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After a very active lame duck session that saw the passage of over 280 bills, the Michigan legislature has adjourned and will not return until the next session begins in January 2013. The most high profile sportsman’s bill during lame duck was the wolf bill. As MUCC has chronicled, this bill was passed by both [...]Wrapping Up Lame Duck
Late last week, the Michigan legislature finished up its final votes on SB 1350, a bill that designates the wolf as a game species in Michigan, will be sending the bill soon to Governor Rick Snyder. Many people have asked what the Governor will do, and what will happen if he does not sign the [...]Wolf Bill Heading to Governor; What’s His Plan?
Back in August, we co-hosted a symposium on Great Lakes fish passage in Traverse City with the Michigan chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Great Lakes Fishery Trust as part of our Michigan OutOfDoors University series of events. The symposium featured presentations and speakers by fisheries experts from across the Great Lakes region, including scientists, professors and biologists. [...]MOOD U Great Lakes Fish Passage Symposium Online
In addition to hunting, fishing or trapping, the well-rounded outdoorsman or outdoorswoman is also a conservationist. As we encourage young people to get off the couch, away from the computer and into the woods, it’s important for them to learn how conservation affects their outdoor pursuits. That’s why we’re encouraged to see that the Natural [...]NRC Seeks Applications for Youth Advisory Council
Lansing, MI — The Michigan House of Representatives passed SB 1350 on December 12, 2012 to declare wolves a game species in Michigan. The bill authorizes the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to create a wolf hunting season and establishes an advisory board to examine wolf management options. The bill has been presented to the Governor to sign into [...]RELEASE: MUCC Praises Legislature for Passing Wolf Bill
MUCC Thanks Outgoing NRC Chairman for his Commitment to Youth and Conservation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2012 Contact: Erin McDonough (517) 775-9500 LANSING, MI — Today, Governor Snyder announced that Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Chairman Tim Nichols will be stepping down from his position and Commissioner J.R. Richardson from Ontonagon will be taking [...]RELEASE: MUCC on Changes at the Natural Resources Commission
Today, the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Accessibility Advisory Council (AAC) voted to recommend a major change to the rules governing portable ground blinds on public lands. This recommendation goes to the DNR who, if they decide to move forward, would prepare an order to be discussed at the Natural Resources Commission meeting this winter [...]Resolution on Portable Ground Blinds on Public Land Gains Momentum
Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) welcomes the Missaukee Conservation Club. At its December board meeting, MUCC re-affiliated the Missaukee Conservation Club as a Sustaining Club. The Missaukee Conservation Club is located in Lake City and its mission statement is ”to promote the conservation of Michigan’s natural resources, to promote the shooting sports (firearm and archery) [...]MUCC Welcomes Missaukee Conservation Club
The 2012 firearm deer season wrapped up late last week while muzzleloading season begins today. The Department of Natural Resources announced that hunter reports from around the state have been mostly positive, but MUCC wants to know what you think? The DNR reports that within the first few days of the firearm season, the number [...]DNR finds 2012 firearm deer season successful—Do You Agree?
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