2005 Michigan Bear Hunt Application Period Ends May 15|
The Department of Natural Resources reminds bear hunters that the application period for a 2005 bear hunting license ends on Sunday, May 15. Hunters may apply for a license at more than 1,700 license dealers and DNR Service Centers statewide or via the Internet at www.michigandnr.com or www.mdnr-elicense.com.
A $4 nonrefundable fee must be paid at the time of application. Online customers may use MasterCard or Visa. There is no application fee for Comprehensive Lifetime license holders.
The 2005 bear season will include the following hunt periods: Sept. 10 though Oct. 21, Sept. 15 through Oct. 26, and Sept. 25 through Oct. 26 in all Upper Peninsula units except Drummond Island; Sept. 10 through 16 on Drummond Island; and Sept. 16 through 22 in the northern Lower Peninsula's Baldwin, Gladwin, and Red Oak bear management units. An additional hunt period for bow and arrow only will be held in the Red Oak Unit from Oct. 7 through 13.
The 2005 Michigan Bear Hunting Guide is available at all DNR offices, license dealers, and on the DNR Web site. Drawing results will be posted on the DNR Web site on Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. EDT. Notification of the drawing results will be mailed June 6 to applicants who did not apply online.
The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future generations.