Harsens Island

Description of the Area

Mallard Duck

A short car ferry ride takes you to Harsens Island, located on the historic waterfowling shores of the St. Clair Flats. This 3,355 acres of strictly managed waterfowl habitat is part of the largest freshwater delta in the United States. Mallards are the most prevalent species harvested on the managed area, but black ducks, pintail, wood ducks and Canada geese are several other species that are taken each year. It offers many different hunting opportunities for the waterfowl hunter; flooded agriculture, marsh areas, and open water to name a few. Along with the waterfowling opportunities, Harsens Island has scenic views along with many recreational activities that make it a unique area to visit.

  • The use of spinning wing decoys is prohibited. 
  • Hunters allowed 25 shells each with largest permitted shot size No. 1.
  • Drawings occur every day of the waterfowl season. Mornings at 5:30 a.m. and afternoons 11:30 a.m.
  • Both individuals and parties of 2-4 can participate in the permit drawing.
  • The first two days of the season the drawing will only be open to parties of 2-4 that have a pre-established reservation.
  • Pheasant hunting and small game hunting are also common at Harsens Island.

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  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birding
  • Nature Trail Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Jogging

Contact Information

3857 Columbine Road
Harsens Island, MI 48028

Please note that some information may have changed since the production of this video. Please contact the local offices for up-to-date information regarding times and regulations.

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