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Petition Drive Launched to Protect Scientific Wildlife Management

November 26th, 2013 by MUCC Staff.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, CPWM Secretary | 517.346.6486 | dyoungedyke@mucc.org Petition Drive Launching for Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act Initiated law would protect NRC ability to name game species and issue fisheries orders LANSING—The Michigan Board of Canvassers will be asked to approve the form of a petition for […]

Petition Drive Launched to Protect Scientific Wildlife Management

HB 4283: Bill Allowing Certain Rifles in Shotgun Zone

November 19th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Summary: HB 4283 would allow a number of certain cartridges to be used in rifles in Michigan’s southern limited firearms area, more commonly called the “shotgun zone” during the firearm deer season. The measure seeks to bring Michigan in line with surrounding states like Indiana, and could potentially get more women and youth participating in firearm […]

HB 4283: Bill Allowing Certain Rifles in Shotgun Zone

November 14, 2013 Conservation Insider: Save Your Hides, Defend the Hunt

November 18th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The most recent Conservation Insider is now available online. In this issue, we discuss the Defend the Hunt program, proposed Public Education Fund for preserving our outdoor heritage (also called the Colorado Model), and report on a proposal to increase State Park camping fees. See what else in on tap for news on invasive species […]

November 14, 2013 Conservation Insider: Save Your Hides, Defend the Hunt

Call Today to Urge Senate Vote on HB 4993!

November 13th, 2013 by kwood.

A bill that could positively impact public opinion on hunting, fishing and trapping in this state is over half of the way to being completed – but it needs the help of sportsmen and women to get across the finish line! HB 4993 (Rep. Jon Bumstead) would create a statewide council, called the Michigan Wildlife […]

Call Today to Urge Senate Vote on HB 4993!

Defend the Hunt Reminds Hunters to Save Their Hides

November 13th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

LANSING— With Opening Day of firearm deer season upon us, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association would like to remind hunters to save their deer hides this year. Donation drop boxes for deer hides have been set up across the state and proceeds from the sale of hides will […]

Defend the Hunt Reminds Hunters to Save Their Hides

Shooting Ranges Following the Law Should Be Protected

November 13th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The Sport Shooting Range Act was enacted in 1989 and amended in 1994. The act was created to protect existing shooting ranges from nuisance lawsuits and restrictive zoning ordinances, as long as ranges were following generally accepted operation practices. A recent decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals misinterpreted the act to exclude those shooting […]

Shooting Ranges Following the Law Should Be Protected

Feral Swine: Just Shoot ‘Em!

November 13th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

Yes, deer are on the mind of most Michigan hunters this week, but it never hurts to remind you what else might be lurking in the fields and forests where you might be pursuing your venison–and that’s pork! Hunters are encouraged to shoot wild hogs — often called “feral swine” – if they spot the […]

Feral Swine: Just Shoot ‘Em!

Red Swamp Crayfish Prohibited as Bait in Michigan

November 12th, 2013 by MUCC Staff.

The Red Swamp Crayfish is native to SE United States and is commonly exported for consumption. The species is dark red in color with raised, bright red spots covering the body and claws. They also have black, wedge-shaped stripe on the top of the abdomen. Length may vary between 2 to 5 inches. It has […]

Red Swamp Crayfish Prohibited as Bait in Michigan

More Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for Veterans with Operation Outdoor Freedom

November 11th, 2013 by Drew YoungeDyke.

On this Veterans Day, we wanted to highlight an initiative announced earlier this fall that will connect veterans with additional outdoor recreation opportunities. From a September DNR press release:  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is joining forces with several partners to create, in Jackson and Washtenaw counties, Michigan’s premier outdoor recreation experience for […]

More Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for Veterans with Operation Outdoor Freedom

Camping Fees Proposed to Increase for the 2015 Camping Season

November 11th, 2013 by Amy Trotter.

The Parks and Recreation Division of the Michigan DNR has proposed adjustments to the State Park camping fees to take effect for the 2015 camping season.The Recreational Passport (which took the place of the motor vehicle permit) will remain $11 annually and is required for all vehicles entering State Parks, State Recreation Areas, State Forest […]

Camping Fees Proposed to Increase for the 2015 Camping Season

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