100 Residents Selected for Elk Hunt

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Department of Natural Resources Wildlife officials today announced 100 Michigan residents have been selected from an annual, random drawing to participate in the Dec. 9-16, 2003 elk hunt.

The successful hunters were computer-drawn from a pool of 38,778 eligible applicants. Notification letters have been mailed to the 100 individuals selected for the December hunt. Of the 100, 30 will have the choice of taking an antlered or antlerless elk, and 70 will be allowed to take only an antlerless elk. This year's elk hunting areas will include Alpena, Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego and Presque Isle counties. This year’s hunt goals are to maintain the estimated population within 800 to 900 animals in the winter herd and to better distribute elk within the designated management units.