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Senate Bill 229 – Use of Trust Fund for Dredging

March 15th, 2013 by kwood.

Summary:  The bill would allow the use of Michigan’s Natural Resources Trust Fund for dredging in local and recreational harbors. Analysis:  SB 229 is one of many legislative responses to this problem, and would allow the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (Trust Fund) to be used for dredging in local harbors. There is, however, serious […]

Senate Bill 229 – Use of Trust Fund for Dredging

Bellaire Conservation Club: A Small Club Doing Big Things

March 15th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

I recently visited the Bellaire Conservation Club in Antrim County and learned that this little club is doing some very big things. In addition to renovating its indoor pistol range recently, the club hosts a Kids Fishing Day and sponsors kids to attend the MUCC Youth Camp and Tracks magazines for local Boy Scouts. The 2013 […]

Bellaire Conservation Club: A Small Club Doing Big Things

Poaching Bill Shoots Out of Senate

March 15th, 2013 by kwood.

A bill that stiffens the penalties for poachers killing trophy deer passed today out of the Michigan Senate. Senate Bill 171, sponsored by Sen. Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair) would base the restitution value of a poached trophy buck on a formula based off of the Boone & Crockett scoring system. The basic concept is this: […]

Poaching Bill Shoots Out of Senate

Dredging Michigan’s Harbors and Marinas

March 15th, 2013 by kwood.

Given record low water levels we are experiencing throughout the Great Lakes this year, the Michigan legislature has introduced a number of bills to deal with the dredging emergency that is facing our recreational harbors in the state of Michigan. The bills are HB 4106, HB 4398, HB 4399, HB 4400, HB 4197, SB 229, […]

Dredging Michigan’s Harbors and Marinas

Hunters Volunteer for Wildlife Habitat

March 14th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

This guest blog was written by Joshua Billow of the Saginaw Field and Stream Club. Josh sacrificed his ability to haul heavy logs and run a chainsaw while serving in the Navy, so he volunteered to write about, take pictures and cook lunch for our first wildlife habitat project for the Michigan On-the-Ground program. We […]

Hunters Volunteer for Wildlife Habitat

Shooting Range Case Hearing Postponed

March 14th, 2013 by kwood.

The case to decide whether an Oakland County shooting range has protection under Michigan’s Sport Shooting Ranges Act (SSRA) will have to wait another month. The case, Township of Addison v. Barnhart, stems from a dispute over whether an individual’s private range qualified for protection under the SSRA. In deciding that the owner should not […]

Shooting Range Case Hearing Postponed

New Muskie and Northern Pike Regulation Changes; DNR Fisheries Meetings

March 14th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The Department of Natural Resources announced that new muskellunge and northern pike regulations will go into effect for all anglers on April 1, 2013. In Michigan, only one muskellunge (including tiger muskellunge) may be harvested per season per angler. Anglers who would like to harvest muskellunge must have a new muskellunge harvest tag, available March […]

New Muskie and Northern Pike Regulation Changes; DNR Fisheries Meetings

Public Meetings on Michigan Wolf Management

March 11th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a series of public meetings in March to provide information to the public and answer questions regarding wolf management and the possibility of a future Michigan wolf hunting season. You know that the anti’s will be there in full force (probably hearing the truth for the first […]

Public Meetings on Michigan Wolf Management

Senate Bill 78 – Biodiversity Stewardship Areas (BSAs)

March 1st, 2013 by kwood.

SB 78 – Biodiversity Stewardship Areas Summary: Removes Department of Natural Resources authority to section off and create Biodiversity Stewardship Areas (BSAs) on state or private land under the Living Legacies program. Analysis: Starting in 2006, the DNR’s Living Legacies program was designed to protect and manage Michigan’s areas of unique biological diversity. To do […]

Senate Bill 78 – Biodiversity Stewardship Areas (BSAs)

March 1, 2013 Conservation Insider: MUCC’s Position on License Fee Proposal

March 1st, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Check out the Conservation Insider for MUCC’s Position on License Fee Proposal. Click here to read the full Conservation Insider.

March 1, 2013 Conservation Insider: MUCC’s Position on License Fee Proposal

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