State Rep. Triston Cole sponsored a plan to declare this July “Wildlife Conservation Month” in Michigan.
“As an avid and passionate outdoorsman, I value sharing our state’s wildlife and recreational opportunities with friends and family, and I want to encourage all Michiganders in the month of July to go out and enjoy our state’s natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and plentiful waters,” Cole said.
According to a recent study, hunting and angling activity contributes $11.2 billion to Michigan’s economy each year and creates 171,000 jobs. In North Central Michigan – which includes the 105th House District represented by Cole– hunting and fishing activities bring $960 million of economic activity.
“This year is the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Michigan Wildlife Council and July 1 marks the 81st anniversary of the effective date for the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, which provides funding for wildlife management projects across the nation,” said Cole. “In honor of these important milestones, I am proud to lead my colleagues in recognizing our state’s conservation heritage.”
Cole’s proposal declaring July 2019 “Wildlife Conservation Month” is House Resolution 137.