Camp Staff Introductions

With just a couple of weeks before the summer camp season starts. We are still looking for a few more staff to help run our program down at Cedar Lake.  We need male counselors and a kitchen assistant. These are NOT volunteer positions, each staff person at camp is paid, with meals and housing provided.  …

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Summer Range Time

Getting kids involved in shooting sports is a great way to start their hunting careers.  Small game, waterfowl, and deer are three types of hunting youngsters can become involved with. Each requires a different skill set in regards to the style of shooting. Summer is the perfect time to get a kid outside and show…

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Michigan’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Management Plan Spotlight: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA)

According to a report by Michigan’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Management Plan: “Terrestrial invasive species (TIS) — non-native plants, insects, animals and diseases that harm the environment, economy and human health — are taking a toll on Michigan. Michigan’s Terrestrial Invasive Species State Management Plan provides a strategy for preventing introductions of invasive species on land…

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Summer OTG Events

The summer season is finally upon us, and that means our On The Ground program is packed with great events across the state. These events provide Michiganders with the opportunity to give back to their natural resources and are created in partnership with the Michigan DNR and other state and local conservation clubs. OTG focuses…

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2019 Pheasant Rendezvous Recap

On June 1, 36 people gathered at Clinton Lakes County Park for the most all-inclusive look into grassland habitat projects, programs, professionals and statewide goals that include private landowners that is available. The Pheasant Rendezvous was opened to the public for the first time in its history and was much anticipated by registrants. The only…

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Chronic wasting disease regulations simmer for another month

At the June Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting, chronic wasting disease regulations are up for information, with antlerless deer license quotas in the Upper Peninsula up for action. The meeting will take place at the Detroit Zoological Society at Ford Education Center Theater, 8450 West Ten Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067. If you are…

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Camp Scholarships Are Still Available!

The first weeks of camp are only a few days away! If you have not already thought about it, it is most definitely time to get your son or daughter registered to attend the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp. If your son or daughter is new to getting outdoors or has little experience in hunting and…

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OTG Jr: Haslett Students Make Big Impact at Rose Lake SGA

Between 98 students and 12 chaperones, Haslett schools made a big impact at Rose Lake State Game Area last week. On Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24, elementary students, teachers, and relatives from the Haslett school district came out to Rose Lake SGA for a day of volunteering and conservation education. The sites included…

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My role as MUCC’s Engagement Specialist

Last week I shared my direct experience as a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member and my involvement serving with the program. This week I will be sharing my experiences thus far at my host site as MUCC’s Engagement Specialist. To define my role as an Engagement Specialist would be slightly difficult because MUCC is open to…

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