Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - New lottery results now are available for hunters who applied for a 2011 Minnesota bear hunting permit. 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.
People who checked results online prior to June 6 should re-check their status.
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.
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.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reran the lottery after a computer-related error resulted in incorrect preference information being used to determine winners.
Check the DNR Website for more information on your bear permit status.