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November 13, 2012
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The Source For Michigan Conservation News
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NRC Implements Emergency Deer Regs

PICT0052 (2)MUCC has been reporting on the 2012 outbreak of EHD in Southern Michigan since it began in July.However, even prior to this MUCC’s Wildlife Committee drafted a resolution requesting that the DNR carefully monitor the impacts of EHD and take action if warranted to minimize the impact of this disease on the deer population in Southern Michigan. Director Creagh signed an emergency order on antlerless permits in response to the spreading EHD virus.

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Brook Trout: Settled for now?

At the November monthly Natural Resources Commission meeting, DNR Director Keith Creagh made important adjustments to his plans for doubling the brook trout bag limit in the Upper Peninsula as outlined in the revised Fisheries Order 200.

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Poaching Bill Passes Out of Committee

 2011-capitol-hill-veronicaA bill based on an MUCC resolution unanimously passed out of the Senate committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism on Thursday, November 8th. The bill, SB 1340, increases the restitution value for poaching trophy whitetail by using the Boone & Crockett scoring system to determine the value.

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DNR to host Facebook Town Hall on Deer

deer_carrotDo you have some questions about deer hunting in Michigan? You can join the DNR on Facebook, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. for “DNR Live: Deer” — a one-hour online video forum designed to answer your questions about the state’s deer population, hunting seasons, and regulations.

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Deer Season Prospect Report

around mi deer (2)Deer season is upon us with opening day this week. As hunters gear up, there has been a lot to talk about this season. Fear not, this update is on a positive note.


The Department of Natural Resources released the 2012 season status and prospect report last week, providing hunters some insight as to what they can expect and where they might be able to catch that big buck this season.


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S.B. 1350 on Wolves Passes Committee

grey_wolf1 (2)The 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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