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Another MUCC Policy Resolution Leads to Legislation

October 31st, 2012 by Evan Cusick.

At MUCC’s Annual Convention in 2010, MUCC members and delegates overwhelmingly passed a resolution asking for the organization to look at measures that would increase poaching fines for trophy white-tails. Recently, the Michigan Senate introduced Senate Bills 1340 and 1341 sponsored by Senators Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair) and Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba). The introduced bills embody […]

Another MUCC Policy Resolution Leads to Legislation

Candidates Reveal Positions on Recreational Fishing and Fisheries Management

October 29th, 2012 by Evan Cusick.

With just over a week before the presidential election, we thought we might share some pertinent information before you choose your candidate. The American Sportfishing Association posed questions to both candidates through their angler advocacy campaign, providing insight as to how the candidates would manage the nation’s fisheries and access to recreational fishing. The candidates […]

Candidates Reveal Positions on Recreational Fishing and Fisheries Management

SB 1350 – Wolf Management Bill Introduced In Senate

October 24th, 2012 by kwood.

As expected last week, the Senate has introduced a bill that would designate the wolf as a game species in Michigan and pave the way for more comprehensive wolf management in the state and the potential for a future hunting season. Senate Bill 1350 was sponsored by Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) and received co-sponsorships from […]

SB 1350 – Wolf Management Bill Introduced In Senate

MUCC Youth Camp Update: High Ropes Course Addition

October 24th, 2012 by Evan Cusick.

Michigan United Conservation Clubs has operated the Michigan OUTofDOORS Youth Camp program for more than 66 years. In that time youth from across the Nation have explored a variety of conservation and stewardship concepts while participating in trapping, hunting, fishing, archery, canoeing,  and riflery as part of their camp experience. As the program evolves, it […]

MUCC Youth Camp Update: High Ropes Course Addition

Public Input Needed on Regional State Forest Management Plans

October 24th, 2012 by Evan Cusick.

Public input on the recently released Regional State Forest Management Plans is being taken from now until January 2, 2013. The Depart of Natural resources announced the release of the draft management plans on October 22, covering roughly 14 million acres of forest in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula. The plans were developed […]

Public Input Needed on Regional State Forest Management Plans

Bills Facilitate Hunting and Fishing for Vets and Disabled

October 18th, 2012 by Evan Cusick.

The Michigan legislature recently enrolled two bills into public acts 339 and 340. Both acts ease restrictions on hunters and anglers with disabilities. HB 5292, sponsored by Rep. Holly HUGHES (R-Montague), allows disabled veterans to obtain hunting and fishing licenses at no cost. The bill applies to all disabilities with the exception of blindness. Persons […]

Bills Facilitate Hunting and Fishing for Vets and Disabled

Wolf Hearing Held; HSUS Files Another Wolf Lawsuit

October 17th, 2012 by kwood.

On October 17, a hearing was held in the Michigan Senate Natural Resources committee to begin discussions on a bill designating the wolf as a game animal in Michigan. MUCC joined the Michigan Hunting Dog Federation (MHDF) in representing our members and other sportsman’s organizations around the state to advocate for the full range of […]

Wolf Hearing Held; HSUS Files Another Wolf Lawsuit

Fisheries Division Proposes New Trout Stream Category

October 16th, 2012 by Evan Cusick.

The Fisheries Division has proposed an increase of Brook Trout possession limits in select streams across the Upper Peninsula. The proposal incorporates a new trout stream category. These Type 5 trout streams will allow for the possession of 10 Brook Trout, an increase from the statewide 5, and the minimum size limit will be 7 […]

Fisheries Division Proposes New Trout Stream Category

Auctioning Oil and Gas Rights Leases

October 10th, 2012 by Evan Cusick.

Public land auctions for oil and gas lease rights are a critical part of Michigan’s natural resources-based economy. Revenue obtained from the auctions, held twice a year, is directed to public land purchases, maintenance and upgrade of state parks and for wildlife management. The Department of Natural Resources will be holding the second oil and […]

Auctioning Oil and Gas Rights Leases

EHD-Related Deaths Rise to 8,500

October 8th, 2012 by Evan Cusick.

Despite dropping temperatures, EHD continues to spread through the deer herd this year. The number of deer reported with EHD has risen to just under 8,500. There are now 25 confirmed counties with 5 additional counties with reports. The Department of Natural Resources will continue to update its map pinpointing the counties with confirmed reports […]

EHD-Related Deaths Rise to 8,500

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