As we continue to look for ways to recreate responsibly, many will turn to new outdoor activities. A classic way to safely distance while still enjoying the outdoors is ice fishing. While lakes in the U.P. have been frozen for several weeks, water bodies down in southern Michigan are finally starting to freeze over. Ice…

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Note: Cover photo by Jonathan Schechter. A Brief History of Fire in Michigan Despite being best known for its abundant forest and water resources, Michigan’s natural history has also been molded by fire. Many fire-adapted ecosystems like jack pine forests, oak savannas and grasslands all rely on fire for optimal health and regeneration. Before the…

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For the last 43 years, MUCC has been in many classrooms throughout Michigan and around the Midwest. Our affiliate clubs and friends sponsor thousands of TRACKS Magazine subscriptions in their communities and now, we are pleased to present it to you delivered to your home.   TRACKS Magazine has long been known by teachers as a…

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With winter settling in, going outside feels like it takes more work. It is important to get outside our homes and get some fresh air and exercise. There are plenty of outdoor activities your family can do during the holiday break. Here are a few tips from the National Wildlife Federation (MUCC’s parent affiliate) on…

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Guest Writer: Phil Durst, MSU Extention and Ian Fitzgerald, MUCC Policy Assistant Turning in the heads of deer taken is important for the management of Bovine Tuberculosis. There is a critical need in December to meet the county level goals set by USDA in Northeast Michigan. The help of every hunter and landowner is needed.…

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Tonight is my Christmas Eve, the evening before the southern zone waterfowl opener. Tomorrow is one of my favorite and most anticipated days of the year.  Although I have already hunted several times during early goose/teal and snuck up north for a day in the middle zone, the south zone is where I spend the…

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Archery deer season is less than a week away. On October 1, bow hunters from around the state will head out into the woods and fields in anticipation of the solace and enjoyment only a bow hunt can provide. While some of the hunters will be hunting from ground blinds, many people will be looking…

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I have been serving with Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) since February 3rd of this year, and it has been a wonderful experience. I have gotten to explore many parts of Michigan that I had never seen before. From the Shiawassee River State Game Area to Sault Ste. Marie, I have gotten to be in…

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With the Youth and Liberty deer hunts in the books already, archery season will be here before you know it. While many Michigan youth went afield last weekend, there are still many others who are excited about their first opportunity to join family or friends in the woods this fall. If you know a youth…

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Fall is coming. September 1st kicked off a few hunting seasons here in Michigan. It is currently an exciting time and more excitement will build, as we get closer to the openers of small game, bear and deer season. With all of the anticipation and excitement, it is important to remember a few common-sense safety…

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