June 2024 NRC Recap

June 2024 NRC Recap

Over 30 people spoke on proposed deer regulations at the June Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting.   The commissioners are considering Wildlife Conservation Order #6 of 2024, containing 25 separate proposals, 18 of which could go into effect for the 2024 hunting season.   Many of the proposals result from the Deer Management Initiative (DMI) workgroup…

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June 2024 NRC Preview

June NRC Preview

Deer regulations dominate the agenda at the June 13 Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting.   The meeting will be held at Lansing Community College West Campus, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The Deer Management Initiative’s (DMI) work is complete, and the first batch of regulatory proposals is on the agenda for the meeting.   Throughout the DMI process…

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May 2024 NRC Recap

May 2024 NRC Recap

Former Commissioner Carol Rose was recognized for her service to the commission at the May Natural Resource Commission (NRC) meeting today. Commissioner Rose served on the commission from 2020-2023, including serving as chair for a portion of her term. Other highlights of the Director’s report featured a presentation from Brian Frawley on the 2023 Deer…

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May 2024 NRC Preview

May 2024 NRC Preview

The May Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will receive a preliminary report from the Deer Management Initiative (DMI) at the May 9 meeting. The meeting will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, beginning with coffee with commissioners at 8 a.m. The DMI wrapped up with the conclusion of the UP DMI…

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April 2024 NRC Recap

April 2024 NRC Recap

Commissioners adopted elk regulations and waterfowl season dates and regulations at the April Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting.   There were no substantial changes to elk or waterfowl hunting regulations in Michigan, and both season structures stayed in line with the 2023 structure.   The commissioners had one order up for information. Wildlife Conservation Order #4…

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April NRC Preview

Deer Management Initiative (DMI) updates are scheduled at the upcoming April Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Meeting. The meeting, on Thursday, April 11, will be held in the Gannon Building at the Lansing Community College downtown campus, located at 600 N. Grand Ave Lansing, MI, and is set to start at 9:00 a.m. The Fisheries Committee’s…

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Conservation organization files suit against resources commission

The fight for the future of our outdoor heritage has come to Michigan

On March 28, the nation’s largest statewide conservation organization filed suit against the Natural Resources Commission (NRC), challenging the three-month closure of the coyote hunting season. At the March NRC, the commission, in a 4-2 vote, voted to close the coyote hunting season from April 16 through July 14 through the adoption of Wildlife Conservation…

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March NRC: Commission Votes to End Year-round Coyote Hunting

coyote hunting

Commissioners voted to close Michigan’s coyote season from April 15 to July 15 at March’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. Commissioners voted on Wildlife Conservation Order #1 of 2024, and based their decision on perceived social pressures, shirking their responsibility and legal charge to follow sound scientific management. MUCC Chief Executive Officer Amy Trotter said…

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March NRC Preview

March NRC Preview

Commissioners will likely vote on whether to close a portion of the current year-round coyote hunting season at this month’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The March meeting is Thursday at Lansing Community College Downtown Campus, located in the Gannon Building at 600 N. Grand Ave Lansing, MI.  Wildlife Conservation Order #1 of 2024, which…

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February NRC Preview

February NRC Preview

Sound scientific management could be tested at the Natural Resources Commission (NRC), as information presented at the February meeting will be up for action in March. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive. Wildlife Conservation Order #1 of 2024 sets furbearer regulations…

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