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?
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!
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
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
Summary: Senate Bill 68 would change the wording to allow for an ATV with 4 or more wheels, rather than limiting vehicles on trails to 4 wheels. It would also change the definition of a “Forest Trail”, defining it as a designated path that is not a route. This would remove the definition that limited […]Senate Bill 68: Bill to Allow 50″ ORVs on ATV Trails
Summary: House Bill 5103 would restructure the Michigan Snowmobile and Trails Advisory Council. The council is meant to advise the Director of the DNR and the Governor on the creation, development, operation, and maintenance of motorized and non-motorized trails in the state, including, but not limited to, snowmobile, biking, equestrian, hiking, off-road vehicle, and skiing trails. […]House Bill 5103: Changes Proposed for the Michigan Snowmobile and Trails Advisory Council
Summary: HB 5085 would alter the requirement that an individual under the age of 18 be under the physical presence and supervision of a parent or guardian while possessing a pistol at a recognized target range for target practice or instruction in pistol safety. As an alternative to parental supervision, the bill would allow the […]House Bill 5085: Allows Youth to Target Shoot Under Instructor Supervision
Summary: HB 4283 would allow a number of certain cartridges to be used in rifles in Michigan’s southern limited firearms area, more commonly called the “shotgun zone” during the firearm deer season. The measure seeks to bring Michigan in line with surrounding states like Indiana, and could potentially get more women and youth participating in firearm […]HB 4283: Bill Allowing Certain Rifles in Shotgun Zone
A bill to raise the amount of restitution paid for poached trophy bucks was reported unanimously from the House Natural Resources committee on Tuesday, October 29th, but not without a major overhaul in how the restitution fines will be calculated. Originally, Senate Bill 171 (Sen. Phil Pavlov, R – St. Clair) was designed to calculate […]Changes Made to Poaching Bill As It Passes House Committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amy Trotter, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, (517) 346-6484 or firstname.lastname@example.org MUCC Applauds Steps to Overhaul License System and Invest in Fisheries and Wildlife Management House approves hunting, fishing and trapping license restructuring, which now heads to the Governor’s desk As the last piece of the natural resource budget puzzle for Fiscal […]MUCC Applauds Steps to Overhaul License System and Invest in Fisheries and Wildlife Management
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