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Michigan Bear Hunting License Drawing Results Posted
Leftover Licenses on Sale in July.

Michigan DNR

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan --( The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters who applied for the 2011 bear drawing to check their drawing results at

This web page also has information for successful applicants who wish to donate their hunt to an eligible youth or person with an advanced illness.

There are a total of 829 leftover bear licenses available in two bear management units/seasons; 672 licenses for the third hunt in the Bergland Unit (Sept. 25 – Oct. 26) and 157 licenses for the third hunt in the Carney Unit (Sept. 25 – Oct. 26).

These licenses may be purchased online or from any license agent on a first-come, first-served basis on the following dates:

  • Holders of Lifetime Comprehensive Licenses may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11.
  • Unsuccessful applicants may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 18.
  • Any hunter may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25 including those who did not apply.

Hunters are reminded that their preference points will reset to zero if they purchase a leftover license, except for Lifetime Comprehensive License holders.

Hunters have an additional opportunity to get a bear license by applying for the 2012 Pure Michigan Hunt drawing. Each application is $4 and you may apply as many times as you like. Three lucky winners will receive a hunt package that includes an elk, bear, turkey, and antlerless deer license. For more information, go to Season dates and regulations have not yet been established for the 2012 hunting seasons.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to

  • 10 User comments to “Michigan Bear Hunting License Drawing Results Posted”

    1. Vernon R. Petersen on July 15, 2013 at 5:55 PM said:

      Want to know the results

    2. loid e vedder on July 30, 2013 at 8:01 PM said:

      want to know results of bear hunt and also elk hunt results!!!

    3. I go to the website to check my preference points for a bear permit……I click on everything there is to click on and still can’t get the results to come up???? The web for bear permits comes up….not very clear to what to do from there!!!

    4. as many times before, go to site can’t find crap!!!

    5. how many preference points do you need to get a bear permit

    6. al nielsen on July 4, 2014 at 9:28 AM said:

      I go to http://www.michigan.gv/huntdrawings to get results and cant find anything as usual. your web site sucks

    7. Bruce Thompson on July 13, 2014 at 8:46 PM said:

      like usual your site takes you to junk when I hit bear hunt drawings for michigan I do not want all this garabge about other states.Over educated fools must be setting up these sites

    8. Andy Welden on July 16, 2014 at 11:31 AM said:

      Will I be sent a post card or email if my hunt choice was selected?

    9. ken richter on July 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM said:

      I cant figure this crap out, id like to know if my name was drawn. but this site has no instructions of how it works, how dumb….

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