Licenses required to hunt small game: Base License (Woodcock requires free HIP endorsement)
- Michigan Crow Hunting
Season Dates: August 1 - September 30 and February 1 - March 31
Bag Limit: No Limit
Notes: Crows may be taken outside the open season during hunting hours in compliance with federal regulations, if these birds are causing a nuisance or creating a health hazard.
- Michigan Quail Hunting
Season Dates: October 20 - November 14
Bag Limit: 5 (daily), 10 (possession)
Notes: Quail may be harvested only by field trial participants in the Highland and Ionia Recreation Area field trial areas on days with authorized field trials. Contact the area headquarters for field trial dates.
Cottontail Rabbit and SnowshoeHare
Season Dates: September 20 - November 3
Bag Limits: 3 (daily), 9 (possession)
Notes: Shotguns must be plugged so they are capable of holding no more than three shells. All woodcock hunters must obtain a free woodcock stamp in addition to a valid base license, available from all license agents or online. The woocock stamp includes registration with the federal Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP). A current-year HIP endorsement must be carried when hunting migratory birds. Hunters can promote sound woodcock management by promptly reporting all banded birds harvested, including date and location taken. To report bands, go online to www.reportband.gov, or call 1-800-327-BAND.
Year-round with No Limit
- Michigan Year-Round No Limit Hunting
Opossum, Porcupine, Weasel, Red Squirrel, Skunk, Ground Squirrel, Woodchuck, Feral Swine, Feral Pigeons, Starlings, and House Sparrows
Season Dates: Year-Round
Bag Limits: None
Notes: All state parks and recreation areas are closed to hunting from April 1 to September 14, except in areas designated as open during the early Canada goose season and spring wild turkey season. Contact the individual park for hunting information. For Opossum nighttime hunting see page 48-49 of the Hunting and Trapping Digest.