The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is happy to welcome the start of bear hunting season. For any of the 7,000 hunters that are looking to nab a trophy this year, they are required to schedule an appointment to have the carcass registered within three days. Stations are available at Fort Wilkins State Park in Keweenaw County, McLain State Park, and several locations between L’Anse and Toivola.
Additionally, woodcock, grouse, and turkey hunts all overlap to some degree. The woods are already getting busy, but deer hunting remains far and away the most popular season, with over 700,000 people taking part.