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Elk and bear license applications on sale through June 1

Elk and bear license applications on sale through June 1

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Elk and bear license applications are on sale now through June 1. Hunters can increase their odds, or get two tags in a single year, by picking up Pure Michigan Hunt applications while applying for bear and elk.

Previous Pure Michigan Hunt recipient Jerry Peak of Crystal grabbed two elk tags he used to harvest two beautiful, 6 by 6 bull elk. The secret of his success was to apply for his elk tag as usual, but he also applied for – and was one of the people drawn for – the Pure Michigan Hunt.

The Pure Michigan Hunt offers a chance at licenses to hunt elk, bear, spring and fall turkey and antlerless deer, and first pick at a managed waterfowl hunt area. Plus blinds, sleds, rifles, shotguns and more, worth thousands, also go home with the three lucky hunters each year.

All licenses are transferable – winners can keep licenses for themselves or transfer licenses to a friend or loved one. Peak transferred his Pure Michigan Hunt elk tag to his son so they could hunt together.

Pure Michigan Hunt applications are only $5 each. Hunters can only buy one elk chance and one bear preference point, and the deadline is June 1. That's not the case with the Pure Michigan Hunt, as there is no limit to the number of applications that can be purchased through Dec. 31.

For more information about the Pure Michigan Hunt, or to apply, click here.

Hunters can apply for bear, elk and the Pure Michigan Hunt online or anywhere hunting licenses are sold. Click here for online applications.

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