2021 Deer Regulations Postponed at December NRC Meeting

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) met Thursday to hear public testimony on new rules for the 2021 deer hunting season, including revisions to antlerless deer licenses, crossbow use and antler point restrictions (APRs).  While deer regulations are normally brought before the NRC on a three-year cycle, they have recently been brought up annually to…

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Thank you from On the Water

The OTW program hosted volunteer events that brought together many kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. From consumptive users like waterfowl hunters and anglers to non-consumptive users like birders and photographers the OTW program helped them unite in the effort to improve and protect aquatic habitat.  Continuing with the theme of bringing people together the OTW program…

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Deer Regulations up for Action at December NRC Meeting

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will meet Thursday to take up a slate of new rules for the 2021 deer hunting season, including revisions to antlerless deer licenses, crossbow use and antler point restrictions (APRs).  Deer regulations are normally brought before the NRC on a three-year cycle, however, they have come up annually for…

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Deer Regulations Appear at November NRC, Wolves Discussed

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) met Thursday to review proposed rules for the 2021 deer hunting season.  These include a removal of the Upper Peninsula’s (U.P.) “Hunter’s Choice” option, the creation of a universal antlerless license and legalizing crossbows during the late U.P. archery season. However, most of the public comment period centered around…

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2021 Deer Regulations Appear at November NRC Meeting

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will meet Thursday to review new rules for the 2021 deer hunting season, including a universal antlerless license, removal of the Upper Peninsula’s (U.P.) “Hunter’s Choice” option and the use of crossbows during the late archery season in the U.P. Each of these rules, and others presented in WCO…

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OTW Field Season in Review

On the Water(OTW) is MUCC’s volunteer watershed habitat improvement program. It was launched in the spring of 2019 and is fully funded by the Consumers Energy Foundation. OTW is designed to have a positive impact on freshwater and habitats throughout the state and to connect and engage Michigan residents to their natural resources by highlighting…

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Upcoming OTW event with Bay Mills Indian Community

Volunteering with the OTW program is a rewarding and fun way to give back to your natural resources while taking care of the watershed you enjoy. Our projects are hosted all across Michigan, and we have hosted volunteer events from the Upper Peninsula to the suburbs of Detroit. The OTW program gives individuals the opportunity…

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October NRC Rules on Walleye, Rare Herptiles

Regulations surrounding tackle during walleye-spawning season, the collection of reptiles and amphibians and fish possession limits were passed at this month’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The NRC met virtually on Thursday to consider a brief agenda. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted the meeting, and a recording can be viewed on this…

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Another successful event for OTW on the Kalamazoo River

On October 3 2020 MUCC’s On the Water program(OTW) took part in the annual Krazy for the Kazoo event in Battle Creek. Krazy for the Kazoo is an annual effort to clean up streams and rivers in the Kalamazoo River Watershed where illegal dumping and litter are big problems.  Litter has the potential to cause…

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