Department of Natural Resources
Hunters are selected for bear licenses using a preference point drawing system created in 2000. License applicants who are not selected receive a preference point for future drawings. Applicants with the greatest number of preference points in each hunt period are selected before those with fewer points. An applicant's points are reset to zero upon selection.
First hunt choices have priority in the drawing. Second hunt choices will be awarded only if licenses remain after all first hunt choices have been awarded.
Nonresidents may receive up to 5% of the licenses available in each hunt period.
IMPORTANT: Applicants must apply at least once every 5 years to retain their points. Points expire for individuals who do not apply for 5 consecutive years.
For more information, refer to the Michigan Black Bear Digest.
Total license quota: 7,080
Leftover Licenses: Bergland third hunt period: 178
Total applicants: 57,162 (29,462 applied for point-only)
|Bear Management Unit||Hunt Code||Hunt Dates||Hunt Quota||1st Choice Awards||2nd Choice Awards||Leftover Licenses||Resident Points||Resident Awards||Nonresident Points||Nonresident Awards|
|BERGLAND - 1st Period||0001||Sept. 09 - Oct. 21||180||180||0||0||3-4||171||11-12||9|
|BERGLAND - 2nd Period||0002||Sept. 14 - Oct. 26||280||280||0||0||0-1||266||1-3||14|
|BERGLAND - 3rd Period||0003||Sept. 25 - Oct. 26||735||279||278||178||0||521||1-2||36|
|BARAGA - 1st Period||0004||Sept. 09 - Oct. 21||250||250||0||0||4-5||242||4-5||8|
|BARAGA - 2nd Period||0005||Sept. 14 - Oct. 26||440||440||0||0||0-1||418||1-2||22|
|BARAGA - 3rd Period||0006||Sept. 25 - Oct. 26||860||834||26||0||0||817||0-1||43|
|AMASA - 1st Period||0007||Sept. 09 - Oct. 21||100||100||0||0||7-8||95||14||5|
|AMASA - 2nd Period||0008||Sept. 14 - Oct. 26||130||130||0||0||3-4||124||10-11||6|
|AMASA - 3rd Period||0009||Sept. 25 - Oct. 26||260||260||0||0||1-2||247||6-7||13|
|CARNEY - 1st Period||0010||Sept. 09 - Oct. 21||100||100||0||0||5-6||95||14-15||5|
|CARNEY - 2nd Period||0011||Sept. 14 - Oct. 26||150||150||0||0||2-3||143||7||7|
|CARNEY - 3rd Period||0012||Sept. 25 - Oct. 26||350||350||0||0||0-1||333||3||17|
|GWINN - 1st Period||0013||Sept. 09 - Oct. 21||140||140||0||0||5-6||134||5-6||6|
|GWINN - 2nd Period||0014||Sept. 14 - Oct. 26||270||270||0||0||1-2||257||2-3||13|
|GWINN - 3rd Period||0015||Sept. 25 - Oct. 26||650||600||50||0||0||618||0-1||32|
|NEWBERRY - 1st Period||0016||Sept. 09 - Oct. 21||210||210||0||0||8-9||203||8||7|
|NEWBERRY - 2nd Period||0017||Sept. 14 - Oct. 26||240||240||0||0||4-5||236||5||4|
|NEWBERRY - 3rd Period||0018||Sept. 25 - Oct. 26||660||660||0||0||0-1||629||1||31|
|DRUMMOND||0019||Sept. 09 - Oct. 21||5||5||0||0||17-18||5||N/A||N/A|
|RED OAK||0020||Sept. 13 - Oct. 08||700||700||0||0||8-9||689||8-9||11|
|BALDWIN||0021||Sept. 13 - Sept. 21||260||260||0||0||11-12||258||12||2|
|GLADWIN||0022||Sept. 13 - Sept. 21||110||110||0||0||6-7||109||7||1|