DNR using non-disclosure agreement to thwart growing opposition in fish negotiations

On Monday, a conservation coalition fighting to protect recreational fishing in Michigan’s Great Lakes filed a rebuttal to state and tribal filings in federal court (click to read). The Coalition to Protect Michigan Resources (CPMR) filed to intervene in the ongoing Consent Decree negotiations between five sovereign Native American Tribes, the State of Michigan and…

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‘Evolving military training methods’ cited for possible 162,000-acre lease expansion on state lands

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced an extension of the public comment deadline surrounding the 162,000-acre Camp Grayling lease expansion on Michigan public lands. A public meeting will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Kirtland Community College (4800 W. 4 Mile Road, Grayling). Members of the public are welcome to attend and…

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Family Fishing Event with Grand Ledge Library

On Saturday the 11th, MUCC, the Great Lakes Fisheries Trust, and the Grand Ledge Library partnered to hold a free fishing weekend for local families. Over four hours, more than 30 youth and their parents learned the basics of casting, tackle/equipment selection and spent time fishing. Throughout the day, lots of laughter was heard along…

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April NRC: Elk regulations, land transactions up for action

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An elk order is the only item up for action at the April Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m at Lansing Community College West Campus, Rooms M119-121. Lansing Community College requires masks for all students, staff and visitors. Commissioners are expected to take action on…

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Regulation of Commercial Guiding Industry Long Overdue in Michigan

Please click here to view MUCC’s one-pager on commercial guiding. Sometimes you look at something and it seems so obvious. How did nobody think of this before? Peanut butter and jelly, dipping grilled cheese in chicken noodle soup, creating a common sense, enforceable set of requirements for commercial guides to protect the safety of both…

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MUCC welcomes Ashley Carmichael as new camp director

Hi, everyone!  I am the new Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp Director, Ashley Carmichael. I am very excited to continue the camp’s mission of creating stewards and connecting our youth to the outdoors. A southern California native, I spent much of my childhood outside riding horses, hiking local trails and camping with my family. For me,…

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Amendment proposed for year-round walleye fishing on the lower Saginaw River added to November NRC agenda

Natural Resources Commission (NRC) member David Cozad recently proposed an amendment to a fisheries order that would allow walleye fishing on the lower portion of the Saginaw River during the spawning season.  Currently, the Saginaw River is closed to walleye fishing during the spawning season. The amendment can be found here. It amends Fisheries Order…

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Accomplishments report, updated recommendations part of November wolf council meeting

Michigan’s Wolf Management Advisory Council (WMAC) members received an accomplishments report regarding the 2015 Wolf Management Plan before diving into new business at their November meeting. Michigan’s wolf population has recovered to 695 wolves according to the DNR — greater than the original population goal of 200 established by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources…

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Changing Seasons film documents impacts of a changing climate to hunting and fishing in Michigan

Michigan United Conservation Clubs, National Wildlife Federation debut new film on Michigan Out-of-Doors TV Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the National Wildlife Federation have released a new short film on the impacts of a changing climate to hunting and fishing in Michigan. Changing Seasons features the observations of hunters and anglers and real-world recommendations from biologists…

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