There’s Still Time to Hunt at Michigan’s Wetland Wonders

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There’s Still Time to Hunt at Michigan’s Wetland Wonders
Michigan DNR
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan -(Ammoland.com)- The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that there’s still time to hunt at Michigan’s Wetland Wonders.

Michigan’s Wetland Wonders include the seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas in the state: Fennville Farm Unit at the Allegan State Game Area (Allegan County), Fish Point State Wildlife Area (Tuscola County), St. Clair Flats State Wildlife Area on Harsens Island (St. Clair County), Muskegon County Wastewater Facility (Muskegon County), Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area (Bay County), Pointe Mouillee State Game Area (Monroe and Wayne counties) and Shiawassee River State Game Area (Saginaw County).

These areas provide exceptional waterfowl hunting opportunities throughout the hunting season. Managed duck hunting runs through Dec. 6 at most of the managed waterfowl hunt areas; however, the Fennville Farm Unit and Muskegon Wastewater Facility have managed goose hunting opportunities even later. Canada goose hunting at the Fennville Farm Unit runs through Jan. 30, 2016, and Muskegon Wastewater Facility’s season runs Dec. 1-22, 2015.

Many of Michigan’s Wetland Wonders are popular destinations for deer, pheasant and small game hunting as well. To learn more about the areas and to see a video outlining the managed waterfowl hunt drawing, visit mi.gov/wetlandwonders.

The DNR also reminds hunters that it’s not too late to join the Wetland Wonders Challenge, sponsored by Consumers Energy, which runs until Jan. 31, 2016. Youth and adult hunters who hunt at three managed waterfowl hunt areas can be entered in the contest. Seven winners will be chosen to win ultimate waterfowl hunting prize packages valued at $1,500, including a “golden ticket” that’s good for one first-choice pick at a managed waterfowl hunt area for the 2016-17 season (non-reserved). See mi.gov/wetlandwonders for contest terms and conditions.

The Wetland Wonders Challenge is part of the Michigan Waterfowl Legacy, a 10-year, cooperative partnership to restore, conserve and celebrate Michigan’s waterfowl, wetland and waterfowl hunting community. The initiative is a “call to action” to honor yesterday, engage today and build for tomorrow. To learn more, visit mi.gov/mwl or look for Michigan Waterfowl Legacy on Facebook.