Carnivore Tracking Classes
If you’re interested being part of the DNR’s volunteer wolf tracker program, the times and locations for the carnivore tracking classes required to qualify have been announced. They are:
- Nov. 5, Sigurd Olson Environmental Center, Northland College, Ashland, $25, 715-682-1489
- Nov. 6, Navarino Wildlife Area, Shawano Co., $20, 715-758-6999
- Nov. 11, Rhinelander DNR Service Center, Sutliff Ave. (turn left at the Hodag), free, 715-758-6999
- Dec. 3, Sandhill Wildlife Area, Babcock
- Dec. 12, Crex Meadows
It is necessary to sign up in advance. These sessions are listed on the DNR web site HERE.
The DNR also wants you to sign up for the wolf ecology course and take that within the first two years of tracking. It is not necessary to take it the same year you take the tracking course.
If you want to look at the tracking units, there is a map on the web site too. Please note that they will accept more than one tracker per area, so please educate them of this fact if they try to tell you that an area is already taken.
If you have questions, please call Laurie at 715-453-6301
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!
UPDATED: Additional Roads Open on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Popular Fall Recreation Area Morgan Falls
From: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest continues to make progress on re-opening roads and trails that were impacted by the storm.
U.S. Forest Service personnel have assessed more than 1,000 miles of Forest Service roads and more than 100 miles of trail. Nearly 100 obstructions have been identified on Forest roads and trails within the impacted area. These include damaged bridges, culverts, washouts and other impacts.
The area closure has been lifted and the Forest has issued a new closure order that lists roads, trails and developed recreation areas that are closed due to the storm damage. There are numerous roads and bridges that remain impassable due to washouts and damages sustained.
Please note that closure devices may not be in place indicating the road is impassable.
The potential for additional rainfall and wind may cause further damage to Forest Service roads, bridges, trails and recreation areas. Drivers are advised to practice defensive driving techniques, reduce your speed, drive with your lights on and watch out for washed-out culverts, bridges and roads. In addition, Forest personnel are using heavy equipment to make repairs to the roadways hauling gravel and grading roads.
Editor’s Note: Please note that the area closures are federal decisions and that being in prohibition areas could carry steep penalties.
From the closure order: Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both.
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.