Three lucky Michigan hunters will win the hunt of a lifetime in the Michigan Department of Natural Resource’s Pure Michigan Hunt. Registration for the drawing began March 1.
Fifteen Michigan hunters have won the Pure Michigan Hunt since the drawings started in 2009. Each winner receives an elk, bear, spring and fall turkey, and antlerless deer license and, on opening morning of waterfowl season, winners get first choice at any of Michigan’s world-class managed waterfowl hunt areas across the state.
The additional prize package that the winners take home changes annually based on the Michigan businesses and organizations that join the Pure Michigan Hunt. Past years’ winners have received rifles, shotguns, crossbows, pop-up blinds, camouflage clothing packages, guided hunts and much more.
Recent winners Bill Kring of Cadillac, Bruce Shaneour of Osseo and Frank Zrepskey of Algona ccollected their complete prize packages at February's Natural Resources Commission meeting.
Pure Michigan Hunt applications can be purchased for $5 each in unlimited quantities, anywhere hunting licenses are sold, or online at mdnr-elicense.com. All that's needed is the full name, driver’s license number and birthdate of the person entering in the drawing.
The current prize package is just starting to be compiled. Visit michigan.gov/puremichiganhunt to watch the prize package grow as new businesses and organizations come on board.
Michigan businesses or organizations interested in sponsoring the Pure Michigan Hunt can contact Katie Keen at (231) 775-9727. This season the Pure Michigan Hunt is sponsored by Michigan Outdoor News; visit OutdoorNews.com/Michigan for more information.