Michigan Releases Bear License Results

Michigan DNR, Bear Hunting Magazine
07/02/2011

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.



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