Lt. Governor’s Charity Sporting Clays Shoot to Benefit Outdoor Education Programs

22nd Annual Charity Shoots Raises Funds for Michigan OutofDoors Youth Camp GRAND BLANC—Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and former Lieutenant Governor John Cherry will host the 22nd Annual Lt. Governor’s “Get Kids in the Outdoors” Charity Shoot on June 13 at the Grand Blanc Huntsman’s Club. The shoot raises funds to benefit the Michigan OutofDoors Youth…

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Defeat HSUS – Mail in Your Petitions Today!

On May 6, the State Board of Canvassers certified the signatures for the second anti-hunting referendum financed by the Humane Society of the United States. If they have their way, they’ll be able to use this referendum to take away hunting rights by spending millions in misleading political advertising. But we’re not at the mercy of…

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Victory for Wildlife & Sportsmen in Michigan

Press Release from Guest Writer Alan Taylor of the Nimrod Society GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. February 20, 2014 The majority of the populace in the US today has little knowledge about the role that the 47 million hunters, fishermen and trappers play in keeping our magnificent, wildlife populations healthy. Nor are they aware of sportsmen’s unrelenting…

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National Spotlight: Defending Against Aquatic Invasive Species Act of 2014

Earlier this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a report to Congress outlining eight options to prevent the invasive species, such as Asian carp, from entering the Great Lakes. The USACE expects the options for physical separation to cost over $15 billion and take 25 years to complete, due to flood control structures…

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DNR Wildlife Division Chief Speaks on Wolf Hunting Season

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…

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Petition Drive Launched to Protect Scientific Wildlife Management

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, CPWM Secretary | 517.346.6486 | dyoungedyke@mucc.org 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…

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License Fee Bill Passes Senate Approps, Needs Your Support!

House Bill 4668 is the bill that implements the license fee proposal, which simplifies the license system and is projected to raise approximately $19 million for fish and wildlife habitat work, fish stocking, more conservation officers and a more efficient license sales system. MUCC supports the license fee changes because our members have approved multiple…

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Tell Your Senator: Support Conservation Funding!

Hunters, anglers and trappers are the original conservationists. We fund Michigan’s conservation efforts through license fees and excise taxes on sporting equipment. Governor Snyder’s proposed license package would simplify the license system and raise over $18 million per year for the habitat and enforcement work that supports our outdoor activities. As part of the Governor’s license package, the DNR…

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SB 288 & 289: Scientific Wildlife Management

Summary:  (Identical to HB 4552 & 4553) This bill package establishes a right to hunt, fish and trap; provides free licenses to active-duty members of the military; grants the Natural Resources Commission exclusive authority to issue fisheries regulations and concurrent authority with the legislature to designate a game species. Analysis:  The Scientific Wildlife Management Package accomplishes…

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