Today's Hunter in Michigan

Today's Hunter in Michigan


Today's Hunter in Michigan: A Guide to Hunting Responsibly and Safely is a student manual developed for hunting students in Michigan, approved by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. This manual introduces you to U.S. hunting regulations and provides general information about firearm equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethics and safety, survival skills, and wildlife identification.

Take in “pure Michigan” with big game, upland bird, and waterfowl hunting in Michigan. Duck hunting is particularly popular near Lake Michigan, on Harsens Island in the St. Clair flats managed area, but whitetail deer, elk, bear, and other wildlife are also plentiful. Managed Waterfowl Hunt Areas no longer require an area use permit or fee, which has helped make the “Seven Wonders”—from Nayanquing Point to Point Mouillee—a success.

With this handbook, you can ensure you are well-prepared to make every hunting trip a safe one. Hunting safety is everyone’s responsibility. 

Topics include:

  • Using the Correct Ammunition
  • Good Marksmanship and Accuracy
  • Hunting Strategies
  • Primitive Hunting Equipment and Techniques
  • Safely Carrying Firearms in the Field
  • Hunter Ethics
  • Preparation and Survival Skills
  • Wildlife Identification
  • And much more… 

Hunter Education

Make your learning about hunting safety fun and easy by taking an online hunter education course at Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies, and industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses. With a safety course, hunters of all ages can become more successful and ethical hunters.

Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1959, who buys a license in Michigan needs to pass a Michigan Hunter Safety course. Become a safer hunter today!