LANSING – Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bills 288 and 289 into law today. The bills allow the Natural Resources Commission to name game species, protect the rights to hunt and fish, and were supported by Michigan’s conservation community. “We thank Governor Snyder for continuing Michigan’s tradition of separating conservation from politics today,” said Erin [...]Governor Snyder Signs SB 288, 289
LANSING – The Michigan House of Representatives passed SB 288 yesterday by a vote of 72-38, along with SB 289. The bills allow the Natural Resources Commission to designate game species and issue fisheries orders, provide free licenses for active members of the military, and protect the rights to hunt and fish in state law. [...]Conservationists Applaud House Passage of SB 288, 289
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette issued a formal Attorney General Opinion today that the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund could not be used for dredging projects, which are considered maintenance. The Michigan Constitution states that the Natural Resources Trust Fund can only be used for acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation lands, but does [...]Release: MUCC Thanks AG for Opinion Protecting Natural Resources Trust Fund
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2013 Contact: Tony Hansen, MUCC 269-420-9510 email@example.com MUCC Statement on Scientific Wildlife Management Package LANSING –Michigan United Conservation Clubs commends the introduction of the 2013 Scientific Wildlife Management Package in the Michigan Senate. Introduced by Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba, the 2013 Scientific Wildlife Management Package includes a number [...]MUCC STATEMENT: Senate’s Scientific Wildlife Management Package Is Needed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2013 Contact: Tony Hansen, Chief Information Officer; firstname.lastname@example.org 269-420-9510 Statement from MUCC Executive Director Erin McDonough On Anti-Hunter’s Petition Collection Process “We are not surprised that the group ‘Keep Wolves Protected’ was successful at purchasing the signatures required for a ballot referendum with funds provided by the anti-hunting organization, Humane [...]RELEASE: MUCC Statement on Wolf Petition
MUCC, Richmond Sportsmen’s Club hosting House Natural Resources Chair for Public Forum LANSING – Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Richmond Sportsmen’s Club will host a Sportsmen’s Town Hall featuring State Representative Andrea LaFontaine, R–Columbus Township, who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources. The public town hall meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March [...]RELEASE: Rep. LaFontaine to Participate in Sportsmen’s Town Hall
Every year on March 1, Michigan begins selling some hunting and fishing licenses for the new year. Interestingly enough, this is also the date back in 2011 when MUCC led a group of engaged sportsmen and women in the Camo at the Capitol rally…the same day that the first Hunter Heritage bill to create the [...]MUCC Declares Today Michigan’s Hunter Heritage Day!
A new public-private partnership wants to improve fish and wildlife habitat with the help of the people most connected to the resource. Michigan On-the-Ground, a partnership between Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Fisheries Divisions, is recruiting hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for on-the-ground habitat improvement [...]Michigan On-the-Ground Seeks Volunteers for Fish, Wildlife Habitat
Michigan’s outdoors plays a vital role in Michigan’s prosperity and that was clearly evident in several of the recommendations highlighted in Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed 2014 budget. During his budget unveiling Thursday, Gov. Snyder announced recommendations that address three key areas of concern to our members: Conservation funding, fish and game law enforcement and [...]RELEASE: MUCC Statement on Governor’s Proposed DNR Budget, License Changes
LANSING –The president of one of the most radical animal rights organizations in the country popped up in Lansing Tuesday to announce a coalition circulating a petition to put PA 520 of 2012 – also known as the Wolf Management Law – on the 2014 ballot as a referendum. Wayne Pacelle, President of the Humane [...]RELEASE: Anti-Hunting Group Cries Wolf Over Wolf Management Law
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