Reminder: Minnesota Bull moose hunt applications accepted through May 6

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds
hunters that the application period for the fall bull moose hunt
opened Friday, April 1, and ends Friday, May 6. The hunt is open
only to Minnesota residents age 10 and older,

Moose season opens Saturday, Oct. 1, and concludes Sunday, Oct. 16.
This year, 105 licenses will be available in northeastern
Minnesota, down from the 213 permits issued in 2010.

Information regarding the 2011 bull moose hunt is available on the
DNR website at mndnr.gov/hunting/moose. The website includes
information on moose zone boundaries and license numbers for each
zone.

The DNR encourages those interested in applying for a moose license
to read the information prior to making an application. Many of the
moose zones are in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which
has motorized access restrictions.

Hunters may apply for a license at any DNR license agent or at the
DNR License Center at 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul. Moose hunters
must apply in parties from two to four individuals, and the license
fee is $310 per party. An application fee of $3 per individual must
be included with the application.

Permits are issued through a random drawing. However, applicants
who have been unsuccessful at least 10 times since 1985 will first
be placed in a separate drawing for up to 20 percent of the
available licenses. Hunter who remain unsuccessful in the separate
selection process also will be included in the regular
drawing.

Because the moose hunt became a once-in-a-lifetime hunt in 1991,
hunters who received permits for moose hunts for the 1991 hunt and
later are not eligible to apply for the 2011 drawing.

The DNR will hold mandatory orientation sessions required for all
hunters chosen for moose licenses.

In 2010, licensed hunters harvested 109 bull moose, for a party
success rate of 51 percent.

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