Muskegon County Wastewater

Description of the Area

Geese in snow

Consisting of 3,500 acres of agriculture habitat, Muskegon County Wastewater Managed Waterfowl Hunt Area (MWHA) produces opportunities to harvest both ducks and geese. Along with the hunting opportunities that exist at the Muskegon County Wastewater MWHA you may also tour the area to view wildlife including many different species of migratory birds. The lagoons on the MWHA attract a wide variety of waterfowl species, including up to 12,000 ruddy ducks and over 5,000 Northern Shovelers. Both counts are among the highest recorded for these species in Michigan.

  • Hunters allowed 25 shells each with the largest permitted shot size BBB.
  • Drawings occur on Tuesday and Saturday mornings at 5:30 a.m. An afternoon drawing occurs only on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The area is closed to waterfowl hunting November 15-30.
  • Drawings for permits only for parties of 2-4 hunters. Drawings occur at the Muskegon State Game Area check station but hunting zones are on the county property.
  • Muskegon State Game Area is nearby and offers opportunities for additional outdoor recreation.

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The Muskegon State Game Area is nearby and offers additional outdoor recreational opportunities. These include:

  • White-tailed deer hunting
  • Additional waterfowl hunting
  • Small game hunting
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Additional activities

Contact Information

7600 E. Messinger Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457

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