December NRC Recap

A new Michigan wolf management plan was signed by DNR Director Dan Eichinger at December’s NRC meeting. The plan, presented to the commission at the November NRC meeting, provides a non-operational management plan for gray wolves in Michigan. The plan states that detailed operational tools and methods of management will be specified through traditional regulatory…

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December NRC Preview

The updated wolf plan is expected to be signed at next week’s Natural Resources Commission meeting.  The plan, presented to the commission at the November NRC meeting, provides a non-operational management plan for gray wolves in Michigan. Director Dan Eichinger is expected to sign the plan. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Executive Director Amy Trotter…

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November NRC Preview

Wolves and Proposal G both will be discussed during the November Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 10 at Lansing Community College West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing, Michigan 48917. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Executive Director Amy Trotter and Executive Board President Tim Muir will…

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October NRC Recap

Commissioners voted to redefine what constitutes an artificial fly in Michigan at the October Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting. Fisheries Order 200.23, which defines what an artificial fly is, passed unanimously after one minor amendment submitted by Commissioner Cozad. Fisheries Orders 254.23 was also passed at the October meeting.  Fisheries Order 206.23 was tabled again…

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October NRC Preview: Turkeys and Wolves Highlight a UP NRC Meeting

The October Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting will be include turkey regulations and a timeline on the wolf management plan. The meeting will be held at Northern Michigan University, located at NC Peninsula II, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue Marquette on October 13, 2022 at 9 a.m. Coffee with commissioners will precede committee meetings at 8…

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MUCC Submits Comments on 2022 Draft Wolf Management Plan, Public Comments Due by August 4th

On Tuesday, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) submitted to the Department of Natural Resources comments on the 2022 Draft Michigan Wolf Management Plan.  MUCC, representing its 40,000 members and 200 member clubs, submitted to DNR Director Dan Eichinger a series of recommendations to improve the plan for Michigan’s hunters, trappers, and conservationists. The full letter…

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Resolution calling for wolf hunt passes House committee, highlights partisanship

Emotional rhetoric and misinformation from anti-hunters didn’t deter committee members from voting through a resolution Thursday calling for a 2022 wolf hunting and trapping season in Michigan. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) Executive Director Amy Trotter was invited by House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee Chair Gary Howell (R-North Branch) to give a short…

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Wolf council meets to discuss habitat, enforcement

The Wolf Management Advisory Council (WMAC) met December 7 to discuss habitat and enforcement efforts needed to sustain a robust wolf population. New business included a review of sections 6.3 and 6.5 from the 2015 Wolf Management Plan. Old business included voting on recommendations to section 6.2 of the 2015 plan. Council members first heard…

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December WMAC: DNR Law Enforcement Division expected to present

The Wolf Management Advisory Council (WMAC) will convene in St. Ignace Tuesday for its December meeting. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Division (LED) is expected to present on the division’s accomplishments from the last wolf management plan, and council members suggested presentation items such as whether LED believes the current fines and penalties…

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