2013 Conservation Awards: Who’s Your Conservationist of the Year?

Each year Michigan United Conservation Clubs honors individuals and groups that further its mission of “Uniting Citizens to Conserve, Protect and Defend Michigan’s Natural Resources and Outdoor Heritage.” Please take the time to help us thank those who have advanced the cause of conservation by nominating leaders in our community. 2013 Conservation Award Categories for Nomination:…

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Representative LaFontaine Addresses Conservation, Gun Issues at Sportsmen’s Town Hall

Representative Andrea LaFontaine (R – Columbus Twp.) met with hunters, anglers and trappers in her district on March 26 to discuss natural resources issues at a Sportsmen’s Town Hall hosted by Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Richmond Sportsmen’s Club. Rep. LaFontaine, who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources, fielded questions from the public and…

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Sportsmen’s Town Hall

MUCC and the Richmond Sportsmen’s Club invite you to attend a Sportsmen’s Town Hall with special guest Representative Andrea LaFontaine (R – Columbus Twp.), Chair of the Michigan House Committee on Natural Resources. The town hall is open to the public and co-hosted by MUCC and Richmond Sportsmen’s Club in Columbus, MI. Representative LaFontaine has…

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Montmorency County Conservation Club Improves Wildlife Habitat

This guest blog comes from Carol Rose, Secretary of the Montmorency County Conservation Club, which recently partnered with the DNR to improve wildlife habitat in northeast Michigan. For additional on-the-ground habitat opportunities, email dyoungedyke@mucc.org or sign up at www.mucc.org/sign-up/michiganotg. Seven members of the MUCC affiliate Montmorency County Conservation Club joined up with our local DNR wildlife…

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Fin and Feather Club to Teach Gun Safety to Local School Staff

Reposted with permission from the Ludington Daily News. Click here for the full article: http://www.ludingtondailynews.com/news/69706-mcc-staff-to-learn-gun-safety MELISSA KEEFER – DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central staff will have the opportunity to learn gun safety for free and have the option to take a concealed pistol license class for $10 through the Fin and Feather…

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UP Clubs: DNR accepting deer habitat grant applications through March 31

Sportsmen’s clubs and other non-government organizations interested in deer habitat improvement on private land in the Upper Peninsula are encouraged to apply for Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative grants now through Sunday, March 31, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today. A total of $50,000 will be available in 2013 through the competitive DHIPI…

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Anti-Poaching Bills Reintroduced

A pair of anti-poaching and anti-trespassing bills were reintroduced in the Michigan Senate yesterday. Senate Bills 171 and 172 were introduced last fall as SB 1340 and 1341, where they passed the Senate unanimously but didn’t make it to a House vote before the busy lame duck session ended. Senate Bill 171, introduced by Senator…

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Northland Sportsmen’s Club is Front Page News

The Northland Sportsmen’s Club has earned front page coverage in the Gaylord Herald-Times for its commitment to conservation and safe firearms use and instruction. Re-posted with permission.  By Lorene Parshall, Gaylord Herald-Times Staff Writer GAYLORD — Nationally, there is a controversy among sportsmen’s clubs as to which is the oldest continuously active gun club in…

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