The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has opened applications for Michigan elk and bear hunting licenses through June 1.

There will be 100 elk licenses and 6,951 bear licenses available for the 2015 hunting seasons.

Only Michigan residents are eligible to apply for an elk license. Bear licenses are available for both residents and nonresidents, but no more than 2 percent of licenses will be issued to nonresidents.

Hunters can apply here, at any authorized license agent or at a DNR Customer Service Center. A nonrefundable $5 fee is charged at the time of application.

Hunters may purchase one bear and one elk application.

Drawing results will be available beginning June 29.

Hunters can also apply for a chance at the Pure Michigan Hunt. Hunters may buy as many applications as they want for $5 each. Three winners will get prize packages that include elk (Michigan residents only), bear, deer and turkey licenses; first pick at a managed waterfowl hunt area; plus firearms, crossbows and more.

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