Bear and Elk Hunt Transfer Program Hunters who are selected for a bear or elk license may transfer (donate) their hunt drawing success to an eligible person they know, or to an individual on the DNR hunt waiting list.
Bear Licenses Comprehensive Lifetime License holders may purchase a leftover bear license from any license agent or online beginning July 6 at 10 a.m. (EDT). Unsuccessful drawing applicants may purchase a remaining license beginning July 13 at 10 a.m. Any hunter may purchase a remaining bear license beginning July 20 at 10 a.m., including those who did not apply. Remaining bear licenses are available to Michigan residents only and will be sold until quotas are met. Note: Preference points will be reset to zero for purchasers of a leftover bear license, except for Lifetime Comprehensive License holders.