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Conservation Insider: Almost There

April 29th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

In this edition of Conservation Insider, we cover the biggest issues for sportsmen and women in our state: The Michigan Senate passes legislation protecting the rights to hunt, fish and trap, and manage wildlife with sound science, not emotion. The Wolf Management Advisory Council met in St. Ignace to discuss the DNR’s proposed regulations. Attorney […]

Conservation Insider: Almost There

HB 4580: Protect Michigan Shooting Ranges

April 26th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Summary:  HB 4580 amends the definition of “sport shooting range” under the Sport Shooting Range Act to specifically include those with “commercial activities.” The SSRA protects existing shooting ranges from nuisance lawsuits and restrictive zoning ordinances due to suburban sprawl. Analysis:  In a recent case – Addison Twp. v. Barnhartt – the Michigan Court of […]

HB 4580: Protect Michigan Shooting Ranges

2013 MUCC Club Tree Giveaway

April 26th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Open to all clubs that are affiliated with Michigan United Conservation Clubs. WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013 9am – 1pm WHERE: Van Pines Nursery 14731 Baldwin St. West Olive, MI 49460 (616) 399-1620 WHAT: Hand Out: 300 plants per Club Eastern White Pine Jumbo Husky Transplants White Spruce Norway Spruce CONIFERS TRANSPLANTS: Austrian Pine $.50 […]

2013 MUCC Club Tree Giveaway

Michigan Wolf Hunt Discussed by Hunters, Trappers, and Anti’s

April 25th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

At the April meeting of the Wolf Management Advisory Council (WMAC), a group created by Public Act 520 of 2012 (the Wolf Management Law), members were brought together to submit recommendations to the Natural Resources Commission and Michigan Legislature on the management of wolves. Rather than waste our time and breath debating (once again) among […]

Michigan Wolf Hunt Discussed by Hunters, Trappers, and Anti’s

Halfway There: Michigan Senate Passes SB 288 and 289!

April 25th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

We’re halfway there. Michigan’s outdoors community has stepped up in the past few weeks to support legislation ensuring scientific wildlife management and protecting the rights to hunt, fish and trap. You’ve made phone calls, sent e-mails, gave speeches at club meetings and even traveled to Lansing for Camo at the Capitol to tell your legislators to vote […]

Halfway There: Michigan Senate Passes SB 288 and 289!

Release: MUCC Thanks AG for Opinion Protecting Natural Resources Trust Fund

April 22nd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette issued a formal Attorney General Opinion today that the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund could not be used for dredging projects, which are considered maintenance. The Michigan Constitution states that the Natural Resources Trust Fund can only be used for acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation lands, but does […]

Release: MUCC Thanks AG for Opinion Protecting Natural Resources Trust Fund

Wolf Management Advisory Council to Make Recommendations to NRC

April 22nd, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The Michigan Wolf Management Advisory Council (WMAC) will meet Wednesday, April 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Little Bear Arena, located at 275 Marquette St. in St. Ignace and Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) will be represented on the Council. The Wolf Management Advisory Council (previously known as the Wolf Forum) was codified […]

Wolf Management Advisory Council to Make Recommendations to NRC

SCI-Novi, Riley Foundation Sponsoring 80 to MUCC Youth Camp

April 16th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

by Shaun McKeon, MUCC Youth Camp Coordinator The Michigan OutofDoors Youth Camp has been in operation since the 1940s and has been a place where kids can come and learn about the outdoor world around them as well as the sports of hunting, fishing, and trapping.  Over the years more than 55,000 kids have come […]

SCI-Novi, Riley Foundation Sponsoring 80 to MUCC Youth Camp

The Scientific Wildlife Management Package

April 16th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

The Scientific Wildlife Management package will fulfill the promise of 1996′s Proposal G – voted into law by over 68% of Michigan voters – to make sure we manage our wildlife using sound science. The information below describes the package in more detail and you can download this fact sheet to distribute to the hunters, […]

The Scientific Wildlife Management Package

Spartans Have a New Shot at Steelhead

April 15th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

  I was a proud alumna today when (pictured R to L) Michigan Trout Unlimited (Bryan Burroughs), Michigan State University officials (Trustee Dianne Byrum), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Natural Resources Commissioner Tim Nichols), and MUCC (Amy Trotter and Kent Wood) and several other DNR staff, dignitaries and MSU students got to take part […]

Spartans Have a New Shot at Steelhead

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