Though introduced by a variety of Congressmen and women over the last several years, a new package of pro-sportsmen’s bills passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week. H.R. 3590, a bi-partisan package, passed by a vote of 268-15 and includes vital language ensuring over 700 million acres of federal public lands remain open to […]Another Round for Federal Sportsmen’s Act; Passes U.S. House!
The Outdoor Life award-winning On the Ground program is kicking off its second year of volunteer fish and wildlife habitat projects where it started its first: building rabbitat at Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area. On the Ground is a public-private partnership between Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to build a […]Volunteer for Wildlife Habitat with On the Ground Projects
Representative Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City), Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters are hosting a public land town hall meeting on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Acme Township Hall. Guest speakers will include local experts on public lands and regional tourism, including Glen Chown, founding executive director of […]Public Land Town Hall with Representative Wayne Schmidt
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Contact: Erin McDonough – (517) 775-9500 LANSING, MICH – Several weeks ago, 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 this morning’s Budget Message, Governor Snyder backed up […]GOVERNOR SNYDER RELEASES HIS EXECUTIVE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS
Starting March 1, 2014, hunting, fishing and ORV license prices will change. The new price structure will create a simpler, efficient license buying process. The money will go towards improving hunting and fishing opportunities through better habitat, and making trails safer for ORV riders. Find out what these changes mean for you and which license(s) […]New License Structure Goes Into Effect March 1
The next Citizen’s Waterfowl Advisory Committee (CWAC)(**for explanation see below) meeting will be March 8th, 9am-3:30pm. The meeting will take place at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center. The agenda will be available at the meeting, but this is the meeting each year where CWAC members will discuss with the DNR their thoughts on the […]Michigan Waterfowlers: Share your thoughts on 2013 Seasons, DNR Law Enforcement
Michigan United Conservation Clubs is a grassroots organization, which means that our policy is decided by our members. Members introduce resolutions, which , if adopted, become the policy that MUCC staff works to enact. This past weekend, northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula members took advantage of the opportunity to turn their ideas into state policy […]New Hunting, Fishing Policies Proposed at MUCC Regional Meetings in Escanaba, Gaylord
Support HB 5210: Land Cap Repeal Representative Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) recently introduced HB 5210, which would remove the public land cap of 4.625 million acres and codify the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)’s land acquisition & disposal strategy. Some of you may remember that in 2012 the Michigan legislature passed a bill, PA 240 […]Support HB 5210: Land Cap Repeal
The mailed surveys have gone out (be on the lookout for the PINK form this year!) and a lucky 50,000 or so deer hunters have been asked to provide detailed information about their 2013 deer hunting season in Michigan. Three even luckier hunters that fill out this mailed survey and return it to the DNR […]Fill Out Your 2013 Michigan Deer Harvest Survey
The DNR has developed and hunters endorsed the “Problem Bear Guidelines” in an attempt to minimize conflict between bears and humans in Michigan. This document, part of the larger Michigan Bear Management Plan, lays out recommendations and guidelines on how to prevent problems as well as how problem animals should be handled. The first guideline […]House Bill 5226: Crop Damage Permits Extended to Bear
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