Hunting is a major recreational activity in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Deer, black bear and grouse hunting is excellent in the fall months. Hunting for other types of small game, waterfowl, and furbearers is also quite popular.
The big-game deer season is extremely popular, with general dispersed camping being quite high during this time of year. All hunters are required to hold a valid State of Michigan hunting license and obey all fish and game regulations.
Autumn marks the beginning of northern Michigan’s hunting seasons. Hunters head for the forest and meadows in search of upland game and waterfowl. The morning air is crisp and the forest ablaze in beautiful red, orange, and gold.
You might also notice archery deerhunters in local shops and restaurants, disguised to look like trees or piles of leaves. The wild hunting stories that are shared can only be rivaled by the whoppers told by fishermen. It’s a great time to be in town, and an even better time to be outdoors.
Hunters from all over the Midwest gather in the Gogebic area celebrate northern Michigan’s national holiday, the opening of rifle whitetail deer season. Fluorescent orange is the official color as hunters head for camps throughout northern Michigan. It’s such a big occasion in the Gogebic area that, with half the teachers and students guaranteed to be gone, many local schools close for opening day!
Ontonagon and Gogebic counties offer a wide variety of hunting opportunities, With thousands of acres of prime hunting land available, both private and public, for hunters to explore. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan has been a hunters paradise for many years and with all the excellent programs that the Michigan DNR has instituted it should be your best bet for a trophy for many years to come.
For more information about hunting in Michigan feel free to CLICK HERE to access the Michigan DNR web site for the most current rules, regulations, permits and other great hunting information.