Still Time to Apply for Pure Michigan Elk Hunt
Michigan’s early elk hunting season saw 69 state hunters, three Pure Michigan Hunt winners and three tribal hunters all take elk.
This year, more than 40,000 Michigan hunters applied for an elk license.
Two hundred applicants were successful in the drawing – 100 for the early season and 100 for the December season.
But it wasn’t all an easy going, weather had an impact on the hunt, including severe storms with tornadoes.
The success rate for state hunters was 69 percent, which is just under the 70 to 80 percent success rate typically seen.
Those interested in elk hunting in 2019 can apply between May 1st and June 1st.
There also is still time to apply for the Pure Michigan Hunt. That application period ends Dec. 31st of this year.
To view hunt unit maps and license information, including a video about the elk lottery, visit michigan.gov/elk.