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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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  • 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...
  • 1/28/2015 1:10:00 PM
    Wolf depredation report and map available On January 23, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a 2 year old female beagle in the Town of Breed, Oconto County. More information and a caution area map are available on the wolf depredation webpage.    Hunters are reminded to use the caution area maps on the DNR...
  • 1/28/2015 12:50:00 PM
    http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3466 MADISON - The Natural Resources Board today approved the 2014 Wisconsin bear season quota of 4,750 as recommended by the Department of Natural Resources. The quota was set with the intention of reducing the population in north west Wisconsin and stabilizing the population in the rest of the state, ...
  • 1/15/2015 5:55:00 PM
    On January 9, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a hound and injured a hound that were running coyotes. The attack occurred in the Town of Brazeau, Oconto County. On January 10, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a 6 year old Walker and a 7 year old Bluetick bobcat hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Hunter, S...
  • 1/14/2015 8:30:00 AM
    By John Luthens  It was late December when an acquaintance approached me with a question regarding one of Wisconsin’s bear hunting zones, which seems straightforward and simple. But before my twisting answer was over, I’d adventured through about 350 miles of gas, fired my way through a box of .22 shells, wore out one dog, and bro...
  • 1/6/2015 7:30:00 PM
    On December 26, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a 2 year old English Setter bird dog. The attack occurred in the Town of Harding, Lincoln 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 "w...
  • 12/26/2014 7:25:00 PM
    Federal court decision relists gray wolves in western Great Lakesregion as endangered species MADISON - In response to a lawsuit broughtagainst the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Federal DistrictCourt for the District of Columbia has vacated a 2012 decision, whichdelisted wolves as an endangered species.This decision returns wolves in...
  • 12/6/2014 9:55:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 3 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Friday, Dec. 5 at noon. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2014-2015 wolf harvest season. With this closure, Wisconsin’s 2014 wolf harvest season is closed...
  • 12/4/2014 10:00:00 AM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 6 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective December 5, 8 a.m. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2014–2015 wolf harvest season. With this closure, a total of 5 wolf harvest zones have clos...
  • 12/4/2014 9:55:00 AM
    This bear captured on trail camera at northern Wisconsin muzzleloader stand should perhaps consider the Den.  Two feet of snow and subzero temperatures in many areas north are the norm.
  • 11/19/2014 12:25:00 PM
    OWO Bear Expert Mike Foss says this bear was caught sneaking a last meal in before the big snow ‘put him to sleep’ in Bayfield County.
  • 10/21/2014 1:15:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 5 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective October 20, 6:30 p.m. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2014-2015 wolf harvest season. With this closure, a total of 4 wolf harvest zones have closed this...
  • 10/21/2014 1:10:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zones 1 and 4 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective October 19, 6:30 p.m. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2014-2015 wolf harvest season. With this closure, a total of 3 wolf harvest zones have close...