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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The Opener: Michigan Pheasant’s are Flush with Potential

We’ve talked about waterfowl openers, bow hunting, and firearm deer hunting forecasts already, but did you know that there was yet another opening day last week? Pheasant season just began in the Lower Peninsula last Monday and will continue through November 14. And with all the talk of the hunting license restructuring, one benefit of…

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The Anti-Hunting Machine: Exposing the Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States’ mission is to end hunting everywhere, and they’ve never been closer to realizing this goal than they are today. Can hunters shut down their scheme? Article by Tony Hansen, Frank Miniter, and Alex Robinson Click HERE for full article from OutdoorLife.com The Muck Boots Company waded deep into…

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WildLife Wednesday: Anti-Hunters Threaten Another Young Michigan Hunter

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: a young hunter makes a successful, legal and ethical kill in Michigan, and anti-hunters come out of the woodwork to bully, threaten and harass the young hunter online. It happened last year when a young lady successfully hunted a bear in the Upper Peninsula, and it just happened…

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Invest in Conservation

This year we defeated anti-hunting extremists who would like nothing more than to force every fish and wildlife decision to a vote of the people. Together, we once again demanded that fish and wildlife decisions be made by professionals based on sound science. But MUCC did much more than defeat anti-hunters this year. We expanded…

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Quick Summary of Michigan Proposals 1 and 2

Proposals 1 and 2: A summary of the props as well as the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, compiled by the nonpartisan Citizens Research Council. Click HERE for full report Among the unbiased findings, here are some key points: “Regardless of the outcomes of the two votes on Proposals 1 and 2, wolf hunting will be…

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WildLife Wednesday: Defending the Right to Hunt, Live.

Last night, I got to do one of the best parts of my job. I had the opportunity to go on live television and defend the right to hunt, fish and trap in Michigan by debating the Humane Society of the United States’ Jill Fritz. It afforded me the opportunity to challenge every one of…

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DNR Southern LP Deer Hunting Forecast

Southern Michigan: land of farms, suburbs and big bucks. And private land. And EHD. So how will all this mix together for deer season this year? The DNR’s 2014 Michigan Deer Hunting Forecast, compiled by DNR biologists Brent Rudolph and Ashley Autenrieth, lays it out: Abundant food and cover in the form of agricultural crops…

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The Opener: On Daycare for Duck Hunters and Family Affairs

The Opener is a new weekly blog by Senior Resource Policy Manager Amy Trotter discussing your favorite seasons; hunting, fishing, and trapping seasons that is, to start your week off right! It was Opening Day for our family this Saturday, the Southern Zone Michigan Waterfowl Hunting Opener. I come from a hunting family, but I…

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DNR Releases 2014 Michigan Deer Hunting Forecast

Today, the DNR released its 2014 Michigan Deer Hunting Forecast. You can read the whole thing below, or check back here at www.mucc.org over the next few days for a region-by-region breakdown. Thank you to DNR deer biologists Brent Rudolph and Ashley Autenrieth for their work on this! The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today…

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Camo at the Capitol: Your Policy Resolutions at work

Camo at the Capitol is a weekly blog written by MUCC Legislative Manager, Matt Evans Yesterday afternoon the DNR issued a press release reporting the first case involving the newly enhanced deer violation penalties.  A man from Lowell, Michigan was assessed a $335 fine and $12,000 in restitution to be paid to the state’s Fish…

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The Meaning, Money and Science of Props 1 and 2

Click HERE for original article featured on Mlive.com LANSING, MI — Michigan voters will finally have a say on wolf hunting, but what they say this fall may not mean much at all. Proposal 1 and Proposal 2 on the November general election ballot are referendums on separate laws that paved the way for Michigan’s first-ever wolf…

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