I'm a fishing guide and freelance outdoor writer from East Tennessee. For six years I've been heading West for do-it-yourself duck hunts, mostly in South Dakota. But I'm ready for a change (and something slightly closer). It looks like Michigan has some pretty good WMA's and potential other public access land. I am definitely headed (solo) somewhere the first two weeks of November. I'd appreciate whatever honest feedback I can get on my prospects in Michigan. FYI, I care more about the quality of the hunting than I do the quantity of what I kill. And I'll have no boat... but I do have a retriever. I'm interested specifically in walk-in waterfowl areas and/or decent pheasant hunting opportunities. I know this is a very broad inquiry... here's a few specific questions. -- Been reading (and watching video) on Nayanquing Point WMA. Any specific advise on this, or the other WMA's that offer daily drawings? -- I see there are a decent number of other public access opportunities (HAP, state or federal game lands). Should I expect to find any decent walk-in duck hunting, and/or pheasant hunting on such areas, and if so, any suggestions of what portion of the state to most seriously consider? -- Should I expect a potential freeze-up the first two weeks of November? -- Should I expect any private landowners to provide access when I ask for permission to hunt (ducks or pheasants), or is that highly unlikely? -- Should I decide I want to check into duck hunting guides, anyone have any specific recommendations? -- Finally, if anyone is interested in doing a "trade-out" hunt (or hunts) for a Tennessee River fishing trip, I'm open. Obviously you're welcomed/encouraged to PM me if you don't want to "go public. Regardless, thanks very much for reading and for any information.