Hunters in Michigan have an opportunity to acquire not just one elk tag but two.
Previous Pure Michigan Hunt recipient Jerry Peak of Crystal did exactly that! He managed to grab two elk tags that were used to harvest two beautiful, 6-by-6 bull elk. Peak applied for his elk tag as usual, but he also applied for – and was one of the people drawn for – the Pure Michigan Hunt.
Michigan’s ultimate hunt, the Pure Michigan Hunt offers a chance at licenses to hunt elk, bear, spring and fall turkey, 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 three lucky hunters each year. And all licenses are transferable – winners can keep licenses for themselves or can transfer licenses to a friend or loved one if they choose. Peak transferred his Pure Michigan Hunt elk tag to his son so they could hunt together.
Pure Michigan Hunt applications are only $5 each. Applicants can only buy one elk chance and one bear preference point, and the deadline is June 1. That’s not the case with the Pure Michigan Hunt, as there is no limit to the number of applications you can buy through Dec. 31.
(Photo source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources)