2021 pheasant license on sale, stocking efforts a go

The first-of-its-kind pheasant license went on sale this week through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) online sales system. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) has advocated for and championed the stamp since a member-passed resolution in 2017 directed the organization to initiate a pheasant release program funded by hunters. The $25 stamp, signed into…

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Pheasant Release Called Off for 2020, Hope for Stamp Still Stands

A second year of a pheasant release pilot program in Michigan will not happen in fall 2020 due to economic implications from COVID-19, but hope for a long-term funding source is not gone. Given Michigan’s projected budget shortfall of about $7 billion over the next two years from COVID-19 fallout, state departments are being forced…

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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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