Waterfowl hunting in northern Michigan can be feast or famine. There are typically birds around for early teal and goose season. However, the main season is always a factor of the weather patterns and when birds get pushed down from Canada.
With our abundance of water and the natural navigation migrating waterfowl use the Great Lakes for, we can have some amazingly diverse waterfowl hunts. Not only do we see mallards and teal, but also Goldeneyes, Redheads, Greater Scaup (aka Bluebills) and even the occasional Canvasback and Pintail. Late season most always ensures the diver species on the Bays.
2023 Waterfowl Seasons & Rates
**NOTE: These are proposed dates and will be finalized by the Feds later this summer.
Early Teal: September 1-16th
Regular Goose: September 1-30th & First Sat in October – December ??
Regular Duck Season: First Saturday in October – December 1st
Late Duck Season: Second weekend in December
Common Snipe: TBD
Morning or Evening Hunt: $500
Extended Day Hunt; $600
**Hunts on opening weekend and the December late season weekend are $100 more due to high demand.
Types of Hunt:
By Kayak: Kayaks are sit-on-tops from Diablo Paddlesports, a company that designs their crafts specifically for hunting and flyfishing and are stable for any hunter to shoot from.
By Boat:. This option is by boat on either a river or lake. Setup will either be in a boat blind or land blind. We use floating techniques and setups with decoys depending upon the behavior of the birds.
Field Layout Blinds: These hunts are unique and only possible during certain times of the season when we have birds in our fields. If they are a possibility when you book, or as we get closer to the date of your hunt, your guide will let you know of this option.
Pricing is for up to two hunters. Includes snacks and water/soda. Does not include eye protection, shotguns or ammunition. Shotgun rentals are available for an additional fee.
Additional hunters are $100 up to 4. For larger parties please call the office at 231-228-7135