Surplus Black Bear Licenses Available

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Beginning at noon on Aug. 6, bear hunter applicants who did not receive authorization to purchase a 2001 bear license for a specific permit area can purchase a surplus bear license in four under-subscribed permit areas. These extra or surplus licenses are available on a first-come, first-served basis at any of the 1,700 statewide Electronic Licensing System point-of-sale vendors or the Department of Natural Resource (DNR) License Center at 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul.

In Permit Area 13, 176 surplus bear licenses are available, while 129 surplus bear licenses are available in Area 22, 283 surplus bear licenses are available in Area 24, and 251 surplus bear licenses are available in Area 25. A map showing the location of these bear permit areas can be found on the DNR Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us.