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Dead fish appear at Kosciusko County lakes

A recent rash of fish kills in several Kosciusko County lakes has residents and anglers looking for possible causes. In most cases, DNR biologists say the causes are unknown, but the fish kills will not affect the overall health of fish populations or the quality of fishing. Dead common carp …

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Three northern lakes experiencing a reduction in aquatic invasive plants

Three Kosciusko County lakes are experiencing a reduction in invasive Eurasian watermilfoil this spring. Center, Big Chapman and Webster lakes have had recurring problems with Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) in past years. EWM is present in most Indiana lakes. It often grows so densely that it creates a nuisance for boating …

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Bow fisherman nabs rare alligator gar in Indiana’s White River

A bow fisherman recently caught a rare fish in southwestern Indiana. The fisherman harvested an alligator gar on the White River on June 1, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Officials say it measured 63 inches and weighed 55 pounds. DNR says the catch is the first alligator gar …

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DNR tests for fish virus at Lake Webster

Michigan’s decision to cancel its muskie-stocking program this year due to a virus outbreak in adult fish they capture for muskie eggs has prompted Indiana DNR officials to say a similar situation could develop in the Hoosier state. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv), which is responsible for a number of …

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Fish habitat in Cecil M. Harden Lake gets boost from DNR, partners

Fish and anglers both will benefit from a DNR habitat project at Cecil M. Harden (Raccoon) Lake. DNR fisheries biologists and partner organizations hope to develop more than 350 fish habitat features in the lake by the end of 2018. The project includes rock piles, brush piles, wooden structures, and …

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DNR employee Bob Vollmer surprised with Sagamore

DNR News Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: Dec. 20, 2016 Bob Vollmer, Indiana’s oldest state employee, got quite the surprise Tuesday morning when he received the Sagamore of the Wabash award. “I thought I was going over to the Governor’s …

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Deploying multiple tools key to stopping Asian carp advance, researchers say

In less than half a century, Asian carp went from being unknown in U.S. waters to making up 90 percent of the biomass in some stretches of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. There is no silver bullet for eradicating the invasive species. But a decadelong rush to prevent Asian carp …

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Working with Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation in a coordinated effort to protect and promote the sportsmen's traditions in Indiana

The Hoosier State has 867,000 hunters and anglers who spend $924 million annually and support 14,058 jobs. Working with CSF in a coordinated effort to protect and promote the sportsmen’s traditions in Indiana are seven members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. …

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Indiana, Kansas to Vote on Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment on November Ballot

On November 8, sportsmen and women of Kansas and Indiana will go to the polls and have the opportunity to vote on their respective Constitutional amendments ensuring the Right to Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife. Kansas Constitutional Amendment 1 and Indiana Public Question 1 would amend the Kansas Bill of …

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Hunt Guide lists wrong dates for rifles in deer reduction zones

DNR News Division of Fish & Wildlife Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: Sept. 15, 2016 Due to an editing error, dates in the 2016-17 DNR Hunting/Trapping Regulations Guide during which new rifle options for deer hunting in the deer reduction …

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