APC previously required bidders to mail or email their highest and best bid by the end of February. This year APC is using a bidding website to allow bidders to post bids for available properties. This new process will allow bidders to see information about each tract including maps, GPS coordinates, pictures, limitations and other important information. Importantly, bidders will be able to see the current high bid for each property.
The hunting license program announces bid opportunities in February of each year — listing properties that have become available to the public for hunting. Persons wanting a license have until the last day of February to bid on available properties listed at the link above (only during the bidding period). The bidding process closes at midnight on the last day of February. Should a successful bid be disqualified by APC or a winning property relinquished by the bidder, the remaining bids for that tract will be reviewed for the possibility of awarding the tract. The hunting license is a 5-year license which is billed annually. At the end of the 5-year term, a licensee may renew the license for additional 5-year periods subject to APC’s review and approval of the tract for renewal. Should the property remain in the program and the current licensee and APC decides to renew the license, the rate will increase ten percent (10%) from the prior period’s annual rate. No properties will be licensed outside of the bid process and there is no waiting list for currently licensed properties.