Waterfowl Season Reopens in Southern Michigan

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Waterfowl Season Reopens in Southern MichiganWaterfowl hunters will have 30 days of Canada goose hunting and two days of duck hunting across most of southern Michigan beginning Saturday, Jan. 3, the Department of Natural Resources announced today.

The two-day duck season corresponds to the opening weekend of the late Canada goose season, as it has for the last several years.

The late goose season is Jan. 3 to Feb. 1 in all of the South Zone, except the Allegan County and Muskegon W.W. Goose Management Units (GMU). The daily bag limit is five, except in the Saginaw County and Tuscola/Huron GMUs, where it is two.

The Allegan County GMU has been open since Dec. 20. It closes Jan. 30. The daily bag limit is two. The Muskegon W.W. GMU is closed.

The daily bag limit is six ducks. Hunters may take four mallards, though no more than one hen; two redheads, one pintail, one black duck, three wood ducks and one scaup (bluebill). Up to five mergansers can be taken as part of the daily bag, no more than two of which may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Canvasbacks may not be taken.