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UP Clubs: DNR accepting deer habitat grant applications through March 31

February 19th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Sportsmen’s clubs and other non-government organizations interested in deer habitat improvement on private land in the Upper Peninsula are encouraged to apply for Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative grants now through Sunday, March 31, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today. A total of $50,000 will be available in 2013 through the competitive DHIPI […]

UP Clubs: DNR accepting deer habitat grant applications through March 31

February 15, 2013 Conservation Insider-DNR Budget, “On The Ground” Launch

February 18th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Check out the Conservation Insider for the latest news on the the DNR Budget, license fee proposal, and learn more about our new program, On The Ground and more! Click here to read the full Conservation Insider.

February 15, 2013 Conservation Insider-DNR Budget, “On The Ground” Launch

Cabela’s Outpost Grand Opening Today in Saginaw

February 14th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

When I was young and my family would drive out to Wyoming to visit my grandparents, stopping at the Cabela’s in Nebraska was one of the highlights of the trip. I even stopped there to catch an hour of sleep in the parking lot on the way out to Laramie during spring break in college. […]

Cabela’s Outpost Grand Opening Today in Saginaw

DNR Budget Overview –Focus on the General Fund

February 14th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Just days after Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog) appeared to make his prediction of an early spring, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder made a similar declaration that Michigan is emerging from its dark hole, saying “The days of budget peril and government shutdown that plagued Michigan for much of the decade leading up to 2010 are gone.” […]

DNR Budget Overview –Focus on the General Fund

Michigan On-the-Ground Seeks Volunteers for Fish, Wildlife Habitat

February 13th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

A new public-private partnership wants to improve fish and wildlife habitat with the help of the people most connected to the resource. Michigan On-the-Ground, a partnership between Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Fisheries Divisions, is recruiting hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for on-the-ground habitat improvement […]

Michigan On-the-Ground Seeks Volunteers for Fish, Wildlife Habitat

Anti-Poaching Bills Reintroduced

February 13th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

A pair of anti-poaching and anti-trespassing bills were reintroduced in the Michigan Senate yesterday. Senate Bills 171 and 172 were introduced last fall as SB 1340 and 1341, where they passed the Senate unanimously but didn’t make it to a House vote before the busy lame duck session ended. Senate Bill 171, introduced by Senator […]

Anti-Poaching Bills Reintroduced

Wolf Management Advisory Council to meet February 19 in St. Ignace

February 8th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

(DNR Press Release) MUCC Resource Policy Manager Amy Trotter will be participating in the Michigan Wolf Management Advisory Council.  Michigan’s Wolf Management Advisory Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Little Bear Arena, located at 275 Marquette St. in St. Ignace.  The Wolf Management Advisory Council (previously known as […]

Wolf Management Advisory Council to meet February 19 in St. Ignace

RELEASE: MUCC Statement on Governor’s Proposed DNR Budget, License Changes

February 7th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Michigan’s outdoors plays a vital role in Michigan’s prosperity and that was clearly  evident in several of the recommendations highlighted in Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed 2014 budget. During his budget unveiling Thursday, Gov. Snyder announced recommendations that address three key areas of concern to our members: Conservation funding, fish and game law enforcement and […]

RELEASE: MUCC Statement on Governor’s Proposed DNR Budget, License Changes

MUCC to Participate in NRA Gun Panel at Dundee Cabela’s

February 7th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

MUCC Legislative Affairs Manager Kent Wood will be participating in a gun legislation panel Saturday at the Cabela’s in Dundee, MI, as part of the NRA Cabela’s Weekend. Also joining in the discussion will be Congressman Tim Walberg, state Senator Mike Green, state Representatives Bill LaVoy and Dale Zorn, and Professors Brian Anse Patrick of […]

MUCC to Participate in NRA Gun Panel at Dundee Cabela’s

Hunters Helping Landowners Program Off to a Slow Start

February 6th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Senate Bill 717, sponsored by state Sen. John Proos (R-St. Joseph), was signed by Governor Snyder in July 2012. This new law creates the “Hunters Helping Landowners” program. The program, modeled after an program in the State of Indiana, allows hunters to voluntarily enroll in a database to harvest antlerless deer on private property in […]

Hunters Helping Landowners Program Off to a Slow Start

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