Hunting is offered on select units of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge during Michigan state seasons. These opportunities include big game, small game and migratory bird hunting on five refuge units: Humbug Island, Calf Island, Sugar Island, Strong, and Fix. Migratory bird hunting is available at the Plum Creek Bay Unit and at the Brancheau Unit via special permit through a daily lottery facilitated in cooperation with Michigan Department of Natural Resources at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area.
All Refuge hunting seasons will coincide with state hunting seasons. For authorized hunting, the refuge is open 1 1/2 hours before legal shooting time to 1 hour after legal shooting time. Michigan state regulations and refuge specific regulations will be enforced. Refuge regulations supersede state regulations. Hunting is allowed only on refuge units described in the refuge hunt brochure. Only the species listed in the refuge hunt brochure may be hunted.
Download the current Refuge Hunt Brochure & Map, pick up a copy at an information kiosk located at the Strong, Fix and Brancheau Units, or contact Refuge headquarters at 734-365-0219 to have one mailed.
View additional 2012-2013 Hunter Information for Detroit River IWR.
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