Bear license lottery results search

Bear Hunt Lottery - Applications available late March. Deadline for lottery first Friday in May.

If you have been chosen to receive a 2013 quota bear license, you will receive a postcard as your notice in the mail by mid-June 2013.

You may purchase your license starting July 1, 2013 at any ELS license agent, by telephone at 1-888-665-4236, or online. Licenses are not available for purchase until July 1 because of license changes that are being made in the ELS system.

Check whether you were drawn for a 2013 quota bear license by entering either your:



9-digit MDNR #:



Driver's License #:

(You must use capital letters in your license number.)

Bear lottery winners must purchase their license by August 1, 2013. Unsold licenses will then become available for purchase by anyone starting August 7, 2013 at 12:00PM. Please look for a news release or check the DNR web site ( in late July for further information.


No-quota bear licenses also will be available starting July 1, 2013, at any ELS license agent.

More information

Check the bear hunting page for information about the hunt.

For all other questions, please email

Preference levels: Each year that you apply for a bear license and don't get drawn for one, you earn a preference point until you are drawn. If you are a first-year applicant or a previous-year winner, you are a preference level 1. The higher your preference level, the better chance of getting a license. For example, a preference level 2 has a better chance of getting a license than a preference level 1. Group preference works the same way. Some of our lottery drawings you can apply for as a group, such as this one; your group's preference is the same as the preference of the member with the lowest preference level.