Minn. bear lottery results ready after errorAfter a computer error, bear hunting lottery results are posted online.
By: Lake County News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
New lottery results now are available for hunters who applied for a 2011 Minnesota bear hunting permit.
Results are available online at mndnr.gov/hunting/bear. People who checked results online prior to monday should re-check their status.
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.
As a result of a new rule implemented by the Minnesota DNR, bear lottery winners must purchase their license by July 29. This may change to Aug. 1 depending on the passage of new legislation. Check the DNR website in July for more information.
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 DNR re-ran the lottery after a computer-related error resulted in incorrect preference information being used to determine winners.