Bear Hunt Lottery - Applications available late March. Deadline for lottery first Friday in May.
If you have been chosen to receive a 2017 quota bear license, you will receive a postcard as your notice in the mail by mid-June 2017.
Bear lottery winners must purchase their license by August 1, 2017. Unsold licenses will then become available for purchase by anyone starting August 4, 2017 at 12:00PM. Check the DNR web site (www.dnr.state.mn.us) on August 3rd for license availability and more information.
No-quota bear licenses also will be available starting June 1, 2017, at any ELS license agent. No-quota bear licenses are only valid in the no-quota bear zone. When you purchase a license you will be asked which kill block / deer permit area you intend to hunt. This is only for evaluating the number of bear hunters in the no-quota zone. It does not allow someone to hunt in one of the 11 Bear Management Units without a valid license for one of those areas.
Check the bear hunting page for information about the hunt.
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