Two days ago, the United States Senate passed the Farm Bill with key conservation provisions included. Specifically, the Senate version of the Farm Bill links conservation practices to crop insurance premium subsidies rather than direct payments, as well as a Sodsaver program to conserve native prairies. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking [...]US Senate Passes Farm Bill
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A new gun bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature would apply all current license requirements for acquiring, carrying, possessing or transporting a pistol to all firearms, including restrictions on youth carrying or possessing them outside a target range. House Bill 4774 was introduced by Rep. Jim Townsend (D – Royal Oak) on May 28, 2013. It [...]New Gun Bill Would Harm Youth Hunting
Remember When That Guy Tried to Kick Us Out? On September 29, 2010, Kurt Meister, a southeast Michigan attorney won a case against the USDA Forest Service claiming that his right to enjoy public lands in Michigan were being infringed upon by noisy firearms hunters and folks using snowmobiles on designated trail. His solution? Ban [...]Huron-Manistee National Forest Update: Case Dismissed!
The final state budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 will include Governor Snyder’s proposed hunting, fishing and trapping license fee package. A conference committee resolved the differences between the House of Representatives and Senate versions of the budget last week, including the expected revenue from the license fee changes. The new license fee structure would institute [...]New License Fee Package Included in State Budget
With the 2013 turkey season winding down here in Michigan, some of us were able to notch a tag. But, after the kill, there’s some questions that need to be answered. First of all, how do you want to display your trophy? If you are getting a full body mount, it’s gonna need some special [...]Turkey Tail Mount
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
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
LANSING—Michigan United Conservation Clubs has announced its 2013 Michigan On-the-Ground project schedule. Michigan On-the-Ground is a public-private partnership between Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to increase the state’s volunteer capacity and conservation stewardship ethic through on-the-ground fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects. The first Michigan On-the-Ground project improved rabbit habitat [...]Wildlife Habitat Volunteer Opportunities Available Statewide
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
As the temps continue to rise and the excitement of turkey season starts to fade behind the constant hum of mosquitoes, thoughts are turning to adventures on the water. This is the perfect time of year to pick up the bow, drop the boat in the water and fire up the lights in search some [...]Bowfishing Michigan
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