Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Results of Michigan elk-hunting license drawing posted on DNR website

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters to check their 2015 elk license drawing results, now available on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.
Two elk seasons will be held in 2015. The first season will run Aug. 25-28Sept. 11-14 and Sept. 25-28. The second season will run Dec. 5-13. An additional season may be held Jan. 13-17, 2016, if the DNR determines the harvest insufficient to meet management goals.

A total of 30 any-elk and 70 antlerless-only elk licenses have been issued through the drawing.

Successful elk drawing applicants will receive detailed information about their hunt, including assigned hunt periods, elk management unit and type of license (any-elk or antlerless-only). Applicants are asked to be sure their mailing addresses are kept up to date with the Secretary of State. Elk hunters must attend a mandatory hunt orientation class prior to their hunt.

Hunters can increase their odds of getting an elk license by applying for the 2016 Pure Michigan Hunt drawing. Each application is $5, and applicants can purchase as many chances as they like. Three lucky hunters will win a package of licenses to hunt elk, bear, turkey, antlerless deer and waterfowl, plus a 2016 base license. Only Michigan residents may hunt elk. Winning the Pure Michigan Hunt will not affect a hunter's eligibility for future elk drawings and will not negate any weighted elk chances or bear preference points hunters have earned. Apply for the Pure Michigan Hunt at www.michigan.gov/puremichiganhunt or at a license agent.