St. Paul — The Minnesota DNR now is accepting applications for the 2005 black bear hunting season. The deadline for bear applications is Friday, May 6. This year’s season will offer 15,950 licenses, available in 11 permit areas, and will run from Sept.

Applications can be made through the Electronic Licensing System
(ELS) and are available from ELS agents throughout the state, plus
the DNR License Center in St. Paul. Applications also may be made
by calling 1-888-MNLICEN (665-4236), or through the DNR web site at

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