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MUCC Hosts Media Event on Deer Hunting Season

November 9th, 2011

On November 15, Michigan will once again celebrate one of the nation’s greatest outdoors traditions when the firearms deer season begins. More than 700,000 Michigan residents are expected to participate in the fall deer hunting seasons, ranking Michigan well within the Top 3 nationally for licensed deer hunters.

But there is much more to the annual hunting seasons than time-honored outdoors traditions. Michigan’s hunting seasons are an economic boon for the state.

In an effort to help members of the media coordinate their coverage efforts of this year’s fall hunting seasons, Michigan United Conservation Clubs hosted a special outdoors-focused media event on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The event featured prominent guests (see list below) from Michigan’s conservation and natural resources community and provided attending media members the opportunity to conduct interviews, ask questions, attain sound bites and video clips for coverage of the upcoming firearms deer season as well as additional stories on the economic impacts of hunting in Michigan.

The event was also streamed live to MUCC’s Facebook page and’s Facebook page where MUCC members were able to submit their own questions to the panel as well as hear the questions from attending media.

You can now view the video archive of this media event. If you didn’t get your question answered, leave it in the comments below and we will try to get an answer back to you!
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  • Rodney Stokes: Director, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Erin McDonough: Executive Director, Michigan United Conservation Clubs
  • Steve Yencich, Executive Director, Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association
  • Russ Mason, DNR Wildlife Division Chief
  • Brent Rudolph, DNR Deer and Elk Program Leader
  • Dean Molnar,  DNR Law Enforcement Division Assistant Chief
  • Edwardruchala

    Well it has begun, $200.00 for a front-end loader Scoop of Sugar Beets due to a “shortage”?
    When dozens of sugar beet full semi trucks were seen on the highways.
    5 to 10 bags of shell corn {at $6- $8 dollars a bag} in pick up trucks all over the roads. What 2-gallon limit? Just how many beets make up 2- gallons ?
    Two or three? Total Madness…
    From what I observed just this past weekend up north, it is nothing short of a baiting free for all. Again.
    50-gallon broadcast spin feeders up in yards and going off at 4:30pm every evening.
    Their controls set to the 2-gallon limit no doubt.
    Why in the world would the DNR return to filling the woods with people who just shoot deer instead of actively Hunting for deer.
    These so-called “hunters” and greed driven, price gouging bait profiteers just
    Disgust me.
    The DNR has reopened up a Pandora’s Box and will be unable to enforce its own regulations on baiting limits now that that King Bait is back.
    Shame On the Michigan DNR for instilling this type of hunting heritage.

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