To determine whether the DNR truly requires a funding increase as in the license fee proposal, MUCC relied heavily upon the past two years’ worth of communications and work with the Department on the issue of transparency. In order for MUCC to take a position on any license fee proposal, we must be able to […]MUCC’s Position on the License Fee Proposal: Is a Fee Increase Necessary?
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This guest blog comes from Carol Rose, Secretary of the Montmorency County Conservation Club, which recently partnered with the DNR to improve wildlife habitat in northeast Michigan. For additional on-the-ground habitat opportunities, email email@example.com or sign up at www.mucc.org/sign-up/michiganotg. Seven members of the MUCC affiliate Montmorency County Conservation Club joined up with our local DNR wildlife […]Montmorency County Conservation Club Improves Wildlife Habitat
In considering the Governor’s proposal, MUCC has looked at two areas of focus: Simplicity in regulations and transparency in funding. We’ll start with the simplicity focus first. Michigan’s license system is too complicated, its delivery system too glitchy. Deer hunters (who make up 90% of hunting license buyers in Michigan) alone have a choice of […]MUCC’s Position on the License Fee Proposal: Questions We’re Asking
If you only listened to the Humane Society of the United States, you would think that Public Act 520 of 2012 immediately creates an open bounty on wolves across the state which allows “aerial gunning,” and, the newest gem, “poisoning.” Nothing could be further from the truth. PA 520’12 – also known as the Wolf […]The Real Michigan Wolf Management Law
One of the primary focuses of MUCC’s inquiries into the operations of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources was transparency. License-buyers deserve to know where their license dollars are going. This is an area that, historically, the Department has simply not been as open as many would like — including MUCC. At the request of […]MUCC’s Position on the License Fee Proposal: Transparency Needed
EDITOR’S NOTE: In early February, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder unveiled a proposal to overhaul the state’s hunting, fishing and trapping license system. The proposal would create a new license structure and generate an estimated $18 million in funding for the DNR. The proposed structure would include a $10 “base” hunting license that allows the holder […]MUCC’s Position on the License Fee Proposal: Historical Perspective
It’s been a few long months since we’ve heard anything about the case of Addison Twp. v. Barnhart before the Michigan Supreme Court. The long wait is over. On March 7, 2013, the Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the case. For those that need a quick refresher, this case would deny a […]Supreme Court Date Set for Shooting Ranges Case
When hunters, anglers, and trappers say we pay for conservation, we mean it. In any given year, license fee revenue and federal funds based on license sales (PR and DJ funding, explained below) account for 30 percent or more of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources budget. In comparison, the entire general population of Michigan […]Show Me the $-Federal Funding in the DNR Budget
Reposted with permission from the Ludington Daily News. Click here for the full article: http://www.ludingtondailynews.com/news/69706-mcc-staff-to-learn-gun-safety MELISSA KEEFER – DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central staff will have the opportunity to learn gun safety for free and have the option to take a concealed pistol license class for $10 through the Fin and Feather […]Fin and Feather Club to Teach Gun Safety to Local School Staff
In statements made to the press in articles on both the referendum petition drive and their lawsuit to put Great Lakes wolves back on the Endangered Species List, the Humane Society of the United States is waging a straw man argument against wolf management. Wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan were removed from the Endangered […]HSUS’s Straw Man Argument Against Wolf Management
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