The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will meet Thursday to make decisions on new rules for the 2021 deer hunting season, including new antlerless deer tags and changes to a slate of regulations impacting the Upper Peninsula (U.P.).  The proposed deer regulations would impact deer hunters statewide and could include the legalization of crossbows during…

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently finalized a rule that would facilitate the lethal take of nearly 120,000 double-crested cormorants annually nationwide.  This rule comes as the latest action in a yearslong process to manage cormorants more comprehensively. While cormorants are a native species, these birds wreak havoc on fisheries populations across the…

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For the last 43 years, MUCC has been in many classrooms throughout Michigan and around the Midwest. Our affiliate clubs and friends sponsor thousands of TRACKS Magazine subscriptions in their communities and now, we are pleased to present it to you delivered to your home.   TRACKS Magazine has long been known by teachers as a…

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The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will meet Thursday to take up a slate of new rules for the 2021 deer hunting season, including revisions to antlerless deer licenses, crossbow use and antler point restrictions (APRs).  Deer regulations are normally brought before the NRC on a three-year cycle, however, they have come up annually for…

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The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) met Thursday to review proposed rules for the 2021 deer hunting season.  These include a removal of the Upper Peninsula’s (U.P.) “Hunter’s Choice” option, the creation of a universal antlerless license and legalizing crossbows during the late U.P. archery season. However, most of the public comment period centered around…

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The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will meet Thursday to review new rules for the 2021 deer hunting season, including a universal antlerless license, removal of the Upper Peninsula’s (U.P.) “Hunter’s Choice” option and the use of crossbows during the late archery season in the U.P. Each of these rules, and others presented in WCO…

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This past Saturday, the MUCC 2020 field season wrapped up with an On the Ground native tree planting near Kalkaska. It was a crisp fall day, and I am thankful that it was dry because it was a very good day to be outside planting trees. This particular project was funded in part by a…

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Regulations surrounding tackle during walleye-spawning season, the collection of reptiles and amphibians and fish possession limits were passed at this month’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The NRC met virtually on Thursday to consider a brief agenda. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted the meeting, and a recording can be viewed on this…

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Public lands, wildlife and freshwater are amenities we often overlook as Michiganders. Access to these vast public lands afford countless recreational opportunities –– whether that is sitting in your stand on a crisp October day waiting for a white-tailed deer to walk by or paddling down your favorite river in July trying to catch a…

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