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Michigan Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 15 – 
January 1, 2017

Michigan Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$11

Non-Resident License Fees:
$151
7-Day $80

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*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

Michigan Ruffed Grouse Season

September 15 – November 14, 2016 and December 1 – January 1, 2017

 Zone 1, 2 Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession

Zone 3 Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Woodcock

Michigan Woodcock Season

September 24 – November 7, 2016

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Michigan Bobwhite Quail Season

October 20 – November 14, 2016

Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Michigan Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

Zone 1: October 10 – October 31, 2016 

Zone 2, 3: October 20 – November 14, 2016

Zone 3 partial: December 1 – January 1, 2017

 Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

Sharptail Grouse

Michigan Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

October 10 – October 31, 2016

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession, 6 per season in select areas

 
Winter Bird Hunting

Hunting the Polar Vortex

The first half of the 2014 Upland Season is over and it’s been a whirlwind of travel all across the country. But this last trip to South Dakota hunting in brutally cold conditions was a great reminder that some of the best memories afield come from facing adversity and overcoming.

Brian Koch
Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab in a Watering Hole

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … Read more

Brian Koch