Hunting Seasons

Hunting Season is always a special time of the year. Whether you are planning on waiting patiently in a deer stand to bag that trophy buck or sitting knee deep in the marsh hoping to bag a band. Being able to take advantage of all the hunting seasons is why The Waterfowl Hunter has put together the hunting dates for Michigan.

These dates serve as a general guide for more specific hunting visit Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources. 

Deer

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
Early Antlerless Firearm Sept. 16, 2017 Sept. 17, 2017
Liberty Hunt *Youth & Hunters With Disabilities Hunt* Sept. 16, 2017 Sept. 17, 2017
Independence Hunt *Hunters With Disabilities Hunt* Oct. 19, 2017 Oct. 22, 2017
Archery Oct. 1, 2017 Nov. 14, 2017
Archery Dec. 1, 2017 Jan. 1, 2018
Regular Firearm Nov. 15, 2017 Nov. 30, 2017
Late Antlerless Firearm Dec. 18, 2017 Jan. 1, 2018

Muzzleloading

Zone First Day Last Day
Zone 1 Dec. 1, 2017 Dec. 10, 2017
Zone 2 Dec. 1, 2017 Dec. 10, 2017
Zone 3 Dec. 1, 2017 Dec. 17, 2017

Wild Turkey

Season First Day Last Day
Spring Season April 17, 2017 May 31, 2017

Woodcock

First Day Last Day
Sept. 23, 2017 Nov. 6, 2017

Oppossum, Porcupine, Weasel, Red Squirrel, Skunk, Ground Squirrel, Woodchuck, Feral Swine, Feral Pigeons, Starling, House Sparrows

May be taken year-round with a valid Michigan hunting license.