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

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
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

 
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
Elkhorn Ranch North Dakota

Hunting in the Shadow of Roosevelt

When I hunt in North Dakota, my thoughts often drift to Teddy Roosevelt’s days at Elkhorn Ranch — He named his Dakota home for a pair of locked elk skulls he found at the site. Today, centrally located within the million acres of the Little Missouri National Grasslands, Elkhorn is a great place to visit … 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