Feral Friday: Feral Swine, Bad For Michigan!

By Taylor Renton, AmeriCorps Member, MUCC Wildlife Habitat Volunteer Coordinator Feral swine will never be a game animal in Michigan, they are an invasive nuisance species. Anyone who thinks otherwise should take a look at the destruction they’ve caused in southern states (more to come on that), we don’t want that here! Feral swine can be…

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Cleanin’ Up Roadkill on the Roadways

by Lia Biondo, MUCC Policy Intern A proposed Wildlife Conservation Order, driven by changes to state law, would give Michigan residents an easier option to possess deer and certain other wild game species that were killed during a collision with a motor vehicle. Prior to the enactment of Public Act 255 of 2014, the regulations…

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Meridian Township Takes Unique Approach to Deer Management

As we have watched hunters lose ground in urbanized areas due to unfounded fears from local residents about firearms, safety, and even anti-hunting rhetoric, its refreshing to see a highly populated area take the lead in creating a solution to deer-related conflicts that uses hunters! We hope that other townships, cities (ahem Ann Arbor!) and…

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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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