The Michigan Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will hear a first round of oral argument in the case of Addison Township v. Barnhart , involving a shooting range and the application of Michigan’s law protecting ranges, the Sport Shooting Ranges Act (SSRA). The case, which was chronicled by MUCC, held that shooting ranges that have [...]Shooting Range Update: Supreme Court To Hear Arguments
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Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease. Also known as EHD. Also known as “that damn disease.” If you are a deer hunter living in southern Michigan, this is normally the time of year when the anticipation hits fever pitch. Bow season is just days away. The prime time of the rut and the start of gun season is [...]EHD: Fact and Fiction
What should the state of Michigan do with oil and gas royalties it claims from mineral leases? It seems like a conversation we’ve had before. And we did when the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) was established in 1976. That was 35 years ago, but we are in need of having that conversation again. [...]What To Do With Oil & Gas Revenue?
The Department of Natural Resources announced a final decision on stocking policy in Lake Michigan of Chinook salmon. After a year of public input and meetings, the Lake Michigan Committee chose to impose a reduction of stocking by 50%. The policy, which will be implemented starting in 2013, hopes to maintain a diverse fishery and [...]Department of Natural Resources Announces 50% Chinook Reduction in Lake Michigan
State Representative Bruce Rendon (R-Lake City) will be hosting a townhall meeting for all sportsmen in Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Ogema and Roscommon counties. His special guest for the evening will be Rep. Frank Foster (R-Petoskey), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation. The evening event will take place from [...]Rep. Rendon to Host Sportsman’s Meeting in Roscommon
For those living in the 106th House District – which includes Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Alpena, Alcona, and Iosco counties – you have a chance to meet and grab of the ear of your legislator on sportsman’s issues – twice. State Representative Peter Pettalia (R-Presque Isle) will be hosting two separate events for sportsmen and women [...]Rep. Pettalia to Host Sportsmen’s Forums Sept. 24th & 28th
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) has continued to make a presence in mid-Michigan this year. The Department of Natural resources received lab confirmation reporting EHD-related deaths in an additional five counties. This confirmation brings the total number of counties affected to 22. The five recent confirmations were reported in Gratiot, Lenawee, Mecosta, Saginaw and Washtenaw counties. [...]EHD Reported in 5 more counties
2012 has been a landmark year for sportsmen and women. Marking the 75th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Pittman-Robertson funding, 2012 also boasts increased national participation in wildlife-associated recreation. The 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Survey published the state overview report, the second in a series of survey results to [...]National Hunting and Fishing Participation Climbs
Recently, the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge was opened for migratory bird hunting, upland game hunting and big game hunting for the first time since its establishment in 2001. The refuge, located 20 miles south of Detroit, offers over 6,000 acres of wetlands and other landscapes that provide unique hunting experiences. In addition to the [...]Public Hunting Offered at Detroit River Refuge
A new program sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources targets waterfowl hunters for an opportunity for hunters to win big prizes. The contest focuses on seven of the state’s managed waterfowl hunt areas including Allegan State Game Area’s Fennville Farm Unit, Fish Point, Harsens Island, Muskegon County Wastewater Facility, Nayanquing Point, Pointe Mouillee [...]Wetland Wonders Challenge starts this week
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