Livin’ Wild Wednesday: Collaborating for Conservation

Football is a great sport for teaching basic lessons about life. As we’re in the midst of football season, and on the verge of deer season, it’s good to keep that in mind. One of those lessons is that collaboration and teamwork are more productive than trying to do everything on your own. For instance,…

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Support and Protect the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Guest blog by Hannah Clark, Land & Water Conservation Fund Coalition The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), one of the most important federal programs for conserving habitat and providing public access to lands and waters, turned 50 this month. Established in 1964 through a bipartisan act of Congress, the promise of LWCF was to use…

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Hiawatha Could Close Roads Unless You Get Involved

Hiawatha National Forest manages more than 3,000 miles of roads. While many Forest roads provide land management- and user-related benefits, some may also pose risks to forest resources. Increased use of an aging roads infrastructure increases safety and maintenance costs, impacts wildlife, and contributes to degradation of water quality. Over the past several years, even…

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Livin’ Wild Wednesday: Small Game, Big Fun

I love to hunt deer. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not all that productive at it, but I love being out there. Bow season is two weeks away, and I’m pretty excited for it, but I don’t have to wait until then to get out in the woods. Small game season started…

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New Firearm Regulations for Southern Michigan

There are some changes to this year’s firearm deer hunting regulations that hunters, law enforcement, and local government officials in Southern Michigan should be aware of, but not be concerned. For 2014, a new regulation has allowed the use of certain low-powered rifles and air rifles in the traditional “shotgun zone.” This rule change was…

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No Wolf Hunt in 2014, No Matter What Happens on November Referendums

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Drew YoungeDyke, Grassroots Manager | 734.272.2584 | dyoungedyke@mucc.org No Wolf Hunt in 2014, Natural Resources Commission Asks DNR to Review Science, Data on Wolf Depredations for 2015 EAST LANSING—The Natural Resources Commission today announced that it would not consider a wolf hunt for 2014, even if the two referendums on the November…

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Free Junior Deer License for Kids at Meijer Sept. 12-13

Re-posted from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Pass it on! (the in formation and our outdoor heritage!) Free junior deer hunting licenses available to young hunters Sept. 12-13, courtesy of Meijer Young hunters, ages 16 and under, will once again have the opportunity to get a free junior deer hunting license at all Meijer stores in…

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Ribbon Cutting Unveils Restoration at Maple River SGA

Join us! Wednesday, September 17th at 10:00 AM MUCC will be joining Ducks Unlimited, the DNR and Governor Rick Snyder in celebrating the completion of two major restoration projects at Maple River State Game Area (Gratiot/Clinton counties). This is a great opportunity to check out our federal and state wildlife funding and hunter dollars at…

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Good News for Michigan Trappers-CFA Lands Open!

Industrial forestland owners with lands enrolled in the Commercial Forest Act must allow public hunting and fishing on their lands in order to receive a significant tax break on their property taxes. Most of this land is found throughout the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower Peninsula, but there are some parcels in the Southern Lower…

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Moot Anti-Hunting Referendums Assigned Ballot Numbers

Today the Board of State Canvassers assigned ballot numbers to the two moot anti-hunting referendums sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States through its front group, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected. The first referendum, which seeks to repeal Public Act 520 of 2012, which originally named wolves as a game species, will be Proposal…

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Livin’ Wild Wednesday: Animal Rights Nuts Not Going Away

You didn’t think they’d just say, “Oh, well,” and go home, did you? Immediately after our democratically-elected legislators passed the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act with a bipartisan majority, the anti-hunters and animal rights nuts vowed to use two of their favorite tactics: frivolous lawsuits and lying to their members. We’ve won this battle,…

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MUCC-Defeating Anti-Hunters Since 1937

Conserve, Protect, Defend: All in day’s work at MUCC Yesterday was a great day for conservation in Michigan.  Together, we defeated HSUS and their anti-hunting allies and prevented them from hijacking the sound, scientific management, of OUR natural resources.  But our victory yesterday, while gratifying, must be sustained, and we must be ready to defend…

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