Explore Michigan, Enter to Win a $1,000 Gift Card

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lansing, MI — June 19, 2021

The weather is great, Michigan has so many exciting outdoor recreation opportunities.  What better way to celebrate summer than to get out and explore one of Michigan’s Wetland Wonders? In addition, you can win a fantastic prize while you are at it.

Scattered across the state, from Sturgeon River Sloughs State Wildlife Management Area in the Upper Peninsula to Pointe Mouillee State Game Area just 25 miles from the Ohio border, Michigan’s Wetland Wonders provide great year-round recreation opportunities like birding, boating, fishing, hiking, photography, and hunting.

Document your trip to a Wetland Wonder with a selfie and you could be entered to win a $1,000 gift card for outdoor gear! The more Wetland Wonders you visit, the more contest entries you get. Can you visit all 15?

Here’s How

The Explore MI Wetland Wonders contest is sponsored by Consumers Energy with contest partners MI Birds and Michigan United Conservation Clubs.

Four lucky winners will be randomly drawn on July 23 and will receive a Cabela’s gift card in varying amounts. The grand prize winner will take home $1,000, the second prize winner $750, the third prize winner $500, and the fourth prize winner $250.

To be entered for the prize drawing, participants must take a selfie by a sign with the name of the state game or wildlife area at one of Michigan’s Wetland Wonders locations. Email your photo along with your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address to DNR-WetlandWonders@Michigan.gov. All entries must be received by July 16.

Michigan’s Wetland Wonders, located across the state, are high-quality wetland areas managed to provide habitat for waterfowl and water birds while providing great outdoor recreation opportunities. These areas are funded by hunting license fees, but they are open for anyone to visit, use and enjoy most of the year.

Photo Courtesy of Michigan.gov

Visit Michigan.gov/WetlandWonders for full contest rules, locations, and for more information about Michigan’s awesome Wetland Wonders!