Posts Tagged ‘cooperatives’

2019 Pheasant Rendezvous

Event location: Clinton Lakes County Park, 4665 N Dewitt Road, St. Johns, Michigan 48879 When: June 1, 2019, 10am – 4pm Each year, members of the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative including Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, Farm Bill Biologists and Pheasants Forever come together to host a…

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March Deer Habitat Workshop

On March 30, the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute hosted a Deer Habitat Workshop. The Institute is located on 742 acres in Hastings, Michigan and is described as a mix between an environmental education center and a biological research station. On a personal note, this was one of the most gorgeous settings and I look forward…

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FREE Wildlife and Pollinator Habitat Workshops

Looking to attract deer, songbirds, pheasants, and butterflies onto your property, while improving air, water, and soil quality? Come to a free workshop near you to learn about programs and tools available to help you create quality wildlife habitat on your property! OR Have you already enrolled in the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE)…

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Northeast Food Plot and Habitat Event

On Saturday, February 23 the Northern Jack Pine QDMA Branch in partnership with the Ogema Hills QDM Cooperative held a food plot and habitat day for Northeast hunters. The event was held at Ogema Hills High School and there were a whopping 75 people in attendance! This event held a dual purpose. Inform the hunting…

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In the Field: Furbearer Management

This time of year, many hunters switch gears and focus on furbearer management. This closely regulated opportunity offers many benefits to hunters and other wildlife. Michigan has 17 species that are classified under the ‘furbearer’ category. These include badger, bobcat, fisher, marten, fox (red and gray), coyote, weasels (least, ermine, and long-tailed), mink, raccoon, muskrat,…

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2019 Michigan Pheasants Forever Convention

On January 12, 2019, Michigan Pheasants Forever members gathered to celebrate another year of conservation success. This event was held at the gorgeous Eagle Eye County Club in East Lansing, Michigan. The setting was right and the company didn’t disappoint. Guests were honored with the presence of Howard Vincent (PF President and CEO), Chad Bloom…

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In the Field: #GivingTuesday

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break with their family, friends and maybe even fit in some time to be outdoors. Thursday morning started off exciting for us. At about 7:30 am I received a call from my fiance, Mike, that he had just shot his biggest buck to date. If I must tell…

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In the Field: Reasons to be Thankful

I’ve been mulling over what I should write for this week’s blog all day. Nothing seemed to fit quite right. And then I realized that I find this answer every single day when I come to work, answer an email, hear about people working together in the field, see the smiles of successful hunters and…

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In the Field: Cooperative Leader Harvests Unique Buck

As hunters, we live for the moment we might get to harvest an animal that we talk about the rest of our lives. Each hunt is special but we all know and love those stories…the ones that we know will be told around campfires and to the next generation of hunters. Maybe it’s shooting the…

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In the Field: …and Online with Michigan Grassland Habitat

I have spent quite a bit of time on Facebook searching for conservation-related pages that could help people connect with the Wildlife Cooperatives Program. In that time, I also came to realize that there are multiple, very active pages about deer, deer habitat and deer hunting. When I noticed a lack of online chatter about…

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