Michigan plans drawing for multi-species hunt

LANSING, MI – Three hunters will get a rare opportunity to pursue four species of game animal next year under a new program called the Pure Michigan Hunt.

The winners will be allowed to hunt elk, bear, spring and fall wild turkeys and antlerless deer. They'll get their choice of hunting sites at managed waterfowl areas.

Hunters can apply as many times as they like. Each application costs $4 and can be purchased at license retailers through December. Winners will be selected during a random computer drawing in January.

They'll still have to buy licenses for each game animal they pursue.

Lt. Gov. John Cherry bought an application Monday as the program got under way. He says it's a good way to boost the state's hunting and conservation heritage.