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Harvest Information Program (HIP)
If you are planning to hunt migratory birds (ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe, rails, etc.) in Michigan this fall, you must have a Harvest Information Program endorsement printed on your small game license. The HIP endorsement, which consists of the statement: "Migratory Bird Hunter-YES," is printed on your small game license when you answer the HIP survey questions. There is no cost for this endorsement. If the agent fails to ask you the HIP question, you can do any of the following to receive the endorsement:
If you purchase a waterfowl hunting license the HIP endorsement is automatically included. It must be added by the agent if you are purchasing a small game license and plan to hunt woodcock. Those who are hunting migratory birds without this endorsement can be fined.