Posts tagged "silver carp"

Noarthwoods News

Noarthwoods News
On the day that I posted this Northwoods news from the Forest Lake Country Store, I was able to look out my office window and see big snowflakes falling to the ground.  There was no accumulation, but still, it was a sign that winter is coming.  Getting this newsletter now is most appreciated in that... Read more »

Tips for the Camping Season

We have just experienced the Memorial Day Weekend and if you are a camper you may have your first trip of the year under your belt already.  This past weekend is traditionally the first for trip of the season family camping.  Were you ready to go?  If so, great!  But if your first trip is... Read more »

Conservation Village at the Du Quoin State Fair

I’ve been to the Conservation World at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  It was great.  I even shot a TV show for Illinois Outdoors TV there with IL DNR Director Marc Miller.  What a great education on the outdoors one can get by a visit to Conservation World. But I must tell you that... Read more »
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Fish can have difficult times with summer's heat

Fish can have difficult times with summer's heat
Low water, hot weather, make conditions ripe for fish kills in Illinois’ rivers, streams and ponds. The anticipated long stretch of hot, dry weather and low water levels in Illinois will set the stage for fish kills this summer in water bodies from small ponds to large backwater lakes along large rivers in the state. ... Read more »

IL DNR Newsbits

The latest newsbits from the IL DNR just came out.   Here they are… Illinois Department of Natural Resources Newsbits for April 2012 2012 Illinois Licenses:  2012 Illinois hunting, fishing and sportsman’s combination licenses are required as of April 1.  The 2012 licenses are available from DNR Direct license and permit vendors, online through the IDNR... Read more »

Silver Carp shot by bowhunter near Brandon Locks

Silver Carp shot by bowhunter near Brandon Locks
Just got word from Ed DeVries, President of the Bowfishing Association of Illinois that BAI Director Chuck White shot the first silver carp on the DesPlaines River by the Brandon Locks. DeVries beleives that this is also the first silver carp found in this area.   The BAI has shot many bighead carp in this part... Read more »
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Start the season right with a boat safety check

I’ve had my boat inspected by the US Power Squadron.  I’ve even taped the inspection so that people can see how simple and painless it is. To view the show here on ChicagoNow, click on the Illinois Outdoors TV link above or CLICK HERE Scroll down the list of shows and click on the BOAT... Read more »

Please stop the killing now

Please stop the killing now
Vegetarians, please stop the killing.   Go hunting… go fishing…  eat the meat or fish that you catch!

Asian Carp Barrier Turned Up to High

Asian Carp Barrier Turned Up to High
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today they will return the operating parameters of the electric barrier to the higher operating parameters established in October 2011. The barrier had been temporarily reset to pre-October 2011 settings while USACE investigated possible interference with railroad signals adjacent to the barrier site.      Technical experts from... Read more »
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No Asian Carp Found in Lake Calumet after Intensive Monitoring

From the IL DNR…. CHICAGO- The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) today detailed the results of intensive monitoring efforts in and around Lake Calumet within the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) and announced no Asian carp were seen or captured during a four-day response. The ACRCC began a Level 1 monitoring response under its... Read more »