Track Chairs

This Saturday, March 5, MUCC will be at the Kleekamp Tract of the Gladwin SGA in Clare County. Our group of volunteers will be clearing shooting lanes and access areas for hunting blinds, graciously donated by Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors (MiOFO). One of the many restrictions for people with disabilities is being able to experience…

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New Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member Begins Service

Hello! My name is Madison Paulk, and I am pleased to be MUCC’s new Huron Pines AmeriCorps Engagement Specialist. Recently I moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Michigan. Even though I am not a native Michigander, I am very excited to help ignite people’s interest in the wild areas of the state. I grew up…

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Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit January 6-9

With the cold temperatures, it can be easy to want to huddle inside and wish for warm summer days again.  However, if you are one of the brave souls who enjoy fishing on the hard water, or chasing steelhead on a semi-frozen river, there is a weekend event coming up you may be interested in. …

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State Game Area Highlight: Petersburg SGA

Located less than twenty minutes from the Ohio border and hardly an hour from the heart of Detroit, the 616-acre Petersburg State Game Area in Monroe County is a favorite location of many outdoor enthusiasts in Southeast Michigan. Known for quality small game and upland game bird hunting opportunities, this state game area is also…

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Michigan Out-of-Doors Completes Successful Youth Pheasant Hunt

On Saturday the 28th, 15 youth hunters assembled on a stormy morning in Marion, MI at Tails a Waggin.  The group and their parents had traveled from all over the state to participate in a pheasant hunting opportunity.  With a mix of ages ranging from 12-17, both boys and girls began rolling into registration by…

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Land transaction marks historic expansion of Southeast Michigan public lands

Acquisition of a 680-acre parcel of public land in Southeast Michigan was announced Thursday. The piece of land will be open to hunting, fishing, trapping and other recreational opportunities. At the May Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Dan Eichinger announced his intent to move forward with the acquisition of…

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DNR Parks and Recreation Division Hiring Seasonal Employees for 2021

Are you or someone you know interested in working at one of Michigan’s beautiful state parks or recreation areas this summer? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Recreation Division is currently hiring for more than 1,000 seasonal positions at state parks across the state. If you love working outdoors, interacting with the…

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Tips for Being Safe While Ice Fishing

As we continue to look for ways to recreate responsibly, many will turn to new outdoor activities. A classic way to safely distance while still enjoying the outdoors is ice fishing. While lakes in the U.P. have been frozen for several weeks, water bodies down in southern Michigan are finally starting to freeze over. Ice…

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Project Preproposals Being Accepted for $1.85 Million in Fisheries Habitat Grants

According to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) press release on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, an expected $1.85 million is available in grant funding for fisheries habitat projects. Three themes dominate the grant funding this year and include aquatic habitat conservation, aquatic habitat and recreation in the Au Sable, Manistee, and Muskegon river watersheds,…

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