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GOVERNOR SNYDER RELEASES HIS EXECUTIVE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS

February 5th, 2014 by MUCC Staff.

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

New License Structure Goes Into Effect March 1

February 5th, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

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

Michigan Waterfowlers: Share your thoughts on 2013 Seasons, DNR Law Enforcement

February 5th, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

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

New Hunting, Fishing Policies Proposed at MUCC Regional Meetings in Escanaba, Gaylord

February 3rd, 2014 by Drew YoungeDyke.

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

January 31st, 2014 by MUCC Staff.

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

Fill Out Your 2013 Michigan Deer Harvest Survey

January 30th, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

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

House Bill 5226: Crop Damage Permits Extended to Bear

January 29th, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

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

Biologists Know Best, According to New Wolf Hunt Data

January 27th, 2014 by Drew YoungeDyke.

LANSING–The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released new statistics from last season’s public wolf hunt – Michigan’s first – which showed that the majority of wolves taken by hunters were likely from problem packs. 17 of the 23 wolves taken by hunters were taken in pack territories in the Upper Peninsula with high incidents […]

Biologists Know Best, According to New Wolf Hunt Data

Michigan Hunting and Trapping Regulation Updates to Align with License Restructuring

January 23rd, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

In September 2013, Rick Snyder signed Public Act 108 (HB 4668), which authorized a new structure for hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses. The revised structure is intended to simplify the licensing system while providing funding to improve hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities, provide greater access to world-class recreational opportunities, improve wildlife habitat, and increase education […]

Michigan Hunting and Trapping Regulation Updates to Align with License Restructuring

January 23, 2014 Conservation Insider

January 23rd, 2014 by Amy Trotter.

Take Action on Public Access now! In this edition of the Conservation Insider, we share the story of Eagle Lake public access, give a shout out to our Outdoor Life-award winning Michigan On-The-Ground program, and discuss what’s next for Asian carp. All this and more–click here!

January 23, 2014 Conservation Insider

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