Hunting and Trapping

Hunting and Trapping

Archery Hunting Passes for 2021 go on sale at 8am on Tuesday September 7. This is first come-first serve.

Hunting and Trapping opportunities are offered on site. Check out the details below:




Liberty Hunt for Youth – Archery ONLY

Continuing this year, MCWMS is participating in the Liberty hunt. This hunt takes place on September 11 and 12 and is free of charge. Please see YouthHuntingRules for rules and information.


Archery Deer Hunting

MCWMS permits hunting for archery deer on the land treatment site for a charge of $75. Fees are waived for Veterans and Active Duty military with DD-214 or Military ID. There have been several important rule changes for this season

For rules, map and permit application Click HERE:



Managed Waterfowl Hunt

The Michigan DNR through the local State Game Area, has managed a waterfowl hunt at the Wastewater plant during mid- October through mid-December since 1979. For the first time this year, the hunt will continue through the mid-November period.  Interested parties should contact the local office at 231-788-5055 or email Nik Kalejs




Trapping is permitted by lottery, primarily to protect the System dikes and ditches from erosion. Click HERE: for trapping rules and map.