Managed Waterfowl Hunt Area Region Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


Region Exceptions

Only youth may shoot

Dates:
Youth Hunt: Morning hunts: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun., Thanksgiving Day, and Dec. 30 at 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Tues. and Thurs. 11:00 am (Dec. 30 youth only hunt) (No afternoon drawing Thanksgiving day)
License:
Base Hunting License, Waterfowl License, and a Federal Migratory Bird Stamp
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Youth Hunt: Morning hunts: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun., Thanksgiving Day, and Dec. 30 at 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Tues. and Thurs. 11:00 am (Dec. 30 youth only hunt) (No afternoon drawing Thanksgiving day)
License:
Base Hunting License, Waterfowl License, and a Federal Migratory Bird Stamp
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Morning hunts: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun., Thanksgiving Day, and Dec. 30 at 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Tues. and Thurs. 11:00 am (Dec. 30 youth only hunt) (No afternoon drawing Thanksgiving day)
License:
Base Hunting License, Waterfowl License, and a Federal Migratory Bird Stamp
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Morning hunts: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun., Thanksgiving Day, and Dec. 30 at 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Tues. and Thurs. 11:00 am (Dec. 30 youth only hunt) (No afternoon drawing Thanksgiving day)
License:
Base Hunting License, Waterfowl License, and a Federal Migratory Bird Stamp
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Base hunting license, waterfowl license, and a federal migratory bird stamp

Dates:
Youth Hunt: Morning hunts: Daily 5:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season)
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Morning hunts: Daily 5:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season)
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Morning hunts: Tues. and Sat. 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Saturdays 11:00 am
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Youth: Morning hunts: Tues. and Sat. 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Saturdays 11:00 am
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Youth: Morning hunts: Daily 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:00 am
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Youth: Morning hunts: Daily 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:00 am
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Youth: Morning hunts: Tues., Thurs., Sun., and Oct. 14 at 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Thurs., Sun., and Oct. 14 at 11:00 am Open hunting each day of season on most of game area.
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Youth: Morning hunts: Tues., Thurs., Sun., and Oct. 14 at 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Thurs., Sun., and Oct. 14 at 11:00 am Open hunting each day of season on most of game area.
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Youth: Morning hunts: Daily 5:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season)
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Youth: Morning hunts: Daily 5:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season)
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Youth: Morning hunts: Daily 5:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season)
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Youth: Morning hunts: Daily 5:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season)
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Morning hunts: Tues., Thurs., Sat., and Sun. at 5:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of goose season)
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
During Open Seasons Morning hunts: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun., Thanksgiving Day, and Dec. 30 at 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Tues. and Thurs. 11:00 am (Dec. 30 youth only hunt) (No afternoon drawing Thanksgiving day)
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Daily drawings are Area County, Nearest Town Phone Youth Hunting Dates1 Drawing Dates and Times Fennville Farm Allegan, Fennville 269-561-2258 Nov. 11 (am) non-reserved Dec. 30 (pm) non-reserved Morning hunts: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun., Thanksgiving Day, and Dec. 30 at 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Tues. and Thurs. 11:00 am (Dec. 30 youth only hunt) (No afternoon drawing Thanksgiving day) Closed: Sept. 1-10 and Dec. 25 Fish Point Tuscola, Unionville 989-674-2511 Oct. 14 (pm) reserved Nov. 5 (pm) non-reserved Morning hunts: Daily 5:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Muskegon County Wastewater Muskegon, Twin Lake 231-788-5055 Call for opening dates Oct. 28 (am & pm) non-reserved Morning hunts: Tues. and Sat. 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Saturdays 11:00 am Closed: Nov. 15-30. Nayanquing Point Bay, Linwood 989-697-5101 Oct. 14 (pm) non-reserved Oct. 28 (pm) non-reserved Morning hunts: Daily 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:00 am Point Mouillee Monroe, Rockwood 734-379-9692 Oct. 14 (pm) non-reserved Nov. 5 (am) non-reserved Morning hunts: Tues., Thurs., Sun., and Oct. 14 at 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Thurs., Sun., and Oct. 14 at 11:00 am Open hunting each day of season on most of game area. Shiawassee River Saginaw, St. Charles 989-865-6211 Oct. 14 (pm) reserved Nov. 4 (pm) non-reserved Morning hunts: Daily 5:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) St. Clair Flats (Harsens Is.) St. Clair, Algonac 810-748-9504 Oct. 14 (pm) reserved Nov. 3 (pm) non-reserved Morning hunts: Daily 5:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Shiawassee Federal Refuge Saginaw, Saginaw 989-607-0009 NONE Morning hunts: Tues., Thurs., Sat., and Sun. at 5:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of goose season) Hunt dates are Oct. 14 - Nov. 11 1. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts. conducted locally for free hunting-zone permits throughout the season (see drawing schedules below). Normal managed-area drawings may be canceled late in the season if extreme weather results in low hunter participation. Area managers will post amended check-station hunting rules a minimum of two days prior to any changes. Late in the season, hunters may wish to call area headquarters to verify that drawings will be held. Use of waders, decoys, calls, retrievers and small boats and motors is recommended.

Dates:
Morning hunts: Tues., Thurs., Sun., and Oct. 14 at 5:30 am Afternoon hunts: Thurs., Sun., and Oct. 14 at 11:00 am Open hunting each day of season on most of game area.
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Morning hunts: Daily 5:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:00 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season)
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Morning hunts: Daily 5:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season) Afternoon hunts: Daily 11:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of duck season)
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Morning hunts: Tues., Thurs., Sat., and Sun. at 5:30 am (Reserved hunt opening weekend of goose season) Hunt dates are Oct. 14 - Nov. 11
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
Explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders! There are seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas located in southern Michigan that offer first-class waterfowl hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Youth hunts: Priority drawings are available for hunting parties with at least one youth 16 years of age or younger and up to two adults (maximum party size is four). All youth participating in these priority hunts must be properly licensed to hunt. Youth hunters 9 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a qualified Mentored Youth Hunting Program mentor. Only parties including youth hunters will be allowed to hunt at Allegan, and ONLY youth will be permitted to shoot during these hunts.

Activities Available

Waterfowl Hunting

Methods Available

Decoys, Blinds, And Raised Platforms Prohibitions
Leg-Band Reporting
Tagging Requirements
Hunting Prohibited
Float Hunting
Shipping Requirements
Possession And Transportation Limits
Identification
Only Youth May Shoot
Decoys Prohibited
Importation
Non-toxic Shot Required

State-wide Species Available

Black Duck
Blue-Winged Teal Duck
Blue Goose
Brant
Canada Goose
Canvasback Duck
Dark Goose
Duck
Green-winged Teal Duck
Hooded Merganser
Light Goose
Mallard Duck
Merganser
Moorhen
Pintail Duck
Redhead Duck
Ross's Goose
Scaup Duck
Snipe
Snow Goose
Sora Rail
Virginia Rail
White-fronted Goose
Wood Duck

General Regulations

Always check your state's official documentation. See our list of state regulations.