Last chance for 2013 bear and elk hunting applications

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the application period to purchase a bear or elk hunting application ends June 1.

Hunters can apply online at, at any authorized license agent or at a DNR Customer Service Center. A nonrefundable $4 fee is charged at the time of application. Hunters may purchase only one application for each species.

Drawing results may be checked online at beginning June 24 for both species.

For more information on the application process and hunting of bear or elk, check the 2013 Michigan Bear Hunting Digest, the 2013 Michigan Elk Hunting Digest, or online at All hunting digests can be found online at, at local DNR Customer Service Centers, or at a license agent.

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