As a further update to a previous post (“Michigan Firearm Law Changes Update”), here are two more packages of bills dealing with Michigan firearm regulation reforms that may be of interest: SB 760, SB 761, SB 762 This package of bills, sponsored by Sen. Mike Green (R-Mayville), Sen. Mike Kowall (R-White Lake), and Sen. Dave [...]More Firearm Reforms on the Docket
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The Natural Resources Commission is now reviewing two options for the September firearm deer hunting dates, which includes the Early Antlerless Season, Youth Early Antlerless Season, and the traditional Youth Hunt. First, we will remind you what all these special September seasons are: The Early Antlerless Season was established in 2008 as a 5-day hunt [...]September Firearm Deer Hunting Dates in Question
Since earlier this spring, the Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries Division has been requesting public input regarding changes to possession regulations on several key fish species. The DNR has made it easy for public input by utilizing a simple online survey where you can select one of the alternative proposals for each species under [...]Public Comment on Trout, Pike, & Muskie Regs Ends 5/25
You may or may not have noticed, but there has been a flurry of firearm related bills flying around both the House and Senate recently. By and large, these are good bills that are intended to make life easier for citizens legally owning and using firearms in this state, be it for hunting, shooting, or [...]Michigan Firearm Law Reforms Rolling Through Legislature
A group of stakeholders called the “Wolf Forum” met together with the DNR back in June 2011; this group was similar in make up to the original Wolf Roundtable who helped develop recommendations for the 2008 Michigan Wolf Management Plan. At that time, the DNR shared data and information, while committing to bringing us together [...]Wolf Management: What’s Going On (or Not)?
Whether you mount them on your wall or use them for crafting knives, the possession of antlers shed by elk, deer or moose is not explicitly illegal or legal in the state of Michigan at the moment. The NRC will be taking a look at an order this month to clarify this and allow Michiganders [...]The Rules on Shed Hunting
“Dad, was that a turkey?” It seems like forever ago that I started seeing the woods from a different perspective. I had always explored the woods behind our house and scouted and hunted deer with my dad. But I didn’t have the experiences that I have now filed away in memory banks- and admittedly, lost [...]Hunting Heritage
A recent A.P. article reported that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will speed up its timeline of studying Asian Carp prevention in the Great Lakes basin. The Army Corps will release a list of possible solutions sometime next year, as opposed to late 2015 as the Army Corps previously stated it needed to study [...]Army Corps to Speed Up Asian Carp Study
Deer regulations are up for discussion at the Natural Resources Commission this month in Onaway. The NRC will be discussing the status of Deer Management Units (DMU) throughout the state, the regulatory units for issuing antlerless deer licenses on private or public lands. This year, there are 84 DMU openings recommended for public antlerless deer [...]Deer Management Units: Regulations and License Limits Up for Debate
A bill that would cap the amount of public land under the administration of the Department of Natural Resources was up again for discussion in the House Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Michigan outofdoors.com has reported continually on this bill since last spring and has worked to [...]Land Cap Bill Revisited in House
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