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Sullivan Lake habitat structure map

Here is a map (view PDF) that shows the locations of habitat structures placed at Sullivan Lake. We placed 135 structures in the lake. We will be working this fall and winter with the Park to fell the shoreline trees to create a brush pile. You can view other Indiana …

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Young, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Funding for Fish and Wildlife

On July 6, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) calling for $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to …

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DNR happy with outcome of West Boggs Lake project

DNR News Division of Fish & Wildlife Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: July 20, 2016 DNR happy with outcome of West Boggs Lake project DNR officials are happy with the outcome of a project to improve fishing at West Boggs …

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New black bass size limits at Shakamak State Park lakes

DNR News Division of Fish & Wildlife Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: July 7, 2016 New black bass size limits at Shakamak State Park lakes Shakamak, Kickapoo and Lenape lakes in Shakamak State Park now have a 14-inch minimum length limit …

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White River Beach?

Three articles addressing plans for the White River in Indianapolis. A beach along the White River? It could happen INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Visit Indy tourism group has announced a plan to add attractions and visitors to the downtown riverfront by 2025. Visit Indy officials said they’d like to see …

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DNR seeks volunteers to build fish habitat at Sullivan Lake

The DNR is seeking volunteers to assemble fish habitat structures for Sullivan Lake on April 30 as part of the new Reservoir Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Program (RAHEP). RAHEP builds fish habitat in reservoirs where natural structure is lacking. Sullivan Lake, a 451-acre reservoir in Sullivan, is the first project lake for …

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Supporting Go FishIN

As the Indiana Bass Federation Conservation Director, I invite all of our clubs to support the Indiana DNR Go FishIN program. Whatever we do to assist is greatly appreciated. Go FishIN promotes conservation, fish biology, angler ethics and angler skills for the Indiana youth through educational workshops. Learn more about …

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Fish Stocking in Indiana

DNR hatcheries produce 16 different fish species for stocking throughout Indiana. District fisheries biologists evaluate fish populations to determine the best sites for stocking. Fish stockings are not done as a cure-all for poor fishing in a lake or stream. The 2014-15 annual fish stocking database includes fish stocked from …

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Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Plan for the Placement of Natural and Artificial Habitats in Indiana’s Reservoirs

The attached report will serve as the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s guiding document for the Indiana Reservoir Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Program. This document outlines strategies for lake selection, permits, recommended structures, and structure placement recommendations. It does not have specifics on shoreline stabilization or dredging recommendations but the D.N.R. …

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