On the Ground: Volunteers Improve Small Game Habitat at Gourdneck SGA

Last Saturday, March 26, 2022, a group of 15 volunteers joined MUCC’s On the Ground program (OTG) and Kalamazoo Conservation District in a day of assembling brush piles to enhance wildlife habitat in Gourdneck State Game Area (SGA). Brush piles, also known as “rabbitat” (rabbit habitat), provide a variety of wildlife with shelter, nesting and denning…

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OTG: March Volunteer Opportunities

Join MUCC’s award-winning On the Ground (OTG) as we improve recreational opportunities and enhance habitat for small game on public land across Michigan this March. OTG will be partnering with the Michigan DNR to clear shooting lanes for a new hunting blind on public land near Harrison and will be partnering with the Kalamazoo Conservation…

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Public Invited to Comment on Recent State Land Review Recommendations

In phase three of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land review process, parcels of state-managed public land in 10 counties have been reviewed by staff and will be sold, kept, or exchanged pending DNR director approval. The counties involved in this review include Alcona, Calhoun, Emmet, Houghton, Keweenaw, Mackinac, Macomb, Mason, Oceana, and…

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On the Ground Junior: Eaton RESA at Lake Interstate SGA

On Wednesday, May 12, a group of 24 students from Eaton Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) volunteered for wildlife at Lake Interstate State Game Area with Michigan United Conservation Clubs’ (MUCC) On the Ground Junior (OTG Jr.) program. The students were tasked with a variety of wildlife habitat improvement and user-access improvement projects throughout the…

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NRC Approves Bear Hunting Rules, Considers Falconry Regulations

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

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OTW Kicks off 2021 Field Season with Brighton Clean-Up!

MUCC’s On the Water program’s 2021 field season is underway. This past Saturday, MUCC partnered with National Wildlife Federation’s Artemis program to remove trash from two identified Adopt-A-Forest sites within the Brighton Recreation Area.   The Adopt-A-Forest program’s mission is “to enhance the enjoyment of public forest land by eliminating illegal dumping and to increase awareness…

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NRC Considers Bear Hunting Regulations, Passes Migratory Bird Hunting Rules

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) gathered feedback on 2021 bear hunting regulations and voted on migratory bird hunting rules at their meeting Thursday.  Given the ongoing issues related to COVID-19, the NRC met virtually using an online platform to consider a full agenda.  The proposed rules and regulations are very similar to those in…

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