Michigan Walleye

Now is the time to call your representative and keep Michigan’s gamefish population from commercial harvest. House Bill 4567, sponsored by Rep. O’Malley (R-Lake Ann), House Bill 4568, sponsored by Rep. Wendzel (R-Watervliet), and House Bill 4569, sponsored by Rep. Lilly (R-Park Township), passed out of the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee last…

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The snow is gone, and that means it’s time to start making improvements down at camp! This week, we began our cleanup of the property by removing massive pines (a white pine and an Austrian pine) from the property. Both trees were dead and beginning to rot away. The Austrian pine was in the middle…

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On Saturday, January 19, 2019 volunteers braved the winter storm to build small game brush piles at St. Clair Township State Game Area. The little known area, which is only 110 acres in size, is frequently used for rabbit, deer, turkey, and coyote hunting. Outlying on the perimeter of the farmed area were Boxelder and…

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Registration is open for the Chainsaw Safety Training course hosted by MUCC and HERC On Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 8am – 5pm both days, Michigan United Conservation Clubs OTG Program and the Heavy Equipment Response Coalition will be hosting a two day Chainsaw Safety Training program at the Rose Lake…

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With Christmas just five days away, I wanted to take a minute to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you, as volunteers, for the time and energy that you have put into the On The Ground program. It truly takes a generous and dedicated group of individuals to set aside personal time…

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In an upcoming project at Shiawassee River State Game Area on February 2, 2019, volunteers will be building wood duck boxes and placing them around the area. Shiawassee River State Game Area is managed for waterfowl hunting where hunters participate in a draw (twice daily during the season) to hunt zones around the area’s refuge.…

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For more than 4 years, MUCC has been working hard to clarify property tax laws for charitable sportsmen’s clubs.  SB 1035 has just been sent to the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives and a vote could happen at any moment.   We urgently need you to contact your state representative to ask them…

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After nearly a week and a half of staring at my computer screen inputting data on OTG projects, I’m elated to say that the interactive map has officially launched! There were a couple of factors that lead to making this, but I think the most important was visualization. For me, I can read all of…

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It’s an exciting time of year for the On The Ground program, as I have been planning events and coming up with better ways for you to get involved in the work that we are doing. Check out (and start looking forward to) these three upcoming items: Interactive OTG Projects Map During the last fiscal…

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On the eve of our unofficial state holiday, I decided to take a recipe from “Dixie Dave’s Wild Game Recipes” cook book for you to put to use after your successful harvest in the field. Who doesn’t love hot venison stew after a long, blustery day in the woods? This recipe is sure to warm…

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