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
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
Beneath a portrait of James Oliver Curwood, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials answered questions from local hunters and anglers in a town hall meeting hosted by State Representative Ben Glarden (R – Owosso) at the Shiawassee Conservation Association on Monday night. Douglas Reeves, Assistant Chief of the DNR Wildlife Division, and Dean Molnar, Assistant […]Rep. Glarden Hosts DNR Town Hall at Shiawassee Conservation Association
Two of the most pressing issues facing Michigan’s conservation clubs today are membership and fundraising. While there’s no magic bullet for either, participation in the Defend the Hunt program can promote both. Defend the Hunt is the joint program organized by the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association and Michigan United Conservation Clubs to raise […]Why Michigan Clubs Should ‘Defend the Hunt’
This week, the City of Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced that a lease agreement has been reached over the management of Belle Isle. At MUCC’s Annual Convention this summer, our members indicated via a resolution by Mike Doyle that we support the State of Michigan assisting financially in the […]Belle Isle Deal Is a Win-Win for Detroit and State
by Erin McDonough, MUCC Executive Director What’s more important than a single victory? Follow through on your commitments so you can win over and over again. Part 1 of a continuing series. MUCC committed to our members that we would track the expenditure of the new license fee dollars to make sure they are being […]MUCC Commits to Ensuring Transparency on DNR License Expenditures
Mark your calendars–wolf hunting licenses go on sale starting September 28th at noon! After years of discussion, MUCC member approved resolutions in 2004, 2006, and 2011, and a couple of votes in the Michigan legislature and the Natural Resources Commission, the much anticipated 2013 wolf season will finally become a reality for interested hunters, despite […]Michigan Wolf Hunting Licenses Go on Sale Saturday Sept. 28!
The presence of Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) was confirmed in a white-tailed deer in Eastern Muskegon County just after Labor Day. The disease is caused by a virus that is transmitted by an infected biting fly or midge. EHD is characterized by a sudden onset, where deer can suffer extensive internal bleeding, loss of appetite […]DNR Announces EHD Has Been Found in Muskegon County
Under the new authority granted to the Natural Resource Commission through Public Act 21 of 2013 (SB 288) to oversee fisheries regulations, the NRC is poised to approve amendments on September 12 to Fisheries Order 226.14, which outlines Hook and Line Restrictions during Walleye Spawning Runs. The order contains gear restrictions established to protect spawning […]New Hook and Line Restrictions for Clinton River Spillway
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
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