Black Bear Drawing Information

  • Hunters are selected for a bear license using a preference point drawing system. The point system is explained in detail in the  video below. You can also find detailed information on page 5 of the bear digest.

  • Subscribe to Bear Hunting Updates:

    Updates will include hunting regulation changes such as bag limits and seasons, and general hunting information that affects bear hunters. Emails will be sent periodically.

  • Phone being held by a hand with the words time to apply and a dnr logo on the screen.

    To receive hunting application reminders via text message, text, "MIDNR HUNTAPP" to "468311." You will receive an application reminder the day they go on sale, midway through the application period, and on the last day they're available. You will also receive a text when application results have been posted.