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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Although many events have been canceled, including the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp season, MUCC was extremely pleased to still be able to safely host our annual sporting clays fundraiser. On Friday, August 14, nearly 100 people joined us to make a difference at the annual Michigan Out-of-Doors (MOOD) Youth Camp Charity shoot. This shoot takes…

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A new website launched by the Midwest Invasive Plant Network called the Woody Invasives of the Great Lakes Collaborative (WIGLC) aims to assist landowners and interested members of the public in identifying and managing woody invasive species on their property and beyond. Many woody invasive species can have a similar appearance to beneficial native woody…

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the locations of American elm trees that are still standing and healthy in Michigan. Known as “survivor elms”, researchers are hoping that these trees will be the driving force behind a new, disease-resistant version of the American elm tree population. Decimated by…

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Even though we were unable to have campers down to Cedar Lake this summer. We are still working on improvements to the facility throughout the summer and fall. Last week in partnership with Moore and Sons Roofing along with Owens Corning, we were able to replace the roof on the lodge building. The lodge is…

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is requesting public input regarding the development of their public land management strategy. Originally created in 2013, the public land strategy is used by the DNR to outline management plans for Michigan’s public lands and natural resources to ensure that Michiganders and visitors alike are able to recreate…

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For the last seven summer seasons, I have written the blog for this week with a view of Cedar Lake down at the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp. Today I am watching my dog “Cedar” try to figure out how to eat an ice cube from my “home office”. Typically this week kicks off the summer…

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