Education

TRACKS for Their Stocking

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you are like many Americans, you still have to make a few purchases to fill stockings and place gifts under the tree. The average American is going to spend over $1,000 dollars on holiday gifts this year. Here at MUCC, we have a much more cost-effective method…

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Adopting a Piece of State Land

On Monday, Magazine Editor Nick Green and I joined Pheasants Forever and several other conservation partners at the Maple River State Game Area. We spent about 1.5 hours standing in a muddy parking lot overlooking a field of cool-season grasses, to highlight one of the newest habitat programs in the state. Spearheaded by Pheasants Forever with…

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Being Safe in the Woods

With firearm deer season winding down and a few tragic incidents occurring this year, now is a good time to talk about safety.  Although the main firearm deer season wraps up today, there are, still several hunting seasons open where these safety tips will come into play. It important to remember a few common sense…

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A visit with Anchor Bay Fishing Club

In my blogs and magazine columns, I often try to encourage people to connect with youth and help engage them in hunting and fishing activities. Recently, I spent some time with a dad who believes in that message.  Shawn Elliott is not only getting his two sons active in fishing, but he has also started…

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Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp Welcomes a New Director

Hi there! My name is Max Bass (Yup! Just like the fish) and I am the newest part of the MUCC team! I have started this week as the new Camp Director/ Environmental Educator and I am super excited to be joining MUCC and on top of that be in the great state of Michigan!…

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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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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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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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Michigan State Ducks Unlimited Range Day

Many of you probably spent the bow season opener 20′ up in the air or well concealed in a ground blind waiting for a nice deer to come through. Outreach Specialist Hunter Salisbury and I were at the Rose Lake shooting range working with a group of Michigan State Students.  This group of students was…

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