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The Line in the Sand: SB 288 and Scientific Wildlife Management

April 15th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

So this is the line in the sand. This is where Michigan’s hunters, anglers and trappers will either stand up for their rights to hunt, fish and trap, for scientific wildlife management, and for the separation of conservation from politics, or where we will be silent and once again lose hunting rights to out-of-state anti-hunters. […]

The Line in the Sand: SB 288 and Scientific Wildlife Management

ALERT: Protect Your Hunting Rights with SB 288 & 289!

April 12th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

We need your help to pass legislation protecting scientific wildlife management and the right to hunt, fish and trap from out-of-state anti-hunters. The Scientific Wildlife Management package (Senate Bills 288 & 289 and House Bills 4552 & 4553) will: Establish a right to hunt, fish and trap in state law.  Allow the Natural Resources Commission to designate game species and issue […]

ALERT: Protect Your Hunting Rights with SB 288 & 289!

MUCC STATEMENT: Senate’s Scientific Wildlife Management Package Is Needed

April 10th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2013 Contact: Tony Hansen, MUCC 269-420-9510 thansen@mucc.org   MUCC Statement on Scientific Wildlife Management Package LANSING –Michigan United Conservation Clubs commends the introduction of the 2013 Scientific Wildlife Management Package in the Michigan Senate. Introduced by Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba, the 2013 Scientific Wildlife Management Package includes a number […]

MUCC STATEMENT: Senate’s Scientific Wildlife Management Package Is Needed

Conservation Insider: Special Edition

April 10th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

On Thursday, MUCC will cover four major conservation issues in three branches of state government. The DNR will be presenting its wolf management recommendations to the NRC, the Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the shooting range case, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources will take up legislation protecting the rights to hunt, […]

Conservation Insider: Special Edition

DNR Funding in Senate Appropriations

April 10th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Department of Natural Resources funding – including Gov. Snyder’s license proposal – will be the subject of a Senate appropriations subcommittee on Thursday. In the House of Representatives version of the DNR appropriations bill, the approximately $11 million expected from license restructuring during the 2013-2014 fiscal year was included (it will be approximately $18.1 million […]

DNR Funding in Senate Appropriations

Shooting Range Case Before Michigan Supreme Court Thursday

April 9th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

On Thursday, the Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Addison Township v. Jerry Klein Barnhart, which could have far-reaching implications for Michigan shooting ranges. At issue is whether a shooting range’s business or commercial activities invalidate its protection from local zoning ordinances under Michigan’s Sport Shooting Ranges Act. Michigan United […]

Shooting Range Case Before Michigan Supreme Court Thursday

Wolf Management Proposal Before NRC

April 8th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission and Department of Natural Resources have proposed the framework for a wolf season to allow sportsmen and women to assist with wolf management efforts, particularly in areas with historic conflicts that have not been resolved through other methods. The proposal will be discussed at length at the NRC monthly meeting […]

Wolf Management Proposal Before NRC

DNR Public Land Plan Available for Comment

April 5th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources draft Public Land Management Strategy is open for public comment. The public land plan, a requirement of PA 240 of 2012 (the Land Cap Bill), was developed with input from conservation and natural resources industry leaders from across Michigan. The public land plan, which seeks to clarify the “where” […]

DNR Public Land Plan Available for Comment

NWTF-Michigan Hosting Annual Habitat Workday

April 4th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

This guest blog is by Tony Snyder, President of the Michigan Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation. The NWTF and DNR are holding their annual tree-planting day, which is just the kind of on-the-ground conservation work that makes a difference. Please join them this Saturday if you can! The Michigan Chapter of National Wild Turkey […]

NWTF-Michigan Hosting Annual Habitat Workday

Conservation Insider: Camo at the Capitol

April 3rd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

In this edition of Conservation Insider: Camo at the Capitol April 18 MUCC’s statement on the wolf petition Bovine TB found in a Saginaw County dairy herd Who’s your Conservationist of the Year? We’re accepting nominations! DNR completes public wolf management meetings Subcommittee passed DNR budget LaFontaine talks guns, conservation at Richmond Sportsmen’s Club Also, […]

Conservation Insider: Camo at the Capitol

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