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Federal Conservation Funding at Risk, Take Action Now (Deadline extended!)

August 30th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Every August, lawmakers escape Washington, D.C. to return home to visit with constituents. The month-long recess is an opportunity to schedule a meeting with members of Congress and their staffs to discuss important issues affecting sportsmen, including fish and wildlife habitat. Call your legislator’s local office now to set up a meeting while he or […]

Federal Conservation Funding at Risk, Take Action Now (Deadline extended!)

Michigan Mentored Youth License a One Stop Shop for Deer Hunting

August 29th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The Michigan Mentored Youth License, first available in 2012, is intended to be a one-stop-shop for youth under age 10 for all of their hunting, fishing and trapping needs. For just $7.50, a mentored youth gets a package license to hunt small game, including waterfowl, turkey (spring and fall tags), and deer (two tags still […]

Michigan Mentored Youth License a One Stop Shop for Deer Hunting

MUCC Will Present at NRA Days at Cabela’s in Dundee

August 28th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

On September 14-15, the public can attend several seminars related to firearms, concealed pistol licenses, personal protection, hunting regulations, and related legislation at NRA Days at the Cabela’s in Dundee, MI. In addition, if you sign up or renew  an NRA membership at this Cabela’s store this weekend, you’ll get a $25.00 Cabela’s gift card. […]

MUCC Will Present at NRA Days at Cabela’s in Dundee

MUCC Interview with State Representative Andrea LaFontaine

August 19th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

When Representative Andrea LaFontaine (R – Columbus Twp.) volunteered to improve hunter access and waterfowl habitat at Harsen’s Island with us on Saturday, she was clearly more interested in running a line-trimmer and being treated as just another volunteer than as chairwoman of the House Committee on Natural Resources. That’s why we appreciate her granting […]

MUCC Interview with State Representative Andrea LaFontaine

Volunteers Improve Public Hunting Access at Harsen’s Island

August 19th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

The idea for Michigan On-the-Ground to do a volunteer project at Harsen’s Island was hatched at a town hall meeting in March at the Richmond Sportsmen’s Club in Richmond, Michigan. On Saturday, August 17, the project came full circle as 20 volunteers improved public hunting access in one of Michigan’s seven “Wetland Wonders.” MUCC had […]

Volunteers Improve Public Hunting Access at Harsen’s Island

August 16, 2013 Conservation Insider: Invasives on the Agenda

August 16th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

In MUCC’s newest Conservation Insider, we discussed ongoing work on invasive species. First, an update on the feral swine saga, we also share the recommendations of the Aquatic Invasive Species Council. In a good kind of “invasion,” we write about our volunteer work on public lands and opportunities for grassroots engagement with state and federal […]

August 16, 2013 Conservation Insider: Invasives on the Agenda

Natural Resources Trust Fund Town Hall Tour in UP Next Week

August 16th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Representative Andrea LaFontaine (R – Columbus Twp), chair of the Michigan House Committee on Natural Resources, will take her town hall tour north of the bridge to listen to residents’ thoughts about the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Rep. Ed McBroom (R – Vulcan) will host three meetings in his district on Tuesday and Wednesday: […]

Natural Resources Trust Fund Town Hall Tour in UP Next Week

Invasive Species Recommendations Released

August 15th, 2013 by kwood.

This past month, Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality released the Final Report and Recommendations of the Michigan Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Council. In 2011, the legislature and the Governor created the Michigan Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Council (AIS Advisory Council) and tasked it with studying and providing recommendations to combat some of the most damaging […]

Invasive Species Recommendations Released

Volunteers Improve Rabbitat in Southwest Michigan

August 15th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

Wildlife species generally need four things for good habitat: food, waters, cover and space. When one of those factors is missing, volunteers can make a big difference in a short amount of time to provide that element and make really great habitat. On August 10, fifteen volunteers did just that and provided cover for rabbits […]

Volunteers Improve Rabbitat in Southwest Michigan

NRC sets 2013-14 Michigan Waterfowl Hunting Season

August 14th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Michigan hunters will once again enjoy 60-day duck seasons this fall, as the Natural Resources Commission set waterfowl seasons last week at its regular meeting in Muskegon. In addition, the NRC also approved increasing the possession limit for waterfowl to be three times the daily bag limit to bring Michigan in line with what the […]

NRC sets 2013-14 Michigan Waterfowl Hunting Season

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