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The 2024 bear and elk hunting license application period is open through June 1. Apply online or at any license retailer. Applications are $5.

Aren’t planning to hunt this year? Increase your odds for next year and purchase your elk chance or bear preference point instead! 

Take a few moments to watch the videos explaining the bear and elk license drawing process:

Hunting units and season date information to assist in purchasing your applications is available at Michigan.gov/Elk and Michigan.gov/Bear. Questions? Call the DNR Wildlife Division at 517-284-9453 by June 1 for assistance with applications. Drawing results will be posted online June 24.

Hunters who want another chance at a bear or elk license can increase their odds by applying for the Pure Michigan Hunt! Applications are $5 and are available at any license agent or online at eLicense. Hunters may buy as many applications as they want. Three lucky winners will get prize packages – learn more at Michigan.gov/PMH.