From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Press Release, 12/9/13 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board recommends 76 outdoor recreation development and acquisition projects totaling $27,677,800 The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) board of trustees today recommended to the Michigan Legislature that 76 recreation development projects and land acquisitions totaling $27,677,800 be funded in […]Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board Recommends New Projects for 2014
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A bill that could positively impact public opinion on hunting, fishing and trapping in this state is over half of the way to being completed – but it needs the help of sportsmen and women to get across the finish line! HB 4993 (Rep. Jon Bumstead) would create a statewide council, called the Michigan Wildlife […]Senate Phone Calls Needed in Support of HB 4993
In early November, MLive ran a series of articles about how Michigan’s wolf hunting season came to be, capped off by an editorial, “Wolf ends don’t justify means.” Through this series of articles and the editorial MLive accused the Department of Natural Resources of misleading the public about the rationale behind the state’s first limited wolf […]DNR Wildlife Division Chief Speaks on Wolf Hunting Season
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, CPWM Secretary | 517.346.6486 | email@example.com Petition Drive Launching for Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act Initiated law would protect NRC ability to name game species and issue fisheries orders LANSING—The Michigan Board of Canvassers will be asked to approve the form of a petition for […]Petition Drive Launched to Protect Scientific Wildlife Management
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
The most recent Conservation Insider is now available online. In this issue, we discuss the Defend the Hunt program, proposed Public Education Fund for preserving our outdoor heritage (also called the Colorado Model), and report on a proposal to increase State Park camping fees. See what else in on tap for news on invasive species […]November 14, 2013 Conservation Insider: Save Your Hides, Defend the Hunt
A bill that could positively impact public opinion on hunting, fishing and trapping in this state is over half of the way to being completed – but it needs the help of sportsmen and women to get across the finish line! HB 4993 (Rep. Jon Bumstead) would create a statewide council, called the Michigan Wildlife […]Call Today to Urge Senate Vote on HB 4993!
LANSING— With Opening Day of firearm deer season upon us, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association would like to remind hunters to save their deer hides this year. Donation drop boxes for deer hides have been set up across the state and proceeds from the sale of hides will […]Defend the Hunt Reminds Hunters to Save Their Hides
The Sport Shooting Range Act was enacted in 1989 and amended in 1994. The act was created to protect existing shooting ranges from nuisance lawsuits and restrictive zoning ordinances, as long as ranges were following generally accepted operation practices. A recent decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals misinterpreted the act to exclude those shooting […]Shooting Ranges Following the Law Should Be Protected
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