I’m still unpacking from a bowhunting trip out west. One of the items I had packed was my Ruger LCP concealed carry gun. A concealed pistol is always with me as I travel across the state and most of the time when traveling out of state. Unfortunately in the past I’ve really had to pay [...]Locked and Loaded: Traveling Concealed
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The first week of the firearms deer season is in the books. And, if local hunters are any indication, it was not one for the ages. At least not in a positive sense. We should first start with a bit of a disclaimer. Expecting to see the numbers of deer that have been seen over [...]Michigan Deer Hunting Season: What’s Going On?
To quote Da Yoopers, “It’s the second week of deer camp and all the guys are here…” From my blind, I’m only seeing ladies…does that is, and only out of range or after shooting hours. Sigh. Here’s more reports from the field, direct from DNR biologists at check stations around the state (check out the [...]Reports from the Field
Every now and then a cool piece of news comes across our desk that we just have to share! This is one of those stories… The National Archery in the Schools Program is designed to introduce target archery in 4th thru 12th grade physical education classes during the school day. To date, nearly 500 Michigan [...]Michigan Student Wins Top Honors at World Archery Competition
DNR Director Rodney Stokes announced at the November Natural Resources Commission meeting the establishment of two new divisions. Effective January 8, 2012 the Forest Management Division (FMD) will no longer exist, and two new divisions – the Forest Resources Division and Office of Land Administration – will more effectively address the changing forestry needs in [...]Director Stokes Announces DNR Organizational Changes
One of the hallmark issues for Michigan United Conservation Clubs has been and continues to be access to our public lands for the purposes of recreational hunting, fishing, trapping, and shooting. Michigan’s own Congressman Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-1) has taken this concept and, together with the support of his colleagues in Congress and national sportsman’s [...]Sportsmen’s federal land access bill on its way to House floor
Sometimes, sportsmen get the reputation as being an apathetic bunch. Like the lazy old watch dog that sits faithfully by the master’s side, but too indifferent to make much of a racket. Not this time. Sportsmen and women across Michigan made hundreds of calls last week to members of the House Committee on Natural Resources, [...]Sportsmen Step Up Big on HB 4684
Given that most of you are already at or en route to deer camp, my office is pretty quiet today. I got a call from our buddy Mike Avery at Mike Avery’s Outdoor Magazine, with a question about the economic impact of deer hunting. Since I was just rifling through the DNR’s 2010 Deer Management [...]Bucks Bring in Big Bucks
As we reported last month, the NRC was considering an order to reinstate baiting in Presque Isle County and southern Iosco County in Deer Management Unit (DMU) 487. Baiting will continue to be banned in the northern tier of townships in Iosco County (Oscoda, Plainfield, Wilber, AuSable, Baldwin) and Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Oscoda Counties [...]Baiting Ban Removed in 2 Areas of Northeast MI
On November 15, Michigan will once again celebrate one of the nation’s greatest outdoors traditions when the firearms deer season begins. More than 700,000 Michigan residents are expected to participate in the fall deer hunting seasons, ranking Michigan well within the Top 3 nationally for licensed deer hunters. But there is much more to the [...]MUCC Hosts Media Event on Deer Hunting Season
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