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Update: EHD Found in Branch & Ionia Counties

July 31st, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

Michigan’s hot, dry summer is proving to also have a negative effect on wildlife. MUCC has confirmed with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, commonly known as EHD, has been found in deer located in the northern part of Branch County and the eastern end of Ionia County. From our understanding, this is […]

Update: EHD Found in Branch & Ionia Counties

Court Decision Alters Sport Shooting Ranges Act (SSRA) As We Know It

July 30th, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

The 1989 Sport Shooting Ranges Act How a Recent Michigan Court of Appeals Decision Stripped the Act of Its Own Purpose In 1989 the Michigan Legislature passed the original version of the Sport Shooting Ranges Act (SSRA) with the designed purpose of preserving and protecting existing shooting ranges throughout the state from the pressures of […]

Court Decision Alters Sport Shooting Ranges Act (SSRA) As We Know It

High Heat Stressing Fish Populations

July 30th, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

The Department of Natural Resources has recently reported numerous fish kills around the state due to a combination of higher than usually water temperatures and drought flow conditions. Temperatures this summer have set record highs and have caused issues for fish populations around the state. While the DNR has been monitoring and tracking fish kills, […]

High Heat Stressing Fish Populations

RELEASE: MUCC: Court Ruling An Attack On Shooting Range Rights

July 26th, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

MUCC: Court Ruling is Attack on Shooting Range Rights   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 26, 2012 Contact:         Kent Wood – (517) 346-6462             LANSING, MI — Michigan citizens have the statutory right to operate a shooting range without fear of nuisance lawsuits. That right was granted under protections established in 1989 with the passage of […]

RELEASE: MUCC: Court Ruling An Attack On Shooting Range Rights

July 17, 2012 Conservation Insider

July 17th, 2012 by Amy Trotter.

Check out the July 17, 2012 MUCC’s Conservation Insider: Bills Signed-Land Cap, Beach, Hunter Database. Click here to read all about it!

July 17, 2012 Conservation Insider

Beach Grooming Bill Signed

July 13th, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

Governor Rick Snyder recently signed into law Senate Bill 1052 that will allow for the removal and mowing of vegetation and the leveling and grooming of sand from private beaches without first obtaining a permit from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). It is now Public Act 247 of 2012. The exemption from the DEQ […]

Beach Grooming Bill Signed

Changes for Raffle and Millionaire Party Licenses on the Horizon

July 11th, 2012 by MUCC Staff.

For clubs and organizations seeking raffle and millionaire party licenses from the State of Michigan, there will be a few changes on the horizon that MUCC is tracking and will be reporting to you. With Senate Bill 1077 now signed into law as Public Act 189 of 2012, MUCC clubs may see some positive changes […]

Changes for Raffle and Millionaire Party Licenses on the Horizon

Michigan Hunters Database Approved by Governor

July 6th, 2012 by Amy Trotter.

Senate Bill 717, sponsored by state Sen. John Proos (R-St. Joseph), was signed by Governor Snyder on Monday. This bill creates the “Hunters Helping Landowners” program. MUCC supported this bill in concept. The program, modeled after an program in the State of Indiana, allows hunters to voluntarily enroll in a database to harvest antlerless deer […]

Michigan Hunters Database Approved by Governor

Support Federal Involvement in Mute Swan Management

July 5th, 2012 by Amy Trotter.

As of June 4th, 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Wildlife Services (WS) released the most recent Environmental Assessment (EA) regarding Mute Swan Damage Management in Michigan. The Assessment was done in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the International Wildlife Refuge, the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, […]

Support Federal Involvement in Mute Swan Management

MUCC Statement on Land Cap Bill Signing

July 3rd, 2012 by Amy Trotter.

MUCC: Land Cap Bill Follow-Through Expected Group Receives Commitment From Gov. Snyder That Management Strategy Will Be Completed, Implemented and Cap Lifted FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2012 Contact:          Erin McDonough (517) 775-9500 Kent Wood – (231) 883-4374 LANSING, MI — Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) today thanks Governor Rick Snyder for committing to […]

MUCC Statement on Land Cap Bill Signing

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