June 2023 NRC Recap

June NRC Recap

The commission set deer regulations for the 2023-2025 seasons at the June NRC meeting with public comment and amendments taking up much of the meeting. At the May Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting, Wildlife Conservation Order #7 of 2023 was up for information. The order regulates white-tailed deer hunting in Michigan and has been an…

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June NRC Preview

June NRC meeting preview

Deer regulations dominate the agenda at the June Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting in Roscommon later this week. The June 8 meeting is at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center at 104 Conservation Drive in Roscommon. Coffee with commissioners begins at 8 a.m., the fisheries committee at 9 a.m. and the whole committee at 9:30…

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DNR Seeking Public Input on Forest Management Plans

DNR Seeks Public Comment on Forest Management Plan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) seeks public input on its 2025 Forest Management Plans. According to the DNR these plans are necessary “to keep Michigan’s nearly 4 million acres of state forest healthy and thriving.” A number of open houses are planned across the state. These open houses serve as informal meetings to…

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May NRC Recap

May Natural Resources Commission Meeting Recap

The deer hunting regulatory cycle began in earnest at the May Natural Resource Commission (NRC) meeting. Chad Stewart, Michigan DNR deer and elk specialist laid out a number of proposed regulation changes which can be found in his presentation HERE. Wildlife Conservation Order #7 of 2023 lays out the proposals and associated regulatory language.  MUCC…

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May NRC Preview

May NRC Meeting, Deer Regulations

Deer regulations will be on the agenda for the May 11 Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 9 am, Thursday, May 11, at 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, MI 48917, West Campus Rooms M119-121. Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment #7 of 2023 is up for information at the May meeting, proposing changes to…

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Update: Michigan Gun Control

Michigan gun control legislation.

Since Michigan United Conservation Club’s inception in 1937, our membership has solidified broad support for an individual’s firearm rights, opposing any attempt to infringe on lawful firearm owners among our membership. The organization’s grassroots, member-driven policy supports enforcing existing firearm laws and opposes new regulations on our members who are responsible, legal gun owners. MUCC…

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April NRC Recap: Deer tracking with dogs debated , duck and goose seasons passed

A packed April meeting yielded little action for commissioners at their monthly Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. Wildlife Conservation Order #5 of 2023 was tabled by commissioners until the May meeting with more questions on the best approach to allow off-lead dog tracking. Conversations with the department, NRC, and stakeholders are ongoing regarding the proposed…

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April NRC Preview

Written by MUCC Barnum Conservation Policy Fellow, Tess Bradley Proposed deer regulations will be presented at the April Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting April 13. The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. at Lansing Community College, 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, MI 48917.  Topics include deer, nuisance animals, budget discussions, the Pure Michigan Hunt, fisheries…

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MUCC Participates in Annual Great Lakes Days D.C. Fly-in

Last week, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) was in Washington D.C. as part of the Healing our Waters (HOW) Great Lakes Days. Members from about 100 organizations from all eight Great Lakes States descended on the Capitol to discuss the importance of preserving and protecting our Great Lakes. MUCC Policy Assistant Justin Tomei shared MUCC’s…

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February NRC Recap

Commissioners received a memo for information on proposed bear regulation and quota changes at today’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. Wildlife Conservation Order 2 of 2023, related to black bears, proposes the following changes: Prohibiting field points from being used in a bow and arrow. Restricting firearm caliber use to exclude rimfire ammunition. Clarifying wood…

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