You could get two elk or bear tags in a single year!

You could get two elk or bear tags in a single year – and last year, Jerry Peak of Crystal did exactly that! How did Peak manage to get the two elk tags that were used to take two 6-by-6 bull elk? He applied for his elk tag as usual, but also applied for – and won – the Pure Michigan Hunt.

“I was totally shocked when I found out about drawing a bull elk tag in addition to my Pure Michigan Hunt tag,” Peak said. “I knew right away that I would be transferring my Pure Michigan Hunt tag to my son so we could hunt together.”

A hunter’s ultimate dream come true, the Pure Michigan Hunt gives three lucky winners licenses to hunt elk, bear, spring and fall turkey, and antlerless deer and first pick at a managed waterfowl hunt area. Plus over $4,000 in blinds, sleds, rifles, shotguns and more go home with the winners each year. Additionally, all licenses are transferable – you can enter yourself and win, or transfer your licenses to a loved one.

Elk and bear applications are on sale now through June 1. That makes it the perfect time to pick up some entries for the Pure Michigan Hunt too. Applications are only $5 each. You can only buy one elk chance and one bear preference point, and the deadline is June 1. There’s no limit to the number of Pure Michigan Hunt applications you can buy through Dec. 31. 

Buy applications online at eLicense or anywhere hunting licenses are sold

For more information about the Pure Michigan Hunt, visit

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