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Lots of fishing and even preparations for fall hunting going on out there in Wisconsin’s Big Outside during the Dog Days of summer. Mike Martino with a 20" Coho taken on a silver and black trolling spoon in 150' of water. The Coho was tough...but Mike was tougher! My first revelation after talking to friends and family is that you don’t always need guides, or the biggest boat on the water to take advantage of Wisconsin’...
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Bear Hunting in Wisconsin

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  • 7/12/2018 1:15:00 PM
    On 07/07/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves attacked three hunting dogs in the same incident.  A 7-year-old Walker hound was killed, a 4-year-old Walker hound was injured, and a 10-month-old Walker hound was also injured. The attack occurred in the Town of Barnes, Bayfield County.  More information and a...
  • 7/12/2018 1:15:00 PM
    On 07/07/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Redtick hound in Oneida County.  The attack occurred in the Town of Lynne.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf d...
  • 7/9/2018 9:55:00 PM
    By Central Office July 9, 2018 Contact(s): Craig Dalton, NHAL Property Manager, 715)-92-0095 ...but not for ATV/UTVs BOULDER JUNCTION, Wis. - The public has an opportunity to submit comments on a proposal to open 35 miles of existing roads in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest to motorized access from Sept 1 to the last...
  • 7/9/2018 9:45:00 PM
    On 07/05/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves attacked and injured a Walker hound in Burnett County.  The attack occurred in the Town of West Marshland.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr...
  • 6/9/2018 10:30:00 AM
    Published June 7, 2018 by the Central Office    View current conditions for Wisconsin State Parks, Trails and ForestsCheck out the Wisconsin Department of Tourism (exit DNR). General | Northern Region | Northeast Region | Southeast Region | South Central Region | W...
  • 6/6/2018 9:50:00 AM
    Data collected during the 2017-18 winter tracking reveal overwinter minimum wolf count of 905-944 in Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approves 2018 deer harvest quotas and season structure Take 2-hour training to learn to identify Karner blue butterflies and their habitat Share the land - enroll in Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incent...
  • 6/1/2018 9:20:00 AM
    Wildlife managers for east-central Wisconsin picked up a new bear trap this morning for rapid response situations, beautifully designed and built by natural resources students at Pulaski High School. Students Chasten Fatla, a junior, and Brock Bogacz, a sophomore, took on the project after James Robaidek, a wildlife technician with the Department ...
  • 5/15/2018 1:30:00 PM
    On 05/11/18, USDA-Wildlife Services verified a threat to human health and safety on privately-owned property located in the Town of Murry, Rusk County, WI.  A single wolf was exhibiting little fear of humans by coming in close proximity to an individual after attempts were made to frighten the wolf away.  The DNR and USDA-Wildlife Se...
  • 4/19/2018 6:35:00 PM
    Prairie du Sac - The Wisconsin Conservation Congress will once again beawarding a bear harvest tag to a novice hunter based on the applications andessays which are due April 25. The Learn to Hunt Bear Program (LTHB) is anopportunity to expose novice hunters to the hunting experience and recruitnew hunters into the sport.  The Conservation...
  • 3/12/2018 5:30:00 AM
    On 03/05/18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Plott hound in Juneau County.  The attack occurred in the Town of Armenia.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depred...
  • 3/3/2018 7:30:00 PM
    March 2, 2018 - Wisconsin’s premier bear hunting group is calling on our state’s Congressional delegation to support legislative efforts to remove wolves from the endangered species list.The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association (WBHA) has long been a leading advocate for allowing the state to manage our population of gray wolves...
  • 1/11/2018 8:40:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured three hunting dogs in Forest County on 01/07/18.  The attack occurred in the Town of Wabeno.  More information and a caution-area map are now available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depreda...
  • 12/14/2017 10:05:00 AM
    Published - December 12, 2017 by the Central Office More than 30 candlelight events scheduled this winter at Wisconsin state parks, forests and trails Preliminary registration numbers available for the 2017 bear hunting seasons Release of additional pheasants for holiday season provides opportunity to spend time with family and friends ...
  • 10/31/2017 4:05:00 PM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a pet dog on 10/27/17 in the Town of Grant, Clark County. Contact USDA-Wildlife Services at 1-800-433-0663 in Southern WI and 1-800-228-1368 in Northern WI if you suspect that a wolf depredation has occurred.
  • 10/30/2017 10:20:00 PM
    Steve Ellis tagged this bear with a double-lung shot after waiting long days and long hours for the right opportunity. I shot a pretty big little bear this year.... Steve Ellis When I applied for a Wisconsin bear tag for 2017, I had 8 preference points. Usually enough. I'm 67 years old now, but feeling good. So even though the dog hunters go ...
  • 10/13/2017 2:20:00 PM
    MADISON - Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contactdepartment staff and participate in Wisconsin's wolf collaring andmonitoring program."Tracking collared wolves is a critical component of Wisconsin's wolfmonitoring program.  Trappers can help improve the quality of Department ofNatural Resources wolf population data b...
  • 10/6/2017 7:55:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Bluetick hound on 10/01/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Blaine, Burnett County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depred...
  • 9/25/2017 11:05:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Black and Tan Hound on 09/21/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Delta, Bayfield County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depred...
  • 9/11/2017 2:35:00 PM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a Walker Hound on 09/07/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Draper, Sawyer County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depredation") to h...
  • 8/18/2017 8:40:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated the following hunting dogs over the weekend: - A Walker Hound on 8/12/17 in the Town of Blaine, Burnett County. - Two Walker Hounds in the same incident on 8/13/17 in the Town of Blaine, Burnett County. More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters...
  • 8/18/2017 8:40:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a four-year-old English Coonhound and injured four additional hounds in the same incident on 08/13/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Green Valley, Marathon County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded ...
  • 8/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a Bluetick Hound on 08/02/17.  The attack occurred in the Town of Minong, Washburn County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depr...
  • 8/7/2017 9:55:00 AM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—Unlike its decision earlier in 2017 upholding efforts to delist wolves in Wyoming, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia chose not to do the same in the Western Great Lakes states. “We are disappointed with this latest ruling, but the court wholeheartedly rejected a number of claims by environmental...
  • 7/31/2017 2:05:00 PM
    Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a Redtick Hound on 07/22/17.  The attack occurred in Hunter Township, Sawyer County.  More information and a caution-area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depredatio...