Shooting Ranges Grand Rapids MI

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The Hope Soccer Camp
1145 W. Chippewa Dr. Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 249-0660
3660 Rivertown Parkway
Grandville, MI
 
Huron-Manistee National Forests
(800) 821-6263
1755 South Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Keweenaw National Historical Park
25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Cookson Lake Dispersed Campsite
USFS, Munising Ranger District, 400 E Munising Ave
Munising, MI
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 977-2301
5118 28th Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
(989) 777-5930
6975 Mower Road
Saginaw, MI
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Wildlife Viewing

Michigan Wetland Management District
(517) 351-4230
2651 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI
Other Activties
Hunting

Ewing Point Dispersed Campsite
USFS, Munising Ranger District, 400 E Munising Ave
Munising, Mi, MI
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

East Lansing Wmd
(517) 351-4230
2651 Coolridge Road
East Lansing, MI
Other Activties
Hunting

Determine Winter/Summer Range

Author: 
Hawkeye270

One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.

There are a couple ways to go about locating these areas. The first is to just arm yourself with a map and get out in the field and find out for yourself. Take a look at a map and locate the higher ground in the unit that you have selected. Game animals will generally use this higher elevation terrain during the summer. As the seasons progress and the temperature drops and snows accumulate, these animals will move to lower adjacent elevations. Females and younger males will generally migrate first, with the mature males staying up high a little longer. You should be looking for drainages that will connect the summer and winter range that will allow game animals to slip by more or less undetected. In many cases, deer and elk will start out in their summer range (public land), move along their migration corridors (a mixture of medium elevation public and private) and then end up on the winter range which is more often than not privately owned. There are some really good late-season public land hunts that one can consistently take home meat however.

I suggest to contact your local fish and game department however and speaking with the biologist assigned to your area before heading out to investigate for yourself. This will save you a lot of time and help focus your efforts. As these people are typically over worked and thus very busy you need to contact them in the offseason. Spring and early summer are good times to contact them and you will find that they will...

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