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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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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