Those of you of who are regular listeners to Mike Avery’s Outdoor Magazine Radio probably already know that he is a fan of Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the changes the organization has undergone over the past couple of years. You’ve also probably heard me on talking about things happening at MUCC and in the [...]MUCC and Mike Avery: A New Team in 2012
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Sure, we’re all familiar with what to keep an eye out for in deer when it comes to bovine tuberculosis or chronic wasting disease, but what about the less “popular” epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) that was responsible for the death of an estimated 1,025 deer in 2010 in southwestern Michigan? Because of its very high [...]EHD in Deer: A Michigan Trend?
Michigan United Conservation Clubs today applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to remove wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list. They also confirmed that, based on sound-scientific evidence, there is only one species of wolf, Canis lupus, in the region. The federal delisting rule removing wolves from [...]Conservation Win: Federal Decision to Delist Wolves Moves Forward
All summer long the question from my 7yr old son Drake was, “can I hunt this year?” I had taken him out of school to testify on the Hunter Heritage bill before the House committee. We went up to the hearing and sat before the committee and made our case for allowing younger hunters afield. [...]Youth Hunting Excitement
Michigan sportsmen and women delivered another victory for conservation this past week by taking action to delay a vote on Senate Bill 248 in the House Natural Resources Committee that would have capped the amount of public land available in the state of Michigan. Your hundreds of calls and e-mails to members of the committee [...]Legislature Hearing the Conservation Community’s Voice in Lansing
A workgroup comprised of an MUCC representative—Youth Camp Director Liz Roxberry; other conservation groups; and youth hunters presented recommendations for regulations for mentored youth hunting in Michigan to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at their December meeting. As a refresher, legislation was signed by Governor Snyder this summer to eliminate the minimum hunting age in [...]Recommendations for Mentored Youth Hunting Program Presented at NRC
It’s getting late and the season but things are starting to come back around. Starting out in October, I had stands set up for early season movement which is typically food to bed in the morning and bed to food in the evening. Towards the middle to end of October, stand locations were tweaked, changed [...]We’re Back
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the latest OD episode here on MichiganOutofDoors.com, it’s worth taking a look at. It is the very first report on preliminary kill numbers for the 2011 gun season out of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Brent Rudolph, the DNR’s deer specialist, pretty much mirrored what [...]Did Weather Help or Hurt Deer Kill?
The topic of the week here at MUCC has been the 2011 deer season, and rightly so. What were the reports from the field? What is the DNR saying? What are the initial counts? Was it bad for some? Good for others? What do we need to do to produce quality deer hunt experiences? These [...]Deer say: Action needed on “Land Cap” bill!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 1, 2011 LANSING, MI — As the Asian carp swims ever closer to Lake Michigan and its tributaries, it’s easy to overlook the host of other invasive species currently impacting our waters and fishing opportunities. Head up to Burt and Mullett Lakes and drift a perch rig along and see how [...]Protections Against Invasive Carp Still in Place; MUCC Applauds Veto of HB 4326
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