White-tailed Deer: How do they Survive Michigan Winters?

White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are considered to be one of the most popular game species in Michigan, and for good reason. Nothing beats the adrenaline rush when a big buck walks out in front of your hunting spot. During this time of year, deer are well adapted to survive the cold and snow, but why…

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Meet the new AmeriCorps Member at MUCC

Hello everyone! My name is Katelyn Helsel, and I am the new Huron Pines AmeriCorps member serving at MUCC this year. This is my first time serving with AmeriCorps, and I am very excited to help foster MUCC’s On the Ground program and to form new connections with natural resource professionals and the public alike.…

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January NRC Recap

January 2024 NRC Recap

The Natural Resources Commission’s first meeting of 2024 wrapped up just before lunch today, with no commissioner items for information or action.  This was the first commission meeting for new commissioner Robin Michigiizhigookwe Clark, who was appointed hours after the December NRC meeting concluded. More on her appointment can be found in MUCC’s December NRC recap HERE. …

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Kick Off the New Year By Helping Wildlife

What’s a better way to start the new year than helping improve wildlife habitat on public lands near you? Join MUCC’s On the Ground (OTG) program in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) on January 13th and January 27th to help remove invasive vegetation to make room for native plants to grow.…

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January NRC Preview

January NRC Preview

The Natural Resources Commission returns to work on January 11 at 9 a.m. for the year’s first meeting with no action items on the agenda. This is the first commission meeting for new commissioner Robin Michigiizhigookwe Clark, who was appointed hours after the December NRC meeting concluded. More on her appointment can be found in…

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Ultimate Fishing show- January 11-14

Cold temperatures have finally arrived.  If you are one of the brave souls who enjoy fishing on the hard water, or chasing steelhead on a semi-frozen river, swing by the Ultimate Fishing show in Novi to grab some new gear.  The Ultimate Fishing Show is a four-day event held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in…

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December NRC Recap, New Commissioners Appointed

Representative Seeks Funding for Sportsmen Against Hunger

Commissioners did not have any action items at the December Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. Michigan DNR Deer & Elk Specialist Chad Stewart was the most anticipated presentation, presenting to commissioners on the newly-announced Deer Management Initiative (DMI) and an update on reported deer harvest during the 2023 deer season. The DMI is a new…

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