You didn’t think they’d just go back to D.C., did you? Michigan’s hunters, anglers and trappers won a big battle two weeks ago when Gov. Snyder signed Public Acts 21 and 22 of 2013 (SB 288 and 289), making hunting and fishing a right and allowing the Natural Resources Commission to designate game species using [...]HSUS Threatening More Ballot Referendums
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House Bill 4668, which contains Governor Snyder’s proposed hunting and fishing license fee restructure, passed the House Appropriations Committee today and will move on to the full House of Representatives. The committee approved a substitute for the original bill, introduced by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R – Newago), which made sure that more of the fees [...]Hunting & Fishing License Fee Bill Passes Appropriations Committee
At the May 9 Natural Resources Commission meeting in Roscommon, Wildlife Division researcher Dean Beyer presented the Moose Population Survey results. The current moose range (outside of Isle Royale) has been identified as 1,400 square miles in the Western Upper Peninsula (core range) and 1,200 sq. mi. in the Central Eastern end. The 2013 Moose [...]No Moose Hunt for Michigan Yet
LANSING – Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bills 288 and 289 into law today. The bills allow the Natural Resources Commission to name game species, protect the rights to hunt and fish, and were supported by Michigan’s conservation community. “We thank Governor Snyder for continuing Michigan’s tradition of separating conservation from politics today,” said Erin [...]Governor Snyder Signs SB 288, 289
LANSING – The Michigan House of Representatives passed SB 288 yesterday by a bipartisan vote of 72-38, along with SB 289. The bills allow the Natural Resources Commission to designate game species and issue fisheries orders, provide free licenses for active members of the military, and protect the rights to hunt and fish in state [...]Conservationists Applaud House Passage of SB 288, 289
For the last few weeks, you and your fellow hunters, anglers and trappers have flooded the phone lines and inboxes of your legislators, telling them you want Michigan’s wildlife to be managed using sound science and our rights to be protected by passing Senate Bills 288 and 289. Many of you even asked them in person [...]You Called, They Listened: Legislature Passes SB 288 and 289
At the April meeting of the Wolf Management Advisory Council (WMAC), a group created by Public Act 520 of 2012 (the Wolf Management Law), members were brought together to submit recommendations to the Natural Resources Commission and Michigan Legislature on the management of wolves. Rather than waste our time and breath debating (once again) among [...]Michigan Wolf Hunt Discussed by Hunters, Trappers, and Anti’s
We’re halfway there. Michigan’s outdoors community has stepped up in the past few weeks to support legislation ensuring scientific wildlife management and protecting the rights to hunt, fish and trap. You’ve made phone calls, sent e-mails, gave speeches at club meetings and even traveled to Lansing for Camo at the Capitol to tell your legislators to vote [...]Halfway There: Michigan Senate Passes SB 288 and 289!
The Michigan Wolf Management Advisory Council (WMAC) will meet Wednesday, April 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Little Bear Arena, located at 275 Marquette St. in St. Ignace and Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) will be represented on the Council. The Wolf Management Advisory Council (previously known as the Wolf Forum) was codified [...]Wolf Management Advisory Council to Make Recommendations to NRC
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission and Department of Natural Resources have proposed the framework for a wolf season to allow sportsmen and women to assist with wolf management efforts, particularly in areas with historic conflicts that have not been resolved through other methods. The proposal will be discussed at length at the NRC monthly meeting [...]Wolf Management Proposal Before NRC
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