Bear Hunting Licenses Still Available for Western U.P. Management Units

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bearDepartment of Natural Resources wildlife officials today announced the leftover bear licenses for the third hunt period in the western Upper Peninsula will go on sale July 7 at all license agents and online through the DNR’s e-license system.

A total of 341 licenses — 201 for the Bergland Management Unit and 140 for the Baraga Management Unit — are available for the Sept. 25-Oct. 26 hunt period.

“This is an unusual situation,” said Adam Bump, DNR bear specialist. “We anticipate these licenses will sell quickly to those who applied for a different management area or hunt period and were not successful in the drawing.”

Results for the 2008 bear drawing will be posted on the DNR Web site,, Monday, June 30.

The leftover bear hunting licenses will be available to unsuccessful resident applicants beginning July 7, 2008 at 10 a.m. EDT. Any licenses that remain unsold as of July 14, at 10 a.m., will be available for purchase by Michigan residents who did not apply for a bear license.

Hunters who purchase a leftover license are advised their preference points will be reset to zero.