WATERFOWL FESTIVAL WINGING ITS WAY TO POINTE MOUILLEE|
LANSING--Duck hunters and waterfowl enthusiasts from
across the United States and Canada will flock to the Pointe
Mouillee State Game Area on the west shore of Lake Erie
south of Detroit for the 53rd annual Michigan Duck Hunters'
Tournament and Waterfowl Festival September 9 and 10 in
The weekend festival, one of the largest events of its
kind, includes dog retriever events, river contests, duck
and goose calling and the Annual Midwest Decoy Contest held
on Sunday afternoon.
An Outdoor Trading Post gives people the opportunity
to purchase hunting and fishing equipment, antique decoys,
books and sporting collectibles. A variety of wildlife
paintings and prints, carvings, photographs and taxidermy
mounts also are available. People interested in owning a
hunting dog can choose from several breeds of puppies ready
The festival, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, is
operated by the Michigan Duck Hunters' Tournament, Inc. in
conjunction with the Michigan Department of Natural
Resources. Although entry to the event is free, all proceeds
at the event support the restoration of wetlands at Pointe
Mouillee and other outdoor education efforts in the area.
For more information, call Pointe Mouillee at 734-379-
9692, Mondays and Wednesdays, or call Jim Marsh at 734-586-