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MDHHS recommends Michiganders avoid foam on lakes and rivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2021 Contact: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112   LANSING, Mich. - As the summer months approach, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)...

21 Must See Dollar Store Camping Hacks

This a great video from The Family Fudge on YouTube with some budget dollar store camping hacks that I am definitely going to be...

Easy Crockpot Chili for your Camp or RV

There is nothing better than a bowl of chili. This easy-to-make chili is perfect for the campsite that has power or RV as it is all made in a slow-cooker (a must-have for any RV weekend). Set it and forget it as you kayak or hike the day away, and enjoy a hot bowl of chili just as you get the campfire lit. 

REPORT: DNR crews continue to work at 425-acre fire in Wexford County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is continuing fire suppression efforts today on the Colfax Fire in northern Wexford County. The fire, which was...

Campfire Cinnamon Rollups

These easy to make campfire treats are sure to be a hit at the campsite this year!

Michigan Hunting Seasons Calendar

Fur Harvester Information (includes Muskrat, Mink, Raccoon, Fox, Bobcat, Badger, Fisher/Marten, Beaver, Otter, and Coyote): See the Michigan Fur Harvester Digest.

Bear: See season dates in the Michigan Bear Hunting Digest

Cottontail Rabbit and Snowshoe Hare: Sept. 15 – Mar. 31

Crow: Aug. 1 – Sept. 30 and Feb. 1 – Mar. 31


  • Liberty Hunt: September 11-12, 2021
    • Youth and Hunters With Disabilities Hunt
  • Early Antlerless Firearm: Sept. 18-19, 2021
  • Independence Hunt: Oct. 14-17, 2021
    • Hunters With Disabilities Hunt
  • Archery: Oct. 1 – Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 – Jan. 1
    • Extended Archery – Urban Deer Management Zone of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties: Open through January 31. 
  • Regular Firearm: Nov. 15-30
  • Muzzleloading:
    • Zone 1: Dec. 3-12, 2021
    • Zone 2: Dec. 3-12, 2021
    • Zone 3: Dec. 3-12, 2021
  • Late Antlerless Firearm:
    • Dec. 13, 2021 – Jan.1, 2022

Elk: See season dates in the Michigan Elk Hunting Digest

Pheasant (male only):

  • Zone 1 (partial): Oct. 10-31
  • Zone 2, 3: Oct. 20 – Nov. 14
  • Zone 3 (partial): Dec. 1 – Jan. 1

Quail: Oct. 20 – Nov. 14

Ruffed Grouse: Sept. 15 – Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 – Jan. 1

Sharp-tailed Grouse: Oct. 10-31

Squirrel – Fox and Gray (black phase included): Sept. 15 – Mar. 31

Waterfowl: See season dates section in the Waterfowl Hunting Digest

Wild Turkey

Woodcock: Sept. 25 – Nov. 8, 2021

Opossumporcupineweasel, red squirrelskunkground squirrelwoodchuckRussian boarferal pigeonsstarling and house sparrows may be taken year-round with a valid Michigan hunting license.