Michigan Elk & Bear Applications Due June 1st

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The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds hunters that applications for Michigan elk and bear hunting licenses are now available through June 1.

There will be 230 elk licenses and 11,742 bear hunting licenses available for the 2010 hunting seasons

Only Michigan residents are eligible to apply for an elk license. Bear licenses are available for both residents and nonresidents; however, no more than two percent of licenses in any bear management unit will be issued to nonresidents.

Hunters can apply online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings, at any authorized license agent or at a DNRE Operations Service Center. A nonrefundable $4 fee is charged at the time of application. Hunters may purchase just one application for each species.

Applicants may call (517) 373-1263 prior to June 1 for assistance with their application and may check their drawing results online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings beginning June 21 for elk and June 28 for bear. Also see the 2010 Michigan Elk Hunting Guide and 2010 Michigan Bear Hunting Guide for more details about the application processes.