Michigan Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 15 –
January 1, 2019

Michigan Bird Hunting

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

 
Mabton Vest

Eddie Bauer Mabton Flats Vest

Despite the fact that women’s hunting gear has come a long way, overall, since I first started busting brush, it can still be slim pickins when it comes to female-specific upland gear. Luckily, there are a few companies who are doing it right, not just men’s sizing made smaller, but actual women-designed and women-tailored gear. … Read more

Hidden Treasures

Ultimate Upland Cache #2 – Yooper Treasure

Sponsored by Orvis Many upland hunters are unaware of the hidden jewel of wild bird habitat just across the Straits of Mackinac in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It’s remote, there is tons of public land (both state and federal) and the King of the Woods will challenge bird dogs in some of the gnarliest … Read more