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Bear preference point system

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 five years to retain their points.  Points expire for individuals who do not apply for five consecutive years. 

2023 summary

Total applicants: 60,100 (34,246 applied for point-only)
Total license quota:6,586
Leftover Licenses: None available

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Hunt Code Bear Management Unit Hunt Start Date Hunt End Date Hunt Quota 1st Choice Awards  2nd Choice Awards Leftover Licenses Resident Points Resident  Awards  Nonresident Points Nonresident Awards
0001 BERGLAND - 1st Period 09/06 10/21 180 180 0 0 3 - 4 171 11 9
0002 BERGLAND - 2nd Period 09/11 10/26 260 260 0 0 0 - 1 247 4 13
0003 BERGLAND - 3rd Period 09/25 10/26 480 237 243 0 0 456 1 - 2 24
0004 BARAGA - 1st Period 09/06 10/21 305 305 0 0 3 - 4 290 5 - 6 15
0005 BARAGA - 2nd Period 09/11 10/26 425 425 0 0 0 - 1 404 2 - 3 21
0006 BARAGA - 3rd Period 09/25 10/26 810 742 68 0 0 770 0 - 1 40
0007 AMASA - 1st Period 09/06 10/21 120 120 0 0 6 - 7 114 15 6
0008 AMASA - 2nd Period 09/11 10/26 130 130 0 0 3 - 4 124 4 - 5 6
0009 AMASA - 3rd Period 09/25 10/26 250 250 0 0 0 - 1 238 5 - 6 12
0010 CARNEY - 1st Period 09/06 10/21 95 95 0 0 6 - 7 91 16 4
0011 CARNEY - 2nd Period 09/11 10/26 135 135 0 0 2 - 3 129 7 - 8 6
0012 CARNEY - 3rd Period 09/25 10/26 320 320 0 0 0 - 1 304 3 - 4 16
0013 GWINN - 1st Period 09/06 10/21 155 155 0 0 5 - 6 151 6 4
0014 GWINN - 2nd Period 09/11 10/26 205 205 0 0 1 - 2 195 3 - 4 10
0015 GWINN - 3rd Period 09/25 10/26 525 525 0 0 0 - 1 499 0 - 1 26
0016 NEWBERRY - 1st Period 09/06 10/21 215 215 0 0 8 - 9 211 9 4
0017 NEWBERRY - 2nd Period 09/11 10/26 235 235 0 0 4 - 5 224 4 - 5 11
0018 NEWBERRY - 3rd Period 09/25 10/26 555 555 0 0 1 - 2 534 1 - 2 21
0019 DRUMMOND 09/06 10/21 6 6 0 0 19 - 20 6 0 0
0020 RED OAK 09/09 10/12 685 685 0 0 9 - 10 674 9 - 10 11
0021 BALDWIN 09/09 10/12 395 395 0 0 8 - 9 387 9 8
0022 GLADWIN 09/09 10/12 100 100 0 0 7 - 8 98 8 2
Totals NA NA NA 6,586 6,275 311 0 NA 6,317 NA 269