On the eve of the 2019 firearms deer season, Rep. Cole, who has worked as a hunting and fishing guide in northern Michigan, says hunters remain Michigan’s chief conservationists; he also encourages safety while in the field.
Rep. Cole talks about the ongoing ban on deer baiting in Michigan, saying he continues to hear considerable discussion on the issue. Rep. Cole says the best option for forcing a change in policy is for sportsmen and sportswomen to directly contact the Natural Resources Commission.
Rep. Cole encourages people in his community to take advantage of this weekend’s Liberty Hunt, for youth hunters and hunters with disabilities, and to be aware of changes in some hunting regulations.
Rep. Cole talks about his HB 4198, which would prohibit minors from using a cell phone while behind the wheel and expand the definition of texting while driving. The legislation is currently pending before the House Ways and Means Committee.
Rep. Cole, who has worked as an outdoor guide in the past, talks about Free Fishing Weekend in the state on June 8 and 9. Anglers can fish without a license this weekend, although weight and limit regulations still apply.
As insurance reform plans are being prepped in Lansing, Rep. Cole says he remains committed to finding solutions to the high cost of auto no-fault, arguing years of talk are long enough.
Rep. Cole talks about the link between hunting and fishing license fees and outdoor recreation in Michigan, saying nationwide trends toward fewer numbers of licenses should raise concerns about both environmental preservation and what he says are some of Michigan’s best family activities.
Rep. Cole talks about new laws taking effect in Michigan on Thursday which require boaters to check their vessels for aquatic invasive species and to drain water from live wells and bilges. Another measure prohibits the release of bait into Michigan waters, with the exception of bait caught and then released in the same waterway….
Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on Michigan Supreme Court ruling on minimum wage and paid time off laws
Rep. Cole talks about House passage Wednesday of his House Resolution 5, which calls on the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the action taken by the Legislature last year to adopt and later amend the ballot issues on minimum wage and paid time off. HR 5 passed on a voice vote…
Rep. Cole talks about Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan this Saturday and Sunday and encourages families to get outside. During Free Fishing Weekend, state residents can fish without a license, although the usual limits in terms of numbers and size still apply.
Rep. Cole talks about the array of winter activities available in his northern Michigan district and encourages safety and fun during the coldest part of the year.
Rep. Cole talks about final House passage early Thursday of his HB 5321, which prohibits the Michigan Department of Natural Resources from issuing permits for the sterilization of game animals, a move Rep. Cole says will help provide additional hunting opportunities and financial support for outdoor recreation in Michigan.