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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Deer Permit Discussions Still Underway

Decision on September 11- MUCC, Michigan Bow Hunters Association, and Quality Deer Management Association stood up for deer hunters when voicing their concerns about a proposed change to deer management assistance permits (DMAPs), which would allow DMAP holders to use firearms during archery season to fill their permits. DMAPS are requested of the DNR by…

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House Passes Pro-Hunting Citizen Initiative into Law

Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act now law, renders anti-hunting referendums moot   LANSING, MI – The Michigan House of Representatives passed the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act today with a bipartisan vote of 65-43. The citizen initiative, which passed the Senate on August 13 and was supported by the signatures of almost 300,000…

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Livin’ Wild: Don’t Silence Sound Science

Where were you when you first heard about the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act? Did you get an email from MUCC? Hear it at a club meeting? A Facebook post? A sportsmen’s banquet? Outdoor show? Mike Avery’s radio show? NRA News with Cam & Company? See a petition table at an outdoor store? So…

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Who are you gonna call?

In the time it takes you to read this blog, you could have already left a message for your state representative asking him or her to vote YES on the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act on Wednesday. Here’s the thing: You worked your tail off collecting the signatures of almost 300,000 registered voters in…

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Michigan ups UP Planting with new fee, volunteers

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — State natural resources officials are combining revenue from an increase in hunting fees and the work of employees and volunteers across the Upper Peninsula to plant tens of thousands of trees that can improve the habitat for wildlife. Staffers from the Wildlife Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources“were able to greatly ramp up…

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Livin’ Wild Wednesday: Why does the Detroit Zoo support an Anti-Hunting Agenda?

Why is a taxpayer-funded organization taking an anti-hunting hunting stance, again, in backing another attempt by the out-of-state Humane Society of the United States to take away hunting rights in Michigan? The Detroit Zoological Society, which operates the Detroit Zoo, receives funding from a tri-county millage in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties. And yet, their…

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2014 – 15 Michigan Duck Season Recommendations Approved by NRC

As we all love the onset of duck season there are some new regulations that the Natural Resources Commission approved during their meeting on August 14 in Munising. The United States Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) offered a 60-day season and six-duck daily limit based on an adaptive harvest management strategy using prairie pond numbers and…

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MUCC in Da U.P., Eh?

Last week, while MUCC’s Legislative Affairs Manager Matt Evans and Citizens for Professional Wildlife committee members shepherded the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act through the Michigan Senate, MUCC staff, Board of Directors, and Conservation Coalition members traveled more than 350 miles north to Munising, with another packed conservation policy agenda. Live the Wildlife: On…

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One Last Step to Protect Conservation in Michigan

Your Help Is Needed TODAY Thanks to your help and support, last week, the Michigan Senate took the first step and passed the Scientific Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act and now we need the House to do the same! On Wednesday, August 27th the Michigan House of Representatives will take the final step to pass…

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Michigan Farm Bureau: Senate Approves Wildlife Initiative

On Aug. 13 the Michigan Senate voted 23-10 in support of a citizen’s initiative that would keep authority for game designation with the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) and therefore allow continuation of a wolf hunt. Michigan Farm Bureau supported the initiative that is backed by the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management. Specifically, the initiative establishes the Scientific Fish…

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Pure Michigan Hunt Winners Can Now Transfer Winning Licenses To Other Hunters

From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources New this year, Pure Michigan Hunt winners can now transfer one or all of their licenses to another eligible hunter. This will allow hunters, their friends and family members to buy as many Pure Michigan Hunt applications as they want for both themselves and others.  Instead of needing…

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Pro-Scientific Wildlife Management Vote Expected Today in Michigan Senate

Michigan wolf hunting: Lengthy battle continues with expected vote on pro-hunt initiative Click HERE for original article from Mlive.com   LANSING, MI — The Michigan Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on “citizen initiated legislation” that would allow wolf hunting to continue in the state and effectively undermine two separate referendums set to appear on the November…

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Scientific Fish and Wildlife Act up for Senate vote this Wednesday

Wildlife group attempting to get referendums on two hunting-related laws Click HERE for original article from abc10up.com Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, a coalition dedicated to protecting Michigan’s wolf population, has been working to obtain signatures to get ballot referendums on two hunting-related laws that have passed through the Michigan legislature since the Federal protection of wolves…

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