Conservation Groups Thank Senators for Maintaining Protections to Keep Non-native Species out of U.S. Waters, Great Lakes

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION PRESS RELEASE Coast Guard bill maintains core clean water protections, but makes it harder for states to secure more stringent protections. ANN ARBOR, MICH. (November 14, 2018)—The National Wildlife Federation and state affiliates Indiana Wildlife Federation, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Minnesota Conservation Federation, Prairie Rivers Network, and Wisconsin Wildlife Federation today thanked…

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OTG: Deer Habitat and Venison Stew Recipe

On the eve of our unofficial state holiday, I decided to take a recipe from “Dixie Dave’s Wild Game Recipes” cook book for you to put to use after your successful harvest in the field. Who doesn’t love hot venison stew after a long, blustery day in the woods? This recipe is sure to warm…

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Clinton County Career Expo

Before I took a few days off this week to go duck hunting, I spent my Tuesday at Dewitt High School.  I was in Dewitt for the Clinton County Career day. This day was set up as a career exploration day for 8th graders from all over Clinton County.  There were more than 800 students…

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Looking Ahead with OTG

With so many hunters in the woods during this time of year, getting out on public land to work projects is tricky and troublesome. That’s why I’m taking this time to work hard behind my desk and with biologists to get projects planned for the upcoming season. If you’re a first-timer and interested in joining…

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Closing the Gate for the Season

The gate at camp is closed for the winter.  We have completed all of our programming and wrapped up pretty much all of the facility work we will be doing in 2018.  It was another successful season and I would like to take a minute to say thank you to all of the people who…

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OTG Jr. at Rose Lake

It was an early start to the morning on October 3 as students from Morrice Elementary rolled into the driveway of the Rose Lake State Game Area deer check station in their school bus. On board, there were 24 eager fifth-grade students lead by teacher Morgan Chapko ready to get their hands dirty and spend…

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OTG: Grand Traverse Academy at Petobego State Game Area

The morning of Tuesday, October 23 saw rain and cloudy skies about an hour before our project was about to start. With a little bit of luck and sunshine, the rain stopped and the temperature was cool and windy just in time for the 83 school kids, chaperones, and teachers to arrive at Petobego State…

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National Wildlife Federation Board Visits Camp

Last week MUCC had the opportunity to highlight its education programs on a national scale.  The venue was the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center (MOOD Camp) and the audience was National Wildlife Federation Board of Directors and Executive staff. The NWF Board was in Ann Arbor for one of its annual meetings.  Board members had flown…

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Chrysler Volunteers at Camp

Even though the campers have been gone from Cedar Lake for a few months now, the facility is still being used and is continuously being improved.  Last week on Friday the 12th the facility committee and myself were joined by a group of volunteers from Chrysler’s Chelsea Proving Grounds.  We have been fortunate enough to…

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