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Ruffed Grouse

Third most producer of Ruffed Grouse. Only Minnesota and Wisconsin produce more birds.


Michigan is the number one producer of Woodcock in the United States.


Wild pheasants on public land is rare. Success is better on private property and game preserves.

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Sharp-tailed Grouse are limited to the Eastern side of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Michigan Upland Resources

Mi-HUNT Application

These maps and mapping application show approximate boundaries of lands open to public hunting. You will need to read, understand and accept the terms of use of these maps before you can access these maps.

A Guide to Grouse and Woodcock Hunting in Michigan

Attention grouse and woodcock hunters! Planning your fall bird hunting trip? Maybe thinking about trying somewhere new or even testing out a hunting circuit? Then Pure Michigan GEMS are just for you!

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

TThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.

Ruffed Grouse Society's Woodcock Migration Map

Welcome to the Ruffed Grouse Society's National American Woodcock Migration Mapping System. RGS started providing real-time tracking of the annual fall and spring American woodcock migrations in 2006 -- for the first time in history. ...

Michigan Upland News