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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On the Ground: Spring Tree Planting Projects

It certainly hasn’t looked or felt like Spring yet here in Michigan, but it looks like warmer temperatures are just in time for this weekend’s upcoming tree planting events with MUCC’s On the Ground program! On Saturday, volunteers will be planting trees for wildlife at the Crane Pond State Game Area. Then, on Sunday, volunteers…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Chicken Fried Rabbit

Check out this week’s recipe from Gourmet Gone Wild for some delightful chicken fried rabbit! Enjoy this fresh take on a classic by serving your chicken fried rabbits with a semolina corn cake, candied bacon and pickled watermelon rinds.   Total Time: 1.5 hours INGREDIENTS 2    CUPS buttermilk 2    CUPS all-purpose flour 1    TSP paprika…

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April NRC Recap

Last week, on April 12, 2018, the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) took action on two different wildlife conservation orders (WCO) that were up for information at the March 15 NRC meeting. Those two orders included elk regulations for WCO Amendment No. 4 of 2018 and Public Act 03 of 2018; the introduction of a new…

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In the Field: County Line Cooperative

On Saturday I had the pleasure to attend the Third Annual Cooperative meeting with the County Line Cooperative. I am impressed by this group (along with many other of the great cooperatives we have in Michigan)!  They hosted the Deer Rendezvous the past two years and even allowed other cooperative and QDMA branch leaders to…

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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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On the Ground: Genesee Home-School Community Cleans Up Lapeer SGA

This week on Tuesday, over twenty home-school students ranging 4th-grade to 6th-grade from Genesee County got together with OTG Jr to clean up the Lapeer State Game Area’s Central Unit. This site has been accumulating trash and a large amount of shotgun shells and bullet cartridges over several years. There is a designated shooting pit…

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In the Field: Pollinator Habitat Workshops Continue

by Anna Mitterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC Wheew! What a whirlwind the past few weeks have been, with a couple more yet to go. I want to thank the local Conservation Districts, PF Chapters, QDMA Branches, cooperative leaders, DNR staff, and Farm Bill Biologists for presenting and sharing with event attendees. Also, a special thank…

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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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On the Ground: Upcoming Events April and May 2018

On the Ground (OTG) and OTG Jr have a busy April and May to look forward to! Next week, MUCC’d Education Director Shaun McKeon and I will be hosting an OTG Jr event with a group of 30 home-school students from Genesee County in the Lapeer State Game Area. The group will be improving wildlife conditions…

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