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Waterfowl hunting opens Saturday in UP, October for rest of state

LANSING — This weekend marks the start of the waterfowl hunting season for ducks, coots and mergansers in the North Zone (Upper Peninsula). The season runs Sept. 28 through Nov. 24, with an additional weekend hunt Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
     Goose season in the North Zone opened earlier this month and continues through Dec. 16.
Anyone 16 or older who is interested in waterfowl hunting needs a base license, a waterfowl hunting license and the federal migratory bird hunting stamp.
Hunters coming from other states can purchase a seven-day or three-day small game license, which allows purchase of a waterfowl license without needing to get a base license.
For more details on license and waterfowl stamp requirements see pages 22-24 of the 2019 Waterfowl Hunting Digest.