Drawing Statistics

Bear Preference Point System

Hunters are selected for bear licenses using a preference point drawing system created in 2000. License applicants who are not selected receive a preference point for future drawings. Applicants with the greatest number of preference points in each hunt period are selected before those with fewer points. An applicant's points are reset to zero upon selection.

First hunt choices have priority in the drawing. Second hunt choices will be awarded only if licenses remain after all first hunt choices have been awarded.

Nonresidents may receive up to 5% of the licenses available in each hunt period.

IMPORTANT:  Applicants must apply at least once every 5 years to retain their points.  Points expire for individuals who do not apply for 5 consecutive years. 

For more information, refer to the Michigan Black Bear Digest.

Summary

Total license quota: 7,080
Total license applicants: 31,412
Applied for preference point only: 23,863
Invalid applications/not eligible to apply: 144
Leftover Licenses: Bergland third hunt period: 195

Bear Management Unit:  Hunt Number:  Dates:  License Quota:  1st Choice Awards:  2nd Choice Awards:  Leftover Licenses:  Resident Points:  Resident 1st Choice Licenses Awarded:  Resident Success Rate:  Nonresident Points:  Nonresident 1st Choice Licenses Awarded:  Nonresident Success Rate: 
BERGLAND 0001 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 180 180 N/A N/A 4+ 153 100% 13+ 7 100%
BERGLAND 0001 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 180 180 N/A N/A 3 18 21% 12 2 40%
BERGLAND 0002 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 280 280 N/A N/A 1+ 162 100% 3+ 8 100%
BERGLAND 0002 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 280 280 N/A N/A 0 104 23% 2 6 50%
BERGLAND 0003 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 735 238 302 195 0+ 202 100% 1+ 34 100%
BERGLAND 0003 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 2 3%
BARAGA 0004 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 250 250 N/A N/A 4+ 237 100% 7+ 11 100%
BARAGA 0004 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 1 0.01% 6 1 16%
BARAGA 0005 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 440 440 N/A N/A 2+ 142 100% 3+ 18 100%
BARAGA 0005 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 276 96% 2 4 40%
BARAGA 0006 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 860 860 N/A N/A 1+ 149 100% 1+ 20 100%
BARAGA 0006 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 668 98% 0 23 74%
AMASA 0007 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 100 100 N/A N/A 8+ 87 100% 14+ 5 100%
AMASA 0007 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 100 100 N/A N/A 7 8 17% N/A N/A N/A
AMASA 0008 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 130 130 N/A N/A 4+ 52 100% 13+ 1 100%
AMASA 0008 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 72 90% 12 5 83%
AMASA 0009 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 260 260 N/A N/A 1+ 209 100% 6+ 11 100%
AMASA 0009 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 38 13% 5 2 25%
CARNEY 0010 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 100 100 N/A N/A 6+ 65 100% 16+ 1 100%
CARNEY 0010 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 30 40% 14 4 80%
CARNEY 0011 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 150 150 N/A N/A 3+ 35 100% 7+ 6 100%
CARNEY 0011 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A 2 108 95% 6 1 33%
CARNEY 0012 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 350 350 N/A N/A 1+ 94 100% 4+ 17 100%
CARNEY 0012 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 239 85% N/A N/A N/A
GWINN 0013 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 140 140 N/A N/A 6+ 73 100% 7+ 5 100%
GWINN 0013 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 60 42% 6 2 50%
GWINN 0014 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 270 270 N/A N/A 2+ 106 100% 4+ 7 100%
GWINN 0014 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 151 80% 3 6 85%
GWINN 0015 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 650 603 47 N/A 0+ 571 100% 1+ 10 100%
GWINN 0015 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 22 66%
NEWBERRY 0016 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 210 210 N/A N/A 9+ 57 100% 9+ 4 100%
NEWBERRY 0016 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A 8 147 70% 8 2 66%
NEWBERRY 0017 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 240 240 N/A N/A 5+ 117 100% 5+ 5 100%
NEWBERRY 0017 Sept. 16 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 116 72% 4 2 50%
NEWBERRY 0018 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 660 660 N/A N/A 1+ 613 100% 1+ 16 100%
NEWBERRY 0018 Sept. 25 - Oct. 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 30 5% 0 1 2%
DRUMMOND 0019 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 5 5 N/A N/A 18+ 3 100% N/A N/A N/A
DRUMMOND 0019 Sept. 11 - Oct. 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A 17 2 33% N/A N/A N/A
RED OAK 0020 Sept. 15 - Oct. 23 700 700 N/A N/A 9+ 389 100% 9+ 1 100%
RED OAK 0020 Oct. 5 - 11 Archery Only N/A N/A N/A N/A 8 309 40% 8 1 12%
BALDWIN 0021 Sept. 15 - Sept. 23 260 260 N/A N/A 13+ 179 100% 13+ 5 100%
BALDWIN 0021 Sept. 15 - Sept. 23 N/A N/A N/A N/A 12 76 63% N/A N/A N/A
GLADWIN 0022 Sept. 15 - Sept. 23 110 110 N/A N/A 7+ 69 100% N/A N/A N/A
GLADWIN 0022 Sept. 15 - Sept. 23 N/A N/A N/A N/A 6 41 41% N/A N/A N/A