Congrats! Yes, I to applied and got my tag for this year also. Matter of fact, I get mine every year I have applied. The trick is actually getting a bear.
I hunt in Baraga area north of Hancock in the third hunt.
I have had bear in at the bait, unfortunately, they were coming in during the night. Grrrrrrrrr!
I am trying to get mine with my bow. Figure I might as well make it more difficult. LOL
Hunting the Michigan Thumbs agricultural mecca...farm country bucks taste the best.