Thursday, January 26th, 2023
Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Second Time’s a Charm: Minnesota Bear Lottery Results Available

New lottery results are available for hunters who applied for a
2011 Minnesota bear hunting permit.

Results are available online at mndnr.gov/hunting/bear. People who checked results
online prior to June 6 should re-check their status.

Successful lottery winners will be notified by mail later this
month. Selected hunters who don’t purchase a license by the
deadline will forfeit their license.

As a result of a new rule implemented by DNR, bear lottery winners
must purchase their license by July 29. This date might change,
however, to Aug. 1 depending on the passage of new legislation.
Check the DNR website in July for more information.

A total of 7,050 licenses are available in 11 permit areas this
year. In 2010, hunters purchased 7,086 of the 9,500 licenses
available, harvesting 2,699 bears.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reran the
lottery after a computer-related error resulted in incorrect
preference information being used to determine
winners.

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