Muskies get a menu change as part of hatchery experiment
WILD ROSE, Wis. – Some muskies are getting a new menu at Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery as part of an experiment aimed at saving money while boosting production of the state fish.   –  Read Full Article

Ruffed grouse survey indicates slight population decline
MADISON – Ruffed grouse populations in Wisconsin have shown another slight decline this spring, according to results of the recently completed roadside ruffed grouse survey.  –  Read Full Article

Survey underway to create comprehensive list of plastic recycling in Wisconsin
MADISON – A survey on plastics recycling that includes more than 4,000 companies is the latest step in a joint effort by the Department of Natural Resources, the plastics industry and the Wisconsin Manufacturers Extension Partnership to create a comprehensive map of plastics film recycling options in the state.   –  Read Full Article

State Natural Resources Board to meet June 25-26 in Wausau
WAUSAU, Wis. – The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will conduct its monthly business meeting on Tuesday andWednesday, June 25-26, in Wausau.  –  Read Full Article

Statewide permit may result in the incidental take of rare cave bats
MADISON — The “incidental taking” of state threatened cave bats in Wisconsin may occur as a result of specific public health concerns, bat removals, building demolitions, forestry activities, bridge demolitions, miscellaneous building repairs and wind energy development projects throughout the state under a broad incidental take permit the Department of Natural Resources proposes to authorize. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.  –  Read Full Article

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