2019 Minnesota bear application ?

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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby Cchez » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:37 pm

Should be soon. The deadline to apply is early may. Where in MN you looking to bear hunt?
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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby 218er » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:50 pm

5/03/2019, it’s the first Friday in May
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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby dan » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:11 pm

Cchez wrote:Should be soon. The deadline to apply is early may. Where in MN you looking to bear hunt?

Up near the boundary waters.
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Unread postby dan » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:12 pm

218er wrote:5/03/2019, it’s the first Friday in May

That's the deadline... Im looking for the app... Usually its out in early april.
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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby Freelance Bowhunter » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:21 pm

Still nothing on the DNR website as of this morning. Running late this year... come on!
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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby 218er » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:22 am

Your right. Good point. Nothing out there at this time.
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Unread postby peteherbst » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:07 am

I’ve heard the northwest corner of Minnesota zone you may not need any points to draw. Anyone have any insight?
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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby homelessadam » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:27 am

peteherbst wrote:I’ve heard the northwest corner of Minnesota zone you may not need any points to draw. Anyone have any insight?


The boundary waters zone is the only one you’ll draw the first year.

Everything else is 2-4 years.

They do have non-quota areas that aren’t draw but I have no experience with that.
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Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:34 am

OTC in N H big fella ;)
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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby dan » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:06 am

homelessadam wrote:
peteherbst wrote:I’ve heard the northwest corner of Minnesota zone you may not need any points to draw. Anyone have any insight?


The boundary waters zone is the only one you’ll draw the first year.

Everything else is 2-4 years.

They do have non-quota areas that aren’t draw but I have no experience with that.

A big portion of the N/W corner of the state is "no quota" you can buy the tags over the counter.
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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby ol_ben » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:49 am

dan wrote:
homelessadam wrote:
peteherbst wrote:I’ve heard the northwest corner of Minnesota zone you may not need any points to draw. Anyone have any insight?


The boundary waters zone is the only one you’ll draw the first year.

Everything else is 2-4 years.

They do have non-quota areas that aren’t draw but I have no experience with that.

A big portion of the N/W corner of the state is "no quota" you can buy the tags over the counter.


It's no quota for a reason though, isn't it (i.e. low density)?
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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby dan » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:11 am

ol_ben wrote:
dan wrote:
homelessadam wrote:
peteherbst wrote:I’ve heard the northwest corner of Minnesota zone you may not need any points to draw. Anyone have any insight?


The boundary waters zone is the only one you’ll draw the first year.

Everything else is 2-4 years.

They do have non-quota areas that aren’t draw but I have no experience with that.

A big portion of the N/W corner of the state is "no quota" you can buy the tags over the counter.


It's no quota for a reason though, isn't it (i.e. low density)?

Its because they want to lower bear numbers in those areas I think... Hard to find good public in those areas, but some private land has good numbers. Lots of outfitters doing real well in the no quota area...
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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby ol_ben » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:16 am

dan wrote:
ol_ben wrote:
dan wrote:
homelessadam wrote:
peteherbst wrote:I’ve heard the northwest corner of Minnesota zone you may not need any points to draw. Anyone have any insight?


The boundary waters zone is the only one you’ll draw the first year.

Everything else is 2-4 years.

They do have non-quota areas that aren’t draw but I have no experience with that.

A big portion of the N/W corner of the state is "no quota" you can buy the tags over the counter.


It's no quota for a reason though, isn't it (i.e. low density)?

Its because they want to lower bear numbers in those areas I think... Hard to find good public in those areas, but some private land has good numbers. Lots of outfitters doing real well in the no quota area...


Ah, makes sense. Good for them. I like the idea of doing a MN bear hunt (close to home, cheap resident tags and all), but by the time I spend the money on an outfitter or bait I could make a couple DIY trips to Montana and get some backcountry camping in the deal. I'll probably just live vicariously through you guys for now :)
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Re: 2019 Minnesota bear application ?

Unread postby Skyler_2010 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:45 am

It is open now
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