Michigan Hunting & Fishing Regulations

Michagan State Hunting and Fishing Regulations

While Michigan has many game species to hunt such as bear, elk, turkey, coyote, pheasant, grouse, quail, woodcock, coot, goose, and duck, it is one of the best, and arguably the best, state for hunting deer. License fees for non-residents are low in comparison to other states, the white-tailed deer are also larger in size. These two important factors aside, Michigan has millions of acres of land that is accessible for public hunting.

Michigan is known as the Great Lakes State, and for good reason. It borders four of the Great Lakes and has over 11,000 inland lakes. For trout fishing enthusiasts, Michigan is a nationally known destination, and the Department of Natural Resources offers a Trout Trails mobile app, which offers users information on lesser-known biologist-verified trout waters. Other species of fish in Michigan include bass, northern pike, smelt, lake sturgeon, panfish, muskellunge, salmon, walleye, and yellow perch.

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