Season Dates for All Species

Fur Harvester Information (includes Muskrat, Mink, Raccoon, Fox, Bobcat, Badger, Fisher/Marten, Beaver, Otter, and Coyote): See the Michigan Fur Harvester Digest.

Bear: See season dates in the Michigan Bear Hunting Digest

Cottontail Rabbit and Snowshoe Hare: Sept. 15 - Mar. 31

Crow: Aug. 1 - Sept. 30 and Feb. 1 - Mar. 31

Deer:

  • Liberty Hunt: September 11-12, 2021
    • Youth and Hunters With Disabilities Hunt
  • Early Antlerless Firearm: Sept. 18-19, 2021
  • Independence Hunt: Oct. 14-17, 2021
    • Hunters With Disabilities Hunt
  • Archery: Oct. 1 - Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 - Jan. 1
    • Extended Archery - Urban Deer Management Zone of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties: Open through January 31. 
  • Regular Firearm: Nov. 15-30
  • Muzzleloading:
    • Zone 1: Dec. 3-12, 2021
    • Zone 2: Dec. 3-12, 2021
    • Zone 3: Dec. 3-12, 2021
  • Late Antlerless Firearm:
    • Dec. 13, 2021 - Jan.1, 2022

Elk: See season dates in the Michigan Elk Hunting Digest

Pheasant (male only):

  • Zone 1 (partial): Oct. 10-31
  • Zone 2, 3: Oct. 20 - Nov. 14
  • Zone 3 (partial): Dec. 1 - Jan. 1

Quail: Oct. 20 - Nov. 14

Ruffed Grouse: Sept. 15 - Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 - Jan. 1

Sharp-tailed Grouse: Oct. 10-31

Squirrel - Fox and Gray (black phase included): Sept. 15 - Mar. 31

Waterfowl: See season dates section in the Waterfowl Hunting Digest

Wild Turkey

Woodcock: Sept. 25 - Nov. 8, 2021

Opossumporcupineweasel, red squirrelskunkground squirrelwoodchuckRussian boarferal pigeonsstarling and house sparrows may be taken year-round with a valid Michigan hunting license.