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Pheasant Seasons

Males Only

Season Dates:
Zone 1 (partial, see below): Oct. 10-31
Zones 2 and 3: Oct. 20 - Nov. 14
Zone 3 (partial, see below): Dec. 1- Jan. 1

Bag Limits:
2 per day, 4 possession

The area open to pheasant hunting Oct. 10-31 in Zone 1 (U.P.)includes all of Menominee County and portions of Delta, Dickinson, Iron and Marquette counties. See below for the complete detailed definition of this and other unit boundaries.

UP pheasant map

12.750 "Zone 1 pheasant management unit" defined.
Sec. 12.750 "Zone 1 pheasant management unit" means all of Menominee county and that area of Delta, Dickinson, Iron, and Marquette counties surrounding Menominee county and bounded by a line beginning in Iron county at the junction of highway 189 at the Brule river (also is the Michigan-Wisconsin state border), then northerly on highway 189 to highway US-2 in the town of Iron River, easterly on US-2 to highway M-69 in the city of Crystal Falls, easterly on M-69 into Dickinson county to Michigan highway M-95, northerly on M-95 to county road 426 (also known as the Turner truck trail, located in T43N R30W section 8) near the town of Channing, easterly on Co-426 past the town of Ralph and into Marquette county to county road SI in the town of Watson, northeasterly on Co-SI to the north section line of sections 5 and 6 (about a two mile distance) of T42N R24W, easterly on said north section line of sections 5 and 6 of T42N R24W, to west Maple ridge road (also known as county road DA), easterly on west Maple ridge road into Delta county to county road 529 (also known as county road H-59), easterly on Co-529 to county road 432 in the city of Rock, easterly on Co-432 to highway US-41, southerly on highway US-41 to county road I-10 (also known as USFS 2236, or 38th road), easterly on county road I-10 to county road 509, southerly on Co-509 to county road I-22 (also known as USFS 2231, or 28th road), easterly on county road I-22 to USFS 2235 (also known as Z road, or the Ensign truck trail), southerly on USFS-2235 to highwy US-2, easterly on US-2 to the Ogontz river, southerly along the center of the Ogontz river to the center of Big Bay DeNoc, southerly from Big Bay DeNoc into Lake Michigan (past the Stonington peninsula) to the the Michigan-Wisconsin state border at a point due north of Washinton, Wisconsin, southwesterly along the state border to the mouth of the Menominee river, northwesterly upstream along the centerlines of the Menominee and Brule rivers (also the Michigan-Wisconsin state border) to the point of beginning.

In addition to the October pheasant seasons, the shaded area below is open to pheasant hunting Dec. 1-Jan. 1 for the taking of male pheasants.

late season pheasant map

12.750a "December pheasant management unit" defined.
Sec. 12.750a. "December pheasant management unit" means all of Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Huron, Ionia, Ingham, Jackson, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties, and those portions of Allegan, Bay, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, and St. Joseph counties, bounded by a line beginning at the junction of highway US-131 and the Indiana-Michigan border in St. Joseph county, then northerly on highway US‑131 through St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Allegan, Kent, and Montcalm counties to highway M-20 in Mecosta county, easterly on highway M-20 through Mecosta, Isabella, and Midland counties, continuing easterly on highway M-20 through the city of Midland (where highway M-20 is also known as business route US-10) to highway US-10 in Bay county, easterly on highway US-10 to highway I-75 (also known as US-23) in Bay county, continuing easterly on M-25 to the center of the Saginaw river, northerly to the mouth of the Saginaw river (Saginaw bay), north 50 degrees east to the International Boundary (Michigan state border), southerly to the Ohio-Michigan border (including all of St. Clair, Macomb, Wayne and Monroe counties), westerly on the Ohio-Michigan and then Indiana-Michigan borders to the point of beginning.