Thanks to our partners at the National Wildlife Federation, I was able to represent MUCC in Washington, DC to celebrate and advocate the sportsman’s angle of our outdoor heritage during “Great Outdoors America Week” hosted by a partnership of NWF, Trout Unlimited, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and the Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance. The trip also [...]Camo on Capitol Hill
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When the Natural Resources Commission reinstated deer baiting in the Lower Peninsula, one thing they and the DNR committed to working on was legislation to increase the penalties for any illegal baiting—whether it was out of season, over the amount, or in areas that it wasn’t allowed. Many hunters and business owners had testified during [...]Increased Baiting Fines Proposed
Heard of Chad Stewart? He’s the top deer biologist in Indiana, who once told me that the smartest guy in the world is the deer biologist one state over (a quote that Mike Tonkovich of Ohio’s DNR openly wishes he had thought of first). Anyway, both those guys oversee deer management in states with mandatory [...]Hunters, Check Your Deer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2011 Contact: Kent Wood (231) 883-4374 Erin McDonough (517) 775-9500 LANSING, MI — Michigan United Conservation Club’s (MUCC) Executive Director Erin McDonough was tapped to co-chair a Blue Ribbon Panel on State Parks and Outdoor Recreation created by Governor Rick Snyder in an Executive Order (E.O. 10 of 2011) [...]MUCC’s McDonough to Co-Chair Gov. Snyder’s Blue Ribbon Panel
On its face, the Qualified Forest Properties (QFP) tax exemption makes sense. It allows the owner of any property between 20 and 320 contiguous acres to receive a tax break for managing the forest. Enrolled property owners pay are exempt from tax levied by a local school district for school operating purposes (18 mills), in [...]Tax Break for Forest Management
The MUCC co-sponsored Asian Carp Summit held on Tuesday, September 13th has come and gone. Those that were able to attend were treated to up-to-date progress and information on Asian carp, where they are, and what is being done to stop them from a wide range of state and federal experts. For those that did [...]Asian Carp Summit – view Live Stream recording!
CLICK HERE for the September 8, 2011 MUCC’s Conservation Insider: Asian Carp Summit, Mentored Youth Survey & More!September 8, 2011 Conservation Insider
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced the reopening of the comment period on the May 5, 2011, proposed rule to delist the gray wolf population in the Western Great Lakes and revise the listing to remove all or parts of 29 eastern states where the listed species did not historically occur. The action [...]Delisting Wolves: Comment Period Reopens
“Land Cap Bill”: Senate Bill 248 – a bill that will permanently cap the amount of public state land available is in the House Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, & Outdoor Recreation under Chair Frank Foster (R-Pellston). MUCC believes that the state needs to develop a more comprehensive land acquisition strategy than simply capping the [...]Michigan Legislative Round Up
We’d like to remind you about the Michigan Out-of-Doors University’s (MOOD U) Asian Carp Summit taking place at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Lansing on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. MUCC and MOOD U are teaming up with the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association, the Michigan Boating Industries Association, the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association, and the Consumers [...]Asian Carp Summit Next Week
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