2013-06-27 / Outdoors

Elk and bear drawing results posted online

LANSING – Results of the license drawing for the 2013 elk hunting seasons have been posted on the Department of Natural Resources website at www.michigan. gov/huntdrawings.

Two elk seasons will be held in 2013. The first season will run from Aug. 27-30, Sept. 13-16 and Sept. 27-30. The second season will run from Dec. 7-15. An additional season may be held Jan. 15-19, 2014, if the DNR determines the harvest insufficient to meet management goals.

A total of 60 any-elk and 140 antlerless-only elk licenses have been issued through the drawing.

Results of the 2013 bear hunting license drawing have also been posted.

A total of 7,906 bear licenses were available during the bear application period (May 1 - June 1).

A total of 267 leftover bear licenses are available in the Bergland Management Unit (Sept. 25 - Oct. 26) and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis as follows:

• Holders of Lifetime Comprehensive Licenses, who were not selected in the drawing, may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8.

• Unsuccessful applicants may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15.

• Any hunter may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 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 can increase their odds of getting an elk and bear license by applying for the 2014 Pure Michigan Hunt drawing. Each application is $4, and applicants can purchase as many chances as they like. Three lucky hunters will win a package of licenses to hunt elk, bear, turkey, antlerless deer and waterfowl. Only Michigan residents may hunt elk.

Apply for the Pure Michigan Hunt at www.michigan.gov/ puremichiganhunt or at a license agent.

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