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Michigan Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 15 – 
January 1, 2018

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, 2017 and December 1 – January 1, 2018

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

Zone 3 Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Woodcock

Michigan Woodcock Season

September 23 – November 6, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Michigan Bobwhite Quail Season

October 20 – November 14, 2017

Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Michigan Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

Zone 1: October 10 – October 31, 2017 

Zone 2, 3: October 20 – November 14, 2017

Zone 3 partial: December 1 – January 1, 2018

 Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

Sharptail Grouse

Michigan Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

October 10 – October 31, 2017

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

 
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Winter Bird Hunting

Hunting the Polar Vortex

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Whitetailed Demons

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