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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Setting sights on a waterfowl hunt at Michigan’s Nayanquing Point

John Janson of Midland and his yellow Lab, Lou, admire a green-winged teal downed at the Nayanquing Point State Game area in Michigan's Bay County last fall. The author will be returning to that spot early this season. Duck hunting opens Oct. 7 in the Middle Zone. (Photo by Steve Griffin)

Looking up hunting rules on the handy Michigan DNR Hunt Fish phone app, I spotted the “Drawing results” box and remembered I’d entered a permit lottery.
Clicking that button, I discovered I’d been drawn for a afternoon hunt one of the early weekends of the season at the Nayanquing Point Wildlife Area, a longtime favorite spot, maybe because of its smallness compared to Fish Point or Shiawassee. Early in my outdoors writing career I covered the conversion of Nayanquing to managed hunting, with numbered blinds and daily drawings to accommodate more hunters.

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