This past Sunday, we teamed up with the Jackson College Jets Baseball Team to improve wildlife habitat in the Sharonville State Game Area. The Jets just finished up a great fall season with only two losses and followed up with this event as their annual community service project. This is the second year I’ve had the opportunity to work with this team in the Sharonville SGA and they’ve proven to be incredible volunteers, no matter what the task is. Last year, the team removed old, barbed-wire fencing and posts that had been secured in the ground with rail road ties without a complaint. This year, they built a natural, 3-sided hunting blind accessible for tracker-chairs and also built 5 large brush piles for rabbitat using black locust trees in the area.
This Sunday, we will be kicking off the 2016-2017 season of MUCC’S Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program with a project at the Sharonville State Game Area. The Jackson College Jets Baseball Team will be volunteering to build brush piles for rabbitat as well as construct a natural hunting blind that is tracker chair accessible. This project is in coordination with the Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors (MiOFO) collaborative partnership with Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources. The completion of this project will enhance opportunities for hunting from an accessible blind as well as small game hunting opportunity by providing several large brush piles in the area.