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Classroom to Crosshairs: Michigan Seeks to Include Hunter Safety in Education Curriculum

Why It Matters: With hunter participation rates declining across the country, the Michigan Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus enters 2024 with a partial fix on the docket: requiring that a model hunter safety course be created for schools to offer as an elective. Exposing students to firearm safety and hunting practices aims to recruit more young hunters …

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Michigan Legislature Passes Commercial Guiding Package After Nearly Decade-Long Effort

Why It Matters: Hunting and fishing are societal pillars in Michigan that have significant economic impacts. This legislative package serves to increase consumer confidence when contracting a hunting or fishing guide to pursue the State’s storied fish and wildlife species, while simultaneously increasing revenue and reporting data for the state’s fish and wildlife agency. Highlights: …

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Michigan Legislature Returns to Session with Sporting Bills on the Docket

Why It Matters: Early September often marks the return of year-round legislatures to their respective state capitols, and Lansing is no exception. Upon their return, Michigan legislators will be greeted with a handful of sporting bills – some that advance the interests of sportsmen and women, and some that do not. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation …

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Michigan Set for Another Run at Commercial Guiding Legislation

Why It Matters: Oftentimes, achieving desired legislative outcomes requires dedicated persistence. This is especially true for a Michigan initiative that would create a licensing and reporting framework for commercial hunting and fishing guides in the state, which has been introduced in the legislature multiple times over the last few years. Highlights: A package of three …

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CSF Organizes Sign-On Letter with Partners to Oppose Harmful Michigan Legislation

Why It Matters: State fish and wildlife management agencies, who are responsible for making science-based decisions affecting fish and game populations, must have the authority to take necessary action to ensure the long-term viability of those populations. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation works closely with partners to oppose bills that create unnecessary obstacles and threaten the …

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Michigan Bill Would Ensure That State’s Natural Resource Commissioners Are Proven Sportsmen and Women

Why It Matters: Conservation efforts are threatened when anti-hunters hold seats on game commissions, and it is important that qualification requirements for such commissioners bar these anti-hunters from receiving an opportunity to undermine our time-honored outdoor traditions. Experienced hunters and anglers, or those who at the very least recognize and appreciate the important role of …

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Michigan Legislature Returns to Capitol with Hunting and Fishing Guide Bills Still Waiting for Floor Vote

Why It Matters: Presently, Michigan does not have a well-regulated system for controlling its commercial hunting and sport fishing guide industry. A package of bills that would remedy this problem by providing important requirements for guides while simultaneously providing funding to the state natural resource agency is still waiting to be brought to the House …

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