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Make Macomb Your Home
1 South Main, Mount Clemens, MI, 48043

Hunting Season in Macomb County

Hunting season is underway! The number of hunters in Michigan ranks third in the nation. Nearly 800,000 licenses were issued in 2011. Each year, Michigan hunters spend an estimated $1.2 billion on travel and equipment.

For many Macomb County families, hunting is a tradition that goes back many generations. Fond memories are made in the woods of Michigan!

For those who might be new to the sport, there are many local resources to help.

Completing a hunter safety course is the place to begin. It required to obtain a license to hunt which is also required if you were born after Jan 1, 1960.

Hunter education ensures that everyone knows exactly how, when and where to hunt. It makes hunting safer for everyone and helps to decrease accidents. Hunting is safe and getting safer!

ATV and Power Equipment

Blackbeard Powersports
36745 Groesbeck Hwy. Clinton Twp, MI. 48035

Ball Equipment of Richmond
68811 Main St, Richmond, MI 48062

Lakeview PowerSports
32525 23 Mile Rd, New Baltimore, MI 48047

K & W Cycles
4090 Auburn Rd, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48317

WOR Powersports
33150 Gratiot Ave, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48035

Hunter Safety Classes


Check Back for future classes and visit the State of Michigan Hunter Education page.


Hunting Seasons


  • Early Antlerless Firearm: Sept. 22-23, 2018
  • Liberty Hunt: Sept. 22-23, 2018
    • Youth and Hunters With Disabilities Hunt
  • Independence Hunt: Oct. 18-21, 2018
    • Hunters With Disabilities Hunt
  • Archery: Oct. 1 - Nov. 14, 2018 and Dec. 1, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019
  • Regular Firearm: Nov. 15-30, 2018
  • Muzzle-loading:
    • Zone 1: Dec. 7-16, 2018
    • Zone 2: Dec. 7-16, 2018
    • Zone 3: Dec. 7-23, 2018
  • Late Antlerless Firearm: Dec. 17, 2018 - Jan.1, 2019

Pheasant (male only):

  • Zone 1 (partial): Oct. 10-31
  • Zone 2, 3: Oct. 20 - Nov. 14
  • Zone 3 (partial): Dec. 1 - Jan. 1


  • Oct. 20 - Nov. 14

Wild Turkey

  • Fall Season: Sept. 15 - Nov. 14, 2018 (estimate) (see Fall Turkey Digest for applicable units - when available)


Macomb County Shooting Ranges

North Macomb Sportsman Club, 3231 Inwood Road, Washington Twp., MI

Type of Range – Private, not open to the general public

Indoor archery, 8 stations; outdoor archery, 12 stations; 3-D course, 15 stations; skeet, 5 stations; trap, 7 stations; 5-Stand, one station. Outdoor rifle/handgun ranges: 25 yds., 6 stations; 50 yds., 6 stations; 100 yds., 6 stations; 200 yds., 3 stations.

Charter Twp. of Shelby, River Bends Park, 52700 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Twp., MI 48316

Type of Range – Municipal, open to the public

The Ranges are located at 4863 Range Drive., east side of Ryan Road, south of 22 Mile Road. Outdoor archery ranges: 1 at 7 yds., 4 at 15 yds., 6 at 20 yds., 6 at 30 yds., 2 at 40 yds., and 1 at 50 yds. No broad head arrows. Crossbows permitted. Hand trap range, 11 stations, and shotguns only, no black powder, slugs or buckshot. No pistols allowed. Daily range pass fees: regular, $6/shooter; senior (over age 60)/junior (under 15), $4/shooter. Annual range cards fees: regular, $40/year/shooter; senior/junior, $30/year/shooter. Youth under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress, 49800 Dequindre Road, Utica, MI 48317

Type of Range – Private, open to the public

Indoor archery, 6 stations; 3-D course, 30 stations; skeet, 5 stations; trap, 4 stations; sporting clays, 13 stations; 5-Stand, 5 stations.

MJC Archery Macomb, 19747 15 Mile Road, Clinton Township, MI 48035

Type of Range – Private, open to the public

Indoor Archery, 20 yard range, 24 stations

Peters Indoor Range and Gun Shop, 28631 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville, MI 48066

Type of Range – Private, open to the public

Indoor rifle range is 45 ft., with 10 stations.

Huron Pointe Sportsmen's Association, 35800 E. Twenty Eight Mile Rd, Lenox Twp., MI 48050

Type of Range – Private, open to the public

Archery (Indoor, Outdoor) and Outdoor Rifle

Fall Fishing

Yellow perch, catfish, walleye, Muskie, Pike, Largemouth Bass

Hunting & Fishing Stores

Cabela’s (Chesterfield Township)

Michi-Gun (St. Clair Shores)

Brown Bear Sporting Goods (Chesterfield Township)

Pete’s Indoor Range & Gun Shop (Roseville)

Close Quarters Tactical, LLC (Shelby Township)

IFA Tactical Gun Shop (Sterling Heights)

Shooters Emporium (Romeo)

Action Impact Firearms & Training Center (Eastpointe)

MOR Archery (Shelby Township)

Lakeside Fishing Shop (St. Clair Shores)

Angler’s Point Marina (Chesterfield Township)

West Marine (Harrison Township & St. Clair Shores)

Joe’s Bait & Tackle (Harrison Township)

Sportsmen’s Direct (Harrison Township)

Deer Processing Facilities

Butcher Boy Food Products (Warren)

Richmond Meat Packers (Richmond)

Weiss’ Meats & Deli (Chesterfield)

Durocs Quality Meats (Harrison Township)

Stahl’s Prime Meat & Deli (Mount Clemens)

Nitsches Meat & Deli Shoppe (Shelby Township)




  • Michigan hunters boost the state's economy, spending $2.3 billion on trip-related expenses and equipment in 2011. Wildlife-watching activities bring in $1.2 billion in trip-related expenses and equipment annually.
  • Michigan's hunter participation ranks third in the nation — 795,535 licensed hunters in 2011 — contributing nearly $28 million in federal funds to wildlife management and wildlife habitat restoration.

Land Open to Public Hunting Macomb County

Where Your Hunt Begins