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Sharonville Reserved Deer Hunting Info

  • Sharonville State Game Area (SSGA) is a public-land hunting area located in southern lower Michigan, with portions located in Deer Management Unit (DMU) 038 (Jackson County) and DMU 081 (Washtenaw County) as defined in the Michigan Wildlife Conservation Order.

  • Detailed descriptions of the boundaries for Sharonville SGA can be found online at Michigan.gov/DNRLaws or by contacting a DNR Customer Service Center.

    Hunt area descriptions

    • PRU Pierce Road Unit (PRU) – those portions of the Sharonville State Game Area, Jackson County, posted “Peirce Road Unit – Entry by Permit Only” (during posted seasons), being portions south of Sharon Valley Road in Section 36 of T03S R02E and Sections 1 and 2 of T04S R02E. A daily morning draw will be used to assign hunting locations; participants choose locations once their number is drawn.
    • As assigned - A daily morning draw will be used to assign hunting location for Independence Hunt participants (Hunt No. 0403). 

    Hunt Unit

    Season Dates

    Permit Type*

    Permits Available

    Hunt Number

    PRU

    Sept. 10 – Sept. 11

    Liberty Hunt – Any Deer

    8

    0401

    PRU

    Oct. 1 – Oct. 7

    Archery Deer Season – Any Deer

    8

    0402

    As Assigned

    Oct. 13 – Oct. 16

    Independence Hunt (Gun) – Any Deer

    12

    0403

    PRU

    Nov. 15 – Nov. 17

    Firearm Deer Season – Any Deer

    8

    0404

    PRU

    Nov. 18 – Nov. 20

    Firearm Deer Season – Any Deer

    8

    0405

    PRU

    Nov. 21 – Nov. 23

    Firearm Deer Season – Any Deer

    8

    0406

    PRU

    Nov. 24 – Nov. 26

    Firearm Deer Season – Any Deer

    8

    0407

    PRU

    Nov. 27 – Nov. 30

    Firearm Deer Season – Any Deer

    8

    0808

    Note: All hunts are reserved for hunters with qualifying disabilities.

    Map

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    Figure 1: Sharonville State Game Area Hunt Unit Map. Additional information and detailed maps are available online at Sharonville State Game Area or try the DNR’s interactive mapping application, available at Michigan.gov/MiHunt.

  • Yes. A limited number of reserved deer hunting access permits are available for restricted hunting days at Sharonville State Game Area. All hunts are reserved for individuals with qualifying disabilities.
  • From July 15 – August 15, you can purchase one reserved deer application valid for a specific reserved deer management unit during specific hunt period. You may only purchase one application per year.

  • The application fee for a drawing entry is $5.
  • A limited number of reserved deer hunt access permits are available for specific areas and dates. Hunt applicants will be selected by random drawing.

  • You are responsible for obtaining your drawing results. They will be available at Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses on August 29 or you can call 517-284-WILD (9453).

  • If you’re selected in the drawing, you may obtain a deer hunt access permit for the area and season dates for which you were selected.

  • No. Access permits are not transferable.
  • You can obtain a deer hunt access permit from any license agent, or online at Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses.
  • You can harvest one deer.
  • All reserved deer hunts at Sharonville State Game Area are reserved for persons with qualifying disabilities. An individual wanting to participate in the Sharonville State Game Area restricted hunting days shall be eligible to apply for a reserved deer hunt access permit if ONE of the following applies:

    • The individual possess a Michigan DNR permit to hunt from a standing vehicle.
    • The individual is a veteran with 100 percent disability as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating 100 percent disability shall be in the possession of a veteran participating in restricted hunting days.
    • The individual is a resident rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as individually unemployable. Documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating an individually unemployable rating shall be in the possession of a veteran participating in restricted hunting days.
    • The individual is blind as defined by Section 1 of 1978 PA 260, MCL 393.351.
    • The individual possesses a Michigan DNR permit to hunt using a laser sighting device.
  • You will need to have a valid Michigan driver’s license OR a State of Michigan ID card (issued by the Secretary of State) OR a DNR Sportcard (issued by license agents or at Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses.
  • First, look at the area map provided on this web page and choose the hunt unit you want to hunt. Next, look at the 2022 DMU Hunt table on this web page to find your desired season dates for the units you chose. Make a note of the corresponding hunt number(s) and be sure to select this number when purchasing your application. You can purchase an application at any license agent or online at Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses. Finally, check your receipt for accuracy and retain it as proof of your application.
  • You may only apply for one hunt period on Sharonville State Game Area.
  • Yes, you may apply in a hunt party with up to one other applicant. All applicants in a hunt party will receive an access permit if the party is selected, except for those who submit an invalid application.

  • One of the hunt partners applies first and selects a hunt choice (unit/dates) for the party. A new “party ID” number will be created and printed on the application receipt. The first partner must provide the party ID to the remaining partner to use when they apply, so that all party members have the same party ID on their applications. Be sure to verify the party ID number is identical on all receipts. Applying in a partnership with more than two party members total will result in a forfeiture of eligibility for a reserved deer hunt.
  • You are responsible for obtaining a DNR application receipt that correctly states your customer ID and hunt choice. Do not accept a receipt that is not legible. Check your receipt for accuracy and retain as proof that you applied. Ensure any application errors are corrected prior to the application deadline. Applicants who submit an invalid application will be ineligible for the drawing.
  • You may call 517-284-WILD (9453) for assistance.
  • No. Your reserved deer hunt access permit is NOT a hunting license or kill tag. Hunters must possess the appropriate access permit AND appropriate deer license to harvest a deer on public land in DMU 038. You must have a SSGA reserved deer hunting access permit to hunt deer during restricted hunting days within the Pierce Road Unit (PRU) at Sharonville State Game Area, or to participate in the Independence Hunt (Hunt No. 0403) anywhere on the Sharonville State Game Area. Hunters must follow all 2022 statewide deer hunting regulations as well as rules and regulations established for the Sharonville State Game Area reserved hunts.
  • You may acquire your access permit online at Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses or from any license agent. Prior to acquiring your access permit, you must first have purchased or have a current base license in your virtual shopping cart on the DNR’s online license system before the access permit shows as available.

  • There is no fee for the access permit. Access permits obtained online will be sent to you in a confirmation email. The access permit will appear on the second page of the PDF in the confirmation email. Access permits will NOT be mailed to successful applicants.
  • A base license is required for everyone who hunts in Michigan. While an application may be purchased prior to obtaining your base license, you must purchase your 2022 base license before you can obtain a reserved deer access permit.
  • Yes. A valid deer license is required to obtain and use a reserved deer access permit. The deer license must be an appropriate deer license that can be used to harvest deer at Sharonville SGA, according to 2022 statewide deer hunting regulations.
  • You can harvest one deer per deer access permit. The access permit must be validated and attached to the harvested animal along with an appropriate validated kill tag.

  • There is no guarantee that leftover access permits will be available for any hunt unit.
  • You are eligible to acquire one leftover reserved deer access permit regardless of whether you acquired an access permit through the application drawing.
  • If any access permits remain as of September 6 at 10 a.m. EST and you have a current base license, you may obtain a leftover reserved deer access permit online or from any license agent on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no fee for leftover access permits.
  • For assistance, contact the Waterloo DNR Wildlife Division Office, 3578 Seymour Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240. Phone 517-522-4097.