If you're interested in bear hunting in Minnesota this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone that license applications are being accepted through May 4.

You can get your application wherever Minnesota hunting and fishing license are sold.  You can also secure an application by calling 888-665-4236, or just follow the link below to secure it online.  If you're awarded a license, you'll be notified by Friday, June 1.

According to the DNR:

A total of 3,350 licenses are available in 13 permit areas. Bear licenses cost $44 for residents and $230 for nonresidents, and there is a $5 application fee. The season is open from Saturday, Sept. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 14.


An unlimited number of bear licenses will be sold over-the-counter for the no-quota area that includes east-central and far northwestern Minnesota. No-quota licenses are valid only in the no-quota area. Hunters with a no-quota license can harvest one bear.


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