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
From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, with additions from MUCC staff. Are your young hunters ready for hunting season? Do they have the right size firearm? Join the DNR for Mentored Youth Hunting Demonstration Days, where young hunters can try out a variety of firearms, archery equipment and a hunting simulator, and talk to […]Mentored Youth Hunting Demo Days at Public Shooting Ranges
To the outside observer, MUCC looks like a small but efficient team of paid professional staff running a statewide non-profit organization and Michigan OutofDoors Magazine. But dig deeper and you will see a vast network of grassroots volunteers in various elected and appointed positions serving on our Board of Directors and its standing committees (Wildlife, […]MUCC Wants YOU To Join Our Team! Volunteer Positions Now Available
I wish every person who has ever insinuated that trapping is cruel or inhumane could take a Trapper’s Education course. They would learn the practices and methods that ethical trappers use to ensure that trapped animals are treated humanely when harvested. I wish every person interested in becoming a trapper would take the course, too, […]Trappers Ed Teaches Effective, Ethical Trapping
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