Michigan Bear Applications Due By June 1Michigan DNR, Bear Hunting Magazine
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to apply for their bear hunting licenses now through June 1, 2012. Hunters may apply online HERE or at any retail license agent.
A total of 7,991 bear licenses are available, about 32% less than in 2011. License quotas have been reduced in response to new survey data which indicate the state’s bear populations have declined. Lower license quotas should stabilize populations in upcoming years. If bear licenses remain after the drawing, one leftover license (per person) may be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis in July until the quota is met in each hunt period. There is no guarantee that leftover licenses will be available for any hunt unit or hunt period.