March 25th, 2014 by Drew YoungeDyke.
Gaylord, MI – When anti-hunters tried to take away the right to hunt bears by attacking bear hunting methods in 1996, the Michigan conservation community banded together to defeat them by passing Proposal G, and a big part of its success was a large donation by the Michigan Bear Hunters Association (MBHA). At their annual […]
Michigan Bear Hunters Association Steps Up with $100,000 Donation to Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management
March 25th, 2014 by Amy Trotter.
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
March 20th, 2014 by MUCC Staff.
Michigan DNR Proposes Few Changes in Bear Quotas for 2014 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has recommended that the regulations and license quotas set in 2012 should remain in effect for two years. However because they are switching the bear regulation cycle updates to occur in odd numbered years, we have an extended cycle this […]
Bear License Quotas for 2014
March 20th, 2014 by Drew YoungeDyke.
On March 13, the anti-hunting Humane Society of the United States front group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected turned in approximately 230,000 signatures to referendum Public Act 21 of 2013, which protected hunting rights by ensuring that game species are determined by sound science and provides free licenses to military members. If at least 161,000 of […]
Hunting Rights Petition Drive Going Strong as Anti’s Turn In Signatures
March 17th, 2014 by MUCC Staff.
If you live in Northern Lower Michigan and you or your organization are looking for ways to improve deer habitat in the area, then this meeting might be just what you need. This Saturday, State Rep. Peter Pettalia will be hosting a public meeting alongside the Michigan DNR to discuss a new assistance program, Deer […]
Rep. Pettalia and Michigan DNR to host public meeting on Deer Habitat Grants
March 14th, 2014 by Amy Trotter.
A homeowner on Houghton Lake and active angler recently contacted MUCC about a proposal being considered by the Houghton Lake Improvement Board (HLIB) to treat the lake with a systemic herbicide called fluridone (trade name Sonar) to control Eurasian milfoil. According to the HLIB website, this treatment was last done in 2002 and additional spot […]
Houghton Lake Proposes More Weed Treatment, Anglers Concerned
March 14th, 2014 by Drew YoungeDyke.
What do Fulton State Game Area, south of Battle Creek, and Chicagon Lake, west of Iron Mountain, have in common? Though separated by over 500 miles and a nine-hour drive through Indiana, Chicago and the entire Lake Michigan side of Wisconsin (trust me), they were both the sites of recent On the Ground fish and […]
From Southern Michigan to the UP, Volunteers Improve Fish and Wildlife Habitat
March 6th, 2014 by Amy Trotter.
Currently in Michigan, a person having an unfortunate run in (literally) with a deer or other game animal while in their vehicle, that person must request a salvage tag from a law enforcement officer (DNR, local, or State Police) in order to keep the animal for food, the hide, or bait. Hunters may also collect […]
SB 613: Changes to Animal Salvage Tags, Meals from Under Wheels?
March 3rd, 2014 by Amy Trotter.
MUCC has a long history of supporting agricultural policy that maintains working agricultural and managed forest lands while protecting, enhancing and restoring critical wildlife habitat and protecting and improving fisheries habitat and water quality. The agricultural conservation programs that are authorized and funded through the Farm Bill are the largest single funding source for private […]
Changes in New Farm Bill a Win for Michigan Conservation
February 24th, 2014 by MUCC Staff.
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