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
For the last few weeks, you and your fellow hunters, anglers and trappers have flooded the phone lines and inboxes of your legislators, telling them you want Michigan’s wildlife to be managed using sound science and our rights to be protected by passing Senate Bills 288 and 289. Many of you even asked them in person [...]You Called, They Listened: Legislature Passes SB 288 and 289!
We need your help to pass legislation protecting scientific wildlife management and the right to hunt, fish and trap from out-of-state anti-hunters. The Scientific Wildlife Management package (Senate Bills 288 & 289 and House Bills 4552 & 4553) will: Establish a right to hunt, fish and trap in state law. Allow the Natural Resources Commission to designate game species and issue [...]ALERT: Protect Your Hunting Rights with SB 288 & 289!
A new hunting, fishing, and trapping license fee package is on the table, presented by Governor Rick Snyder as part of his 2014 budget. MUCC has provided background information and perspective on the approach it has taken in evaluating the current license proposal. We are very much in support of a simpler, smarter license structure [...]Take Action Now to Invest in the Outdoors
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a series of public meetings in March to provide information to the public and answer questions regarding wolf management and the possibility of a future Michigan wolf hunting season. You know that the anti’s will be there in full force (probably hearing the truth for the first [...]Public Meetings on Michigan Wolf Management
Senate Bill 1350 could be up for a vote this week in the Michigan Senate! This bill would designate the wolf as a game animal in Michigan and also authorize the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to create the parameters for a hunting and/or trapping season. Anti-hunting organizations, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and [...]ACTION NEEDED: Contact Your Senator To Vote YES on Wolf Bill
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) appropriations bill, HB 5364 (S-4), passed the Senate unanimously with significant amendments last week. The amended bill (S-4) stripped all funding from the 4 DNR Eco-Region projects in the Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower, and Southeastern and Southwestern areas of Michigan, to the tune of $4.375 million in total. [...]Trust Fund Projects Hit a Snag
The topic of the week here at MUCC has been the 2011 deer season, and rightly so. What were the reports from the field? What is the DNR saying? What are the initial counts? Was it bad for some? Good for others? What do we need to do to produce quality deer hunt experiences? These [...]Deer say: Action needed on “Land Cap” bill!
A bad bill is being considered in Congress as early as tomorrow, Friday, November 4. It would derail progress in the effort to protect the Great Lakes from aquatic invasive species introduced in the ballast tanks of foreign ships. We need your help today to: 1. Contact your U.S. Representative today to urge them to [...]Take Action Now to Protect the Great Lakes
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