Posts Tagged ‘Mucc’

Adopting a Piece of State Land

On Monday, Magazine Editor Nick Green and I joined Pheasants Forever and several other conservation partners at the Maple River State Game Area. We spent about 1.5 hours standing in a muddy parking lot overlooking a field of cool-season grasses, to highlight one of the newest habitat programs in the state. Spearheaded by Pheasants Forever with…

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Being Safe in the Woods

With firearm deer season winding down and a few tragic incidents occurring this year, now is a good time to talk about safety.  Although the main firearm deer season wraps up today, there are, still several hunting seasons open where these safety tips will come into play. It important to remember a few common sense…

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A visit with Anchor Bay Fishing Club

In my blogs and magazine columns, I often try to encourage people to connect with youth and help engage them in hunting and fishing activities. Recently, I spent some time with a dad who believes in that message.  Shawn Elliott is not only getting his two sons active in fishing, but he has also started…

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National Wildlife Federation Board Visits Camp

Last week MUCC had the opportunity to highlight its education programs on a national scale.  The venue was the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center (MOOD Camp) and the audience was National Wildlife Federation Board of Directors and Executive staff. The NWF Board was in Ann Arbor for one of its annual meetings.  Board members had flown…

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Michigan State Ducks Unlimited Range Day

Many of you probably spent the bow season opener 20′ up in the air or well concealed in a ground blind waiting for a nice deer to come through. Outreach Specialist Hunter Salisbury and I were at the Rose Lake shooting range working with a group of Michigan State Students.  This group of students was…

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For-Mar Bio Blitz

On the last Friday in September, MUCC was invited by For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum to attend their Bio-Blitz event.  This event was a field trip day for schools in Genesee County to join scientists and learn about nature through hands-on activities. In attendance were several elementary schools as well as student groups of homeschool…

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Tips for Hunting with your kids

One of the goals of MUCC is to protect the heritage of Michigan sportsmen and women in our state.  The best way to protect our hunting, fishing and trapping heritage is to pass it on.  The youth are our future and there are many demands pulling them in directions that are far away from the…

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Teaching the Teachers

While some teachers spend the summer relaxing and recharging from the school year, other teachers are driven to learn more.  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has created a program for teachers who want to keep learning over the summer. The Academy of Natural Resources is a weeklong experience targeted towards teachers to help them…

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On the Ground: Creating Safer Sawyers

For the fourth consecutive year, MUCC hosted a Chainsaw Safety Training course provided to members, volunteers with OTG, and the general public. In previous years, Chuck Oslund of Bay College has taught his safety system to groups of 15-35 participants with us. This year, there were 32 participants and instructors included Scott Peterson from SOS…

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On the Ground: Dansville State Game Area

Last weekend, a group of 12 volunteers improved wildlife habitat in the Dansville State Game Area. The project goals were to improve hunter access trails and build brush piles in the area for rabbitat. A total of ten large brush piles were built using the trees cleared from the pathway. The volunteers completed a project…

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