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Hunter’s Rendezvous Benefits Youth Outdoor Education

January 31st, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

In the old west, hunters and trappers came out of the hills to rendezvous (French for “present yourself”) once a year, where they would hold contests and exchange stories of their adventures. Times have changed, but in Dowagiac, hunters and trappers still gather once a year to do much the same thing – but for […]

Hunter’s Rendezvous Benefits Youth Outdoor Education

House Natural Resources, Tourism Committees Announced

January 30th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

On January 24, the new committees on Natural Resources and Tourism and Outdoor Recreation were announced for the House of Representatives. Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R – Columbus Twp) will chair the House Committee on Natural Resources.  Rep. Bruce Rendon (R – Lake City), who sponsored the 2011 Volunteer Bill (HB 4111), will be the Vice […]

House Natural Resources, Tourism Committees Announced

Fill Out Your 2012 Michigan Deer Harvest Survey

January 30th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The little blue surveys have gone out and a lucky 50,000 or so hunters have been asked to provide detailed information about their 2012 deer hunting season in Michigan. Three even luckier hunters that fill out this survey and return it to the DNR by Feb. 15 will be eligible to win a shotgun, muzzleloader, […]

Fill Out Your 2012 Michigan Deer Harvest Survey

RELEASE: Anti-Hunting Group Cries Wolf Over Wolf Management Law

January 24th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

LANSING –The president of one of the most radical animal rights organizations in the country popped up in Lansing Tuesday to announce a coalition circulating a petition to put PA 520 of 2012 – also known as the Wolf Management Law – on the 2014 ballot as a referendum. Wayne Pacelle, President of the Humane […]

RELEASE: Anti-Hunting Group Cries Wolf Over Wolf Management Law

Senate Bill 49: Exempt Identities of Registered Gun Owners from FOIA Requests

January 23rd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Summary: SB 49 exempts the identities of legally-registered gun owners from Freedom of Information Act requests. Analysis: In New York, after the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy, a newspaper reporter obtained the names and home addresses of registered gun owners through a Freedom of Information Act request and published the information in the newspaper, subjecting law-abiding gun owners and […]

Senate Bill 49: Exempt Identities of Registered Gun Owners from FOIA Requests

Northland Sportsmen’s Club is Front Page News

January 23rd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

The Northland Sportsmen’s Club has earned front page coverage in the Gaylord Herald-Times for its commitment to conservation and safe firearms use and instruction. Re-posted with permission.  By Lorene Parshall, Gaylord Herald-Times Staff Writer GAYLORD — Nationally, there is a controversy among sportsmen’s clubs as to which is the oldest continuously active gun club in […]

Northland Sportsmen’s Club is Front Page News

MUCC Member Named Washtenaw County Tree Conservationist of the Year

January 21st, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

This press release came from the Washtenaw County Conservation District. Gary Moore has been an extraordinary volunteer at the MUCC Youth Camp and is a member of affiliates Chelsea Rod & Gun Club, Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association, Ducks Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever. We congratulate and strive to emulate Gary as he reminds us […]

MUCC Member Named Washtenaw County Tree Conservationist of the Year

Michigan Duck Hunters Association Honored by DNR

January 14th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

DNR Press Release Recognizing the organization’s dedication to wetlands and waterfowl issues, the Department of Natural Resources honored the Michigan Duck Hunters Association (MDHA) with a DNR Partners in Conservation Award at last Thursday’s (Jan. 10) regular monthly meeting of the Natural Resources Commission in Lansing. In presenting the award to MDHA President Marc Curtis, DNR Director […]

Michigan Duck Hunters Association Honored by DNR

RELEASE: NRC Hears Wolf Status Update

January 10th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2013 Contact: Amy Trotter, Resource Policy Manager atrotter@mucc.org 517.331.1909 NRC Hears Wolf Status Update Wolf Season Structure Could Be Proposed By Early Summer A presentation during the January meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission outlined a process that could produce recommendations by early summer for a potential wolf season. […]

RELEASE: NRC Hears Wolf Status Update

First Year of Mentored Youth Program a Success

January 10th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

With more than 10,000 participants in 2012, the Mentored Youth Hunting Program saw only one reported hunting* accident in its first year! The Mentored Youth Hunting Program concept originated from an MUCC 2010 Annual Convention Resolution and resulting Hunter Heritage legislation that was signed by Governor Snyder in 2011. The legislation created the Mentored Youth […]

First Year of Mentored Youth Program a Success

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