Tonight is my Christmas Eve, the evening before the southern zone waterfowl opener. Tomorrow is one of my favorite and most anticipated days of the year.  Although I have already hunted several times during early goose/teal and snuck up north for a day in the middle zone, the south zone is where I spend the…

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Written by HuronPines AmeriCorps Member Joe Dewan   I was interested in doing a term of AmeriCorps service because I wanted to gain experience doing hands-on conservation work. So far I have very much enjoyed my time with MUCC as I have received many opportunities to interact with conservation professionals and learn from them. On…

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On the last Saturday in July, I spent my day in the northeast tip of Michigan’s thumb.   On the 27th, my co-pilot and I made the six hour round trip journey to showcase MUCC’s education programs in what has become an annual event.  We made the trip to the Grindstone-Port Hope Sportsman’s club third annual…

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On the last Friday in September, MUCC was invited by For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum to attend their Bio-Blitz event.  This event was a field trip day for schools in Genesee County to join scientists and learn about nature through hands-on activities. In attendance were several elementary schools as well as student groups of homeschool…

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One of the goals of MUCC is to protect the heritage of Michigan sportsmen and women in our state.  The best way to protect our hunting, fishing and trapping heritage is to pass it on.  The youth are our future and there are many demands pulling them in directions that are far away from the…

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This week the Education Department has shifted gears out of the field and woods and into the lakes and streams that the Great Lakes state is known for. It has been a week of water festivals to remind people about how precious the resource we have is and educate them about what makes Michigan so…

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Over the last several months, there has been a great way to get kids involved in the heritage of waterfowling and keep them interested during the non-hunting season.  Both the Federal and Michigan Junior Duck Stamp contests just finished accepting applications for the year. The contests run annually and entries must be submitted by March…

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With the main portion of Michigan’s waterfowl season behind us, I thought I would share a bit of my experience this year. I seem to spend a great deal of my personal time taking new people out into the field with me. As this is only my 4th season as an avid waterfowler and I…

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On Tuesday, Tyler and I had a chance to get out of the office and get into a classroom.  We ditched our work desks for some classroom tables. We headed to Fairview Elementary School in Lansing to conduct a presentation for about 65 students.  The students were two classes of second graders and one class…

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