The Michigan natural resource commission is a seven member public body whose members are appointed by senate. Everyone is encouraged to apply to be involved with hunting There are many different seasons offered , although it is cold it is while and it’s protected. Your license helps $61 million a year to conserve wildlife, public lands and waters.

Big Game: Deer, Bear, Elk

Small Game: Rabbit, Squirrel,Coyote

Bird: Turkey, Pheasant, Quail, Ruffed Grouse, Crow

Michigan Hunting Season zones

Michigan Deer Hunting Season Dates 2021 – 2022

SeasonDatesZoneNotes
Liberty HuntSept 11 – 12, 2021Youth and Hunters With Disabilities Hunt
Early Antlerless FirearmSept. 18-19, 2021Extended archery open till
Jan 3
Independence HuntOct. 14-17, 2021Hunters With Disabilities Hunt
ArcheryOct. 1 – Nov. 14
Dec. 1 – Jan. 1, 2022
Extended Archery – Urban Deer Management Zone of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties: Open through January 31, 2022
Regular FirearmDec. 13, 2021-
Jan 1, 2022
Nov. 15-30
MuzzleloadingDec. 3-12, 20211
Dec. 3-12, 20212
Dec. 3-12, 20213
Late Antlerless FirearmDec. 13, 2021 – Jan.1, 2022
Late January Antlerless HuntJanuary 7-10, 2021
January 14-17, 2021
Private land in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle Counties only
Antlerless deer hunting access permit application period (mid-UP DMUs only) : Jul. 15 – Aug. 15
Reserved deer hunt permit application period: Jul. 15 – Aug. 15
Drawing Results Available Online: August 30

Michigan Spring Turkey Dates

April 17 through June 7

Michigan Fall Turkey Dates

September 15 through November 14

Black Bear Information

Bear Application Period May 1- June 1
Drawing results available July 6

Click here for the Michigan Bear Hunting Digest.

Michigan Hunting License

An annual base license is required for everyone who hunts for small game and additional license.
Purchase your hunting and fishing license at : https://www.mdnr-elicense.com/

LicenseResidentNonresident
Annual all species$26$76
Hunt/ Fish Combo$76$266
Base License$11$15
Permit
Antlerless Deer$20
Bear$25N/A
Deer$40$20
Turkey$15N/A

You can apply for a Turkey Permit Jan 1- Feb 1

Michigan Hunting News

Populations have been restored for all the big game, irds offered for future generation use Michicang has a long rich tradition of hunting, it contribute to wildlife conservation and is good for economy, Individuals who receive a license are able to start hunting right away and do not need apprentice hunting unless it suggested by you.

You are able to find public lands online that help with giving back to hunting and these forests. It means a lot for everyone to be gathered together in a spirit of bonding that revolves around hunting.

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Official Links

Michigan State regulation site:
Link to Michigan State PDF:
Michigan Hunting Licence