MUCC’s 2016 Annual Convention Recap

Michigan United Conservation Clubs had its most important event of the year this past weekend in Big Rapids: our Annual Convention, where delegates representing our 50,000-plus members and 250-plus affiliated local sportsmen’s clubs vote on what hunting, fishing, trapping and conservation policies we will pursue, honor dedicated conservationists, elect officers and even improve local wildlife habitat.

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New conservation policies adopted by MUCC’s membership (and their sponsors) this weekend include:

  • Support for the use of centerfire rifles at night for coyote hunting. (Chris Kettler and Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association)
  • Banning the use of large quantities of chocolate in bear bait. (Michigan Hunting Dog Federation and Michigan Bear Hunters Association)
  • Educate bear hunters about the danger of using chocolate in bear bait. (Richard P. Smith)
  • Base chumming regulations on the best available science. (Adam Trenz, Metro-West Steelheaders)
  • Creation of a statewide urban deer management plan emphasizing bowhunting and venison donation. (Tomahawk Archers)
  • Define and regulate “airbows” as pneumatic firearms, not archery equipment. (Michigan Bow Hunters)
  • Reverse MUCC’s prior opposition to the use of crossbows during the archery deer season. (Elden Montross, Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club)
  • Support for bass tournaments. (Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation)
  • Encourage the DNR to use adaptive management for bass. (Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation)
  • Increase waterfowl hunting opportunities in county parks and extend liability protection to local government units which allow hunting on their properties. (Macatawa Bay Waterfowl Association and Jack Van Rhee)
  • Create a Federal Fish and Wildlife Disease Trust Fund. (MUCC Wildlife Committee)
  • Reduce the use of chemicals in native aquatic vegetation management, which provides fish habitat. (Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation)
  • Move the start date of the early turkey season in southern Michigan up from a Monday to the prior Saturday. (Millard H. Holton)
  • Allow rough fish harvested during bowfishing tournaments to be donated to rendering facilities. (Rob Miller, Bowfishing Association of Michigan)
  • Encourage the DNR to recognize Michigan’s diverse landscape in management decisions. (Tom Heritier, Saginaw Field & Stream Conservation Association)
  • Increase penalties for hunter harassment. (Jim Pryce)
  • Allow purple paint to be used in place of “No Trespassing” signs. (Jim Pryce)
  • Support the designation of the monarch butterfly as the official state insect. (Tomahawk Archers)
  • Support the designation of a 1.8-mile stretch of county road in a Grouse Enhanced Management System in Marquette County, currently open for ORV use, as a multi-use ORV route to allow funding allocation for signage. (Tim Kobasic, Hiawathaland Trail Association)
  • Confirm an earlier emergency resolution to encourage moose culling at Isle Royale National Park. (MUCC Wildlife Committee) Read more

Why Do You Need an AR-15?

GW:  This bogus question reminds me of a time in the 1980s when Michiganders had to answer this question posed by gun boards making decisions relative to requests to carry concealed pistols.  We had to prove need.  Just being prepared to defend yourself was not a good-enough answer.  If you didn’t know “someone”  (in power), you didn’t get a permit to carry.  Period.  Now that all states are “shall issue”- based on the clear intent of the Second Amendment – we no longer have to explain why we want “insurance”.  But the power mongers are still out there and always will be.

Watch this video from a Navy Seal and see what points he makes in answer to the lameness of the left.

Sightmark Wolfhound 3×24 and 6×44 Sights

Wolfhound magnified sights are available in 3×24 and 6×44 with HS and AAC reticle options!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark® is proud to present its line of Wolfhound Prismatic Sights. Built aggressively, with speed and agility in mind, Wolfhound sights rise to the top of the prismatic optics food chain to reign as the industry’s top predator.Wolfhound magnified sights are available in 3×24 for close-range hunting and operations while the 6×44 leads the pack for long-range objectives. Both models are offered with 7.5 MOA horseshoe (HS) duplex reticles, with .5 MOA center points, designed for both 55 gr. And 52 gr. Loads, while the 3×24 also is available with a HS-AAC, perfectly suited for .300 Blackout in either 125 gr. or 220 gr. supersonic and subsonic loads. The Wolfhound 6×44 is also available to take down long distance prey with a long-range duplex (LRD) reticle calibrated for standard .308 M118LR 175 gr. ammunition. All reticle options include 5-position red and green illumination, 100-yard parallax settings, and ultra-fine .5 MOA subtension lines for improved target acquisition. Read more

Pulsar DN55 Night Vision

Pulsar DN55 Night Vision: YOUR scope just joined the night shift! Digital Night Vision pulls double-duty as a monocular and scope attachment!


(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Pulsar, producer of the world’s first digital night vision riflescope, is proud to introduce twilight operators and adventure seekers to the DN55 Forward Digital Night Vision Monocular and Riflescope Attachment. This digital forward attachment (DFA) night vision optic pulls double duty as a 10x monocular and front riflescope attachment employing your own reticle and magnification via an adapter (sold separately).True to Pulsar’s zero-tolerance quality standard, the DN55 Digital Night Vision Optic boasts a glass-nylon composite body, fully coated premium lenses, IPX3 water resistance, an OLED display with ultra-fine VGA 640×480 quality and 500×582 camera resolution, a robust detection range of 400 meters and ultra-easy user interface. The DN55 even includes a video jack so you can capture the action for memories… or evidence.

The Pulsar DN55 also features a wealth of optical, lighting and adjustability features. Precise, responsive, electronic .1 mil windage and elevation adjustments provide superb tracking to get you on target quicker and keep you there. From pitch black interiors to full moon in the field, the DN55’s modular 915 nm laser infrared (IR) illuminator lights up the night with 3-step power control. Read more

Daniel Defense Releases .308 Hunting Rifle


Black Creek, GA –– Daniel Defense, engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, has released a new .308 rifle designed specifically for North American hunters. The Daniel Defense Ambush .308 in Kryptek Highlander is an accurate, hard-hitting platform engineered from the ground up to take down any North American big-game animal. And it’s quickly setting a new benchmark for what a hunting rifle should be.At the rifle’s core is a free-floating, 18″ Cold Hammer Forged barrel, which comes standard with Daniel Defense’s Superior Suppression Device Extended, for reduced muzzle-flash. This high-quality barrel connects directly to the upper receiver and free-floating KeyMod handguard with a robust 4-Bolt Connection System with patent pending barrel extension, resulting in increased stability, better accuracy, and reduced weight. The Ambush .308 is fed via an optimized bolt carrier group featuring a redesigned geometry and a new extremely slick, low-friction coating that ensure smooth, reliable feeding under most any circumstances.

Ambidextrous controls make operating the rifle—including dropping the magazine, releasing the bolt, and switching the safety selector—intuitive and comfortable for right- and left-handed shooters. The charging handle is also ambidextrous, as well as user-configurable, and can be set up on either side with a larger or smaller handle in order to accommodate magnified optics or iron sights for a snag-free setup. Finally, to help hunters deliver on-target shots to bring down their prey, the Ambush .308 has a crisp 2-Stage Geissele Super Semi-Automatic (SSA®) Trigger that provides a smooth, precise trigger pull every time. Read more

Firefield’s Prismatic 3×30 Combat Sight

Friday, June 24, 2016
Firefield’s latest Prismatic 3×30 Combat Sight Series is Battle Ready!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Firefield proudly introduces the Prismatic 3×30 Combat Sight! This ruggedly reliable mission-oriented sight gets you in the action faster with the kind of precision and hardcore grit you can depend on when the world around you turns on its axis. Whether you are a boot-on-the-ground operator, starting another stage at your favorite 3-gun match or just out to put a little meat in the freezer, this 3×30 magnified sight is ready for action.

Firefield’s laser-focused attention on what hard-charging warriors need out of a rough-and-tumble, close- to mid-range prismatic optic has resulted in the kind of battle-ready optics you can stake your mission upon. The 3×30 Combat Prism Sight’s shortlist of hardcore protective features includes a rubber-armored 6061 aluminum tube, flawless operation at temperatures ranging from from 0°F up to 120°F and hermetically sealed, IPX6 waterproof, shock proof and fog proof reliability. The Firefield Prismatic 3×30 Combat Sight is also available with a 1.5x extender to take your magnifying capability up to 4.5x. Read more

Browning Introduces BXR Ammunition for Deer Hunting


Browning Ammunition introduces the BXR Rapid Expansion Matrix Tip™ for deer hunting, providing millions of hunters with “The Best There Is™.”

The BXR Rapid Expansion Matrix Tip is designed specifically for use on whitetail, blacktail, mule deer and antelope. The proprietary matrix tip design allows for high downrange velocity and energy retention while also initiating rapid positive expansion. The jacket and tip combination yields precision accuracy, rapid energy transfer and generates massive knockdown power. Read more

The Deer Steward’s Guide to Herbicide Terms

This from QDMA

The Deer Steward’s Guide to Herbicide TermsHerbicides can play a key role in your deer habitat management strategy. Their use can assist with creating and maintaining viable food plots, help control non-native, invasive species, and even control less-desirable brush and trees in your woodlands. But using herbicides can be intimidating. There are hundreds if not thousands of formulations on the market, and each has its own unique requirements for safe and effective use. Despite such a wide variety of herbicide options, deciding which one best suits your needs doesn’t have to be complicated. With an understanding of some of the most common terms used to describe and classify herbicides, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices and pick a herbicide that meets your habitat project’s needs and requirements. Let’s take a look at some of those key terms.

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Theodore Roosevelt’s Immigration Perspective

GW:  We’ve certainly gone astray.

Roosevelt 1907

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Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

GW:  And, today we hear from our tyrant in chief and dang good news, as far as I’m concerned: President Obama on Thursday bellyached about a Supreme Court deadlock (his puppets against Constitutionalists) that effectively killed his landmark illegal executive actions on immigration.

In a statement from the White House, he whined about his sweeping actions as necessary to help “fix” the country’s immigration system in the face of congressional inaction.

 

“The fact the Supreme Court wasn’t able to issue a decision today doesn’t just set the system back even further, it takes us further from the country that we aspire to be,” he said.  Just wondering who the heck are the “we” he references.  Sure isn’t anyone I know.

 

Obama sought to act unilaterally and tyrannically to protect millions of illegal aliens and permanent-resident children from deportation and expand a similar program that applied to young illegal immigrants.

 

However, the U.S. Supreme Court tied 4-4, leaving a lower court ruling stand that blocked the programs from taking effect.  Obama just seems a few puppets short, now doesn’t he?

 

Obama complained that deadlock is “heartbreaking” and “frustrating” for the more than 4 million illegals that he let in and who could have benefitted from the program.

 

And, just how does all this benefit our low-skilled workforce and the common-man taxpayer?  I must have missed that part in his comments.

CCRKBA: Dems No Longer Represent Ideals of A Free Society

BELLEVUE, WA – While Capitol Hill Democrats staged a symbolic “sit-in” today in the House chambers to demand action on new gun restrictions, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said these lawmakers clearly define by their actions how far the party has strayed from the ideals of liberty their predecessors stood for.

“Democrats in the 1960s used sit-ins to expand Constitutional rights,” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb recalled. “But today, they are using a sit-in to restrict those same civil rights.”

While Democrats professed to be interested in curbing gun-related violence, he said, their true motives are aimed more at eroding not only firearms rights, but the right of due process. Clearly, Gottlieb asserted, the sit-in is a carefully-choreographed attempt to fool the public into believing that it is right to pass legislation to strip someone of their rights without any criminal charge, much less a conviction, by placing them on a secret “watch list” without benefit of due process. Read more

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