Article Posted: April 30, 2002

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LANSING--The Michigan Department of Natural Resources
reminds bear hunters that May 15 is the deadline to apply
for a 2002 bear hunting license. Hunters may apply for a
license at more than 1,700 license dealers and DNR Service
Centers statewide or, for faster service, apply via the
Internet at www.michigandnr.com.
Applying for a bear hunting license costs $4, and the
nonrefundable fee must be paid at the time of application.
On-line customers may use MasterCard or VISA to charge their
purchase, and they will be able to print their application
receipt from their personal computers. There is no
application fee for Comprehensive Lifetime License holders.
The 2002 bear season will include the following hunt
periods: Sept. 10 - Oct. 21, Sept. 15 - Oct. 26, and Sept.
25 - Oct. 26 in all Upper Peninsula units except Drummond
Island; Sept. 10-16 on Drummond Island; and Sept. 20-26 in
the northern Lower Peninsula's Baldwin, Gladwin, and Red Oak
bear management units. An additional "archery only" hunt
period will be held Oct. 4-10 in the Red Oak Unit.
Copies of the 2002 Michigan Bear Hunting Guide are available
at DNR offices, license dealers, and on the DNR Web site
www.michigandnr.com. On-line customers can also access a
Frequently Asked Questions database to receive answers to
any questions that they may have regarding the preference
point drawing system, how to apply as a party, or other
important details.
Notification of the drawing results will be mailed to all
applicants by June 14, 2002. Drawing results also will be
posted on the DNR Web site on June 14 at 10 a.m. EDT.
Successful applicants must go to any license dealer to
purchase their bear hunting license and harvest tag. The
cost of the license and harvest tag is $14 for residents,
$5.60 for seniors, and $150 for nonresidents. There is no
license fee for successful Lifetime Comprehensive License
A participation license is required for bear hunters who are
not issued a harvest tag but wish to participate in a bear
hunt behind dogs. Participation licenses may be purchased at
any license agent for the same fee as a hunting license.

Source: MDNR

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