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Four Weekends for Wildlife

May 30th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

This summer, Michigan United Conservation Clubs is recruiting hunters, anglers, trappers and outdoor enthusiasts to improve wildlife habitat and hunter access on Michigan public lands. Through our public-private partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – called Michigan On-the-Ground – we’re recruiting volunteers willing to put their muscles where their money is and prove […]

Four Weekends for Wildlife

Senate Bill 16: Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

May 29th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Summary: SB 16 makes Michigan a full participant in the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, an agreement between many states to recognize each other’s game law enforcement actions.  This bill is a reintroduction of SB 1348 of 2012, which passed the Senate unanimously but did not reach a House vote before the end of the 2011-2012 session. Analysis: Michigan […]

Senate Bill 16: Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

DNR confirms another dog kill in Atlantic Mine area

May 23rd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

DNR Press Release: A Department of Natural Resources wildlife technician has confirmed that a third dog has been killed today by a wolf in the Atlantic Mine area (Houghton County), in the same location where another dog was killed last week. The dog in this morning’s attack was chained up in a fenced yard at […]

DNR confirms another dog kill in Atlantic Mine area

HSUS Threatening More Ballot Referendums

May 23rd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

You didn’t think they’d just go back to D.C., did you? Michigan’s hunters, anglers and trappers won a big battle two weeks ago when Gov. Snyder signed Public Acts 21 and 22 of 2013 (SB 288 and 289), making hunting and fishing a right and allowing the Natural Resources Commission to designate game species using […]

HSUS Threatening More Ballot Referendums

Hunting & Fishing License Fee Bill Passes Appropriations Committee

May 22nd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

House Bill 4668, which contains Governor Snyder’s proposed hunting and fishing license fee restructure, passed the House Appropriations Committee today and will move on to the full House of Representatives. The committee approved a substitute for the original bill, introduced by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R – Newago), which made sure that more of the fees […]

Hunting & Fishing License Fee Bill Passes Appropriations Committee

Fish and Wildlife Habitat Volunteer Opportunities Available Statewide

May 21st, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

LANSING—Michigan United Conservation Clubs has announced its 2013 Michigan On-the-Ground project schedule. Michigan On-the-Ground is a public-private partnership between Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to increase the state’s volunteer capacity and conservation stewardship ethic through on-the-ground fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects. The first Michigan On-the-Ground project improved […]

Fish and Wildlife Habitat Volunteer Opportunities Available Statewide

Conservation Insider: Grand Slam for Conservation

May 20th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

In this edition of Conservation Insider, we celebrate the newly approved wolf season, the passage of the Scientific Management of Wildlife package, and the introduction of the license restructuring bill. Check it out here!

Conservation Insider: Grand Slam for Conservation

Different Versions of Farm Bill Pass House and Senate Ag Committees

May 20th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

The Farm Bill is the largest piece of conservation legislation in the nation, and Congress is working through this year’s version after they failed to pass one last year. A key component that conservationists are working toward is called “conservation compliance,” which ties conservation responsibilities to crop insurance subsidies rather than direct payments. The direct […]

Different Versions of Farm Bill Pass House and Senate Ag Committees

Get Kids in the Outdoors: Lt. Governor’s Charity Sporting Clays Shoot

May 17th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Our goal of MUCC’s youth programming  is to encourage kids to enjoy Michigan’s outdoor playground and to teach them the value of conserving Michigan’s resources for the future. How can we do this? By raising funds to support the Michigan Outofdoors Youth Camp and other MUCC children’s programs. Since 1946, MUCC’s youth camp programs have […]

Get Kids in the Outdoors: Lt. Governor’s Charity Sporting Clays Shoot

Hunting and Fishing License Bill Up in Committee

May 14th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The “implementation bill” for the license fee restructuring and simplification has finally been introduced. House Bill 4668 was introduced two weeks ago by Rep. Jon Bumstead, chair of the House Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, and a committee hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 where they took testimony. To recap, the House and Senate have […]

Hunting and Fishing License Bill Up in Committee

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