Chronic Wasting Disease – Educational Radio Advertisements
Due to so many sportsmen hunting out of the Upper Peninsula in states that have Chronic Wasting Disease (25 different states, along with Alberta and Saskatchewan Canada) and bringing back full animals or parts of those animals (full heads mostly) that by law are illegal to bring back UP Whitetails Association Inc. is starting radio advertisements to educate the General Public and try to get hunters to talk to hunters on this ever growing problem. The fines at this time for bringing back illegal parts of an animal from a Chronic Wasting Disease area include jail time and a $500.00 fine. A new bill (not yet passed) in the Michigan House at this time will increase the fine to $2000.00 plus jail time. (They should also add to that a loss of license for three years!) NOTE: Do not purchase any alfalfa or like product from Wisconsin or Minnesota as they have CWD and it can be in the feed itself! Help Keep the Upper Peninsula CWD Free! Obey the Law! For more information contact your local DNR Office.
2016 Arnold Wildlife Grant Project - Update
The thirteen acre $29,500.00 Arnold Wildlife Grant Project turned out better than expected thanks to Mother Nature supplying the needed rain. We would like to thank Weyerhaeuser for the use of the land and there people in setting up this project. The Michigan DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program, UP Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund and our membership for making the funding possible for this project partnership.
Big Brothers Big Sisters — 2016 52 Gun Raffle
Complete details for the 2016 52 Gun Raffle can be viewed on the Big
Brothers Big Sisters website:
Application for 2016 (Illness) Wish Hunt
UP Whitetails Association, Inc. has been asked to work with a large private land owner who would
like to give back to the community, and provide a wish hunt to a youth with an illness, who may not
otherwise have the opportunity to experience hunting or have a place to hunt. This could be a doe
or buck hunt depending on the herd make up this fall on the private land, and it will be up to the
land owner to make the call. UP Whitetails Association, Inc. will make sure the youth is ready for
the hunt, and take care of the processing cost after the hunt.
Click Here to access the application.
U. P. Whitetails Association Inc. is a Michigan non-profit, 100% volunteer organization in Michigan's Upper Peninsula sponsoring hunter safety, habitat improvements, and education of the general public on the white-tailed deer.
U. P. Whitetails Association, Inc.A Michigan Non-Profit Organization
P. O. Box 268
Gladstone, MI 49837