Michigan –-(Ammoland.com)- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds waterfowl hunters to finish gathering their punches for the Consumers Energy-sponsored Wetland Wonders Challenge and turn in or mail in their punch cards. Fennville Farm will have staff available to validate and collect punch cards until Feb. 12, when the contest closes. Through that date, there’s an opportunity to hunt at least one of the Wetland Wonders Challenge locations and have cards punched.
Cards with three or more punches can be mailed to: DNR Detroit Metro Customer Service Center, Attn: Holly Vaughn, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207. All punch cards must be received by Feb. 21.
Michigan’s Wetland Wonders are 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.
Seven lucky winners will be chosen to win ultimate waterfowl hunting prize packages valued at $1,500, including a “golden ticket” good for one first-choice pick at a managed waterfowl hunt area for the 2017-18 season (non-reserved), a 12-gauge waterfowl shotgun, Zink Calls custom duck and goose calls, Avian X mallard and goose decoys, and more. Contest partner Michigan United Conservation Clubs will select winners on Feb. 27.
To be entered, participants must hunt at three of the seven southern Michigan Wetland Wonders and submit a punch-card entry form. Hunters who hunt at more than three managed waterfowl hunt areas will receive an additional contest entry for each additional punch. Those who hunt all seven areas automatically will win a prize. For more information on the managed waterfowl hunt areas (including location, drawing times, dates and rules and regulations) and the Wetland Wonders Challenge contest (including terms and conditions), visit mi.gov/wetlandwonders.