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Thumb Area Outdoors - Hunting

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  • Big Game (deer, elk, etc)
  • Birds (turkey, waterfowl, etc)
  • Fish
  • Furbearers


    DNR Shows (segmented)

  • 2019-11-12 Final DNR Show Fall Edition partial.mp3

  • 2019-09-26 DNR Show Fall Edition.mp3

  • 2019-09-10 DNR Show Fall Edition.mp3

  • 2019-04-27 DNR Show Spring Fishing Edition.mp3

  • 2019-04-11 DNR Show Spring Turkey/Fishing Edition.mp3


    Important Hunting Dates

    Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020

    Dates vary by zone. Please check with your Local DNR office for more info

    Species Season Dates
    Black Bear See season dates in the Michigan Bear Hunting Digest (Check with local DNR for specific dates for the county you are hunting in)
    *Cottontail Rabbit and Snowshoe Hare Aug. 1 - Sept. 30 and Feb. 1 - Mar. 31
    *Crow Aug 1-Sept 30 & Feb 1-Mar 31
    Deer Early Antlerless Firearm: Sept. 21-22, 2019
    Liberty Hunt: September 14-15, 2019 (Youth and Hunters With Disabilities Hunt)
    Independence Hunt: Oct. 17-20, 2019 (Hunters With Disabilities Hunt)
    *Archery: Oct. 1 - Nov. 14, 2019 and Dec. 1, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020
    Extended Archery: Urban Deer Management Zone of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties: Open through January 31, 2019
    *Regular Firearm: Nov. 15-30, 2019
    Muzzleloading (Zone 3): Dec. 6-22, 2019
    Late Antlerless Firearm: Dec. 23, 2019 - Jan.1, 2020. South of M32 in Alpena County, private land only, Jan. 3-6 and Jan. 10-13, 2020
    Elk See season dates in the Michigan Elk Hunting Digest
    *Pheasant (Male Only, Zone 3) 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 Apr. 22 - May 31, 2019 (see Spring Turkey Digest for applicable units)
    Woodcock Sept. 21 - Nov. 4, 2019
    *Opossum, porcupine, weasel, red squirrel, skunk, ground squirrel, woodchuck, Russian boar, feral pigeons, starling and house sparrows May be taken year-round with a valid Michigan hunting license
    Please Note An * indicates that it is highly recommended that the Michigan Hunting and Trapping Digest, or other species-specific hunting digests be consulted for a more complete list of dates and regulations regarding each hunt period.

    For more information please check with your local DNR office. Information courtesy of

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