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November 1, 2012
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The Source For Michigan Conservation News

2012 MUCC Election Insider

Stay tuned into your email accounts this Monday, the day before Americans take to the polls. MUCC will have everything you need to know about your candidates for State Representative, Michigan Congress and the President of the United States!

Wolf Digest: S.B. 1350, HSUS Lawsuits

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Wolves, a top priority this fall in Michigan, have made headlines yet again. The Humane Society gave notice of its intentions to file a lawsuit against the USFWS in an attempt to halt the process of adding wolves as a game species. While opposition is ramping up, progress is still being made as Senate Bill 1350 was introduced in the Michigan Senate this month, sponsored by Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba).

Read more about the HSUS LAWSUIT and S.B. 1350

EHD Numbers Continue to Rise

deer_carrotEHD has continued its presence in Michigan now rising above 8,500. As hunters gear up, the Department is asking for assistance reporting deer killed by EHD.

Find Out More

MUCC Youth Camp: On the Ropes

Michigan United Conservation Clubs has operated the Michigan OUTofDOORS Youth Camp program for more than 66 years. DSCN3866 (2)

As the program evolves, it continuously looks for new ways to engage an ever changing youth demographic and with the development of the “Climbing for Outdoor Recreation, Education and Stewardship” (C.O.R.E.S) Initiative, MUCC hopes to bridge the growing gap in youth participation in the outdoors.


Public Input for State Forest Plans

RabbitBay_SandstoneLakeshoreCliff_Cohen_339060_7Public input on the recently released Regional State Forest Management Plans is being taken from now until January 2, 2013.

The Depart of Natural resources announced the release of the draft management plans on October 22, covering roughly 14 million acres of forest in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula. The plans were developed by the state and core stakeholders, which included land owners, timber industry representatives and conservation agencies.


Bills Aide Veteran and Disabled Hunters

calendar_october_funds1The Michigan legislature recently enrolled two bills into public acts 339 and 340. Both acts ease restrictions on hunters and anglers with disabilities.


Proposed Category 5 Trout Streams

large_aerial-michiganThe Fisheries Division has proposed an increase of Brook Trout possession limits in select streams across the Upper Peninsula.

The proposal incorporates a new trout stream category. These Type 5 trout streams will allow for the possession of 10 Brook Trout, an increase from the statewide 5, and the minimum size limit will be 7 inches.


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