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  • Steelhead trout jumping Spring stocking effort keeps DNR fisheries staffers on their toes and on the road The DNR's fleet of 18 fish-stocking vehicles - and the staff that manages the department's stocking efforts - get about 18 million fish weighing 395 tons out to the state's lakes and streams during a roughly eight-week window in the spring. By the end of stocking season, the vehicles will have totaled close to 120,000 miles.
  • Electro fishing walleye DNR collects walleye eggs for hatchery program As many anglers know, much of Michigan's inland-waters walleye fishery is supported by hatchery-raised fish. What many don't know is that the source of those fish - the Muskegon River, below Croton Dam - is supported by hatchery-raised fish, too.
  • Mark Tonello, Michigan DNR fisheries biologist, holding a large trout, lake and trees in background. DNR fisheries experts offer opening-day tips There's little doubt that the last Saturday of April is one of the biggest days of the year for Michigan anglers. It marks the opening day of trout fishing, statewide on more than 80 percent of the state's trout streams, as well as the season opener for walleye, pike and muskellunge on the inland waters of the Lower Peninsula. A fair number of DNR fisheries personnel take to lakes and streams as well - hear what some of them have to say about opening-weekend opportunities.
  • Jacket said to be worn by Michigan lady at Ford Theater the night President Lincoln was shot there. 'Conceived in Liberty' exhibit delves into personal Michigan Civil War stories As the nation approaches the 150th anniversary of the end of the U.S. Civil War, the current special exhibit at the Michigan Historical Center's museum - "Conceived in Liberty" - tells the personal stories of Michiganders who were involved in the final years of the war. The exhibit takes visitors through the end of the war, Lincoln's assassination and the two decades that followed, showing how Michigan was involved in and affected by the war and its aftermath.

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