Applications for this fall's bear hunt will be accepted through Friday May 4 at any Minnesota Department of Natural Resources license agent and online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense. They also are available at the DNR License Center in St. Paul or by phone at 888-665-4236.

A total of 6,000 licenses are available in 11 permit areas. This year's bear hunt will run from Sept. 1 to Oct. 14.