DNR announces open house/tour events at Michigan's Wetland Wonders

Contact: Joe Robison, 734-777-1066
Agency: Natural Resources

Sept. 21, 2021

A scenic image of a wetland habitat with open water in the foreground and wetland grasses and trees in the background.

Hunters who have been wanting to hunt at one of Michigan's managed waterfowl hunt areas, also known as Michigan's Wetland Wonders, now have the chance to get to know the areas this fall. Open house events will be held at several Wetland Wonders locations in September and October.   

The events will be held outdoors and will include a driving tour of the area. Participants will be able to tune their vehicle radios to hear an introduction and overview of the area before the driving tour begins. Various stops will be planned along the route to showcase improvements designed to provide great habitat for waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. Masks are suggested for tour participants while outside vehicles.  

The open house events, each beginning at 6 p.m., will be held at the following locations:  

Michigan's Wetland Wonders include the seven premier managed waterfowl hunt areas in the state. These areas, scattered across the southern Lower Peninsula, were created in the 1960s to provide exceptional waterfowl hunting opportunities, and are still managed today to provide waterfowl habitat for nesting and migration and for the benefit of other wetland wildlife.

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Shiawassee River State Game Area: Shiawassee River State Game Area, located in southeast Michigan, is one of five of the state's premier managed waterfowl hunt areas to offer open house/tour events this fall.