If at first you don’t succeed….
 
Minnesota’s black bear hunters can now check to see if they will get a 2011 bear hunting permit. The DNR had to redo the lottery twice because of computer glitches.
 
Results are available online at mndnr.gov/hunting/bear. People who checked results online beforeo June 6 should re-check their status.
 
Successful lottery winners will be notified by mail later this month. Selected hunters who don't purchase a license by the deadline will forfeit their license.
 
As a result of a new rule implemented by DNR, bear lottery winners must purchase their license by July 29, however this may change to Aug. 1 depending on the passage of new legislation. Check the DNR website in July for more information.
 
A total of 7,050 licenses are available in 11 permit areas this year. In 2010, hunters purchased 7,086 of the 9,500 licenses available, harvesting 2,699 bears.
 
 

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