LANSING - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds small-game hunters that the season on ruffed grouse and pheasant reopens Tuesday and runs through Jan. 1.
Grouse season is open statewide with a limit of five per day, 10 in possession, in the Upper Peninsula.
Pheasant hunting resumes across much of southern Michigan.
"Bird hunters often find opportunity in the late season in areas that were too wet earlier in the year, but can be accessed in December because the standing water is frozen," explained DNR upland game bird biologist Al Stewart. "Hunters who concentrate in high-quality habitat should still be able to find birds."
Hunters must have a valid small game license.