New Wolf Bills From Duffy, Johnson-Baldwin
Representative Duffy and Senators Johnson and Baldwin have announced bi-partisan legislation to return the management of gray wolves to state control. The following is a statement from WBHA President, Carl Schoettel:
“We applaud Representative Duffy, Senator Johnson, and Senator Baldwin for the reintroduction of this important legislation. Every day Wisconsinites witness the consequences of an irresponsible decision from an out of touch Federal Judge. Wolves in Wisconsin need to be managed, just like all of our other wildlife. The State of Wisconsin has an excellent track record of managing wolves. Congress needs to act quickly to return to science-based wolf policy.”
Text of the Bill
Rep. Duffy’s Press Release
Sen. Johnson’s Press Release
Hunter Harassment Reference Cards
Hopefully you won’t need them, but WBHA has produced some Hunter Harassment Reference Cards. These are worth having on hand as reference in case of a discrepancy or to sway enforcement action when presented as proof of the law. Stay safe!
Hunter Harassment Reference Cards
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.
New Wolf Facts Website
53rd WBHA Annual Convention
March 24, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild, WI. Don’t forget to book your rooms in advance!
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February 16, 2016 – Madison – Today the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association (WBHA) applauded the Wisconsin Legislature for passage of the Right to Hunt Act of 2016. Last fall, Wisconsin hunters and trappers had run-ins with animal rights extremists which often involved harassment, interference, videotaping, and stalking-like behavior. Under current law, it is illegal to interfere […]
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 […]