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MN bear lottery dates?

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Anyone know when the MN bear lottery opens?

What's everyones plans for putting in?

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Well I do not know when the lottery opens. But I know I will get a tag this year for zone 31. I will have 4 points going into the draw. 

 

I plan on making a thread on here for everyone to follow my season. 

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Your thread sounds good!

I am putting in for area 13.

I think I have 5 points saved up.

I should get drawn, If I don't get drawn, I will do no qouta.

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according to the DNR's page the deadline to apply for bear license is may 4th 2018!!!!!

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When can a guy apply??? Looked yesterday and they still have 2017 info up on the DNR site.

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Someone on FB said April 5th, hope that's true, I have got the itch to apply!

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Posted (edited)

The harvest report is not even out yet for 2017....:confused:  I like to look at all the statistics before I  pick a zone. 

Edited by rkhinrichs

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2 hours ago, rkhinrichs said:

The harvest report is not even out yet for 2017....:confused:  I like to look at all the statistics before I  pick a zone. 

i could of swore i seen it on the DNR site. 

 

and i stand corrected.....i just got another email from them..............bear permit apps are available APRIL 5TH!!

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1 hour ago, smurfy said:

i could of swore i seen it on the DNR site. 

 

and i stand corrected.....i just got another email from them..............bear permit apps are available APRIL 5TH!!

Post if u find them. Sweet!

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13 hours ago, rkhinrichs said:

Post if u find them. Sweet!

your correct, heck of a site they have updated!!!!!!:cry: results from 06 to 2016 but not 2017. our illustrious government at its finest!

 

not only that they cant seem to get the date of applications right, i've read the first, the 4th and the email i got says the 5th.  

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I reached out to the MN DNR late last fall and they provided me the attached report.  The markings on it were already  there when I got it from them. They acknowledged it normally isn't released until spring of the following year.  It's not the full "2017 Harvest Report"...but at least it lets you think about what it took to successfully get a tag in the last lottery.  I would think the 2017 Harvest Report would get posted along with the 2018 Lottery going live in the next week.

MN 2017 Bear Lottery Results.pdf

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:confused::confused: those area numbers have me confused???????????

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Was able to put in for my bear tag today! Area 13, hopefully lucky 13!!

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Yep......2018 stuff is on the page.  One thing yet to be posted is the 2017 Harvest Report.

Hopefully it goes up soon.

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I'm going to apply for area 27 but that boundry is so close to some of the spots I use to bait/ hunt and from the map they provide it's tough trying to figure out the exact boundry lines.

I'm going to make the assumption that area 28 is the entire leech lake reservation.

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If anyone wants to wait to do their lottery stuff, I did receive a response from the MN DNR and they expect to have that 2017 Harvest Report up on the page early next week.

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Zone 31 for me! Let the games begin! I will be posting my season on here and plan to give all of you updates of my season!

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16 hours ago, smurfy said:

I'm going to apply for area 27 but that boundry is so close to some of the spots I use to bait/ hunt and from the map they provide it's tough trying to figure out the exact boundry lines.

I'm going to make the assumption that area 28 is the entire leech lake reservation.

i sent the DNR an email, they walked me thru figuring it out using the page and recreation compass. 

 

man they where a ton of help. that boundry is really close to the home base!!!

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Deadline has passed.  When are results likely available?  May 20-somethingth?  

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Thanks Smurfy.  If I remember right, on most years they are usually available before the actual date that is officially posted.  I think that's been the case at least.

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On 5/9/2018 at 8:50 AM, Scoot said:

Thanks Smurfy.  If I remember right, on most years they are usually available before the actual date that is officially posted.  I think that's been the case at least.

Go check the results are up!

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