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October 5, 2012
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The Source For Michigan Conservation News

EHD: Fact and Fiction


Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease.

Also known as EHD.

Also known as “that damn disease.”

If you are a deer hunter living in southern Michigan, this is normally the time of year when the anticipation hits fever pitch. Bow season is just days away. The prime time of the rut and the start of gun season is on the very near horizon.

This year,  however, that anticipation has been of a different variety. Less anticipation than apprehension.

EHD has hit southern Michigan hard and it continues to deal lethal blows.


Shooting Ranges Update

Ortonville_Shooting_Range_boy_shooting_2_380183_7 2The Michigan Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will hear a first round of oral argument in the case of Addison Township v. Barnhart , involving a shooting range and the application of Michigan’s law protecting ranges, the Sport Shooting Ranges Act (SSRA). The case, which was chronicled by MUCC, held that shooting ranges that have “business or commercial purposes” are not allowed protections of the SSRA.


What to do with Oil and Gas Revenue?

large_aerial-michiganWhat To Do With Oil & Gas Revenue?  What should the state of Michigan do with oil and gas royalties it claims from mineral leases? It seems like a conversation we've had before. And we did when the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) was established in 1976.


Lake Michigan Salmon Stocking Strategy

2011-erin-sturgeon 2The Department of Natural Resources announced a final decision on stocking policy in Lake Michigan of Chinook salmon. After a year of public input and meetings, the Lake Michigan Committee chose to impose a reduction of stocking by 50%. The policy, which will be implemented starting in 2013, hopes to maintain a diverse fishery and prevent the collapse of alewife populations.


National Hunting and Fishing Increases

calendar_october_funds12012 has been a landmark year for sportsmen and women. Marking the 75th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Pittman-Robertson funding, 2012 also boasts increased national participation in wildlife-associated recreation.


Hunting Open to the Public at Detroit River Refuge

around mi deer (2) 2Recently, the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge was opened for migratory bird hunting, upland game hunting and big game hunting for the first time since its establishment in 2001.


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