For MUCC members and family that are able to spare some time this coming Thursday, September 1st, MUCC has a great chance for you meet Senator Debbie Stabenow and USGA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Chief David White and ask them questions about federal conservation issues that are important to you. The event will be [...]Ask Sen. Stabenow and NRCS Chief David White your conservation questions on Sept. 1st!
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If you are a regular listener to public radio, you may have already heard the recent series by Lester Graham with Michigan Watch, the investigative unit of Michigan Radio. Here are links to the full series (with audio and the text version available): Collapse of the salmon economy (part 1) Big returns for subsidized fish [...]Michigan Salmon on the (Air) Waves
CLICK HERE for the August 24, 2011 MUCC’s Conservation Insider: Swine Saga, State Land Cap, & MoreAugust 24, 2011 Conservation Insider
The deadline for declaring feral pigs an invasive species has passed. Sort of. In December of 2010, former DNR Director Rebecca Humphries signed an order listing wild pigs as an invasive species effective July 8, 2011. If the Michigan legislature was not able to approve legislation that would effectively regulate the facilities that own these [...]Swine Saga Continues this Fall
In recent weeks we have received many calls and e-mails wondering when they will be able to hunt with their kids or grand-kids under 10 since Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Mentored Youth Hunting Program into law. Unfortunately, the answer is: not yet. As much as we would have loved to strap our youngest kids [...]Michigan Youth Hunt Program Update
Three new clubs were approved for affiliation with MUCC at the August 13, 2011 Board of Directors meeting. We welcome these clubs and thank them for joining us to help in the fight to protect the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers. Ducks Unlimited, Michigan was approved in the category of Statewide Affiliate club. Headquartered [...]New clubs approved for membership
Bag Limits After a good production year in the breeding grounds, waterfowl bag limits for ducks remain the same from last year, which is the maximum allowed by the federal waterfowl framework: 6 ducks per day of which no more than three can be wood ducks, two pintails, one black duck, two redheads, two scaup, [...]Duck, Duck, Goose! Upcoming Waterfowl Seasons Set
After receiving my fourth call of the morning regarding questions about Michigan’s Hunter Safety Education classes, I figured everyone already has their mind on fall. It’s wonderful that so many families will be continuing the tradition of getting kids into the outdoors and we expect many more to join them when the Mentored Youth Hunting [...]Hunter Safety Classes Abound, Find One Here
More than 11,000 bear hunters will take to the woods this fall in Michigan, however many more people will enjoy the entire process of the hunt. If you are one of the lucky ones, there is one key thing you should know this season—hold the chocolate. In October of 2010, a black bear cub was [...]Bear Season on the Menu; Hold the Chocolate
As you might recall, sportsmen and snowmobilers across Michigan overwhelmed the USDA Forest Service with more than 9,000 comments on the proposal to ban gun hunting and snowmobiling within Primitive and Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized areas on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. This proposal was prompted by the result of a legal decision by the U.S. Court of [...]Update on Huron-Manistee National Forest Court Case
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