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Monday, August 25, 2014

Call to Action: Protect Hunting and Conservation in Michigan

(Note: The Michigan House voted 65-43 in favor of the act on August 27. The measure becomes law 90 days after the session ends, which rules out a wolf hunt until 2015 at the earliest.)

RMEF Members:

The Michigan Senate voted two weeks ago in favor of the Scientific Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act to retain the state’s power to allow wolf hunts. Now a vote could come as soon as Wednesday (8/27) in the Michigan House. If passed, the measure becomes law and overrides two referendums on the November ballot backed by anti-hunting groups that would overturn the hunt. 

The Act ensures that decisions affecting the taking of fish and game are made using principles of sound scientific fish and wildlife management. It provides for free hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for active members of the military. It also provides appropriations for fisheries management activities within Michigan necessary for rapid response, prevention, control and/or elimination of aquatic invasive species, including Asian carp.

The Humane Society of the United States reportedly spent nearly $1.1 million in efforts seeking to ban science-based wolf hunting as a management tool. 

Call your state representative to urge them to vote in favor of this Act. Go HERE to find your Michigan House member.

RMEF previously worked closely with our hunter-conservationist partners in Michigan via the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management to obtain more than 374,000 signatures in support of conservation, management and hunting. 

Thank you for supporting this worthy effort.

David Allen
RMEF President/CEO

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