Baiting deer took center stage this morning as Ted Nugent passionately and candidly claimed he was not a scientist or biologist on the subject — but someone who lives with deer — in front of the House Committee on Government Operations. Nugent, who testified next to Rep. Michelle Hoitenga (R-Manton) and Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington),…

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At this month’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting, chronic wasting disease regulations are up for action. The meeting will take place on July 11 at the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at 4125 Beaumont Rd., Lansing, MI 48910. If you are unable to attend but would like to watch, check out the MUCC Facebook page! A full…

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At the June Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting, chronic wasting disease regulations are up for information, with antlerless deer license quotas in the Upper Peninsula up for action. The meeting will take place at the Detroit Zoological Society at Ford Education Center Theater, 8450 West Ten Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067. If you are…

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by Anna Mitterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC The newest set of CWD positives is startling. At least 30 positive cases in Michigan, with more to come for sure, as thousands of samples are waiting at the lab for the rest of the CWD test kits to be delivered. This is horrible news for Michigan deer.…

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by Anna Mitterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC The Wednesday before Thanksgiving I had was able to take a day to volunteer at the Michigan DNR Disease Lab. Before I go into the details of what goes on at the lab, let’s start with the check stations – where these deer come from. At the check…

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by Anna Miterling, Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator, MUCC Rainbows remind me of hope. I was driving up to Alpena to talk about managing deer in the TB area on Saturday when my friend Morgan and I saw this rainbow. It has been a rough week, a lot of focus on disease. While there is a lot to be disappointed about…

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