Michigan Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 15 – January 1, 2022

Resident License Fees:

$11

Non-Resident License Fees:

$151
3-Day $50
7-Day $80

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

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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, 2021 and December 1 – January 1, 2022

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

Zone 3 Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession


Woodcock

Michigan Woodcock Season

September 15 – October 29, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession


Bobwhite Quail

Michigan Bobwhite Quail Season

October 20 – November 14, 2021

Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession


Ring-Necked Pheasant

Michigan Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

Zone 1: October 10 – October 31, 2021

Zone 2, 3: October 20 – November 14, 2021

Zone 3 partial: December 1 – January 1, 2022

 Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession


Sharptail Grouse

Michigan Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

October 10 – October 31, 2021

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

Charlie the Shorthair

Lost……again

“I am lost” “Going to shoot. Let me know if you can hear it.” “Hear it?” “I was 50 yards from the truck.” It’s…

Final West Virginia Hunt

End of Season Omens

Rio the setter suddenly hits the brakes, sliding to a stop on a steep grade beside an old logging road being reclaimed by the…