Hunting and Fishing in Michigan
You can purchase hunting and fishing licenses online through the DNR website at www.mdnr-elicense.com When ordering online, you will have an option to receive your licenses and other items by email or by mail. You will also be able to display your purchased license on your mobile device.
On the DNR homepage (www.michigan.gov/dnr), you may also access information on license fees and youth hunting and you can even subscribe to hunting application reminders.
Hunting and Fishing Facts
*Michigan has more than 795,000 licensed hunters--third in the nation.
*About 90% of Michigan hunters persue deer.
*Michigan hunters contribute around $2.3 billion to the state's economy.
*Deer hunting alone contributes more than $500 million a year to the state's economy and directly supports more than 5,300 jobs.
*For every $1 spent on a hunting license, Michigan receives $3 from the federal government for wildlife conservation and management.
*Michigan has the largest dedicated state forest system in the nation.
*About 1.4 million Michigan residents, and 347,000 non-residents, have fished state waters.
*The overall annual value of sport fishing to Michigan's economy is estimated at $4.4 billion.
*Michigan has 153 species of fish, making it the most diverse fishery in the United States.
*Lake Superior is known for lake trout and whitefish.
*Lake Huron is known for lake trout and walleye.
*Lake St. Clair is home to the highest catch rate on muskellunge in the world.
*Lake Erie is known for walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass and yellow perch.
*Lake Michigan is known for chinook, coho salmon and steelhead.
Different hunting seasons in Michigan can be found online at the Department of Natural Resources website: www.michigan.gov/dnr
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