Michigan Releases Bear License ResultsMichigan DNR, Bear Hunting Magazine
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has posted the results for the 2011 bear drawing. Hunters who applied can check their drawing results at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. This web page also has information for successful applicants who wish to donate their hunt to an eligible youth or person with an advanced illness.
There are a total of 829 leftover bear licenses available in two bear management units/seasons; 672 licenses for the third hunt in the Bergland Unit (September 25 - October 26) and 157 licenses for the third hunt in the Carney Unit (September 25 - October 26). These licenses may be purchased online or from any license agent on a first-come, first-served basis on the following dates:
• Holders of Lifetime Comprehensive Licenses may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11.
• Unsuccessful applicants may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 18.
Any hunter may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25, including those who did not apply.
Hunters are reminded that their preference points will reset to zero if they purchase a leftover license, except for Lifetime Comprehensive License holders.
Hunters have an additional opportunity to get a bear license by applying for the 2012 Pure Michigan Hunt drawing. Each application is $4 and you may apply as many times as you like. Three lucky winners will receive a hunt package that includes an elk, bear, turkey and antlerless deer license.
For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/puremichiganhunt. Season dates and regulations have not yet been established for the 2012 hunting seasons.