Results of the license drawing for the 2012 elk hunting seasons have been posted on the Department of Natural Resources website at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.
Two elk seasons will be held in 2012. The first season will run from Aug. 28-31, Sept. 14-17 and Sept. 28-Oct. 1. The second season will run from Dec. 8-16. An additional season may be held Jan. 16-20, 2013, if the DNR determines the harvest is insufficient to meet management goals.
A total of 60 any-elk and 140 antlerless-only elk licenses have been issued through the drawing.
Hunters can increase their odds of getting an elk license by applying for the 2013 Pure Michigan Hunt drawing. Each application is $4, 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. 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.