NRC Discusses Deer Regulations, Small Game Rules at May Meeting

Written by Charlie Booher, MUCC State Conservation Policy Fellow The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) weighed hunter orange requirements, doe tags and muzzleloader season changes ahead of expected action in June.  The NRC met virtually on Thursday, May 14 to consider a full agenda. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted the meeting, and a…

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E-NRC Meeting Rules on a Full Agenda

Written by Charlie Booher, MUCC Policy Intern Beavers, otters, electric traps, and elk took center stage at the April Natural Resources Committee (NRC) meeting.  The most recent NRC meeting took place online on April 16, and a full agenda for the day can be found here. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) hosted the…

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NRC Action Postponed Until April

Written by Charlie Booher, MUCC Policy Intern The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will have a brief meeting Thursday, but will not be voting or hearing public comments.  This decision comes in the midst of an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in Michigan, leading the state and federal governments to make a number of new…

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NRC to Rule on Furbearers, Electronic Trap Monitors at March Meeting

Written by Charlie Booher, MUCC Policy Intern The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is slated to take action on furbearer and electronic trap monitoring regulations, as well as discuss elk and migratory bird seasons.  The meeting will take place on March 19, at the Lansing Community College Gannon Building in the Michigan Room (422 North Washington…

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Game fish, recreational anglers win: House Bills 4567-4569 pass House

Game fish are one step closer to swimming away from commercial nets as the Michigan House of Representatives voted to pass House Bills 4567, 4568 and 4569 on Thursday. The tie-barred, three-bill package aims to codify decades-old statute, keep game fish out of commercial nets, establish penalties for the illegal sale of game fish, require…

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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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August NRC meeting comprised of fisheries orders, MUCC convention update

Multiple fisheries orders were brought before the Natural Resource Commission (NRC) at August’s meeting. The meeting took place on August 8 at the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Every NRC meeting is streamed live through MUCC’s Facebook page. If you missed this month’s meeting, feel free to watch it here.  To start the day, the Michigan State…

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Week 4- Riley Week and Conservation Connection at Camp

Week four of the camp is always an exciting time for our campers and staff. Traditionally this week has the newest faces joining us at Cedar Lake. Have you ever been excited about a new experience, but were a little unsure of what to expect?  For many campers this week, the answer to this question…

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NRC takes action on CWD regulations this July

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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