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Mn bear lottery

We are now booking hunts for 2022

We are fully booked for the 2021 hunt. But we are taking standby hunters in the event of a cancellation

At BearPaw Guiding, w e offer guided black bear hunts for the avid bow, rifle or black powder hunter; novice to the most experienced. We are a licensed Minnesota black bear hunting guide service located in the heart of black bear country

MN Guides License #14640

Bearpaw 2018 and 2019 hunter of the year award goes to

Sydney (sweet 16 & 17)

BearPaw Guiding is a member of the

Minnesota Bear Guides Association

NOW BOOKING FOR 2022

Give us a call and reserve your spot early..Get your hunt booked and in the event that you are not picked on the Zone 12 lottery, you can always hunt in the “No Quota Zone” We are licensed to provide guiding in both zones. I urge all hunters to apply for Zone 12 , but we always accomodate “No Quota” hunters on a first come, first served basis. BOOK early & hold your spot. If you are succesfull at getting your Zone 12 tag, GREAT! If not, no problem, you are hunting bears either way. This is great for making plans well ahead of time, no need to wait and see about the lottery. Once your dates are booked and we have received your down payment you are hunting bears this Fall

Available START and END dates below. These are inclusive dates for a five day hunt. YELLOW Weeks Filled up

START wednesday September 1st – END sunday September 5th

START thursday September 9th – END monday September 13th

START friday September 17th – END tuesday September 21st

START saturday September 25th – END wednesday September 29th

Now Booking 2022 Fall Hunts !!

First Come First Serve!!

BearPaw is booking hunts daily and we urge hunters to lock in your hunts as soon as possible

Booking 2022 Fall Hunts !!

Black bear permit applications due May 5th 2008) F
Hunters have until May 3 to apply for a black bear license for the 2021 Fall hunt. The permit application process usually starts in early April. . The season begins Sept. 1, 2021 and ends Mid Oct 2021 Licenses for the no-quota area, which is outside of the 11 permit areas, can be purchased directly at any ELS agent beginning July 1. No previous application is necessary to buy a no-quota area license.

Bear licenses cost $44 for residents and $230 for non-residents . The bag limit will remain at one bear in the No Quota area and/or one bear in all other quota permit areas. (excecption BearPaw Guiding will only allow 1 bear per paid hunter, we need to protect the resource for future generations)

Hunters who want to increase their chances to be selected in future years now can select bear zone 99 on their application. They will not receive a permit but will earn a preference point, increasing their chances of being selected in future years. Individuals must apply for a permit at one of the nearly 1,800 Electronic License System (ELS) agents throughout the state or the DNR License Center in St. Paul. People may also apply by calling 1-888-MNLicense or online http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/hunting/index.html?type=hunting

Currently there is a $5 application fee for residents and/or non-residents for the 2021 Bear lottery

Available START and END dates below. These are inclusive dates for a five day hunt. YELLOW Weeks Filled up

START Tuesday September 1st – END Saturday September 5th

START Wednesday September 9th – END Monday September 13th

S TART Thurs day September 17th – END Sun day September 21st

START Friday September 25th – END Tuesday September 29th

Minnesota black bear hunting and guide service. We will cater a Minnesota black bear hunt to fit your needs . From the novice to the experienced hunter. We are based in Zone 12 and the No Quota area

Mn bear lottery

Unread post by Skyler_2010 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:07 am

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Unread post by Mountain Man » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:26 am

I couldn’t find the 2017 results. I think they should be out soon.

On p. 11 of this document they show the 2016 results.

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Unread post by Skyler_2010 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:00 am

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Unread post by Freelance Bowhunter » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:07 am

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Unread post by Mike Foss » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:14 am

Freelance. whats the secrete about zone 45 or is it close to where you live? I think I have 4 points for MN

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Unread post by SwampThing1980 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:38 am

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Unread post by Mike Foss » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:11 pm

I wouldn’t and don’t believe that for one second. The DNR have finally figured out how to manage bears in that zone without turning it into a circus, etc. If anything, it will make your 4 year wait a better quality hunt, and that goes for everyone

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Unread post by Freelance Bowhunter » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:07 am

Freelance. whats the secrete about zone 45 or is it close to where you live? I think I have 4 points for MN

I live in Zone 45.

The bear population is extremely high here and I have talked at length with the two biologists Andy Tri and Dave Garschellis. They know the population is high but they are taking their time raising the number of tags. They are basically panicked by the thought that they may overharvest if we have a year with a complete failure of natural foods. Some others in the DNR are pressing for more bear tags and to split up ZOne 45, which is huge and diverse. In fact one told me he thought this area where I live (camp ripley and Crow Wing State Park) should be put in the no-quota.

There was an overharvest of bears ten years ago, and they really took a beating over it. It was just as much the hunters’ fault as it was the biologists, because too many sows were killed. I believe the DNR, instead of such horrible over restriction on the number of tags, should launch an educational campaign to help reduce the number of sows that are shot, then we could have more tags. It’s a long and complicated story, but they really need to make some changes. Unfortunately they are really gunshy about it.

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Unread post by Mike Foss » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:48 am

Freelance. whats the secrete about zone 45 or is it close to where you live? I think I have 4 points for MN

I live in Zone 45.

The bear population is extremely high here and I have talked at length with the two biologists Andy Tri and Dave Garschellis. They know the population is high but they are taking their time raising the number of tags. They are basically panicked by the thought that they may overharvest if we have a year with a complete failure of natural foods. Some others in the DNR are pressing for more bear tags and to split up ZOne 45, which is huge and diverse. In fact one told me he thought this area where I live (camp ripley and Crow Wing State Park) should be put in the no-quota.

There was an overharvest of bears ten years ago, and they really took a beating over it. It was just as much the hunters’ fault as it was the biologists, because too many sows were killed. I believe the DNR, instead of such horrible over restriction on the number of tags, should launch an educational campaign to help reduce the number of sows that are shot, then we could have more tags. It’s a long and complicated story, but they really need to make some changes. Unfortunately they are really gunshy about it.

Yes the DNR do not want to make that same mistake twice. Managing wildlife is a tough task even harder satisfying the public.

Mn bear lottery Unread post by Skyler_2010 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:07 am Re: Mn bear lottery Unread post by Mountain Man » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:26 am I couldn’t find the 2017 results. I