WildLife Wednesday: New Year, Old-School Conservation

When MUCC was founded, I doubt anyone foresaw that we’d have to defend fair-chase hunting principles from hunting with drones. But new technologies are always emerging; I even finally bought an iPhone, catching up with the current decade’s technology halfway through. This was as much for the functionality as to halt the ceaseless jokes from…

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MUCC Welcomes Anna Mitterling

Partnership Between DNR, Pheasants Forever, QDMA, MUCC to Improve Private Land Habitat LANSING – Private landowners and hunters have a new resource available to them. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), in partnership with Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), and Pheasants Forever (PF) have collaborated to fund a new…

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What is the Federal Wolf Ruling’s Effect on the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act?

On Friday, December 19, U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howard put Great Lakes gray wolves back on the Endangered Species List. The federal wolf ruling halts scientific wolf management and overturns the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 rule removing the wolves from the list and placing them under state management. One of the…

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MUCC: Top 20 of 2014 | 10 through 6

10: Wildlife Wednesday: Anti-Hunters Threaten Another Young Michigan Hunter 9: Wolf Hunting Question on Ballot – What’s at Stake? 8: Wildlife Wednesday: Muck Boots in Deep Muck 7: 2014 – 15 Michigan Duck Season Recommendations Approved by NRC 6: Quick Summary Of Michigan Proposals 1 and 2 << 16 – 11 | 5 – 1…

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MUCC: Top 20 of 2014 | 15 through 11

15. House Passes Pro-Hunting Citizen Initiative Into Law 14. MOOT Wolf Hunting Proposals Defeated, Hunt Will Continue Under Citizen Initiative Passed in August 13. Wolf Attack Kills Four Hunting Dogs 12. The Opener: Muzzleloading Season Coming Soon Across Michigan 11. Reminder: “Shotgun Zone” Changes << 20 – 16 | 10 – 6 >>

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MUCC: Top 20 of 2014 | 20 through 16

Take some time to look back on 2014. Share the stories, remember the memories and get pumped for 2015! 20. What is Humane Society’s Agenda Against Hunters? 19. Canceled Wolf Hunt Draws no Howls 18. No Wolf Hunt in 2014, No Matter What Happens on November Referendums 17. DNR 2014 Upper Peninsula Deer Hunting Forecast…

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MUCC: Top 20 of 2014

2014 was a huge year here at Michigan United Conservation Clubs: The passing of CPWM, new rifle zone laws, drone legislation, the biggest summer for Michigan OutofDoors you Camp, and the expansion of On-the-Ground. Michigan Radio even reported, “MUCC has it’s mojo back”. Honestly, this was just the tip of the iceberg. Looking back on…

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DNR Conservation Officers Seek info on Baraga County Moose Poaching

Michigan DNR sent this bulletin at 12/17/2014 10:55 AM EST Upper Peninsula DNR News For Immediate Release Dec. 17, 2014 Contact: Lt. Peter Wright, 906-228-6561 or Debbie Munson Badini, 906-226-1352 DNR conservation officers seek information on Baraga County moose poaching Conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are seeking information regarding the illegal killing of a…

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$2.00 off your ticket to Outdoorama

Whether it’s hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, mushroom hunting or bird watching, this show has plenty to offer. The Outfitter’s Expo area along with major feature attractions like Big Buck Night, Wildlife Encounters and the Trout Pond provide the best place to book the trip of a lifetime or entertain the family. In addition, with…

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WildLife Wednesday: The Year of the Volunteer (in Pictures)

Michigan’s hunters, anglers and trappers accomplished big things in 2014, and they were possible only because individuals volunteered their time and effort to get things done. From policy wins like the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to On the Ground habitat projects, I was lucky this year to get a front row seat to…

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