Michigan Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 15 – January 1, 2019

Resident License Fees:
$11

Non-Resident License Fees:
$151
3-Day $50
7-Day $80

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*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

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

Michigan Ruffed Grouse Season

September 15 – November 14, 2018 and December 1 – January 1, 2019

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

Zone 3 Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession


Woodcock

Michigan Woodcock Season

September 22 – November 5, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession


Bobwhite Quail

Michigan Bobwhite Quail Season

October 20 – November 14, 2018

Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession


Ring-Necked Pheasant

Michigan Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

Zone 1: October 10 – October 31, 2018

Zone 2, 3: October 20 – November 14, 2018

Zone 3 partial: December 1 – January 1, 2019

 Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession


Sharptail Grouse

Michigan Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

October 10 – October 31, 2018

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