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DNR Wildlife Action Plan Under Review

October 31st, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

The Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) is a strategy component of the DNR’s Wildlife Division Strategic Plan (Guiding Principles and Strategies – GPS). Written in 2005, this plan safeguards wildlife and their habitats that are in the greatest need of conservation. There are currently 404 Michigan species on the plan, which describes the threats to the […]

DNR Wildlife Action Plan Under Review

DNR Releases Draft Elk Management Plan

October 28th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

Public Comment Open House Planned Michigan has a rich history of recovering species on the brink, no doubt. But did you know that Michigan’s elk population has a particularly tumultuous history, being twice subject to serious population decline and management challenges? The story of elk management in Michigan is a perfect example of what sound […]

DNR Releases Draft Elk Management Plan

Volunteer Opportunity: Steward Program in Parks

October 24th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

DNR Volunteer Steward Program Kicks Off in Southwest Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas The Department of Natural Resources today announced the schedule of volunteer stewardship events as a part of the new Volunteer Steward program in southwestern Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Volunteering for these workdays is a great way to get outdoors […]

Volunteer Opportunity: Steward Program in Parks

October 20, 2011 Conservation Insider

October 21st, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

CLICK HERE for the October 20, 2011 MUCC’s Conservation Insider: Huron-Manistee, Spearing, & Baiting.

October 20, 2011 Conservation Insider

Land Cap Bill Hears Testimony

October 20th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

On Hold for Time Being There has been one issue hanging like a dark cloud over the members of MUCC and the conservation community since the beginning of summer. That issue reached a big moment recently, but the outcome became even less clear in the process. The issue I am referring to is Senate Bill […]

Land Cap Bill Hears Testimony

Lake Huron Steelhead Study Needs Angler Help

October 20th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is studying the effectiveness of pen rearing steelhead in Lake Huron and need anglers help in evaluating the program. The Fisheries Division released pen reared, coded wire tagged steelhead at three sites in Lake Huron (Harrisville, Oscoda and Harbor Beach) in the spring of 2011 and are asking anglers […]

Lake Huron Steelhead Study Needs Angler Help

Comment on Huron-Manistee National Forest Plan

October 20th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

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 certain areas on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. This proposal was prompted by the result of a legal decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

Comment on Huron-Manistee National Forest Plan

DNR Proposes Expanded Spearing & Bowfishing Regulations

October 19th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

Fisheries Order 219 governs spearing regulations statewide for anglers who harvest fish with a spear or bow. This Order sets the regulations for gear, season, species, and waters open to spearing activity. The DNR is recommending significant changes to the Order after a lengthy review of the regulations. The DNR believes that the recommended changes […]

DNR Proposes Expanded Spearing & Bowfishing Regulations

Pheasant Hunting’s Future

October 17th, 2011 by MUCC Staff.

This is a nice article that was found in the Ionia Sentinel-Standard about a youth pheasant hunt held at the Haymarsh Hunt Club in Morley. Click here for the article. What a great way to teach kids that hunting is not only fun, but a needed method for controlling animal populations in the state. This […]

Pheasant Hunting’s Future

Baiting in the Tb Zone

October 13th, 2011 by Amy Trotter.

Just when we thought the great bait debate was over in Michigan, there is a new proposed baiting order that would restore baiting to Presque Isle County and southern townships in Iosco County. Baiting would continue to be banned in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Oscoda Counties as well as the northern tier of townships in […]

Baiting in the Tb Zone

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