Check the results
If you have been chosen to receive a 2019 quota bear license, you will receive a postcard as your notice in the mail by June 1. You may purchase your license starting June 1 at any ELS license agent, by telephone at 1-888-665-4236, or online.
Bear lottery winners must purchase their license by Aug. 1. Unsold licenses will then become available for purchase by anyone starting Aug. 6 at noon. Check this web page on Aug. 2 for license availability and more information.
No-quota bear licenses
No-quota bear licenses also will be available starting June 1 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.