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Tell Your Senator: Support Conservation Funding!

June 6th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Hunters, anglers and trappers are the original conservationists. We fund Michigan’s conservation efforts through license fees and excise taxes on sporting equipment. Governor Snyder’s proposed license package would simplify the license system and raise over $18 million per year for the habitat and enforcement work that supports our outdoor activities. As part of the Governor’s license package, the DNR […]

Tell Your Senator: Support Conservation Funding!

New Gun Bill Would Harm Youth Hunting

June 6th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

A new gun bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature would apply all current license requirements for acquiring, carrying, possessing or transporting a pistol to all firearms, including restrictions on youth carrying or possessing them outside a target range. House Bill 4774 was introduced by Rep. Jim Townsend (D – Royal Oak) on May 28, 2013. […]

New Gun Bill Would Harm Youth Hunting

Deer Hunting: Northwest Michigan Antler Point Restriction on the Agenda

June 5th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Want an issue more touchy than wolves? Enter APRs! It is deer hunting regulation-setting season, and the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) kicked this off on May 9, at their monthly meeting at the RAM Center. They discussed antlerless harvest and which Deer Management Units (DMUs) should be open or closed, based on the recommendations of […]

Deer Hunting: Northwest Michigan Antler Point Restriction on the Agenda

New License Fee Package Included in State Budget

June 3rd, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

The final state budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 will include Governor Snyder’s proposed hunting, fishing and trapping license fee package. A conference committee resolved the differences between the House of Representatives and Senate versions of the budget last week, including the expected revenue from the license fee changes. The new license fee structure would institute […]

New License Fee Package Included in State Budget

Huron-Manistee National Forest Update: Case Dismissed!

June 3rd, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Remember When That Guy Tried to Kick Us Out? On September 29, 2010, Kurt Meister, a southeast Michigan attorney won a case against the USDA Forest Service claiming that his right to enjoy public lands in Michigan were being infringed upon by noisy firearms hunters and folks using snowmobiles on designated trail. His solution? Ban […]

Huron-Manistee National Forest Update: Case Dismissed!

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