New this year, Pure Michigan Hunt winners can now transfer one or all of their licenses to another eligible hunter.
This will allow hunters – and their friends and family members – to buy as many Pure Michigan Hunt applications as they want for both themselves and others. Instead of needing to know other hunters’ driver’s license numbers, addresses and birthdates to apply on their behalf, Pure Michigan Hunt winners now have the ability to give one or more of their licenses away to whomever they choose or keep all of the licenses for themselves.
From March 1 to Dec. 31 every year, applicants may apply as many times as they would like for $5 (per application). Each entry puts the applicant’s name in the Pure Michigan Hunt drawing, in which three winners are selected and announced in January. These three lucky hunters win all hunting licenses that cannot be purchased over the counter (elk, bear, spring and fall turkey, and antlerless deer) and first pick on opening morning at any managed waterfowl hunt area. Winners also receive a prize package valued at more than $4,000.
Applying for the Pure Michigan Hunt is one more way hunters and nonhunters can support conservation efforts. Thus far, Pure Michigan Hunt application sales have generated more than $350,000 for wildlife habitat management and restoration in Michigan, including wildlife planting and opening maintenance, prescribed burns, duck and goose banding, and other efforts.
Visit www.michigan.gov/puremichiganhunt to learn more, to apply and to view the entire hunter’s prize package donated by Michigan organizations and businesses.