Posts by Shaun Mckeon

Fishing Fun!

This week in the Education Department, we spent several days fishing with kids. It started last week on Tuesday and continued throughout the next seven days.  We were able to fish with middle school students in Bay City, the public in Williamston, the public in Lansing, and fifth graders in Haslett.  All combined we fished…

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A Week of Water Festivals

This week the Education Department has shifted gears out of the field and woods and into the lakes and streams that the Great Lakes state is known for. It has been a week of water festivals to remind people about how precious the resource we have is and educate them about what makes Michigan so…

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Recruiting Staff and Campers

With about six weeks before summer camp season starts Tyler is keeping busy. This month on top of opening up the facility and working on updating some curriculum our big focus is on recruiting. We are recruiting with a two-pronged approach, as we are recruiting to hire our last few staff members for the season…

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Learn to Hunt Turkey Field Weekend

With spring weather finally making an appearance this past weekend, our Learn to Hunt Turkey participants had a beautiful couple of days to spend time in the woods. During the weekend of April 27th-29th, the Learn to Hunt Turkey group had their last two days of the three-day course.  The weekend was the hunting field…

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Earth Week Extravaganza

With Earth Day, happening last week you can imagine the Education Department was out at an outreach event. Last week we spent a busy day down at Constitution Hall, across from the Capitol Building in Lansing.  Each year to honor Earth Day, Michigan’s quality of life divisions (DNR, DEQ and MDARD) hold a massive field…

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A Visit to Wizard Country

Last week on Friday the 13th, I had the opportunity to do something I don’t normally do.  I took a chance that 13 would be my lucky number and pushed my outreach comfort zone.  I did something I try to avoid at almost any cost. I went and spent some time with some developmental kindergarten…

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Learn to Hunt Turkey Range/Scouting Day

On Saturday the 7th, MUCC’s Learn to Hunt Program teamed up with Steve Sharp and the National Wild Turkey Federation to host the first day of a three day learn to hunt turkey program.  Day one was the scouting and range day to introduce participants to the idea of turkey hunting and to help them…

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Gourmet Venison and New Archers

On March 25th, MUCC’s Learn to Hunt Program teamed up with Gourmet Gone Wild, 4-Square Sportsman’s Association, the Blue Water Young Professionals, and Ugly Dog Distillery to host a partner event. The event was introducing young professionals in the Port Huron area to conservation.  The aim of the program was to connect these 21-35-year-olds to…

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Collaborating for New Hunters

One of the ways we are going to be able to reach new hunters is through partnership.  Last weekend I had the opportunity to take part in an event that was a great example of how working together can make a big difference. On March 24th, I helped to serve as a hunter safety instructor…

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Junior Duck Artists

Over the last several months, there has been a great way to get kids involved in the heritage of waterfowling and keep them interested during the non-hunting season.  Both the Federal and Michigan Junior Duck Stamp contests just finished accepting applications for the year. The contests run annually and entries must be submitted by March…

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