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Where to Hunt

Mi-HUNT

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Mi-HUNT shows approximate boundaries of lands open to public hunting, including both public hunting land as well as private land open to the public for hunting. It contain up-to-date information to help you plan your next hunting trip including ground cover types, nearby recreational facilities, trails and more. The video tutorials are very helpful in understanding how to use the Mi-HUNT application.

This application contains a complex map. Call 517-284-9453 or email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov for assistance with reading or interpreting.

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Grouse Enhanced Management Sites (GEMS)

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Check out Michigan's grouse enhanced management sites (GEMS) for premier bird hunting locations. Walking trails give added comfort to those getting out for their first time or those with mobility challenges. GEMS have parking lots with local area information available.

This application contains a complex map. Call 517-284-9453 or email dnr-wildlife@michigan.gov for assistance with reading or interpreting.

Open GEMS Map

Hunting Access Program (HAP)

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Michigan's Hunting Access Program (HAP) was originally created in 1977 to increase public hunting opportunities in southern Michigan where 97 percent of the land base is privately owned. It has now expanded to include the Northeast Lower and Eastern Upper Peninsulas. HAP is one of the oldest dedicated private lands public access programs in the nation.

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Wetland Wonders

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Michigan's Wetland Wonders are premier managed waterfowl hunt areas. These areas provide exceptional waterfowl hunting opportunities. The areas are funded by hunting license fees and area use fees, but they are open for anyone to visit, use and enjoy most of the year.

Explore the Wetland Wonders

State Game Areas

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Michigan has a system of publicly owned lands managed for wildlife habitat, wildlife watching and hunting. There are more than 100 units in the game and wildlife system covering more than 340,000 acres. 

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Other lands open to hunting

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