One year ago, Michigan boaters and anglers had their ability to enjoy Michigan’s natural resources taken away from them via an executive order (EO) and subsequent interpretation. EO 2020-42, issued by Gov. Whitmer and related to a ban on certain outdoor activities, did not specifically prohibit motor boating. However, on a “Frequently Asked Questions” web…

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A recent lawsuit filed by The 06 Legacy against the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) makes the brazen claim that Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) is not a conservation organization. The lawsuit, filed in Oakland County on March 30, alleges DNR Director Daniel Eichinger skirted statutory requirements when appointing members to the Michigan Wolf…

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Bigfoot, also known by the scientific name sasquatch, are slated to be hunted this fall after nuisance complaints and copious “I swear I saw one” reports surfaced.  While normally thought of as an Upper Peninsula-specific species, it is hypothesized that many years ago several Yoopers thought a good April Fools’ Day joke would be transplanting…

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Throughout the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) 100-year history, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) has proved to be one of the department’s most valuable partners and critics. On March 30, the DNR celebrated the 100-year birthday of the Michigan Department of Conservation –– the first iteration of the DNR. The department was born out…

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The first-of-its-kind pheasant license went on sale this week through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) online sales system. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) has advocated for and championed the stamp since a member-passed resolution in 2017 directed the organization to initiate a pheasant release program funded by hunters. The $25 stamp, signed into…

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Clearly distraught and frustrated, Molly Tamulevich, Michigan director for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), took cheap shots directed towards conservationists Thursday during public testimony. March’s monthly Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting included public comment from nearly 30 people, including Tamulevich. Roughly one-third of those comments centered around anti-hunting agendas and included common…

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) named members to the newest iteration of the Michigan Wolf Management Advisory Council Thursday. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Executive Director Amy Trotter was one of five representatives from stakeholder groups to be selected for the council. She was appointed to represent conservation organizations. The others include Mike…

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Senate committee members heard testimony Wednesday regarding whether or not to recommend the eastern population of sandhill cranes be named a game species. Senate Resolution 20, introduced by Sen. Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan) and six cosponsors, encourages the Natural Resources Commission (NRC), the seven-member, bipartisan, public body charged with naming game species in Michigan, to consider…

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Voluntary youth fishing licenses will once again be available after House Bills 5002 and 5003 were signed into law. Introduced by Representatives Howell (R-Lapeer) and Brixie (D-Meridian Township), the tie-barred bill package reinstates a voluntary youth fishing license that costs $2. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) supported and testified in front of legislative committees regarding…

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