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 Hunting Season Dates 2021

Early FirearmSept 18-19,2021Antlerless
ArcheryOct 1- Nov 14 & Dec 1- Jan 1Extended archery open till
Jan 3
Regular FirearmNov 15-30
Late FirearmDec13, 2021-
Jan 1, 2022

Michigan Spring Turkey Dates

April 17 through June 7

Black Bear Information

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

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 :

Annual all species$26$76
Hunt/ Fish Combo$76$266
Base License$11$15
Antlerless Deer$20

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.

Find a hunting guide

Michigan hunting guides

Bear hunting guides

Deer hunting guides

Duck hunting guides

Official Links

Michigan State regulation site:,4570,7-350-79119_79147_82102—,00.html
Link to Michigan State PDF:
Michigan Hunting Licence: