Huron-Manistee Could Close Roads Unless You Get Involved by 2/15

Huron-Manistee National Forest manages more than 3,000 miles of roads. While many forest roads provide land management- and user-related benefits, some may also pose risks to forest resources. Increased use of an aging roads infrastructure increases safety and maintenance costs, impacts wildlife, and contributes to degradation of water quality. Over the past several years, even as…

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Coyotes on the Move in Michigan’s Thumb Region

by Lia Biondo, Policy Intern The coyotes of Lapeer County have earned recent notoriety among southeast Michigan locals. Last week, they were accused of taking down a horse from the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Mounted Division. A few days later, another coyote-horse attack was reported. Though neither attack was able to be confirmed by DNR officials,…

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WildLife Wednesday: Anti-Hunters Detached from Reality

This past Sunday, you probably saw the Budweiser Super Bowl ad where four Clydesdales come to the rescue of a lost puppy by scaring away a wolf that looked like it might eat it. For the vast majority of well-adjusted Americans, this ad represented the friendship between a cute puppy and the horses. But for anti-hunters,…

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WildLife Wednesday: Conservation in Northern Michigan

Conservation is an important concept. It is the most important concept at Michigan United Conservation Clubs. It has different meanings to different people, but its most basic meaning is the wise use of natural resources (which is also how we defined it in the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, which will take effect in…

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DNR Alert: Graymont Proposals and DNR Recommendation

Graymont proposals and DNR recommendation to be discussed at Jan. 28 public meeting in Newberry Contact: Kerry Wieber, 517-643-1256, or Ed Golder, 517-284-5815 Agency: Natural ResourcesThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that it will host a public meeting Wednesday, Jan. 28, to discuss the pending proposals from Graymont, Inc. for a land transaction…

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The Opener: Science is the Best Defense

by Amy Trotter, MUCC Policy Manager I had the opportunity to attend a Chapter Dinner of the Lansing Area Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) on Saturday evening. As are most banquets I attend (which is quite a few), this was a family affair with my husband, energetic toddler, mother and father-in law, and family…

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Reach Outdoors: Kids Out Trapping!

by Shaun McKeon, MUCC Education Director After reading an article by my Co-worker Tony Hansen in Outdoor Life Magazine, on a trapping program that is taking place in Wisconsin and the fantastic work they are doing with youth (see article here). I decided to highlight the fur harvesting program we run at camp. The furbearer…

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WildLife Wednesday: Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day. Seriously, apparently this is a thing. So to celebrate, I’m making plans to hunt them this weekend on my day off in between a Saturday On the Ground project making horizontal cover for snowshoe hares and a Monday meeting in Grayling. Squirrels, like all wildlife, require habitat. Squirrels like trees…

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$2.00 off Outdoorama Tickets

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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MUCC Congratulates New NRC Chair John Matonich

Lansing—Governor Rick Snyder has appointed John Matonich of Davison as chair of the Natural Resources Commission, replacing J.R. Richardson of Ontonagon. Richardson will stay on the commission, and the Governor’s office has described this as part of a regular rotation. Michigan United Conservation Clubs congratulates Commissioner Matonich on the appointment and thanks Commissioner Richardson for…

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