Posts by Amy Trotter

Feeding and Baiting in Michigan

There seems to be some confusion and misinformation about the regulations regarding baiting and feeding wildlife in the aftermath of the Natural Resources Commission’s final enactment of the Chronic Wasting Disease regulations earlier this month. MUCC’s grassroots members have continued to support (since 2009) a ban on baiting and feeding deer so as to reduce…

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CWD in Michigan-What Just Happened?! Recap

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission just completed the August 9, 2018 monthly meeting where the biggest item up for action was Chronic Wasting Disease Regulations (Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment  No. 12). Rather than take you through the pain of all the amendments and amendments of amendments, MUCC is providing this as a quick summary for…

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August NRC Preview; Decision on CWD this Thursday

This Thursday, August 9th, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will be meeting at the at Lansing Community College Downtown Campus, Health & Human Services Dept., 515 North Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933. If you are unable to attend please join us on Facebook for the MUCC live stream starting at 12:30pm. Starting off at 9…

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Public Boating Access Site on the Detroit River

At MUCC’s Annual Convention in June, a resolution was passed (#21 of 2018) to support the expansion of fishing access opportunities in the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. Our members want to work towards having a tournament-friendly public boating access site on Belle Isle available 24/7. Having a public boating access site on Belle…

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Conflicting Amendments to CWD Regulations Proposed; Decisions to Come in August

The July 12, 2018 Natural Resources Commission was another display of passionate discussion about necessary hunting regulations, metrics, and management and education activities to contain the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan. The proposed Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment 12 of 2018 (MUCC summary available here) has been up for discussion for the last 2…

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Natural Resources Commission July Recap

Last Thursday July 12th, 2018 the Natural Resource Commission met to discuss CWD regulations, take action on Anterless Deer License Quotas and prepare for the 100th anniversary of the Parks and Recreation Division. The meeting was kicked off with the Marketing, Partnership, Youth and Outreach Advisory Committee. A report by the Marketing and Outreach Division…

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July NRC Preview

This Thursday, July 12th, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will meet at the same location as it did in June. The location is at Lansing Community College Downtown Campus, Health & Human Services Dept., 515 North Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933. If you are unable to attend please join us on Facebook for the MUCC…

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2018 MUCC Annual Convention Awards Banquet

The Wildlife Conservationist of the Year Award was given to Robert Doepker for his outstanding work of 39 years as a wildlife biologist with the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division. Bob’s dedication to basing wildlife management on sound science has resulted in dozens of published papers bearing his name. Bob also helped to create extensive databases…

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Summary of Proposed CWD Regulations

Photo by Anna Mitterling

MUCC is providing this as a summary of the recently released Michigan DNR recommendation to the Natural Resources Commission on CWD management for white-tailed deer. The full document can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/12WCO2018_CWD_Regs_INFO_624924_7.pdf In a few days-time, we will have completed our reaction to the proposal, but in short we think that the individual components…

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Call Senators to Support Commercial Fishing Legislation

Michigan United Conservation Clubs needs your help to ensure that game fish are not allowed for commercial harvest and that more stringent regulations are placed on commercial anglers. Senate Bill 0925 was introduced by Senator Michael Green (R-Mayville) on April 10 and was referred to the Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. The hearing…

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