Conservation Insider: Michigan Wolf Hunt Approved (again) 7-19-2013

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Wolf Designated a Game Species; Hunting Season Established (Again!)

800px-Canis_lupus_standing_in_snowAnother victory against the anti’s! Last week, the NRC renewed their commitment to wolf management by adopting an order to designate wolves as a game species and set the regulations for the 2013 hunting season.READ MUCC’s STATEMENT


Anti’s Collecting Signatures; Misleading People (Again!)

grey_wolf1 (2) 2During their first referendum this year, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected misled people asked to sign their anti-hunting petition by telling them things that weren’t true about the upcoming wolf season. This time around, they’re misleading people right on the anti-hunting petition itself.DECLINE TO SIGN AND LEARN MORE


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Law Revisions Improve Tax Breaks for Forest Management

PH.130606.ForestlandManagement-10Last month, Governor Snyder signed into law revisions to the Qualified Forest Program (QFP) which address issues seen as barriers to good forest management and come after nearly 5 years of discussions among forestry, conservation, and agricultural groups and legislators.GET THE PROGRAM DETAILS


Rep. Bruce Rendon to Host Town Hall Discussing Trust Fund

RendonState Representative Bruce Rendon (R – Lake City) will host a town hall meeting to discuss the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and other natural resources issues on July 22nd. The meeting will start at 5:30 in Roscommon (see link for more information).ATTEND & SHARE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE TRUST FUND


Using Ground Blinds on Michigan’s Public Hunting Lands

Ground Blind-2006-dawley-charlesGround blinds for deer hunting purposes cannot be placed on public land prior to November 5 of each year, yet tree stands, can be placed on public lands as early as September 1. In order to ensure more consistent dates and opportunities in the placement of ground blinds for deer hunting purposes on public lands, MUCC has advocated for a change to these rules, which are up for possible NRC action on  August 8.IS IT ENOUGH?


Boardman River Dam-Removal Project Moving Forward

DNR-BoardmanLike many rivers across Michigan, the Boardman River has been dammed at a number of places over the years. The DNR has been working with other entities to remove or modify those dams to restore the Boardman, which flows through Grand Traverse and Kalkaska counties, to a more natural state.PROGRESS REPORT


Deer Hunting: Antler Point Restrictions Proposed for the Rest of Lower Michigan

Whitetail-Shed-Antlers-300x224The Northwest Lower Michigan proposal was just approved by the NRC in June, and now a group called the Lower Peninsula Deer Management Initiative (LPDMI) is proposing to expand APRs throughout the entire Lower Peninsula not already under a restriction. When these proposals come up, we share the information with our members and allow them to engage in the process in what ever way they wish. LEARN MORE AND ATTEND A MEETING, 7/18 or 7/23


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