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MUCC’s John Robertson Honored by Great Lakes Fishery Commission

June 27th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

We’re proud to learn that John Robertson, Policy Advisor to MUCC and former Fisheries Division Chief for the DNR, was honored by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, as detailed in their press release below: The Great Lakes Fishery Commission presented Mr. John Robertson, the former chief of fisheries for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, […]

MUCC’s John Robertson Honored by Great Lakes Fishery Commission

2013-2014 Michigan Furbearer Regulations Amended at NRC

June 26th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

For 2013-2014 hunting and trapping season, there are several changes to furbearer hunting and trapping regulations that were approved by the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) at their last meeting on June 13, 2013. These recommendations are the result of discussions with stakeholder groups and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff beginning in 2011 or earlier. […]

2013-2014 Michigan Furbearer Regulations Amended at NRC

Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative Volunteer Lauded by DNR

June 26th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

DNR Press Release The Department of Natural Resources today announced that David H. Ames of Ypsilanti Township was named the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative Volunteer of the Year. A retired police officer, Ames has been the driving force of the pheasant cooperative concentrated around the Lake Hudson Recreation Area in Lenawee Township. He organizes cooperative […]

Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative Volunteer Lauded by DNR

New Conservation Policies Adopted at MUCC Annual Convention

June 24th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Michigan United Conservation Clubs held its Annual Convention this weekend, where delegates for affiliate clubs and individual members across the state gathered to decide MUCC policy, elect officers and honor leaders. MUCC is a true grassroots organization and our policy-setting process reflects that. Our members decide our policies through resolutions, and the staff’s job is […]

New Conservation Policies Adopted at MUCC Annual Convention

License Fee Bill Passes in Double Overtime

June 19th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

If you thought an NBA Finals overtime game was exciting, it was nothing compared to the saga of the License Fee Bill. House Bill 4668, which overhauls the hunting and fishing license fee structure, provides approximately $19 million in conservation funding for fish and wildlife habitat and more conservation officers on the ground. After sailing […]

License Fee Bill Passes in Double Overtime

License Fee Bill Passes Senate Approps, Needs Your Support!

June 13th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

House Bill 4668 is the bill that implements the license fee proposal, which simplifies the license system and is projected to raise approximately $19 million for fish and wildlife habitat work, fish stocking, more conservation officers and a more efficient license sales system. MUCC supports the license fee changes because our members have approved multiple […]

License Fee Bill Passes Senate Approps, Needs Your Support!

US Senate Passes Farm Bill

June 12th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Two days ago, the United States Senate passed the Farm Bill with key conservation provisions included. Specifically, the Senate version of the Farm Bill links conservation practices to crop insurance premium subsidies rather than direct payments, as well as a Sodsaver program to conserve native prairies. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking […]

US Senate Passes Farm Bill

Conservation Insider: Gun Control Bill Could Jeopardize Youth Hunting

June 11th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

June 11, 2013 Conservation Insider: Gun Control Bill Could Jeopardize Youth Hunting, License Restructuring Bill in Senate, APR’s, and more can be found here!

Conservation Insider: Gun Control Bill Could Jeopardize Youth Hunting

Bill Allowing Certain Rifles in Shotgun Zone Moves to Senate

June 11th, 2013 by kwood.

Hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts are one step closer to seeing the ability to use a rifle loaded with straight walled pistol cartridges in Michigan’s shotgun zone during the firearm deer season. In recent weeks, Michigan’s House of Representatives passed HB 4283, sponsored by Rep. Matt Lori (R-Constantine), which would allow a number of certain […]

Bill Allowing Certain Rifles in Shotgun Zone Moves to Senate

Senate Bill 163: Wetland Program Reform

June 6th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Summary: SB 163 (S-2) reforms Michigan’s wetland protection statutes to comply with an EPA audit of Michigan’s program, as well as clarify some definitions and exempted activities. Current Status: Passed in House and Senate. Analysis: This bill provides many changes to activities that are exempted from applying for a wetland permit from the Department of Environmental Quality […]

Senate Bill 163: Wetland Program Reform

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