Legislature tries to score political points days before deer season, subverts Proposal G and the NRC

Yesterday, the Michigan House of Representatives on a largely party line vote chose to play politics with Michigan’s natural resources. HB 6354, which would have decriminalized failure to report a deer harvest by reducing penalties from a misdemeanor and possible jail time to a civil infraction, was unanimously approved as introduced by the House Government…

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Michigan DNR skirting Proposal G, citing previous statute

Proposal G

The intent of one of Michigan’s most sacred conservation victories is being challenged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Proposal G of 1996 was a legislatively referred referendum passed by about 69 percent of Michigan voters. It granted the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) exclusive authority over the taking of game and requires the…

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MUCC selected to represent conservationists on new wolf council

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) named members to the newest iteration of the Michigan Wolf Management Advisory Council Thursday. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Executive Director Amy Trotter was one of five representatives from stakeholder groups to be selected for the council. She was appointed to represent conservation organizations. The others include Mike…

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