MUCC Declares Today Michigan’s Hunter Heritage Day!

Every year on March 1, Michigan begins selling some hunting and fishing licenses for the new year.

Interestingly enough, this is also the date back in 2011 when MUCC led a group of engaged sportsmen and women in the Camo at the Capitol rally…the same day that the first Hunter Heritage bill to create the Mentored Youth Hunting Program was introduced.

With more than 10,000 participants its inaugural year, the Mentored Youth Hunting Program is off to a great start!

The Mentored Youth Hunting Program concept originated from an MUCC 2010 Annual Convention Resolution and resulting Hunter Heritage legislation that was signed by Governor Snyder in 2011. The legislation created the Mentored Youth Hunting license package, which is truly a small investment in the future of Michigan.

For children under the age of 10 at the time of purchase, $7.50 will get a package license to hunt turkey (spring and fall) on private or public land, deer (two tags, any deer) and small game, trap furbearers and fish for all species. These licenses go on sale today for the 2013 seasons. And even though we’ve talked a lot about license fee increases this week, this is one price that is not proposed to go up!

Congrats and thank you to all who participated in mentoring a youth, we are now creating the next generation of natural resource stewards.

Do your part today to celebrate Michigan’s Hunter Heritage Day and buy a child a license—the gift of the outdoors is truly a gift that can last a lifetime!

You can also plan to join us at the next Camo at the Capitol rally on April 18th.

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  • sotw

    Mentor Program is a BAD IDEA, just a way for the State to get more Money, while Safety goes out the Window. Read the Real Statistics, it is NOT good.

    • Amy Trotter

      The Real Statistics indicate that starting young hunters early makes them safer. We had only 1 reported incident with more than 10,000 mentored youth in the field last season.

  • Obvious

    Sam Clemens said there were lies, damned lies, and statistics, and quoting the Real Statistics in capital letters when you don’t supply any statistics comes somewhere after that.

  • Sergeant

    This is sickening, torturing innocent animals for fun. I can’t believe you would even sell a license to a kid under 10?