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10/9/2019
Fall brings with it something for everyone in the field from the angler to the hunter.  Just a few recent sessions of shooting the bull tell me that autumn is for the youngest of outdoorsman just learning the games to those of us more seasoned with our eyes focused dead ahead on for example, the whitetail rut. James Wallace captured this great buck on trail camera during summer scouting. James Wallace, my nephew-in-law (is there such a ...
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Bear Hunting in Wisconsin

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  • 11/16/2019 11:45:00 AM
    On 11/10/19, USDA-Wildlife Services has confirmed that wolves depredated a 10-year-old Brittany Spaniel in the Town of Mason, 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 depr...
  • 11/12/2019 5:25:00 PM
    A plan with (two) teeth!         Dear Wisconsin bear enthusiast - We’ve wrapped up the 2019 black bear hunting season, which serves as yet another reminder of how fortunate we are to live in a state with ...
  • 11/12/2019 4:55:00 PM
    Preliminary data shows that hunters harvested 3,648 bears during the 2019 Wisconsin black bear season.Photo credit: DNR Contact(s): Scott Walter, DNR Large Carnivore Specialist, 608-267-7865, Scott.Walter@wisconsin.gov or Matt Gross, DNR Assistant Big Game Ecologist, 608-261-7588, Matthew.Gross@wisconsin.govNovember 4, 2019 at 12:03:35 p...
  • 10/30/2019 5:05:00 PM
    On 10/12/2019, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves harassed two pet dogs in the Town of Minocqua, Oneida County. More information and maps of depredation locations are available on the gray wolf depredation webpage. Livestock producers and hunting dog and pet owners are reminded to contact USDA-Wild...
  • 10/3/2019 4:50:00 PM
    On 9/5/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a pet Rottweiler/Shepherd mix dog in the Town of Goodman, Marinette County. More information and maps of depredation locations are available on the gray wolf depredation webpage. Livestock producers and hunting dog and pet owners...
  • 10/2/2019 7:20:00 AM
    How Can You Help Create Access to Public Lands?  Whether you’re stalking the Rockies for elk or chasing whitetail in the thick forests of the South, take a moment to appreciate the lands on which we recreate. Public...
  • 10/2/2019 7:15:00 AM
    On 9/22/19, USDA-Wildlife Services has confirmed that wolves depredated a Plott trailing hound in the Town of Brule, Douglas 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 depredati...
  • 9/13/2019 3:55:00 AM
    Whitetail Buck Hunters -- Learn Bob Mercier's Latest Tactics -- To Get Close to Big-Racked Bucks Every Day of Every Hunt -- We will have videos online later this month. Until then why not consider hiring Bob to show you where to hunt the king on your hunting parcel. Prices offered are $200 to $500 off our regular rates....
  • 9/13/2019 3:50:00 AM
    The 2019 Wisconsin Black Bear season has begun and it has started off with a bang. You wait all summer long planning and preparing but you never really know what is going to happen until the time comes.  But… all of our early season preparation and planning has paid off and it is showing the fruits of our labor as many of our hunters ...
  • 9/13/2019 3:45:00 AM
    Hunting Dog Depredated in Price County On 9/06/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Plott trailing hound in the Town of Fifield, Price 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 DN...
  • 8/16/2019 7:35:00 PM
    On 8/14/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Bluetick/Walker mix trailing hound 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.g...
  • 8/1/2019 10:30:00 AM
    On 7/28/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Redbone trailing hound in the Town of Harmony, Price 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...
  • 8/1/2019 10:15:00 AM
    On 7/23/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Walker trailing hound in the Town of Oma, Iron 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 de...
  • 8/1/2019 10:05:00 AM
    On 7/21/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Plott trailing hound in the Town of Alvin, Forest County and a Walker trailing hound in the Town of Laona, Forest County.  These depredations occurred in separate incidents. More information and caution-area maps are available on the gray ...
  • 3/23/2019 3:15:00 PM
    A draft of the revised plan is available online right now. This revised plan will outline objectives and strategies to guide black bear management in the state from 2019 – 2029. Come to one of our information sessions or submit your comments and questions via email to DNRBearPlanComments@wisconsin.gov. The comment period ...
  • 3/18/2019 7:15:00 AM
    Wisconsin DNR staff will be answering questions and accepting public input on a revision to Wisconsin's black bear management plan.   This revised plan will outline objectives and strategies to guide black bear management in the state from 2019 – 2029. Beginning March 25, the plan will be available for public comment on...
  • 1/19/2019 1:50:00 PM
    On 1/15/19, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a pet German Wirehair dog in the Town of Namakagon, Bayfield County. More information and maps of depredation locations are available on the gray wolf depredation webpage. Livestock producers and hunting dog and pet owners are rem...
  • 11/17/2018 11:55:00 AM
    On 11/11/18, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Redbone hunting dog in the Town of Enterprise, Oneida 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...
  • 10/10/2018 12:30:00 PM
    On 10/06/18, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Walker hunting dog in the Town of Gordon, Douglas 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 depredat...
  • 10/5/2018 10:50:00 AM
    On 9/29/18, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Walker hunting dog in the Town of Alvin, Forest 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...
  • 10/5/2018 10:45:00 AM
    On 9/26/18, USDA-Wildlife Services has confirmed that wolves depredated a Plott trailing hound in the Town of Fifield, Price 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") ...
  • 9/26/2018 7:15:00 AM
    USDA-Wildlife Services has confirmed the following wolf depredations: On 9/18/18 a Plott hunting dog was injured by wolves in the Town of Laona, Forest County. On 9/23/18 a Redtick hunting dog was depredated by wolves in the Town of Tomahawk, Lincoln County. On 9/23/18 a Plott hunting dog was depredated by wolves in the Town of Fifie...
  • 9/19/2018 8:05:00 AM
    On September 15, 2018, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed the depredation of a hunting dog by wolves 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 depr...
  • 9/12/2018 12:50:00 PM
    This past week has been filled with several highs and lows with some great bear hunting stories and some very nice bears on the ground. But with the good goes the bad and we had a few hunters with mishaps and missed opportunities.   Fishing was very good early on this week but with all the recent rain, river levels are at flood stage. We ...