Public Educational Meetings for Proposed Expansion of Antler Restrictions to 12 Northwest Michigan Counties Public informational meetings will be presented beginning tonight and throughout the spring/summer by the Northwest Michigan Quality Deer Management Association (NW MI QDMA), regarding the proposed expansion of the DMU 045 Leelanau County Antler Point Restriction(3pt restriction per one side, 4pt [...]Weigh in on Deer Proposal for Northwest MI
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Well, monday morning started out with a bang but it was a long time coming. As I mentioned in a previous blog, two years ago I started getting pictures of three smokey grey turkeys on my trailcams while scouting for deer. We see a few around our area but I’ve never spotted a gobbler. Sure [...]Shades of Success
Lake Hudson Pheasant Cooperative’s 1st Annual Meeting was a Success! Lenawee County – On Saturday, April 21, 2012 the Lake Hudson Pheasant Cooperative (LHPC) hosted its 1st Annual meeting for members, curious neighbors and partners (Lenawee Conservation District, Lenawee and Monroe Pheasants Forever Chapters, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Michigan DNR) at Margarita’s Restaurant in [...]Pheasant Restoration Initiative is Underway in Southeast Michigan
I really want to be a Ted Nugent fan. But he certainly makes it difficult sometimes. For those who may not know of the Motor City Madman (and I’m not sure how you couldn’t), Ted Nugent is a Michigan native, 1970s rock icon and one of the most recognizable and outspoken proponents of hunting and [...]Ted Nugent: Hero or Heel?
Michigan Outofdoors.com has learned that the U.S. Senate and House recently introduced new bills aimed at combating the spread of Asian carp in to the Great Lakes. The legislation directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete within 18 months its study on how to separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi watersheds to block [...]Stop Asian Carp Act Re-introduced in Congress
We talk a lot about the value that sportsmen and women bring to conservation in this state, as well as around the country. We are the foremost supporters of fish and wildlife conservation, both in money and time. Michigan State University’s Rifle Club recently made news in the shooting sports world by bringing home titles [...]Demmer Center Passing on Shooting Sports Traditions
The Michigan OutofDoors team and MUCC applaud the passage of the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 (H.R.4089) yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill, which passed with bipartisan support (274-146), will protect the traditional right of American sportsmen and women to fish and hunt from bureaucratic restrictions and limitations. It will remove government [...]Protecting the Rights of American Sportsmen and Women
The managed stocking of Chinook salmon into Lake Michigan began in 1967 and proved to be a successful program spearheaded by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. From the advent of the program until the late 1980s, there was a direct relationship between Chinook stocking and harvest numbers; the more salmon the DNR put in, [...]The Future of Salmon Stocking in Lake Michigan
Muskellunge (muskie) populations are widely distributed across Michigan, but they are somewhat limited as they occur in only 116 waters. Although they can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions from warm to cool water, they typically enjoy only modest spawning success and are highly vulnerable to exploitation and habitat deterioration. Given some of their [...]Public Input Needed on Michigan’s Muskie Regulations
You can thank the MUCC Affiliate Club, The Bowfishing Association of Michigan (BAM), for proactively working with the DNR, MUCC, and the Warmwater Resources Steering Committee to help simplify and clarify the new bowfishing regulations found in the new 2012 Michigan Fishing Guide. While bowfishing is not a new sport, its growing prominence here in [...]New Bowfishing Regs Take Effect Thanks to MUCC Club
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