Hunting

The woods and fields of Southwestern Michigan are teeming with wild game. All you need is a Michigan hunting license and permission from the landowner to hunt on the property. Limited hunting is also permitted at:

  • Crane Pond State Game Preserve, Cass County
  • Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, Cass County

Popular hunting seasons include:

  • White-tail Deer: Bow & Arrow Oct. 1-Nov. 14; Dec. 1-Jan. 1
  • White-tail Deer: Regular Firearm Nov. 15-30
  • Cottontail Rabbit: Sept. 15-Mar. 31
  • Squirrel Sept 15-Mar. 1
  • Ruffed Grouse Sept. 15-Nov. 14
  • Fall Wild Turkey Oct. 5-Nov. 14

For more information about hunting seasons, license requirements and free guides, contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at 517.373.1263 or click here. Or call the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council at 269.925.6301.