The deadline to apply for a Minnesota bear hunting license is Friday, May 2.
Licenses are available at any Minnesota Department of Natural Resources license agent, online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at 888-665-4236 at a cost of $44 for residents and $250 for nonresidents.
season opens Monday, Sept. 1, and closes Sunday, Oct. 12. The deadline
to purchase licenses awarded by lottery will be Thursday, Aug. 1.
Remaining unpurchased licenses will be available to anyone eligible
starting at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 6.
An unlimited number of
bear licenses will be sold over-the-counter for no-quota areas in
east-central and far northwestern Minnesota. No-quota licenses are valid
only in a no-quota area. Hunters with a no-quota license can harvest
one bear. Information on the fall bear hunt is available on the DNR
website at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/bear.