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Support HB 5210: Land Cap Repeal

January 31st, 2014 by MUCC Staff.

Support HB 5210: Land Cap Repeal Representative Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) recently introduced HB 5210, which would remove the public land cap of 4.625 million acres and codify the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)’s land acquisition & disposal strategy. Some of you may remember that in 2012 the Michigan legislature passed a bill, PA 240 […]

Support HB 5210: Land Cap Repeal

Fill Out Your 2013 Michigan Deer Harvest Survey

January 30th, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

The mailed surveys have gone out (be on the lookout for the PINK form this year!) and a lucky 50,000 or so deer hunters have been asked to provide detailed information about their 2013 deer hunting season in Michigan. Three even luckier hunters that fill out this mailed survey and return it to the DNR […]

Fill Out Your 2013 Michigan Deer Harvest Survey

House Bill 5226: Crop Damage Permits Extended to Bear

January 29th, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

The DNR has developed and hunters endorsed the “Problem Bear Guidelines” in an attempt to minimize conflict between bears and humans in Michigan. This document, part of the larger Michigan Bear Management Plan, lays out recommendations and guidelines on how to prevent problems as well as how problem animals should be handled. The first guideline […]

House Bill 5226: Crop Damage Permits Extended to Bear

Biologists Know Best, According to New Wolf Hunt Data

January 27th, 2014 by Drew YoungeDyke.

LANSING–The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released new statistics from last season’s public wolf hunt – Michigan’s first – which showed that the majority of wolves taken by hunters were likely from problem packs. 17 of the 23 wolves taken by hunters were taken in pack territories in the Upper Peninsula with high incidents […]

Biologists Know Best, According to New Wolf Hunt Data

Michigan Hunting and Trapping Regulation Updates to Align with License Restructuring

January 23rd, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

In September 2013, Rick Snyder signed Public Act 108 (HB 4668), which authorized a new structure for hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses. The revised structure is intended to simplify the licensing system while providing funding to improve hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities, provide greater access to world-class recreational opportunities, improve wildlife habitat, and increase education […]

Michigan Hunting and Trapping Regulation Updates to Align with License Restructuring

January 23, 2014 Conservation Insider

January 23rd, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

Take Action on Public Access now! In this edition of the Conservation Insider, we share the story of Eagle Lake public access, give a shout out to our Outdoor Life-award winning Michigan On-The-Ground program, and discuss what’s next for Asian carp. All this and more–click here!

January 23, 2014 Conservation Insider

Public Demands Public Access: Take Action for Eagle Lake

January 22nd, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

Eagle Lake, located in Cass County, is a 379 acre body of water with no public boating access site. Providing public boating access on Eagle Lake has been a priority for the angling community and the DNR for several years, however adequate land has not been available for development of such a site even though […]

Public Demands Public Access: Take Action for Eagle Lake

MUCC Gearing Up for 2014 Regional Meetings; Policy Resolutions

January 22nd, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

MUCC’s Annual Regional Meetings are coming up in February and this is your chance to help set MUCC’s policies and priorities. Get your resolutions ready! MUCC’s membership establishes the organization’s policies and priorities each year at MUCC’s Annual Convention in June through resolutions that come from MUCC members, clubs, districts, regions or board of directors. […]

MUCC Gearing Up for 2014 Regional Meetings; Policy Resolutions

Citizens Want Army Corps of Engineers to Stop Asian Carp, Now

January 22nd, 2014 by Drew YoungeDyke.

In a packed house at the Michigan League on the University of Michigan campus, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers(USACE) presented its options for trying to keep Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan. The public response was near unanimous: separate the watersheds, and don’t take so long to do it. “The Great Lakes are in […]

Citizens Want Army Corps of Engineers to Stop Asian Carp, Now

Outdoor Life Awards DNR for Habitat Partnership with MUCC

January 17th, 2014 by Drew YoungeDyke.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) earned Outdoor Life magazine’s first ever Open Country award, which recognizes individuals, organizations and agencies for protecting and improving public hunting access. The DNR won the agency award for its public-private partnership with Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) in the Michigan On-the-Ground program, a statewide series of volunteer […]

Outdoor Life Awards DNR for Habitat Partnership with MUCC

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