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 TypeFirst DayLast Day
Early Antlerless FirearmSept. 16, 2017Sept. 17, 2017
Liberty Hunt *Youth & Hunters With Disabilities Hunt*Sept. 16, 2017Sept. 17, 2017
Independence Hunt *Hunters With Disabilities Hunt*Oct. 19, 2017Oct. 22, 2017
ArcheryOct. 1, 2017Nov. 14, 2017
ArcheryDec. 1, 2017Jan. 1, 2018
Regular FirearmNov. 15, 2017Nov. 30, 2017
Late Antlerless FirearmDec. 18, 2017Jan. 1, 2018

Muzzleloading

ZoneFirst DayLast Day
Zone 1Dec. 1, 2017Dec. 10, 2017
Zone 2Dec. 1, 2017Dec. 10, 2017
Zone 3Dec. 1, 2017Dec. 17, 2017

Wild Turkey

SeasonFirst DayLast Day
Spring SeasonApril 17, 2017May 31, 2017

Woodcock

First DayLast Day
Sept. 23, 2017Nov. 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.