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    Foraging for Wild Mushrooms on a Nature Walk

    There are many wonderful mushrooms to forage for. Harvesting mushrooms can be a great activity all year long.

    RV Camping in the Wintertime in Michigan: 5 Tips

    RV camping in Michigan's winter wonderland? Follow these 5 tips for a successful and enjoyable trip.

    Grilled Venison With Michigan Cherry Sauce

    Grilled venison with Michigan cherry sauce is a delicious and flavorful way to enjoy the gamey taste of venison.

    Top 10 Hunting Spots In Michigan

    Michigan is a great state for hunting, with its diverse habitats and wildlife populations. There are plenty of hunting spots in Michigan.

    How to get started Ice Fishing – Ice Fishing Basics

    Ice fishing is fun and rewarding and can be enjoyed by experienced anglers as well as those who are just beginning to explore the sport.

    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.




    Bear Spray Vs. Pistol: The Age Old Debate

    When protecting yourself from bears in the wilderness, one of the biggest debates is whether to use bear spray or a pistol. Both options...