See each of the species below for season information and bag limits.
License requirements to hunt small game:
- Base License
- All woodcock hunters must obtain a free woodcock stamp which includes registration with the federal Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP)
- Sharp-tailed grouse requires a free sharp-tailed grouse stamp
- A $25 pheasant license is required for all pheasant hunters 18 years of age and older planning to hunt pheasants on any public land in the Lower Peninsula or on lands enrolled in the Hunting Access Program.
Exempt from purchasing the license: Private land pheasant hunters statewide, public land pheasant hunters in the Upper Peninsula, lifetime license holders, hunters 17 years of age and younger, and individuals only hunting pheasant at a game bird hunting preserve.