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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MUCC Welcomes Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member Sarah Topp

Gaylord Native Begins a Ten-Month Service with MUCC’s On the Ground Program Michigan United Conservation Clubs will host a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member this year to assist in its On the Ground (OTG) volunteer wildlife habitat program. Sarah Topp of Gaylord began her ten-month service as wildlife volunteer coodinator this week to help plan and…

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DNR Eliminating Cormorant Control Program?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2015 Contact: Amy Trotter, Resource Policy Manager | 517.346.6484 | atrotter@mucc.org MUCC Urges Continuation of Vital Cormorant Control Program Successful Fisheries Program Could be Jeopardized by Budget Cuts   Lansing– Michigan United Conservation Clubs is concerned that the Department of Natural Resources may eliminate its cormorant control program. With anticipated…

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