Elk NetworkApplication Period Open for 2020 Michigan Elk Hunt

General | May 19, 2020

Want to hunt elk in Michigan? The application period runs until June 1, 2020.

Licenses are only available through a drawing which will take place on July 6. Each year, unsuccessful applicants receive one additional “chance” for future drawings.

Elk Hunting Season Dates:

  • Hunt period 1: Sept. 1 – Sept. 4, Sept. 18-21, Oct. 2 – Oct. 5, management unit X
  • Hunt period 2: Dec. 12-20, management units H, I, X
  • Hunt period 3: Jan. 13-17, 2021, this hunt period will be held only if additional harvest is needed to achieve population management goals after hunt periods 1 and 2.

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(Photo source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources)