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No Moose Hunt for Michigan Yet

May 14th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

At the May 9 Natural Resources Commission meeting in Roscommon, Wildlife Division researcher Dean Beyer presented the Moose Population Survey results. The current moose range (outside of Isle Royale) has been identified as 1,400 square miles in the Western Upper Peninsula (core range) and 1,200 sq. mi. in the Central Eastern end. The 2013 Moose […]

No Moose Hunt for Michigan Yet

Senate and House Bills: Tax Break Reforms for Forest Management

May 14th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Summary: This package of bills has been reintroduced (formerly SB 1057-1062, 1287-1288 of 2012) after failing to reach a final vote at the end of 2012. The new package includes House Bills 4069, 4243-4244, 4320-4345 and Senate Bills 51-59. In the analysis, we have indicated which bill from the Senate or House is proposed to […]

Senate and House Bills: Tax Break Reforms for Forest Management

MUCC Applauds NRC in Approving Michigan Wolf Season

May 9th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2013 Contact: Amy Trotter, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, (517) 331-1909 atrotter@mucc.org ROSCOMMON, MI – In a landmark decision this evening, the Natural Resources Commission approved a limited wolf hunting and trapping season for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Commissioner Annoesjka Steinman was the lone dissenting member. MUCC members have long supported a […]

MUCC Applauds NRC in Approving Michigan Wolf Season

Governor Snyder Signs SB 288, 289

May 8th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

LANSING – Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bills 288 and 289 into law today. The bills allow the Natural Resources Commission to name game species, protect the rights to hunt and fish, and were supported by Michigan’s conservation community. “We thank Governor Snyder for continuing Michigan’s tradition of separating conservation from politics today,” said Erin […]

Governor Snyder Signs SB 288, 289

SB 288 & 289: Scientific Wildlife Management

May 8th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Summary:  (Identical to HB 4552 & 4553) This bill package establishes a right to hunt, fish and trap; provides free licenses to active-duty members of the military; grants the Natural Resources Commission exclusive authority to issue fisheries regulations and concurrent authority with the legislature to designate a game species. Analysis:  The Scientific Wildlife Management Package accomplishes […]

SB 288 & 289: Scientific Wildlife Management

Volunteers Needed for Youth Camp Clean Up This Weekend

May 7th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

by Shawn McKeon, MUCC Youth Camp Coordinator Spring is finally here in Mid-Michigan and as far as the Michigan OutofDoors Youth Camp is concerned that can only mean one thing!!  It is time for the annual Volunteer Camp Clean Up event.  Since we moved camp to Cedar Lake dozens of clubs and volunteers have spent […]

Volunteers Needed for Youth Camp Clean Up This Weekend

Freeing Conservation from Politics: Early Years of the Natural Resources Commission

May 6th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

This is the first in a series of blogs covering the history, purpose and process of the Natural Resources Commission. Senate Bill 288 shares the Legislature’s authority to designate game species with the Natural Resources Commission, which was created to separate conservation from politics in 1921 and mandated to use sound science by 1996′s Proposal […]

Freeing Conservation from Politics: Early Years of the Natural Resources Commission

Conservationists Applaud House Passage of SB 288, 289

May 3rd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

LANSING – The Michigan House of Representatives passed SB 288 yesterday by a vote of 72-38, along with SB 289. The bills allow the Natural Resources Commission to designate game species and issue fisheries orders, provide free licenses for active members of the military, and protect the rights to hunt and fish in state law. […]

Conservationists Applaud House Passage of SB 288, 289

You Called, They Listened: Legislature Passes SB 288 and 289!

May 2nd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

For the last few weeks, you and your fellow hunters, anglers and trappers have flooded the phone lines and inboxes of your legislators, telling them you want Michigan’s wildlife to be managed using sound science and our rights to be protected by passing Senate Bills 288 and 289. Many of you even asked them in person […]

You Called, They Listened: Legislature Passes SB 288 and 289!

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