Our annual Minnesota Purple Heart recipient bear hunting event is scheduled for September 1-5, 2023, near Remer/Longville, Minnesota. Three (Minnesota resident PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS only) Veterans will be selected and notified shortly after the closing of applications. Upon selection and notification, the selected Veterans must apply for a Minnesota bear hunting tag from the Minnesota DNR NLT May 5. After applying, fill out and mail/fax the DNR Military Preference Application, along with proof of Purple Heart, to the address on the application. This trip includes hunting over bait with a licensed guide, lodging, and meals. Licensing, gun, ammo, and transportation to the hunt site are the responsibility of the selected Veterans. Selected Veterans are asked to bring appropriate camouflage clothing for a variety of early fall Minnesota weather. Please ensure that you can attend this event, i.e., clear it with work, school, and spouse, before applying. By submitting this application, you hereby agree/allow for voice, video, and photo release to promote the event. Also, ensure you update your profile to include verifying your contact information and uploading your DD214 and VA verification information.