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DNR hunting season reminders

Small game hunting

There is still time to enjoy winter small game hunting with your base license. Your 2022 base license is valid through March 31, 2023.

  • Cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare: open through March 31.
  • Fox and gray squirrel (black phase included): open through March 31.

Season dates, bag limits and small game hunting regulations are available in the 2022 Hunting Digest and at Michigan.gov/SmallGame.

Waterfowl hunting

Take advantage of late goose hunting season in the South Zone. Visit one of Michigan’s managed waterfowl hunt areas for exceptional waterfowl hunting opportunities.

  • South Zone goose season: open Feb. 4-13.  
    • Allegan County Goose Management Unit: open through Feb. 13.

Waterfowl hunting information is available in the 2022 Waterfowl Digest online at Michigan.gov/Waterfowl.

Fur harvesting

Hunting seasons

  • Bobcat hunting opportunities available; see the Fur Harvester Digest for open units, season dates and bag limits.
  • Coyote hunting: open year-round.
  • Fox (gray and red) hunting: open through March 1.
  • Raccoon hunting: open through March 31.

Trapping seasons

  • Coyote and fox (gray and red) trapping: open through March 1.
  • Raccoon trapping: open through March 31.
  • Badger, beaver, muskrat, mink and otter trapping opportunities are available for some areas; see the Fur Harvester Digest for open units, season dates and bag limits.

Fur harvesting regulations, bag limits and season dates are available in the 2022 Fur Harvester Digest and at Michigan.gov/Trapping.

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