WildLife Wednesday: HSUS Isn’t Going Away

Here in Michigan, we defeated the Humane Society of the United States by passing the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act in August. In case you forgot, that rendered the subsequent November referendum votes a moot point. At the federal level, HSUS scored a temporary victory by convincing a lone federal judge to re-list western…

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Senate Passes Bill to Ban Drones for Hunting, Hunter Harassment

From the Livingston Daily Michigan legislators have shot down efforts to use drones in hunting. The state Senate last week passed legislation that would not only ban hunters from using drones to track game but ban other groups from using drones to track hunters. The bills passed unanimously with state Sen. Joe Hune, R-Hamburg Township,…

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WildLife Wednesday: Wolves, Elk, Deer and Bear, Oh MI

This past weekend, MUCC held its regional meetings for the Upper Peninsula and the northern Lower Peninsula, or pretty much everything “knuckles north.” This is where clubs and individual members present their ideas for MUCC’s policy on hunting, fishing, trapping and conservation issues. By the end of the weekend, there were five resolutions going to…

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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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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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Camo at the Capitol: Support Great Lakes Restoration Funding

by Matt Evans, MUCC Legislative Manager The Michigan Legislature will start back up this week after a few weeks off for the Holidays. However, when they come back on the 14th we don’t expect much action as they will mostly be getting the ceremonial items out of the way, swearing in of legislators, committee assignments,…

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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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