WildLife Wednesday: Thankful for Public Land to Hunt

“I am so thankful to whoever the guy was who had the idea for this place,” said my dad. “We’d have to be millionaires to buy property like this for four guys to hunt.” That guy was Parrish Storrs (P.S.) Lovejoy, the first Game Division Chief for the Michigan Department of Conservation (now DNR) and…

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The Opener: Wolf Management Not Black or White

Fresh off the confusing 2014 ballot language, a slew of signature gathering, and a lot of false advertising from HSUS, maybe you feel like we are done with this issue. And we are, mostly. This time, it’s not a vote; it’s not black or white, it’s (appropriately enough) all shades of gray when it comes…

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MUCC’s 2015 Outdoor Raffle

A hand-made, custom bamboo fly rod.  A brand new, Remington 700 .30-06.  A broken-hearted anti-hunter.   All for $5. MUCC is pleased to announce a special raffle sponsored by MUCC’s Board of Directors.  This raffle includes a custom, hand-made bamboo fly rod, built by MUCC’s own master rod builder, Matt Lubaway.  Representing over 110 hours…

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The Impact of the Rover Pipeline On Michigan Outdoorsmen and Women

Be on the lookout this hunting season! Energy Transfer Partners will be working on their Rover Pipeline Project this fall. MUCC has agreed to spread the word in order to unsure hunter safety practices, especially in the presence of the pipeline project as there may be pipeline workers in your hunting area. Along with discussing…

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WildLife Wednesday: OTG Volunteers Find Success Hunting Deer

This past year, 400 volunteers showed up to improve fish and wildlife habitat through MUCC’s On the Ground program. Scanning my Facebook feed over the last month, I’ve been excited to see a few of them connecting on deer this season. I’m not saying it’s karma rewarding them with venison for their volunteer efforts, but…

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Deer hunting season means big bucks for the economy

from Joe St. Henry; Special to The Detroit News Michigan’s deer hunters are not the only ones chasing elusive bucks during the state’s most popular hunting season, which opens Saturday and runs through Nov. 30. The Department of Natural Resources, outdoor retailers and other businesses that cater to hunters are counting on them to spend a…

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Camo at the Capitol: It’s Lame Duck Season

by Nick Bade-Dodge, MUCC Policy Intern With the conclusion of midterm elections last week, we are now entering a “lame duck” period in the legislature. This means that current bills still working their way through the legislature will have to be acted on or dropped before the next term begins. Therefore, there is bound to…

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MUCC Supports Clarification of Clean Water Act

For Immediate Release November 17, 2014 Last week, the final comment period closed on a lengthy rule-making process regarding the definition of “Waters of the United States” within the Clean Water Act. While comments from Michigan residents are a mixed bag, conservation organizations including hunting and fishing organizations throughout the country have shown support for…

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Reminder: “Shotgun Zone” Changes

By MUCC Policy Intern, Nick Bade-Dodge Hunters, with firearm season starting this Saturday, you should remember changes to hunting zones in Southern Michigan. In June, the NRC approved a change in firearms regulations that allows straight-walled cartridges to be fired with a rifle in zones that previously only permitted the use of shotguns. In addition,…

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WildLife Wednesday: Born to Hunt

When you hit the woods this weekend for the firearm deer opener, you’re engaging in the quintessential human activity: hunting. According to a recent article in Scientific American, hunting is what made us human, what distinguished us from our earliest common ancestor with apes and what helped us develop the anatomy and mental capacity we…

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WildLife Wednesday: Who Won What on Proposals 1 and 2?

Yesterday, the anti-hunters scored an incredible victory against hunting rights in Michigan and protected harmless wolves from bloodthirsty trophy hunters; at least, that’s what they’d have you believe. No, yesterday, the anti-hunters’ multi-million dollar ad blitz in southern Michigan’s urban centers convinced 55% of Michigan’s voters to vote against wolf hunting in a meaningless referendum,…

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Moot Wolf Hunting Proposals Defeated, Hunt Will Continue Under Citizen Initiative Passed in August 

LANSING—As expected, two laws that originally allowed wolf hunting were defeated through today’s moot referendum vote following a one-sided political ad campaign from the anti-hunting Keep Michigan Wolves Protected group, which is primarily financed by Washington, DC-based Humane Society of the United States. However, a citizen-initiated law passed in August will take effect in March…

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Wolf hunting question on ballot – what’s at stake?

From myFOXDetroit.com – Click HERE for full article and video interview. When voters head to the polls on Nov. 4, they’ll be asked to decide the future of wolf hunting in the state. The long endangered species has made a comeback. There are now roughly 675 wolves roaming mostly in the Upper Peninsula. The numbers…

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