The coalition supporting the Scientific Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act will be holding launch events over the next few weeks. In addition to events in the Upper Peninsula and Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw Counties, additional launch events will be added across the state where people can learn about the citizen initiative and take home petitions to circulate. MUCC is part of the coalition, called Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management, that is supporting the Scientific Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act.

Next week’s list of events includes:

Chelsea Rod & Gun Club: Mon, Dec. 9, 2013
North Macomb Sportsmen’s Club: Wed, Dec. 11, 2013
Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club: Thur, Dec. 12, 2013
Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club: Sat, Dec. 14, 2013
Escanaba County Fairgrounds: Sat, Dec. 14, 2013

The citizen initiative, called the Scientific Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act, protects the bipartisan Natural Resources Commission’s ability to name game species and issue fisheries orders using sound science, provides free licenses for active military members, and appropriates funding for rapid response to control aquatic invasive species like Asian carp. As a citizen-initiated law, we need to collect signatures to place the law before the Legislature and convince them that the people of Michigan support it. Anti-hunters led by the Humane Society of the United States are collecting signatures to attack hunting, fishing and trapping rights; we’re collecting signatures to protect them!

Logo courtesy Michigan United Conservation Clubs

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