Trio of bills aims to provide oversight of commercial guiding in Michigan

By MUCC Policy Assistant Justin Tomei, jtomei@mucc.org Michigan United Conservation Clubs has worked for more than six years through the Michigan Legislature to enact commercial guiding oversight in Michigan. This legislation has been amended several times since its original form, and it is a good starting point for making sure outdoor enthusiasts hiring guides are…

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Justin Tomei joins MUCC as new policy assistant

Howdy! My name is Justin Tomei, and I am excited to join MUCC as the new policy assistant.  As a  Traverse City native, I grew up hunting and fishing around Northern Michigan. Deer camp was always a place for me to make lasting memories with family and friends and continue the hunting traditions and heritage…

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Leaving a Legacy

MUCC Executive Director Amy Trotter poses with her two daughters and husband, Marc, during an Upper Peninsula vacation. By MUCC Executive Director Amy Trotter At our MUCC Annual Convention in September, we had a lengthy list for our Moments of Memory — MUCC members we have lost since our last in-person convention in 2019. Several…

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Wolf council meets to discuss habitat, enforcement

The Wolf Management Advisory Council (WMAC) met December 7 to discuss habitat and enforcement efforts needed to sustain a robust wolf population. New business included a review of sections 6.3 and 6.5 from the 2015 Wolf Management Plan. Old business included voting on recommendations to section 6.2 of the 2015 plan. Council members first heard…

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December NRC: Steelhead bag limits lowered on select streams, year-round walleye fishing opened on the lower Saginaw River

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) approved two fisheries orders regarding walleye and steelhead at their December meeting. Commissioners met at the Michigan Library and Historical Center, and the meeting was gaveled in at 9 a.m. by NRC Chair Carol Rose. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Deputy Director Shannon Lott acted on behalf of DNR…

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December NRC: Steelhead, walleye regulations to be discussed

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is expected to continue discussions regarding two fisheries order amendments and possibly vote on the pair at their December monthly meeting. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. at the Michigan Library and Historical Center Forum. An agenda for the day can be found here. An amendment to Fisheries…

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December WMAC: DNR Law Enforcement Division expected to present

The Wolf Management Advisory Council (WMAC) will convene in St. Ignace Tuesday for its December meeting. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Division (LED) is expected to present on the division’s accomplishments from the last wolf management plan, and council members suggested presentation items such as whether LED believes the current fines and penalties…

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MUCC welcomes Ashley Carmichael as new camp director

Hi, everyone!  I am the new Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp Director, Ashley Carmichael. I am very excited to continue the camp’s mission of creating stewards and connecting our youth to the outdoors. A southern California native, I spent much of my childhood outside riding horses, hiking local trails and camping with my family. For me,…

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