Department of Natural Resources
Hunters who are selected in the bear or elk license drawings may transfer their drawing success to an eligible person they know, or to an individual on the DNR hunt waiting list.
To request a hunt transfer, the successful applicant (hunt donor) must print and complete the appropriate form below and send to the Wildlife Division according to instructions provided on the form. If a hunt recipient is not named on the form, the hunt will be offered to the next person on the DNR hunt waiting list.
The following individuals are eligible to receive a hunt through the transfer program:
Youth hunters, up to 16 years of age, who applied for the current-year bear and elk drawings and were not selected for a license.
E-mail addresses must be provided on each transfer request form and will be used to communicate with participants regarding transfer status.*
It is unlawful for an individual to receive a fee, other consideration, or service of value, either directly or indirectly, for transferring drawing success to another person, or assisting and/or guiding that person in the hunt which has been transferred.
Waiting list registration is only available from March 1 through July 10.
Eligible persons may register for the bear or elk hunt waiting lists by clicking the link below. Individuals on each waiting list will be contacted via e-mail as donated hunts become available. Note:
*Email addresses and other personal information provided by participants shall be kept confidential by the DNR.
**The Public Health code, Act 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, Section 333.5653, defines "Advanced Illness" as a medical or surgical condition with significant functional impairment that is not reversible by curative therapies and that is anticipated to progress toward death despite attempts at curative therapies or modulation, the time course of which may or may not be determinable through reasonable medical prognostication.