#Fight4Fish: Win a Float, Charter or $500 gift card!


Without our fisheries and waterways — from the vast Great Lakes to hidden, forested creeks — Michigan’s identity would look much different. Help us continue to protect that identity and #Fight4Fish with your $35 or more entry. Enter to win here! Each $35 or more entry enters you into the drawing for one of four…

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June NRC Preview

June NRC meeting preview

Deer regulations dominate the agenda at the June Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting in Roscommon later this week. The June 8 meeting is at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center at 104 Conservation Drive in Roscommon. Coffee with commissioners begins at 8 a.m., the fisheries committee at 9 a.m. and the whole committee at 9:30…

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May NRC Recap

May Natural Resources Commission Meeting Recap

The deer hunting regulatory cycle began in earnest at the May Natural Resource Commission (NRC) meeting. Chad Stewart, Michigan DNR deer and elk specialist laid out a number of proposed regulation changes which can be found in his presentation HERE. Wildlife Conservation Order #7 of 2023 lays out the proposals and associated regulatory language.  MUCC…

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May NRC Preview

May NRC Meeting, Deer Regulations

Deer regulations will be on the agenda for the May 11 Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 9 am, Thursday, May 11, at 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, MI 48917, West Campus Rooms M119-121. Wildlife Conservation Order Amendment #7 of 2023 is up for information at the May meeting, proposing changes to…

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My Americorps Service so Far

It has been a busy season since I started my Americorps service with MUCC. In just four months with the MUCC I have assisted in four OTG events engaging 122 volunteers in wildlife habitat enhancements. I’ve attended a few outreach events such as the Quiet Adventures Symposium to spread MUCC’s message of conservation and attended…

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April NRC Recap: Deer tracking with dogs debated , duck and goose seasons passed

A packed April meeting yielded little action for commissioners at their monthly Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. Wildlife Conservation Order #5 of 2023 was tabled by commissioners until the May meeting with more questions on the best approach to allow off-lead dog tracking. Conversations with the department, NRC, and stakeholders are ongoing regarding the proposed…

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How to Become a Hunter Education Instructor

As the demand for hunter education classes continues to outpace the availability of current instructors, there is a need to expand the current pool of people who are able to teach hunter safety in Michigan.  Currently, the only way to expand that pool is to get more people to become certified instructors. Becoming an instructor…

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April NRC Preview

Written by MUCC Barnum Conservation Policy Fellow, Tess Bradley Proposed deer regulations will be presented at the April Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting April 13. The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. at Lansing Community College, 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, MI 48917.  Topics include deer, nuisance animals, budget discussions, the Pure Michigan Hunt, fisheries…

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2023 MUCC Passed Resolutions

16 resolutions passed at MUCC Annual Convention: Deer tracking with a dog off-lead, retaining bear preference points and opposition of Camp Grayling expansion highlighted Resolution #1 Title: Wolf – Dog Conflict Reporting Submitted by: Steve Dey, Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club Passed: March 25, 2023 MUCC Annual Convention Because of the importance of reporting wolf-dog conflicts,…

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