Wisconsin Bear Hunters’ Association
“Preserving tomorrow’s heritage today”
Welcome to the website of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters’ Association. For over 40 years the WBHA has been at the forefront of protecting the rights of sportsmen and sportswomen in Wisconsin as well promoting youth hunting, conservation, and sound wildlife management.
Bear hunting in Wisconsin is the ultimate family sport and the WBHA is nearly 3,000 members strong and itself is family based. We would like to invite you and your family to join us as we work together to protect Wisconsin’s great outdoor heritage.
Reminder: Respect Landowner Rights
Training season is in full swing and hunting season is just around the corner. Now is a good time to remember to respect all landowners and their right to refuse hunters access to their lands.
Please be respectful at all times when dealing with landowners!
Vice President, WBHA
52nd WBHA Annual Convention
April 1, 2016 - April 2, 2016
Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Centerin Rothschild, WI. Don’t forget to book your rooms in advance!
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Hello Wisconsin Bear Hunters, It is hard to believe, but bear season is less than 2 months away. The training season is up and running, I’m hearing good reports from the field. I thought I’d take this time to update you on two important issues. First, the state budget included a couple important changes for […]
About 10 years ago the Northwoods Youth Deer Hunt Classic was founded by Gregg Walker of the Lakeland Times. The event is a youth deer hunting banquet/mentored hunt that now has approximately 200 youth deer hunters in attendance each year. The board would like to extend the opportunities to include bear hunting and is looking […]
In a letter from the Maine Wildlife Conservation Council, Campaign Director James Cote thanked the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association for their $5000 contribution. Mr. Cote expressed thanks to the members of the WBHA for their continued support of the sportsmen in Maine. View the letter here: Maine Wildlife Conservation Council Letter
In an email sent today on behalf of DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, it was announced that the DNR has hired a new chief warden. Good morning, DNR Partners, I am writing to you today to tell you of a very important hiring decision we just made at the Department of Natural Resources. It gives me […]
The Wisconsin Bear Hunters’ Association and the DNR are working together to educate the bear hunting public and our members on bear baiting. Note: Please avoid using semi-sweet, dark, or bakers chocolate it can be toxic or lethal to bears and other wildlife, especially to cubs. While it is legal to use chocolate as bait, […]
The Wolf Management Act of 2012 – Update The passage of SB 411 – The Wolf Management Act from Representatives Suder and Rivard allows for a Wisconsin wolf hunting and trapping season to help keep our fast-growing wolf population in check. We’ve covered the reasons for the wolf delisting in previous Bear Tracks. Now we […]
The WBHA recently received a letter from the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service regarding date changes pertaining to the use of UTVs (Utility Terrain Vehicles) in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Below is the a copy of the letter. Dear National Forest User: In late July, I notified you of my decision concerning the […]