Almost a year ago, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that would decide whether or not the Sport Shooting Ranges Act, which protects shooting ranges from nuisance zoning regulations, applies to shooting ranges that have commercial activities, such as range fees or a sales counter. On April 1, the Michigan Supreme […]Shooting Ranges Protected by Michigan Supreme Court Ruling
Courtesy of Michigan DNR Rabbits and other small creatures will have some new homes at Fulton State Game Area now that a handful of volunteers – working on a Michigan-On-the-Ground program – spent a Saturday building brush piles at the Kalamazoo County site. The program, a partnership between Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Department of Natural […]On-the-Ground Volunteer Efforts are Making a big Difference in Habitat Improvement
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
In this week’s issue: Michigan On-on-the-Ground kicks off the 2014 season with events at Gratiot-Saginaw State and Sharonville State Game Areas. See what’s cooking with Gourmet Gone Wild. Updates from the MUCC Regional Meetings in Grand Rapids and Saline. DNR Habitat Grants Available. #CPWM Update: Anti-Hunters Sue the State. Recap of the Public Land Town […]Conservation Insider for February, 20 2014.
Wildlife Habitat Grants—Due March 1 The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting Wildlife Habitat Grant Program applications through March 1, 2014. Projects featuring habitat enhancement for game species will be given priority. The Wildlife Habitat Grant Program (WHGP) began in October 2013 and will be funded with a portion of the revenue of […]DNR 2014 Habitat Grants Available; Apply by March
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
MUCC is part of the biggest fight against anti-hunters since Proposal G, and we need your club’s help to win it! We’re part of the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management, which has introduced a citizen-initiated law to protect hunting and fishing rights, help stop Asian carp, and provide free licenses for active military members. To […]Range Improvement Award Offered to Club that Collects Most Signatures
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
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