OTG: Updated Equipment and Upcoming Events

The busy season for the OTG program is approaching quickly, and with that comes increased demand on the equipment that is used throughout the projects. The chainsaws used by volunteers were in particularly rough shape, and in definite need of replacing. After thorough research on brands, models and function, it was decided that the Stihl…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Baked Grouse and Grapes Recipe

The end of summer is only a little over a month away, and the days are beginning to get shorter.  These environmental changes bring a new excitement for many Michigan hunters, as the promise of some of the most popular hunting seasons is drawing tantalizingly closer. Included in these seasons is small game, which appeals…

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In the Field: Deer Rendezvous 2018

The Michigan Wildlife Cooperatives Program held it’s annual Deer Rendezvous event August 3-4. The Deer Rendezvous is put on as a free event to cooperative and QDMA branch leaders as an opportunity to reflect on the past year, discuss successes and challenges, grow as a community and set goals for the next season. The Crockery…

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CWD in Michigan-What Just Happened?! Recap

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission just completed the August 9, 2018 monthly meeting where the biggest item up for action was Chronic Wasting Disease Regulations (Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment  No. 12). Rather than take you through the pain of all the amendments and amendments of amendments, MUCC is providing this as a quick summary for…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Duck a la Orange Recipe

Summer is a great time to try your hand at a fruit-inspired wild game dish. This duck recipe, which uses fresh oranges, orange juice, and orange marmalade, is great for sitting on the deck with the family on a warm night!   Ingredients: 2 Large ducks, plucked with skin on 6 Juice oranges peeled 1…

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August NRC Preview; Decision on CWD this Thursday

This Thursday, August 9th, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will be meeting at the at Lansing Community College Downtown Campus, Health & Human Services Dept., 515 North Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933. If you are unable to attend please join us on Facebook for the MUCC live stream starting at 12:30pm. Starting off at 9…

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The End of Another Season

Just like that, after 40 days of controlled chaos, Cedar Lake is once again quiet.  Soon the animals will return to the camp property. With no campers, summer camp becomes just another part of the forest. With the final week of campers in the books, this is going to be another memorable summer.  Our oldest…

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OTG: Lake Interstate with MSU Glassen Scholars

For many college students the summer season is a time to relax and enjoy the outdoors without the worry of school work and exams.  These individuals however, are going the extra mile during their “off-season” to ensure that they are doing their part for the future of Michigan conservation. The Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars program…

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Wild Game Wednesday: GGW and DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

On Friday, July 27 from 6-9pm, individuals gathered at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) for an evening of archery, wild game dishes, and unique drinks. Archery lessons started promptly at 6pm on the range for half of the group, while the remaining participants were allowed to walk about the building…

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OTG: Manistee River Clean Up

The Manistee River, which is home to a very healthy resident population of game fish species, is located in the northwestern region of Michigan’s lower peninsula. The mainstream of the river spans over 78 miles, and has a drainage area of 590 square miles. The small towns that are situated near the river are home…

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