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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

 
Bird Hunting Locations

Center of the Bird Hunting Universe

In our free time we tend to think in terms of upland birds, and this leads us down many paths, most of which are somewhat insane hence we don’t share. But, sometimes it’s just too good to ignore. This is one of those times, so follow along. The Breeding Bird Survey is a government collaboration … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch
Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch