Mostly Trapping

November hunting and trapping opportunities
Nov 12, 2019 08:45 ET

(Reprinted from above link)

LANSING — Michigan is home to countless species of wildlife, and November is a bountiful time for hunting.

Deer hunting

Firearm deer season begins Nov. 15.

Hunters should make sure they are up to date with the 2019 regulations. The 2019 Hunting Digest has all deer hunting regulations, season dates and bag limits.

Important changes include:

• Deer baiting and feeding is banned in the entire Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula Core Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Area;

• New regulations in the Upper Peninsula Core CWD Surveillance Area; and

• New antler point restrictions.
Visit Michigan.gov/Deer for more deer hunting details.

Small game hunting

Small game seasons are in full swing, and pheasant hunting opens soon. Visit Michigan.gov/Hunting to plan a trip.

• Pheasant (male only): Zones 2 and 3 are open through Nov. 14; don't forget to get your free pheasant/sharp-tailed grouse endorsement if you plan to hunt pheasants;

• Cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare: Open statewide through March 31;

• Squirrel (fox and gray): Open statewide through March 31;

• Ruffed grouse: Open statewide through Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 to Jan. 1;

• Woodcock: Open statewide through Nov. 4;

• Quail: Open through Nov. 14 in select counties — see the 2019 Hunting Digest for specific details on open areas;

Waterfowl hunting

Waterfowl hunting opportunities continue through the fall.

Common snipe, Virginia rail, sora rail and moorhen (gallinule) seasons are open through Nov. 9, statewide.

NORTH ZONE

• Duck, coot and merganser hunting is open through Nov. 24 and Nov. 30 - Dec.1; and

• Dark and light goose hunting is open through Dec. 16.

MIDDLE ZONE

• Duck, coot and merganser hunting is open through Dec.1 and Dec. 14-15; and

• Dark and light goose hunting is open through Dec. 20.

SOUTH ZONE

• Duck, coot and merganser hunting is open through Dec. 8 and Dec. 28-29; and

• Dark and light goose hunting is open through Dec. 8, Dec. 28-29 and Jan. 25-Feb.10, 2020.

Waterfowl hunting dates, bag limits and regulations are available at Michigan.gov/Waterfowl.

Fur harvesting

• Hunting: Coyote, raccoon and fox (gray and red) hunting opportunities are available statewide in November.

• Trapping: Opportunities for trapping badger, beaver, coyote, fox, muskrats, mink, otter and raccoon are available in November.

See the 2019 Fur Harvester Digest for season dates, unit boundaries, bag limits and other regulations.

• Remember: Bobcat kill tags are available only until Nov. 30.

Get licenses and kill tags online at MDNR-eLicense.com or anywhere licenses are sold.

Fall turkey hunting

Fall turkey hunting is open through Nov. 14.

Any limited-quota licenses that remain may be purchased by any hunter with a current base license or mentored youth license, including those who did not apply for a fall turkey license. Hunters may purchase one license a day until quotas are met.

Find leftover license availability at Michigan.gov/Turkey.