Policy

An Idea Turned Law – The MUCC Grassroots Policy Process

Written by Ian FitzGerald, MUCC Policy Assistant It is with great pride and joy that I notify you of a 2016 MUCC resolution that was passed into law at the November Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting.  The rule amended the spring turkey hunting regulations to allow for a Saturday opener on the second to last…

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NRC passes spring turkey regulations, includes Saturday opener statewide

Written by Ian FitzGerald, Policy Assistant The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) met Thursday at the West Campus of Lansing Community College to discuss spring turkey regulations, fisheries management and public hunting at the Yankee Springs State Recreation Area.  Meetings began at 9 a.m. with a gathering of the Michigan State Parks Advisory Council. Michigan…

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Spring Turkeys and Great Lakes Fish up for Action at November NRC Meeting

Written by MUCC Policy Assistant, Ian FitzGerald Spring Turkeys and Great Lakes Fish up for Action at November NRC Meeting The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will meet on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the West Campus of Lansing Community College (5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, MI 48917) in room M119-121. If you are unable to attend in…

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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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