Posts Tagged ‘DNR’

An Idea Turned Law – The MUCC Grassroots Policy Process

Written by Ian FitzGerald, MUCC Policy Assistant It is with great pride and joy that I notify you of a 2016 MUCC resolution that was passed into law at the November Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting.  The rule amended the spring turkey hunting regulations to allow for a Saturday opener on the second to last…

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NRC passes spring turkey regulations, includes Saturday opener statewide

Written by Ian FitzGerald, Policy Assistant The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) met Thursday at the West Campus of Lansing Community College to discuss spring turkey regulations, fisheries management and public hunting at the Yankee Springs State Recreation Area.  Meetings began at 9 a.m. with a gathering of the Michigan State Parks Advisory Council. Michigan…

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OTG Program Reaches 3,000 Volunteers

Written by MUCC Habitat Volunteer Coordinator, Makhayla LaButte Following an On the Ground (OTG) Jr. event with Morrice Elementary on Wednesday, October 30, the OTG program has reached another volunteer milestone. To date, more than 3,000 volunteers have improved wildlife habitat on public land across the state of Michigan. This milestone comes less than six…

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Behind the Scenes of MPHI

Pheasant season opens in the Lower Peninsula on Sunday, October 20, and thanks to the Michigan Pheasant Hunting Initiative (MPHI), there will be rooster releases at 11 Southern Michigan state game areas throughout the fall season in 2019 and 2020. The legislation that made this pheasant release possible was Public Act 618 of 2018, which…

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2019: Another Successful Year for OTG

The OTG season for the 2019 fiscal year officially came to a close on Friday, September 6 following an event in the Gratiot-Saginaw State Game Area. Now that school is back in session, we have four more events planned for the month of October with our OTG Jr. program. This field trip-based program enables youth…

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Looking for a Shooting Range? Look no Further

In my previous blog, Hunting & Trapping Seasons are Upon Us, I talked about the upcoming hunting and trapping seasons and any regulations that you should be aware of.  This blog aims to get you mentally and physically ready for hunting season. Nothing breeds confidence like practice does. How many arrows you release and how…

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Volunteer for Wildlife this August

As summer begins to wind down and the fall hunting season fast approaches, our OTG program prepares for its final projects before a seasonal break.  Help us wrap up the OTG 2019 season by coming out for one of the final events of the 2019 calendar year! Saturday, August 3 – Rose Lake State Wildlife…

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Information items comprise the majority of this month’s NRC meeting

Spawning closures and sturgeon regulations are among many items up for information at this month’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) The meeting will take place on August 8th 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!…

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Volunteers Needed: OTG at Gladwin SGA

Are you a member of RGS, a ruffed grouse or rabbit hunter, or simply an outdoor enthusiast looking to improve habitat in Michigan? Then the On The Ground project at Gladwin State Game Area (SGA) is the event for you! On Saturday, July 20, MUCC is partnering with the RGS and DNR to improve wildlife…

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