Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Mother Nature fails to dissuade Muskego carp shooters

Thank you to the Little Muskego Lake Association (LMLA) for inviting me to the carp shoot on Little Muskego Lake Saturday, May 9, 2009.

Carp shoots provide great environmental benefits, including making the water clearer and improving the populations of other fish.

It was a brisk, chilly, night for Saturday’s carp shoot with a wind that made the water choppy and difficult to see the fish. From combined bow shooting activities Friday and Saturday evenings, there were 117 carp removed from the Lake.  Local carp shooters will continue throughout the year working to rid the Lake of carp and enhance the Lake environment for other fish. Once again, I congratulate the carp shooters for their contribution to our environment and quality of life!

Ridding our waters of carp is critical. During the early 1900’s, biologists discovered carp were filling waterways to the point of crowding out other more prized game fish. Carp are known as bottom feeders. They literally suck up mud and spit it out before selecting their food from the water. The carp cause sediment to stir up resulting in poor water conditions and feeding problems for desirable fish.

A special thank you to Chris Kittleson, Pronghorn Productions, for taping the event and participating in the carp shoot.  A special thank you to the special people that work so hard year around to improve and maintain the quality of the Lake.  Managing all the details Saturday night were Bob & Darlene Bueckers, Wally Spitzer, Renee Reckin with daughter Andrea and of course Ken Fries always there making sure things get done. 

Here are some photos from the event:

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