Outdoorama Starts Next Week

It is almost that time of year again. Time for the annual staff pilgrimage to Novi for Outdoorama. Outdoorama has been going on in the Detroit area for more than 50 years.  This year it is once again combined with the Lakefront and Cottage living show.  Your admission to one of these shows gives you…

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Navigating Forest Road Closures

Without a place to start, navigating forest road closures can be a difficult process.  Public Act 288 directs the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to inventory, provide maps and provide the criteria for closure of any of Michigan’s state forest roads and trails.  The act states that in developing the system, the department will consider…

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Ultimate Fishing show- January 11-14

Cold temperatures have finally arrived.  If you are one of the brave souls who enjoy fishing on the hard water, or chasing steelhead on a semi-frozen river, swing by the Ultimate Fishing show in Novi to grab some new gear.  The Ultimate Fishing Show is a four-day event held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in…

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2023 Pheasant Release Season Begins October 20

Michigan pheasant release season starts October 20

The 2023 pheasant release season begins October 20 across Michigan’s state game areas (SGA). After a limited 2022 release season due to poor timing of legislative appropriations the 2023 season is looking much more robust. There are four new release sites and triple the number of birds put on the ground compared to 2022.  MUCC…

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Firearm Deer Season Reminders!

Tomorrow is the day.  The long-awaited firearm opener across Michigan. There are a few things to keep in mind as you venture into the blind or stand tomorrow: Mandatory Harvest Reporting For the 2022 white-tailed deer season, Michigan hunters are required to register their harvest. You can find out more information and learn how to…

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DNR Announces Plans for 2022 Pheasant Release

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced its 2022 pheasant release plan Friday, following Gov. Whitmer’s approval of a $100,000 appropriation for the program this week. The DNR will not be using additional supplemental funds during the 2022 season, meaning $50,000 will be spent this year and $150,000 for the 2023 release. This means roughly…

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Save The Date

Volunteers are the backbone of MUCC’s OTG program. Without people willing to give their time to statewide conservation initiatives the program wouldn’t exist. We cannot thank everyone enough for their dedication to wildlife, MUCC, and the OTG program. Fall is coming soon; the changing leaves are coupled with more OTG events. Keep reading to learn…

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MUCC Commissions Five Firearms to Celebrate 85th Anniversary

In honor of MUCC’s 85th anniversary, we have commissioned a series of firearms. We will be raffling each firearm separately throughout the year. In partnership with Centershot Gun Range, we have custom-designed five Henry Big Boy .44 Mag rifles. They are customized to commemorate the 85 years MUCC has been protecting hunting, fishing and trapping…

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Maple Syrup Season

March is maple syrup season in Michigan. It may surprise you to know you can make maple syrup from the trees in your backyard. The process may be a little time-consuming, but it is well worth the effort.    Materials Needed:  Drill with a 7/16-inch diameter drill bit Spout  Sap collection container Storage containers, such…

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