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Michigan’s reserved waterfowl hunt applications may be purchased now through Aug. 28 either online or where licenses are sold.

Applications are $5 and the drawing results  will be posted Sept. 19. 

Reserved hunts will be held both mornings and afternoons of the Middle Zone waterfowl season opening weekend, Oct. 8-9, and the following weekend, Oct. 15-16, at Fish Point State Wildlife Area in Tuscola County and Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area in Bay County.  

In the South Zone, reserved hunts will be held both mornings and afternoons of the opening weekend, Oct. 15-16, at the Harsens Island Unit of the St. Clair Flats State Wildlife Area in St. Clair County, Pointe Mouillee State Game Area in Monroe and Wayne counties, and Shiawassee River State Game Area in Saginaw County. Reserved hunts also will be held both mornings and afternoons Oct. 22-23 at Harsens Island and Shiawassee River.

p>For more information about waterfowl hunting and the reserved waterfowl hunts, visit Michigan.gov/Waterfowl or check out the 2022 Waterfowl Digest.

The Waterfowl Digest will be available online only this year. Visit Michigan.gov/DNRDigests to download a digital copy of the digest to your phone and have it with you wherever you go!  

Pure Michigan Hunt

Hunters have an additional opportunity to participate in a reserved waterfowl hunt by applying for the Pure Michigan Hunt drawing. Each application is $5, and hunters may apply as many times as they like until Dec. 31. Three lucky winners will receive a hunt package that includes reserved waterfowl, elk, bear, turkey and antlerless deer licenses. Visit Michigan.gov/PMH for details.

Hunt at a Wetland Wonder

Michigan’s managed waterfowl areas offer first-class waterfowl hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities. Find a Wetland Wonder and learn more at Michigan.gov/WetlandWonders.

Waterfowl hunting or application questions?

Contact the DNR Wildlife Division, 517-284-WILD (9453).