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Founded in 1937, Michigan United Conservation Clubs is the largest statewide conservation organization in Michigan. Its mission is to unite citizens to conserve, protect and enhance Michigan’s natural resources and outdoor heritage.



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    First Annual Pheasant Rendezvous

    Most of my traveling so far this year has been to promote pheasant cooperatives in conjunction with General CRP signup. On Friday, I had the pleasure of attending an event that not only promoted pheasant cooperatives, CRP, and the Five Year Anniversary of MPRI, but also kicked off the start of two pheasant cooperatives in Monroe County! Tom Horney and Dave Heatherly, with massive assistance from the Monroe Pheasants Forever Chapter and Erick Elgin, a new habitat biologist with the Monroe Conservation District, hosted the event. There were over 100 people in attendance, including State Senator, Dale Zorn, Zach Cooley with DNR, and the Monroe County Drain Commissioner, David Thompson. Speakers from the Nature Conservancy, Farm Service Agency, and  Natural Resource Conservation Service shared on different avenues we can take to protect our soil, water, and wildlife.
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    Hunter Safety Instructors Teach New Hunters to be Ethical and Responsible Hunters

    I attended the Hunter Safety Education Course at the Dowagiac Conservation Club hosted by Furmer Reed this past weekend. Furmer is on MUCC’s Board of Directors and happily agreed to mentor me as I am completing my Hunter Education Instructor Certification. Although I obtained my hunter safety certificate over a decade ago as a youth, the material looked to be exactly the same-with the exception of the ever changing hunting laws and regulations. There are some great teaching tools available now, though.
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