REGION- The December season is used to manage overall elk numbers across the entire elk management unit. There were 160 elk licenses issued for this season, 110 antlerless licenses and 50 any-elk licenses. Of those licenses issued, 92% of any-elk hunters and 64% of antlerless hunters were successful in their pursuits. State hunters harvested 114 animals (69 cows and 45 bulls).
In 2022, hunters in the elk hunting period 1 and 2 harvested 193 elk total, including elk taken by all three Pure Michigan Hunt winners.
For your chance at a Michigan elk license, mark your calendars for the May 1-June 1 application period. There will be 260 licenses available this year.
Learn more about elk hunting at Michigan.gov/Elk.