The proposed recommendations for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 spring turkey hunting seasons are similar to the last three-year regulatory setting cycle with few changes. The regulations are meant to provide additional recreational opportunity without impacting the quality of spring turkey hunting. They are poised for approval by the Natural Resources Commission at their next […]Michigan’s Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Proposed Changes
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In an effort to simplify and stabilize the ever changing hunting and trapping regulations, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has proposed a set cycle for reviewing, renewing and possibly changing wildlife regulations. Moving away from the annual regulations process to multi-year regulations will not only provide some assurances for the hunter and trapper on […]Changes Coming to Michigan’s Wildlife Regulations Cycle
Two of the most pressing issues facing Michigan’s conservation clubs today are membership and fundraising. While there’s no magic bullet for either, participation in the Defend the Hunt program can promote both. Defend the Hunt is the joint program organized by the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association and Michigan United Conservation Clubs to raise […]Why Michigan Clubs Should ‘Defend the Hunt’
The most recent Conservation Insider is now available online. In this issue, we discuss the proposed Public Education Fund for preserving our outdoor heritage (also called the Colorado Model), financial transparency in the DNR, the new program Defend the Hunt and smattering of other conservation news stories. Click here to read all about it!October 4, 2013 Conservation Insider: Public Education Fund for Preserving Our Outdoor Heritag
LANSING—A new program called “Defend the Hunt” is asking Michigan deer hunters to donate their hides this year to protect hunting rights. The program, coordinated by Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association, will use the proceeds from the sale of the hides at fur sales to donate to the […]Defend the Hunt by Donating Your Deer Hide
This week, the City of Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced that a lease agreement has been reached over the management of Belle Isle. At MUCC’s Annual Convention this summer, our members indicated via a resolution by Mike Doyle that we support the State of Michigan assisting financially in the […]Belle Isle Deal Is a Win-Win for Detroit and State
Due to recent statutory changes to the Commercial Forest Act (CFA), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is once again taking a look at the administrative rules promulgated under this act and asking for public input. This was last attempted in 2010, but in early 2011, the legislature began working on amendments to the Commercial […]DNR Proposes Administrative Rule Changes to Commercial Forest Land
by Erin McDonough, MUCC Executive Director What’s more important than a single victory? Follow through on your commitments so you can win over and over again. Part 1 of a continuing series. MUCC committed to our members that we would track the expenditure of the new license fee dollars to make sure they are being […]MUCC Commits to Ensuring Transparency on DNR License Expenditures
A bill introduced into the House of Representatives last week has the potential to be a future game-changer for sportsmen and women in Michigan. Representative Jon Bumstead (R – Newaygo) recently introduced House Bill 4993 which would create a sportsmen’s council that would oversee the implementation of a statewide public education campaign geared toward educating […]MUCC Supports HB 4993, Bill to Educate Public on Michigan’s Outdoor Heritage
Mark your calendars–wolf hunting licenses go on sale starting September 28th at noon! After years of discussion, MUCC member approved resolutions in 2004, 2006, and 2011, and a couple of votes in the Michigan legislature and the Natural Resources Commission, the much anticipated 2013 wolf season will finally become a reality for interested hunters, despite […]Michigan Wolf Hunting Licenses Go on Sale Saturday Sept. 28!
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