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Enjoy Free Fishing Weekend!

Enjoy Free Fishing Weekend!

Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan’s premier outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!

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Hunter Safety Courses Up and Running

Hunter Safety Courses Up and Running

Hunting is a time-honored tradition here in Michigan. With over eight massively popular seasons, the Great Lake State is a premier hunting ground. Safety is a responsibility of every Hunter. That is why the Michigan DNR offers a number of safety classes related to...

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Michigan Fishing Tournaments

Michigan Fishing Tournaments

With spring finally arriving in the great state of Michigan, it is time to welcome a series of exciting fishing events. Across the state, the Michigan DNR will be facilitating public fishing tournaments. Each tournament is unique in its location, availability and...

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The History—and Future—of Trophy Hunting in North America

The History—and Future—of Trophy Hunting in North America

Just over a century ago, hundreds of record racks and skulls were being amassed in New York City for the National Collection of Heads and Horns. Inscribed above the front entrance was this dedication: In memory of the vanishing big game of the world. At the time, President Theodore Roosevelt, famed naturalist George Bird Grinnell, and other conservation leaders did what seemed illogical in the face of massive big-game species extinction across the continent: They encouraged people to shoot trophy animals.

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Hunting and fishing numbers remain high in Michigan for 2021

Hunting and fishing numbers remain high in Michigan for 2021

Following last year’s surge in Michigan hunting and fishing license sales, officials with the Michigan Wildlife Council say 2021 trends show interest in the time-honored outdoor activities remains high. They also say that means good news for jobs, the economy, and managing the state’s wildlife and other natural resources.

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DNR releases 2021 deer hunting preview

DNR releases 2021 deer hunting preview

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released its annual deer hunting preview just ahead of the deer hunting seasons, which begin Sept. 11. Overall, conditions are looking excellent for the upcoming seasons, and deer hunters can expect hunting to be as...

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Deer hunt access permit application period ends Aug. 15

Deer hunt access permit application period ends Aug. 15

Will you need to apply for a deer hunting access permit this year? If you hunt in the Lower Peninsula To hunt antlerless deer in the Lower Peninsula, all you will need is a universal antlerless license. Universal antlerless deer licenses are available for purchase...

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OH MY! HOW MICHIGAN SAVED WILDLIFE FROM EXTINCTION

OH MY! HOW MICHIGAN SAVED WILDLIFE FROM EXTINCTION

Posted by The Michigan Wildlife Council Behind every success is a lot of hard work. For more than a century, Michigan has worked to conserve and protect the state’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Some of the top initiatives have been improving habitats,...

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WMBH extends $5,000 sponsorship to Hunt2Heal

WMBH extends $5,000 sponsorship to Hunt2Heal

One of the West Michigan Bowhunters founding principles is commitment to protecting hunters’ rights and promoting wildlife conservation efforts. We promote good fellowship among all who love the outdoors and hunting while sharing hunting experiences and information...

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Member Bonus

All members of the West MI Bowhunters – SCI Chapter receive a free membership to the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) as part of their annual dues. MUCC is the largest and strongest lobbying group in Michigan for outdoor enthusiasts. MUCC represents over 250 affiliate clubs and more than 40,000 sportsmen and women.

West MI Bowhunters will submit your information to MUCC for membership. Once enrolled with MUCC, you will receive regular monthly ‘Conservation Insider’ updates via email. You will also be able to log onto the MUCC website, set up a personal account, and access digital copies of its quarterly Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine.

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