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Bear Hunting in Wisconsin

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  • 8/5/2020 11:30:00 AM
    On August 1, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed one trailing hound dog and injured another trailing hound dog in the Town of Barnes, Bayfield County.  On August 1, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed 3 trailing hound dogs in the Town of Fifield, Price County. More information and caution-area...
  • 7/31/2020 5:05:00 PM
    RICE LAKE, WI – July 30, 2020 Henry Repeating Arms Company announced that it is voluntarily recalling all H015-series Single Shot Rifles and Single Shot Shotguns manufactured prior to July 1, 2020. Henry has recently discovered a potential safety is...
  • 7/29/2020 1:10:00 PM
    On July 25, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog in the Town of Pence, 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 depredation") to help redu...
  • 7/29/2020 1:00:00 PM
    On July 20, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog in the Town of Summit, Douglas County.  This conflict was also classified as a Human Health and Safety conflict. On July 21, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog in the Town of Hughes, Bayfield Coun...
  • 7/18/2020 9:55:00 AM
    On July 5, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog and injured two other trailing hounds in the Town of Millston, Jackson 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.w...
  • 6/30/2020 1:20:00 PM
    Bear Hunting Application Period For 2021 Season Opens July 1   MADISON, Wis. – The application period for the 2021 bear hunting season will open July 1 after the successful completion of legislative review. The application deadline remains Dec. 10, 2020. Applicants are reminded to be aware of the new bear management zone b...
  • 3/5/2020 12:30:00 PM
    Application deadline remains Dec. 10, 2020       Bear application period delayed Application deadline remains Dec. 10, 2020     The opening of th...
  • 2/12/2020 7:55:00 AM
    Weekly NewsPublished February 11, 2020     Important Changes To 2021 Bear Season Application Hunters Register 3,792 Birds During 2019 Fall Turkey Hunt Help Improve Habitat For Wildlife DNR Service Center Counters and Call Center Unavailable During Staff Training Catastrophic Aid Request Approved For 15 Communities and Tribe...
  • 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...