In the Field: It takes Partners

by Anna Mitterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC The most valuable part of cooperatives is the collaboration that takes place among neighbors, friends and family. The same applies to a program to help support cooperatives – the most valuable part of this program is the network of partners that have come together to support a growing…

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ACTION ALERT | SUPPORT HB 5321 AND BAN STERILIZATION OF GAME

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW TO SUPPORT HB 5321 Around this time last year, the Michigan DNR gave the City of Ann Arbor the go-ahead to sterilize free-ranging whitetail deer in some parts of the city while culling deer in other parts of the city, all by White Buffalo, Inc., the same company behind the plan…

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On the Ground: Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, On the Ground will be partnering with Gib King of Land Ethics LLC to host a wildlife habitat improvement project in the Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area. This project is unique because, in addition to improving wildlife habitat by building brush piles, volunteers will also have the opportunity to shoot clay pigeons…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Smoked Elk Roast

Elk is not among the most commonly raised and consumed meats in the United States, but it holds its own in the market of game meat! The meat has a different taste than beef – which some consumers find preferable and lacks the so commonly heard “gamey” taste. Elk meat is relatively low in both…

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In the Field: Winter Pheasant Cover

by Anna Mitterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC Did you have great pheasant habitat in the spring and summer? Then the snow came and your grass is as flat as a pancake – doing very little for pheasants throughout the winter? What you are missing are cool-season grasses like switch-grass and some nice sturdy shrubs to…

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Michigan CWD Working Group Releases Report

Last fall the Natural Resources Commission and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources brought together experts on CWD from around the country (and world) to review the latest in science and management principles on CWD. Other states have enacted policies that include: changes in hunting regulations; restrictions or bans on deer carcasses from other states;…

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Hiring Season

Now that 2018 has arrived, that means the Michigan Out-of-Doors Camp season is only six months away. Six months may seem like a long time but the preparations for the new season are a year-round obligation.  Here at MUCC, our work schedules revolve around seasons.  There are turkey seasons, deer seasons, and duck seasons.  For…

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On the Ground: Hunting Improved Habitat Areas

One of many benefits of volunteering to improve wildlife habitat with MUCC’s On the Ground program is making connections with new areas to hunt along with new people to hunt them with! Volunteers spend a few hours on a weekend building brush piles, planting trees, clearing timber from a wildlife opening or any other work…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Tuscan Venison Meatballs

Did you know the benefits of eating venison far outweigh the benefits of eating beef? Venison is organic and natural, and free of hormones, chemicals and antibiotics so commonly found in beef. On average venison is higher in protein, has less saturated fat, and fewer calories than beef. It’s even considered a complete protein because…

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In the Field: Cooperative Meeting in the Northeast

by Anna Mitterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC On Saturday, I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Anchor Creek Rendezvous. Galen, a Dairy Farmer in the Cooperative talked about the importance of cooperative, from an agriculture perspective and not a hunter. Managing deer and cows do run parallel together, we just have different…

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