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Elk, bear hunting opportunities for youths, ailing adults

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds hunters that individuals who are selected for an elk or bear hunting license may donate their drawing success to a youth or to a hunter with an advanced illness.

The DNRE maintains a waiting list of eligible hunters who are interested in participating in a donated hunt. To register online for the waiting list, visit the DNRE website at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings by July 1.

To be eligible for a donated hunt, youths must be unsuccessful applicants for 2010 bear or elk licenses. Youths must be between 10 and 16 years of age to hunt bear, 12 and 16 to hunt elk.

Individuals with advanced illnesses, as defined by the Public Health Code, need not have applied for the licenses to be eligible to receive the transferred license rights. However, they must complete the Physician Certification of Advanced Illness form, available at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.
After July 1, eligible individuals may contact the DNRE Wildlife Division at 517-241-1971 to see if additional opportunities exist.

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