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Bear Hunting in Wisconsin

Green Bay Packer-Bears Cartoon by Carl Ruppert & Dick Ellis

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  • 12/11/2013 7:40:00 PM
    We have sold 1853 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open.  We have harvested 221 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 77 76 2 29 28 3 39 71 4 12 12 ...
  • 12/7/2013 3:50:00 PM
    Northern Wisconsin Outfitters12-5-2013 I have a few Muzzle Loader hunters pulling in on Friday all week.  Due to the snow storm the deer have been hunkered down and moving very little. We have so much snow here I have not been able to get to some of my favorite deer stands. Unfortunately I will not be able to get to some of my trail...
  • 12/6/2013 5:25:00 PM
    We have sold 1853 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open. We have harvested 219 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 77 76 2 29 28 3 37 71 4 12 12 5 ...
  • 12/5/2013 6:10:00 PM
    December 3, 2013 Wisconsin wraps up 162nd nine day deer season with another batch of warm memories amongst cold temperaturesMADISON – Though temperatures plummeted and winds blew for the first half of the season, hunters rose to the occasion and headed out to enjoy the traditions of the nine-day deer hunt.   -  Read Full ...
  • 12/5/2013 6:00:00 PM
    We have sold 1851 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open. We have harvested 216 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 77 76 2 29 28 3 34 71 4 12 12 5 33 ...
  • 11/27/2013 8:55:00 PM
    MADISON – Wild turkey hunters and black bear hunters have until close of business on Dec. 10 to apply for available permits for the 2014 hunting seasons. Spring 2014 turkey season Preliminary permit levels for the 2014 spring turkey season are set at the same level as in 2013.  Final permit levels are not set until ...
  • 11/21/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Bear scouting is always on my mind but the big buck rut got me real excited as I scanned through the pictures on my Cuddeback SD card reader.  It’s been a week since I last checked my trail cameras and come to find out last week would have been the week to be on stand.  Every buck, big and small seemed to be cruising looking for doe...
  • 11/21/2013 9:35:00 AM
    The  additional report of a harvest in zone 1 reported here yesterday has been removed because it was an illegal harvest which should not be tracked in this report.      We have sold 1844 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.  Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open. We have har...
  • 11/14/2013 10:50:00 AM
    We have sold 1841 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.   Zones 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6  are closed.  Only zone 3 remains open. We have harvested 204 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 77 76 2 29 28 3 22 71 4 12 12 ...
  • 11/7/2013 2:25:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 4 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m. At that time, the zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2013-2014 wolf harvest season. With this closure, a total of four wolf harvest zones have closed this season. Wo...
  • 10/31/2013 12:25:00 PM
    Here is a mid-day update.  We have sold 1807 resident and 11 nonresident wolf licenses.   Zone 2 is closed.  Zones 1 and 5 will close at 7 pm tonight. We have harvested 178 wolves as follows: Zone Count Quota 1 76 76 2 29 28 3 10 71 ...
  • 10/31/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Please note: You received notice earlier this afternoon that Zone 1 would close to wolf hunting and trapping tomorrow. After the closing of Zone 1, harvest rates in Zone 5 initiated an additional closure. Please note that both Zone 1 and Zone 5 will be closed to hunting and trapping of gray wolves, effective 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30. The Wi...
  • 10/31/2013 11:45:00 AM
    TOTAL COUNT COUNT BY ZONE HARVEST DATE TIME COUNTY ZONE GENDER METHOD COLLAR NO 1 1 10/16/2013 5:30 DOUGLAS                                  1 F T...
  • 10/24/2013 2:50:00 PM
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 2 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m. The zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2013-2014 wolf harvest season. Wolf Harvest Zone 2 is the first zone to be closed this season. The harvest ...
  • 10/17/2013 11:40:00 AM
    In the interests of ensuring the public is fully informed, I feel compelled to let your readers know important aspects that were omitted from the recent article on wolf management by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism published on October 13 in the Wisconsin State Journal. If wildlife management was simply about doing res...
  • 10/10/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Dave Bohn 9-12-2013 A year ago I booked a fishing and bear hunting trip with Richard and Michelle Carpenter at Ten Mile Lake Camp. They run a drive-to     camp, one hour north of Ignace Ontario, Canada. They also have fly-in cabins available. I received a list from the Carpenters of items we should bring. I had most of...
  • 10/10/2013 10:05:00 AM
    MADISON – The Department of Natural Resources is seeking nominations through Oct. 15 for individuals with experience and interest in bear hunting to fill one recently-vacated position on the Sporting Heritage Council. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, advises Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board, and the...
  • 10/3/2013 7:30:00 AM
    Welcome to the return of a Warden Wire feature launched during last year's gun-deer season -- the special edition series of Frequently Asked Questions dealing specifically with hunting. We learned from you how helpful you found this timely information during the 2012 gun-deer season. In light of your use and information needs, w...
  • 9/26/2013 11:55:00 AM
    By Jim Bradfish From time to time a person finds a simple pleasure that after witnessed or performed, may bring back thoughts of the old days.  The days when spending time in the woods meant getting up and in the woods an hour before sunrise just to be able to anticipate its warmth as it rose to push the darkness away.       &n...
  • 9/17/2013 11:55:00 PM
    Three bear hounds killed by wolves Wildlife Services has confirmed three more hound depredations over the past few days.  The bear hounds were killed in Sawyer and Price counties. In all, 23 hounds have been depredated this bear training and hunting season. More details and caution area maps can be found on the gray wolf we...
  • 9/12/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Great walleye bite this past week on the Wisconsin River system with a lot of fish being caught by guys long line trolling the edges of the main river channel with crankbaits in 6 to 10 feet of water.  The panfish bite continues to be very good with limit catches of bluegills and crappies along with some nice perch. Most of the actio...
  • 9/12/2013 3:40:00 PM
    A Bear of 10 Lifetimes By Jim Olsson I'm not talking about the ones from Chicago either. It's bear season in Wisconsin and I was fortunate enough to draw a tag. After researching the cost of baiting and driving to central Wisconsin every weekend all summer, I decided it would be more cost effective to hunt with an outfitter....
  • 9/12/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Watch for the full Dick Ellis report from Foss Camp in Bayfield County next week.
  • 9/11/2013 8:50:00 AM
    Wildlife Services has confirmed four more hound depredations over the past few days.  Bear hounds have been killed in Iron, Lincoln, Sawyer and Bayfield counties.  In all, 20 hounds have been depredated this bear training and hunting season.  More details and caution area maps can be found on the gray wolf webpage or by go...
  • 9/5/2013 4:35:00 PM
    By Rob and Steve Tobin Editor’s Note:  This column is Part ii of the Tobin family’s Canadian bear hunting and fishing trip to Red Lake Ontario. Although I could write on and on about the fishing in Red Lake and how amazing it is, there is something even more special that Howey Bay Resort has to offer: big freakin’ black bea...