Back in January, in Governor Snyder’s State of the State address he touched on the importance of Michigan’s high quality natural resources and pledged to continue his support for them. In his February Budget Message, Governor Snyder backed up those earlier comments with a 70% General Fund increase to the DNR and a 40% General […]House Subcommittee Trims Proposed DNR FY 2015 Budget
Press Release from Guest Writer Alan Taylor of the Nimrod Society GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. February 20, 2014 The majority of the populace in the US today has little knowledge about the role that the 47 million hunters, fishermen and trappers play in keeping our magnificent, wildlife populations healthy. Nor are they aware of sportsmen’s unrelenting […]Victory for Wildlife & Sportsmen in Michigan
Earlier this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a report to Congress outlining eight options to prevent the invasive species, such as Asian carp, from entering the Great Lakes. The USACE expects the options for physical separation to cost over $15 billion and take 25 years to complete, due to flood control structures […]National Spotlight: Defending Against Aquatic Invasive Species Act of 2014
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
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 […]Senate Phone Calls Needed in Support of HB 4993
In early November, MLive ran a series of articles about how Michigan’s wolf hunting season came to be, capped off by an editorial, “Wolf ends don’t justify means.” Through this series of articles and the editorial MLive accused the Department of Natural Resources of misleading the public about the rationale behind the state’s first limited wolf […]DNR Wildlife Division Chief Speaks on Wolf Hunting Season
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, CPWM Secretary | 517.346.6486 | email@example.com 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
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!
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!
Summary: (Identical to HB 4552 & 4553) This bill package establishes a right to hunt, fish and trap; provides free licenses to active-duty members of the military; grants the Natural Resources Commission exclusive authority to issue fisheries regulations and concurrent authority with the legislature to designate a game species. Analysis: The Scientific Wildlife Management Package accomplishes […]SB 288 & 289: Scientific Wildlife Management
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