MUCC Supports Federal Legislation to De-List Great Lakes Wolves

by Drew YoungeDyke, MUCC PR Manager Press Release Wolf Population in Michigan has exceeded recovery goals for over a decade Lansing – Legislation was introduced yesterday to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Wyoming where they have long surpassed recovery goals. After Great Lakes wolves were de-listed in…

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Huron-Manistee Could Close Roads Unless You Get Involved by 2/15

Huron-Manistee 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 as…

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MUCC Congratulates New NRC Chair John Matonich

Lansing—Governor Rick Snyder has appointed John Matonich of Davison as chair of the Natural Resources Commission, replacing J.R. Richardson of Ontonagon. Richardson will stay on the commission, and the Governor’s office has described this as part of a regular rotation. Michigan United Conservation Clubs congratulates Commissioner Matonich on the appointment and thanks Commissioner Richardson for…

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Camo at the Capitol: Support Great Lakes Restoration Funding

by Matt Evans, MUCC Legislative Manager The Michigan Legislature will start back up this week after a few weeks off for the Holidays. However, when they come back on the 14th we don’t expect much action as they will mostly be getting the ceremonial items out of the way, swearing in of legislators, committee assignments,…

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DNR Conservation Officers Seek info on Baraga County Moose Poaching

Michigan DNR sent this bulletin at 12/17/2014 10:55 AM EST Upper Peninsula DNR News For Immediate Release Dec. 17, 2014 Contact: Lt. Peter Wright, 906-228-6561 or Debbie Munson Badini, 906-226-1352 DNR conservation officers seek information on Baraga County moose poaching Conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are seeking information regarding the illegal killing of a…

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DNR Talks About Increase in Elk Poachings; Conservation Group Taking Action

 By Breelynn Martin for 9and10news.com Elk poaching is on the rise in Northern Michigan and it has the Department of Natural Resources and conservation groups taking action. Since the start of firearm deer season, the DNR says they’ve had five to seven cases of elk poaching. That is more cases than usual. The illegally killed…

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Press Release: DNR receives $1.2 Million Grant to Expand Hunting Access Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 8, 2014 Contact: Mike Parker, 517­284­6217 or Ed Golder, 517­284­5815 DNR receives $1.2 million grant to expand Hunting Access Program; public comment sought on adoption of environmental assessment Grant provides more youth hunting opportunities with a focus on land conservation The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that it has…

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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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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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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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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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Urgent: One Phone Call to Protect Hunting Rights

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. So, to save you the time, here’s the link to look up your representative and call them…

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