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Michigan Hunting

Seasons, Licenses, Regulations

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Known ForPassionate tradition of deer hunting

TerrainConsists of heavily forested low mountains, rugged hills, inland swamps, flat lowlands, and rolling hills

Government Lands9,157,173 acres

Government Lands %15%

Private Lands52,739,191 acres

Private Lands %85%

Michigan

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Deer (one kill tag)

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $20

Deer Combo (two kill tags)

Resident: $40 | Nonresident: $190

Antlerless Hunting License

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $20

Antlerless Deer Draw Application

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $5

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Bear

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Black Bear Application

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $5

Black Bear Hunting License

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Elk

Total elk Boone and Crockett records for Michigan: 2

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Elk Application

Resident: $5

Elk Receipt

Only can be purchased once base license has been purchased.

Resident: $100

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Turkey

Total NWTF turkey records for Michigan: 328

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Spring Turkey License

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $15

Spring Turkey Draw Application

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $5

Fall Turkey Draw Application

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $5

Fall Turkey Hunting License

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $15

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Coyote

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game 7-Day

Nonresident: $80

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Regulations

Purchase a License

Bobcat

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game 7-Day

Nonresident: $80

Fur Harvester

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $15

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Regulations

Purchase a License

Fox

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game 7-Day

Nonresident: $80

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Regulations

Purchase a License

Pheasant

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game 7-Day

Nonresident: $80

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Regulations

Purchase a License

Grouse

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game 7-Day

Nonresident: $80

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Regulations

Purchase a License

Quail

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game 7-Day

Nonresident: $80

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Regulations

Purchase a License

Duck

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game 7-Day

Nonresident: $80

Waterfowl Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $12

Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266

Goose

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game 7-Day

Nonresident: $80

Waterfowl Hunting License

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $12

Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

DNR Sportcard

Resident: $1 | Nonresident: $1

Base Hunting License

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $151

Hunt/Fish Combo

Includes base license, deer combo, and all species fish.

Resident: $76 | Nonresident: $266