11-24-08: Upcoming NRC Meeting Agenda, BOW Winter Weekend

Natural Resources Commission to Meet Dec. 4 in Lansing

New regulations for taxidermists and animal rehabilitators brought about by the discovery of chronic wasting disease are on the agenda for the Natural Resources Commission meeting Thursday, Dec. 4, in Lansing. The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in Room 202 of the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., when the NRC Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries discusses new bio-security procedures and license fees for taxidermists and new rules for the possession, transportation and rehabilitation of animals by wildlife rehabilitators. The committee also will receive an update on the inland consent decree, review the 2009 Wildlife and Fisheries issues calendar and receive an update on habitat issues.

At 12:30 p.m., the NRC will continue its discussions of expanding opportunities for crossbow hunting in Room 202.

The NRC Policy Committee on Finance and Administration will meet at 1:30 p.m. in Room 202 to review year-end fund balances, reductions in the Snowmobile Registration Fund, various DNR investments with staff from the Michigan Department of Treasury, and receive an update on the department’s audit.

At 3 p.m. the NRC Committee of the Whole will meet in Room 201. The committee will review Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries’ action items on the agenda, have a special presentation of this year’s Turkey Cooperator Patch Contest winner, and receive an update from the bear management team.

Public comment begins at 4:30 p.m. Persons wishing to provide public comment on any DNR issue to the NRC should contact Teresa Gloden at 517-373-2352 or glodent@michigan.gov by end of day on Wednesday, Nov. 26 or at the meeting site.

Among the action items for the NRC are wildlife conservation orders related to the possession, transportation and rehabilitation of live wild deer, elk and moose; and changes to taxidermy regulations.

Among the items for Director Humphries’ consideration are an order to restrict snowmobiles to designated trails in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park; changes to statewide trout, salmon, whitefish and
lake herring regulations; a fish disease control order; and authorization for several land transactions.

Listen to Adam’s report on the agenda:

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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Weekend in UP Feb. 27-March 1

Women seeking to improve their outdoor skills are encouraged to participate in the Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program’s Winter Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 in the Upper Peninsula. The annual winter program will be held at the Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, 30 miles north of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula.

Participants can select instruction from a list of over a dozen outdoor-related activities including cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, winter shelter building, ice fishing, outdoor cooking and reading the winter woods. Some indoor activities also will be offered, such as archery, fly tying and journaling. Professional instructors will offer basic and advanced instruction tailored to the participant’s individual abilities.

The $175 registration fee includes all food and lodging for the weekend, as well as most equipment and supplies. Participants will be housed in comfortable, dorm-style facilities. The fee also includes many extra evening activities including the camp’s group sauna, bonfire/marshmallow roast and other programs.

BOW workshops are for women 18 years of age and older who wish to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed atmosphere. Those interested in participating are urged to register soon as classes fill quickly. Registration materials and course descriptions are available on the DNR Web site.

Any questions can be directed to Sharon Pitz or Penny Bacon at the DNR Marquette Operations Service Center at 906-228-6561, or e-mail, pitzs@michigan.gov or baconp@michigan.gov.

Listen to Adam’s report on the event:

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Adam gives a late rifle season tip but is interrupted by a call from the blind:

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BIG BOY PIGSKIN PICKS WITH ADAM AND STEVE

Week Twelve

DATE GAME SCORE ADAM’S PICK STEVE’S PICK
11/20 BENGALS @ STEELERS 10-27 STEELERS STEELERS
11/23 TEXANS @ BROWNS 16-6 BROWNS BROWNS
11/23 BILLS @ CHIEFS 54-31 BILLS BILLS
11/23 JETS @ TITANS 34-13 TITANS JETS
11/23 PATRIOTS @ DOLPHINS 48-28 PATRIOTS PATRIOTS
11/23 49ERS @ COWBOYS 22-35 COWBOYS COWBOYS
11/23 EAGLES @ RAVENS 7-36 RAVENS RAVENS
11/23 BEARS @ RAMS 27-3 BEARS BEARS
11/23 VIKINGS @ JAGUARS 30-12 JAGUARS JAGUARS
11/23 PANTHERS @ FALCONS 28-45 PANTHERS PANTHERS
11/23 RAIDERS @ BRONCOS 31-10 BRONCOS BRONCOS
11/23 REDSKINS @ SEAHAWKS 20-17 REDSKINS REDSKINS
11/23 GIANTS @ CARDINALS 37-29 GIANTS GIANTS
11/23 COLTS @ CHARGERS 23-20 COLTS CHARGERS
11/24 PACKERS @ SAINTS 29-51 PACKERS PACKERS
11/23 BUCCANEERS @ LIONS 38-20 BUCCANEERS BUCCANEERS
Totals: 10-6 10-6

Currently Adam’s totals stand at 100-59 while Steve is 98-61. The Lions are 0-11 and the Packers are 5-6.

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Yonder Mountain String Band – Southbound Train (Live at Austin City Limits)
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Kevin Fowler – Cheaper to Keep Her
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Freddy Fender – Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

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