Does Camp Grayling lease expansion fall within the DNR’s mission?

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Expansion proposal leaves questions unanswered The DNR’s public meeting regarding the proposed lease expansion of Camp Grayling Wednesday left attendees with more questions than answers. The National Guard wants to expand the base’s current lease of 147,000 acres to 309,000 acres — more than doubling its current footprint. In order for the guard to do…

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‘Evolving military training methods’ cited for possible 162,000-acre lease expansion on state lands

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced an extension of the public comment deadline surrounding the 162,000-acre Camp Grayling lease expansion on Michigan public lands. A public meeting will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Kirtland Community College (4800 W. 4 Mile Road, Grayling). Members of the public are welcome to attend and…

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June NRC Recap

Commissioners instituted mandatory deer harvest reporting at their June Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting.  Wildlife Conservation Order #4 of 2022, which passed unanimously, sets up mandatory deer harvest reporting beginning with the 2022 whitetail deer season. The order is meant to improve the data quality and speed at which deer harvest reports can be produced,…

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Advisory council educating lawmakers through hands-on conservation experiences

Event aims to inform, engage and introduce legislators to Michigan’s conservation organizations and their missions Legislators and staffers broke clays, cast fly rods, watched trapping demonstrations and learned about conservation at the annual Afternoon Outdoors Tuesday. Hosted by the Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Advisory Council (MLSCAC) since 2017, the event is meant to help legislators…

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MUCC Call to Action! Critical Federal CWD Legislation Pending

Tell Senator Stabenow that CWD research and management is a priority for her constituents! On April 28, Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced legislation to provide federal aid to states for CWD research and management. This legislation, S.4111, is nearly identical to HR 5608 which passed out of the House of Representatives…

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Not all hunters are after trophies, many appreciate their conservation role too

The following is an editorial published in the Lansing State Journal on April 20, 2022 by MUCC Executive Director Amy Trotter. Anti-conservationists have been parading the term “trophy hunting” around at legislative and Natural Resources Commission meetings to conjure up images of leather-clad barbarians slaughtering animals indiscriminately. The term is fabricated by animal rights activists,…

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April NRC: Elk regulations, land transactions up for action

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An elk order is the only item up for action at the April Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m at Lansing Community College West Campus, Rooms M119-121. Lansing Community College requires masks for all students, staff and visitors. Commissioners are expected to take action on…

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