Wildlife Cooperatives

2019 Pheasant Rendezvous

Event location: Clinton Lakes County Park, 4665 N Dewitt Road, St. Johns, Michigan 48879 When: June 1, 2019, 10am – 4pm Each year, members of the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative including Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, Farm Bill Biologists and Pheasants Forever come together to host a…

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March Deer Habitat Workshop

On March 30, the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute hosted a Deer Habitat Workshop. The Institute is located on 742 acres in Hastings, Michigan and is described as a mix between an environmental education center and a biological research station. On a personal note, this was one of the most gorgeous settings and I look forward…

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FREE Wildlife and Pollinator Habitat Workshops

Looking to attract deer, songbirds, pheasants, and butterflies onto your property, while improving air, water, and soil quality? Come to a free workshop near you to learn about programs and tools available to help you create quality wildlife habitat on your property! OR Have you already enrolled in the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE)…

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Ultimate Sportshow Grand Rapids

With hints of spring in the air, but Mother Nature still taking her sweet time to warm up, cabin fever can really have a hold on you. However, there is something to do on the west side of the state this weekend that will get you off the couch. The Ultimate Sports Show Grand Rapids…

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Northeast Food Plot and Habitat Event

On Saturday, February 23 the Northern Jack Pine QDMA Branch in partnership with the Ogema Hills QDM Cooperative held a food plot and habitat day for Northeast hunters. The event was held at Ogema Hills High School and there were a whopping 75 people in attendance! This event held a dual purpose. Inform the hunting…

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Outdoorama is Next Weekend

It is that time of year again. Time for the annual staff pilgrimage to Novi for Outdoorama. Outdoorama had been going on in the Detroit area for the last several decades.  This year as it has been for the last several it is also hosted at the same venue as the Lakefront and Cottage living…

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In the Field: Furbearer Management

This time of year, many hunters switch gears and focus on furbearer management. This closely regulated opportunity offers many benefits to hunters and other wildlife. Michigan has 17 species that are classified under the ‘furbearer’ category. These include badger, bobcat, fisher, marten, fox (red and gray), coyote, weasels (least, ermine, and long-tailed), mink, raccoon, muskrat,…

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Huntin Time Expo

If you need a chance to get out of the house this weekend but are not ready to quite brave the bitter temperatures outside, come join the MUCC outreach team in Grand Rapids. Magazine Editor Nick Green, Camp Director Max Bass, Co-ops Coordinator Morgan Warda and I will be at the Huntin’ Time Expo. The…

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2019 Michigan Pheasants Forever Convention

On January 12, 2019, Michigan Pheasants Forever members gathered to celebrate another year of conservation success. This event was held at the gorgeous Eagle Eye County Club in East Lansing, Michigan. The setting was right and the company didn’t disappoint. Guests were honored with the presence of Howard Vincent (PF President and CEO), Chad Bloom…

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MUCC Welcomes Our New Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member

Hello, my name is Autumn Christenson and I am the new Huron Pines AmeriCorps member, serving with MUCC for the next 10 months as their Engagement Specialist. This blog aims to tell you a little bit about my background and my Huron Pines AmeriCorps service here at MUCC. Although born in Indiana, I moved up…

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