Policy

Behind the Scenes of MPHI

Pheasant season opens in the Lower Peninsula on Sunday, October 20, and thanks to the Michigan Pheasant Hunting Initiative (MPHI), there will be rooster releases at 11 Southern Michigan state game areas throughout the fall season in 2019 and 2020. The legislation that made this pheasant release possible was Public Act 618 of 2018, which…

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Protect Michigan’s Gamefish Population

Michigan Walleye

Now is the time to call your representative and keep Michigan’s gamefish population from commercial harvest. House Bill 4567, sponsored by Rep. O’Malley (R-Lake Ann), House Bill 4568, sponsored by Rep. Wendzel (R-Watervliet), and House Bill 4569, sponsored by Rep. Lilly (R-Park Township), passed out of the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee last…

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NRC Took Up Fisheries Issues in October Meeting, Information Provided on Deer, Elk, & Turkeys Regulations

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) met Thursday in Lansing to discuss a variety of fisheries-related orders and to receive information on spring turkey regulations.  Meetings began at 8:30 a.m. with the Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries. Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Fisheries Division Chief Jim Dexter updated the committee on the falls…

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Turkeys & Trout: October NRC Meeting Looks to the Months Ahead

This month’s Natural Resource Commission (NRC) meeting will feature several proposed changes to the spring turkey hunt, action on fisheries orders and several land acquisitions adding acreage to state game areas. The NRC will meet this Thursday, Oct. 10 at the West Campus of Lansing Community College (5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, MI 48917) in conference…

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MUCC, Nugent face off over baiting white-tailed deer and HB 4687

Baiting deer took center stage this morning as Ted Nugent passionately and candidly claimed he was not a scientist or biologist on the subject — but someone who lives with deer — in front of the House Committee on Government Operations. Nugent, who testified next to Rep. Michelle Hoitenga (R-Manton) and Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington),…

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August NRC meeting comprised of fisheries orders, MUCC convention update

Multiple fisheries orders were brought before the Natural Resource Commission (NRC) at August’s meeting. The meeting took place on August 8 at the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Every NRC meeting is streamed live through MUCC’s Facebook page. If you missed this month’s meeting, feel free to watch it here.  To start the day, the Michigan State…

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Information items comprise the majority of this month’s NRC meeting

Spawning closures and sturgeon regulations are among many items up for information at this month’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) The meeting will take place on August 8th at the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at 4125 Beaumont Rd., Lansing, MI 48910. If you are unable to attend but would like to watch, check out the MUCC Facebook page!…

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Show Your Organization’s Support for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act was reintroduced by U.S. Representative Dingell (D-MI, 12th District) and U.S. Representative Fortenberry (R-NE, 1st District) as H.R. 3742 on July 12, 2019.  We need all of our affiliate clubs and partners to show their support for this critical legislation. A special thank you to the following Michigan U.S. Representatives…

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CWD Regs Passed at July NRC

A bevy of regulations related to chronic wasting disease and white-tailed deer management were passed by the Natural Resources Commission during July’s meeting and will be implemented for the 2019 hunting season. The meeting was held at the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Lansing. Every NRC meeting is streamed live through MUCC’s Facebook page. If…

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