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NEW - mandatory harvest reporting

Beginning this year, deer hunters are required to report their harvest within 72 hours and before transferring possession of the deer.

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Download the new Michigan DNR Hunt Fish app!

Licenses, permits, regulations, maps, drawing results and more, all in the palm of your hand. Available on the App Store for Apple and Google Play for Android.

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Game species information



Bear Hunting Licenses and Applications



Deer Hunting Licenses and Applications



Elk Hunting Licenses and Applications

small game

Small game

Small Game Hunting (Included with Base License Purchase)

fur harvesting

Trapping/fur harvesting

Trapping/Fur Harvesting Licenses



Turkey Hunting Licenses and Applications



Waterfowl Hunting Licenses and Applications


Hunting digests

Please see the digests for the latest rules and regulations pertaining to hunting and trapping as well as species-specific information.

Hunting Digests

Report All Poaching

If you witness a natural resource violation, report it immediately. You can do this by texting or calling 800-292-7800, phone lines are open 24/7. You can also use the online poaching complaint form (for complaints within Michigan only).

Report All Poaching

Wildlife Conservation Order

For a full list of regulations and legal descriptions of hunting unit boundaries, see the Wildlife Conservation Order.

Wildlife Conservation Orders


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