45 Years of Service 1975-2020
Beginning during the summer of 2019, the Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club began conducting several surveys on our Facebook page.
Commercial Fishing Changes In Michigan Waters; we would like to know our followers opinion on the proposed change to the Commercial Fishiing Operations in Michigan.
The Use of Hunter Orange on Portable Blinds; asking our followers how they felt about the NRC possibly requiring Hunter Orange on portable blinds on public and private lands.
Reinstatement of Doe Tag for U.P. Archery Seasons; we were asking what our followers thoughts were about the NRC reinstating the Doe Tag for the U.P. Archery Seasons.
Brook Trout Limit; we were asking the opinion of members and followers wha+t they thought the limit of Brook Trout should be in the 33 streams in the U.P.
What Type of Fisherman Are You; we are asking our followers what type of fishing they do and what species they pursue most often?
Possible U.P. Northern Pike Length Change asked our followers and Yooper what they thought of changing the maximum length limit of Northern Pike in Upper Peninsula inland lakes only.
U.P. Deer Harvest Survey asked our followers what they felt was the cause of the decline in the U.P. deer harvest.
2019 U.P. Deer Season asked our followers for their thoughts on the 2019 deer season.
Michigan Wolf Survey we want our followers' thoughts on the Grey Wolf problem in the U.P
What Type of Hunter Are You asking what type of hunter our followers are, this will help us posting timely information on our page regarding hunting issues and get to know our follower's interest.
2019 Brevort Lake Walleye Fishing asked fishermen who fished Brevort Lake how their Walleye fishing was during the summer. This will help understand how our stocking program is coming along.
Members of the Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club belong to the U.P. Sportsmen’s Alliance, MUCC Conservation Policy Board, Far Eastern U.P. Sportsmen’s Coalition, Eastern U.P. Citizen Advisory Council to DNR, Resource Advisory Council to the U.S. Forest Service, U.P. Cronic Wasting Disease Council, Safari Club International, Ducks Unlimited, and The Ruffed Grouse Society.
Information gathered from these surveys will help when attending a meeting one of these meetings. An example would be, with Michigan Untied Conservations Clubs members that are on the Conservation Policy Board, they can submit resolutions to the Board to be passed then taken to the MUCC Convention where they will be voted on by the members. If passed MUCC staff will work with DNR staff to make possible changes in regulations. One such example you are familiar with is the Straits Area Sportsmen's Club submitted a resolution to change the number of fishing rods a fisherman could use from 2 rods to 3 rods.
The Michigan Legislators are in the process of reworking the commercial fishing laws. House Bills 4567, 4568, and 4569 aim to update the existing commercial fishing statute for Michigan. This package of bills would protect gamefish populations from commercial harvest and increase the fees for commercial fishing operations, which hasn't been done since the 1960s.
At this time when lake trout or walleye are caught by commercial fishermen, they must return them into the lake. According to the Detroit Free Press, "The bills being weighed by the state Legislature would allow Michigan’s commercial access 10 percent of the state's catchable lake trout and 20 percent of walleye, based on quotas from the Department of Natural Resources." ' using your desktop or laptop click on the green button below.
Straits Area Sportsmen's Club
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