Five more species listed of Animals of Concern in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Three amphibians and two reptiles have been added to the list of “animals of special concern” in Michigan.
Being on the concern list means that the animal’s status in the state of Michigan is illegal to kill or trap these animals or remove them from the wild.
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission agreed last week to place the mudpuppy, Fowler’s toad, pickerel frog, Butler’s garter snake and smooth green snake on the list.
The commission also approved several changes to state fishing regulations dealing with commercial bait, bow and spear fishing.
Residents will also want to watch out for recent changes to the state fishing regulations with commercial bait and spear fishing.
One of the revisions sets rules for taking minnows, wigglers and crayfish for commercial purposes and lists waters closed to personal taking of minnows.


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