The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) met Thursday to hear public testimony on new rules for the 2021 deer hunting season, including revisions to antlerless deer licenses, crossbow use and antler point restrictions (APRs).  While deer regulations are normally brought before the NRC on a three-year cycle, they have recently been brought up annually to…

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The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) met Thursday to review proposed rules for the 2021 deer hunting season.  These include a removal of the Upper Peninsula’s (U.P.) “Hunter’s Choice” option, the creation of a universal antlerless license and legalizing crossbows during the late U.P. archery season. However, most of the public comment period centered around…

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Michigan United Conservation Clubs strongly supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s final rule that delists the gray wolf in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Western Great Lakes Region gray wolf population is beyond recovered. Science dictates the management decisions of our natural resources in Michigan, and the wolf population in our state needs management.…

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This past Saturday, the MUCC 2020 field season wrapped up with an On the Ground native tree planting near Kalkaska. It was a crisp fall day, and I am thankful that it was dry because it was a very good day to be outside planting trees. This particular project was funded in part by a…

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On October 8, I woke up at 5:00 AM; the second my alarm went off, I was up like a child on Christmas morning. On this day, which to others might have been nothing but an ordinary Thursday, I was going on a stream monitoring adventure.     As I got in my car and began…

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  On Saturday, October 3rd, 22 volunteers came together at Bennett Park for the 17th Annual Charlotte Conservation Day! Just as in previous years devoted conservationists from Charlotte and the surrounding community came out for the event, which was put on by the Eaton Conservation District, the City of Charlotte, and MUCC On The Water…

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Tonight is my Christmas Eve, the evening before the southern zone waterfowl opener. Tomorrow is one of my favorite and most anticipated days of the year.  Although I have already hunted several times during early goose/teal and snuck up north for a day in the middle zone, the south zone is where I spend the…

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In a win for the conservation community, the House of Representatives voted to approve the American Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act (S. 3051) on Thursday under a suspension of the House rules.  The ACE Act passed through the Senate earlier this year on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis (unanimous consent) and includes provisions to combat Chronic Wasting…

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I have been serving with Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) since February 3rd of this year, and it has been a wonderful experience. I have gotten to explore many parts of Michigan that I had never seen before. From the Shiawassee River State Game Area to Sault Ste. Marie, I have gotten to be in…

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On Saturday, October 3rd, the On The Water(OTW) program is partnering with the City of Charlotte and the Eaton Conservation District for the 17th annual Charlotte Conservation Day! This year’s event will be a great opportunity for folks to get outside to volunteer and learn about a variety of conservation issues in the City of…

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