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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DNR 2014 Habitat Grants Available; Apply by March

Wildlife Habitat Grants—Due March 1 The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting Wildlife Habitat Grant Program applications through March 1, 2014.   Projects featuring habitat enhancement for game species will be given priority. The Wildlife Habitat Grant Program (WHGP) began in October 2013 and will be funded with a portion of the revenue of…

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MUCC Gearing Up for 2014 Regional Meetings; Policy Resolutions

MUCC’s Annual Regional Meetings are coming up in February and this is your chance to help set MUCC’s policies and priorities. Get your resolutions ready! MUCC’s membership establishes the organization’s policies and priorities each year at MUCC’s Annual Convention in June through resolutions that come from MUCC members, clubs, districts, regions or board of directors….

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Range Improvement Award Offered to Club that Collects Most Signatures

MUCC is part of the biggest fight against anti-hunters since Proposal G, and we need your club’s help to win it! We’re part of the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management, which has introduced a citizen-initiated law to protect hunting and fishing rights, help stop Asian carp, and provide free licenses for active military members. To…

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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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Shooting Ranges Following the Law Should Be Protected

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…

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Rep. Glarden Hosts DNR Town Hall at Shiawassee Conservation Association

Beneath a portrait of James Oliver Curwood, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials answered questions from local hunters and anglers in a town hall meeting hosted by State Representative Ben Glarden (R – Owosso) at the Shiawassee Conservation Association on Monday night. Douglas Reeves, Assistant Chief of the DNR Wildlife Division, and Dean Molnar, Assistant…

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Why Michigan Clubs Should ‘Defend the Hunt’

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…

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Michigan Wolf Hunting Licenses Go on Sale Saturday Sept. 28!

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…

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New Hook and Line Restrictions for Clinton River Spillway

Under the new authority granted to the Natural Resource Commission through Public Act 21 of 2013 (SB 288) to oversee fisheries regulations, the NRC is poised to approve amendments on September 12 to Fisheries Order 226.14, which outlines Hook and Line Restrictions during Walleye Spawning Runs. The order contains gear restrictions established to protect spawning…

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Volunteers Improve Public Hunting Access at Harsen’s Island

The idea for Michigan On-the-Ground to do a volunteer project at Harsen’s Island was hatched at a town hall meeting in March at the Richmond Sportsmen’s Club in Richmond, Michigan. On Saturday, August 17, the project came full circle as 20 volunteers improved public hunting access in one of Michigan’s seven “Wetland Wonders.” MUCC had…

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