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On the Ground: Hunting Improved Habitat Areas

One of many benefits of volunteering to improve wildlife habitat with MUCC’s On the Ground program is making connections with new areas to hunt along with new people to hunt them with! Volunteers spend a few hours on a weekend building brush piles, planting trees, clearing timber from a wildlife opening or any other work…

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Ultimate Fishing Show- Detroit

With the freezing 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…

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Education Corner: TRACKS for Christmas

With Thanksgiving behind us and deer and waterfowl season winding down that can only mean Christmas gift hunting/shopping season is here! The average American is going to spend nearly $1,000 dollars on holiday gifts this year. Here at MUCC we have a much more cost-effective method on a great gift for the kids or grandchildren…

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Sandhill Crane Update

In October, the House Natural Resources Committee reported out House Resolution No. 154, encouraging the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to add Sandhill cranes to the game species list and seek U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services approval to establish a Sandhill crane hunting season in Michigan.  This resolution was adopted by the full House of Representatives.…

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Wild About Waterfowl

On Tuesday, Tyler and I had a chance to get out of the office and get into a classroom.  We ditched our work desks for some classroom tables. We headed to Fairview Elementary School in Lansing to conduct a presentation for about 65 students.  The students were two classes of second graders and one class…

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A New Connection

One of the key components of the OTG Jr. Program is creating a connection between the student participants and public land.  The whole concept behind this program is to show students and their parents/teachers that there is accessible outdoor recreation not too far from where they live.  We are trying to show them they do…

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A “Non-typical” Day at Camp

Introducing people to the outdoors is one of my favorite parts of the work I do.  During the last week of September, Camp Director Tyler Butler and I had a chance to work with some non-traditional students from the Lansing area.   We held an outdoor education day for a group of students from the Lansing…

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Wild Game Wednesday: Venison Chili with Pickled Jalapeños

Venison Chili

With firearm deer season just two weeks away, and more than 660,000 deer hunters taking to the woods, preparations for camp traditions are in full swing! Year after year those traditions get passed down, and although they may vary from camp to camp, they are a part of every hunter. It could be the same…

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October NRC Meeting Recap

The Natural Resources Commission will have two major fisheries decisions to make in the coming months. Two fisheries orders came up for information at the October 12 Natural Resources Commission meeting at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena. Among the most controversial is this statewide warmwater regulations for muskie (FO 215.18), in which…

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GROUPS SUE U.S. EPA TO ACT ON LAKE ERIE

MUCC has joined as a party to this lawsuit with National Wildlife Federation and others. Below is a joint press release issued today, along with a link to the case document. WASHINGTON, D.C.– To force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect communities and businesses from harmful algal blooms that have plagued Lake Erie for…

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