NRC to Consider Bear Hunting Rules, Falconry Regulations

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will vote on 2021 bear hunting regulations and quotas when it meets Thursday.  These proposed rules and regulations are similar to those in place in the 2020 seasons, with a few key changes, including a possible elimination of rules allowing for the placement of bear bait barrels on public…

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New NRC Commissioners Appointed

Gov. Whitmer announced three appointments to the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) on Tuesday. The seven-member body is tasked with regulating the take of game and sportfish and is authorized to name new game species and establish the first hunting season. The body is also required to remain bipartisan, meaning that no more than four members…

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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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Lawsuits, otters and predator-killing contests topped NRC agenda last week

Written by Charlie Booher, MUCC Policy Intern Otters, lawsuits and predator-killing contests dominated conversations at the February Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting last Thursday.  The February NRC meeting took place on Feb. 13 at the Lansing Community College. A recording of the meeting can be found at the MUCC Facebook page. A full agenda…

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Senate Votes to Vacate Mitterling Appointment to NRC

Mitterling’s seat sits unfilled after she received notice, during the commission meeting Thursday, that the Senate voted to disapprove her appointment. Partisan politicking won Thursday when a Natural Resources Commission (NRC) appointment was blocked by the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate. In a mostly party-line vote, Senate Republicans were able to vacate the appointment of Anna Mitterling,…

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Natural Resources Commission Meets January 9th

The Natural Resources Commission will meet on Thursday, Jan. 9th at the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (4125 Beaumont Road Lansing, MI 48910). If you are unable to attend in person, check out the MUCC Facebook page for live streaming. A full agenda for the day can be found here.  Thursday’s meetings will start…

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Turkeys & Trout: October NRC Meeting Looks to the Months Ahead

This month’s Natural Resource Commission (NRC) meeting will feature several proposed changes to the spring turkey hunt, action on fisheries orders and several land acquisitions adding acreage to state game areas. The NRC will meet this Thursday, Oct. 10 at the West Campus of Lansing Community College (5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, MI 48917) in conference…

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