Wildlife Wednesday: Rivers and Roads

In Michigan, at no point are you more than six miles away from an inland lake or river. That provides a lot of opportunity for anglers and recreational opportunities alike. Some of the more accessible spots become quite popular and are frequently visited. Unfortunately, this becomes obvious as trash tends to accumulate and poses a threat to…

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Reach Outdoors: Which Youth Camp Option is Best for Your Camper?

by Shaun McKeon, MUCC Youth Camp Director Time to start thinking warm thoughts and one way to do that is to take a look at the programs we are offering at camp this summer. This week is the official start of registration season.  Now is the time to start getting your kids signed up to…

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WildLife Wednesday: Vols Build Homes for Rabbits, Then Eat Them

In learning about conservation, perhaps there was no better lesson for the Midland Dow High School Conservation Club than Saturday. Along with other volunteers, first they built homes for rabbits by cutting trees and stacking them into brush piles, and then they ate rabbit sliders. The only thing missing from the day was the rabbit…

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Reach Outdoors: Junior Duck Stamp

by Shaun McKeon, Education Coordinator Even though waterfowl season has ended here in Michigan, There is still a great way to get kids involved and keep them interested this winter.  The Michigan Junior Duck Stamp contest is currently taking place and entries can be submitted until March 15, 2015.  The Junior Duck Stamp Program is…

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Reach Outdoors: Kids Out Trapping!

by Shaun McKeon, MUCC Education Director After reading an article by my Co-worker Tony Hansen in Outdoor Life Magazine, on a trapping program that is taking place in Wisconsin and the fantastic work they are doing with youth (see article here). I decided to highlight the fur harvesting program we run at camp. The furbearer…

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Volunteers Improve Wildlife Habitat at Allegan State Game Area

Twenty-six volunteers joined staff from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division and Michigan United Conservation Clubs to improve wildlife habitat at the Allegan State Game Area on December 13. Many of the volunteers came from Boy Scout Troop 147, who joined hunters and trappers to cut down aging aspen stands so that young…

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