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Bear Hunting in Wisconsin

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  • 9/3/2015 8:20:00 AM
    Musky fishing is heating up and our bear baits are being destroyed as we head into the first week ofSeptember.  With water temperatures now in the mid 60’s the fall musky bite is just starting to heat up.  In addition to that, anxious hunters are waiting for the 2015 opener of the Wisconsin bear season, and with less than...
  • 9/3/2015 8:20:00 AM
  • 9/2/2015 10:25:00 AM
    On August 29, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 5 year old Plott bear hound.  The attack occurred in the Town of Summit, 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 manag...
  • 8/28/2015 9:50:00 AM
    With cooler than normal temperatures this past week the fishing has kind of jump started the fall feeding binge.  We had great success on musky, walleye, bass, and panfish.  In addition to the great fishing the action in the woods has spiked as well and we are seeing increased activity at our bear baiting stations. A lot of the fish we...
  • 8/24/2015 7:20:00 PM
    On August 18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 6 year old female Treeing Walker bear hound and an 8 year old female Treeing Walker bear hound.  The attacks occurred in the town of Barksdale, Bayfield County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the ca...
  • 8/24/2015 7:20:00 PM
    “We will continue to provide scents and attractants to hunters until the season begins in September and after,” said Bob Spierings, owner of Bob’s Bear Bait in Appleton.  “Attractants are a very important part of the hunt. As of today (August 20) we are still able to sell customers over 98% of the products listed on the...
  • 8/12/2015 9:50:00 PM
    Don't miss the Seventh Annual Fall Fest on Friday, August 14 and Saturday August 15 from 8 AM to Midnight at Midwestern Shooters Supply, 191 Church Street, Lomira.   Featured attractions include: Specials throughout the store Vendor reps Trial guns Sportsman's Rummage Gun Auction Raffles Food Entertainment Pig W...
  • 8/8/2015 11:55:00 AM
    RHINELANDER, Wis. -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologistshave confirmed two cougar sightings in Langlade County in northernWisconsin.On July 27, the department received a trail camera photo from a LangladeCounty landowner of a cougar taken July 9. This cougar was captured on a trail camera in Langlade County July 9, 2015.(contribut...
  • 8/8/2015 11:30:00 AM
    2015 Gold Seal Awards contest underwayMADISON – What Wisconsin state park offers the best beach to take Fido? How about the best park for get a workout, seeing wildflowers or family camping?  -  Read Full Article Second phase of DNR land sales parcels available for review MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural...
  • 8/8/2015 11:30:00 AM
    On August 4, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed an 8 year old Treeing Walker bear hound.  The attack occurred in the Town of Washburn, 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...
  • 8/8/2015 11:25:00 AM
    On August 1, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 4 year old female Plott bear hound and a 4 year old male Plott bear hound of the same hunting party.  The attacks occurred in the town of Summit, Douglas County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the ca...
  • 8/8/2015 11:25:00 AM
    On August 2, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a two-year-old Bluetick bear hound.  The attack occurred in the town of Alvin, Forest County.  More information and a caution area map are available at the gray wolf webpage. Hunters are reminded to use the caution area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wol...
  • 7/28/2015 12:20:00 PM
    On July 19, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 5 year old Black and Tan bear hound.  The attack occurred in the Town of Barnes, 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 "wol...
  • 6/25/2015 9:10:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources owns and maintainsthousands of miles of roads, and as a result of Wisconsin State Statute23.116<https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/23/116/2>, will berequired to inventory and map all roads located on department property.Each map will designate which roads are open to the ...
  • 6/25/2015 8:50:00 PM
    Bob’s Bear Bait is offering special prices for more than one tag holder buying bait as a group. When a full pallet of bait is purchased, take 50 percent off the “singular retail price” said owner Bob Spierings.  “So plan ahead and buy together.” Also, Bob’s Bear Bait has left the strawberry items detailed b...
  • 6/7/2015 12:00:00 PM
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  • 5/31/2015 9:25:00 PM
  • 4/30/2015 2:00:00 PM
    Electronic deer and bear registration will provide additional convenience to hunters while keeping time-honored traditions aliveMADISON -- After a successful 2014 pilot program, deer and bear hunters in Wisconsin will be able to electronically register their harvest during 2015 hunting seasons.  -  Read Full Article  From ...
  • 4/18/2015 3:20:00 PM
    Prairie du Sac - Beginning in 2005, the Wisconsin DNR began offering Learnto Hunt Bear opportunities.  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 Congress is one of thestatewide conservation organizations that are specif...
  • 4/17/2015 11:25:00 AM
    Is burning waste worth the risk of starting a wildfire or compromising your health? MADISON – With fire danger currently elevated in Wisconsin, it’s even more important that people consider recycling and composting instead of burning waste and yard debris, which Department of Natural Resource officials caution may cause wildfires a...
  • 2/25/2015 8:25:00 AM
    On February 22nd, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 6 year old Plott coyote hound.  The attack occurred in Sherwood Township, Clark 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 ma...
  • 2/5/2015 7:55:00 PM
    MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is calling on the environmentalist group Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) to stick to the facts when making presumptions about wildlife populations. CBD recently claimed that Idaho’s wolf population is on the verge of endangered status when, in reality, the Idaho Department of ...
  • 2/5/2015 7:45:00 PM
    On February 2nd, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 3 year old Walker hound.  The attack occurred in Washburn Township, Clark 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 mana...
  • 2/5/2015 7:25:00 PM
    OWO Bear expert and writer Mike Foss reminds hunters that using chocolate can be fatal to black bears when baiting.  The article below from Concord, New Hampshire came across the news wire.   CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire's bear expert is proposing to eliminate the use of chocolate as bait after four bears were found dead at one t...