Benefit Fund For The Family Of Jeremy Fischer

The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association has established a fund to support Jeremy Fischer’s family in their time of need.

Jeremy was a longtime member of the WBHA Board of Directors and donated countless hours to further our sport.

Please consider making a donation.

A man, a friend, a father, a husband, but also a houndsman!

The Houndsman

The game you’ve treed, the game you’ve freed, the dogs you’ve seen, the places you’ve been. I will always look for you at every tree and one things for sure, I’ll never forget you and you will never forget me. Someday I’ll see you in the land of the biggest trees where I know you will be waiting for me!

R.I.P. Jeremy ‘Minnow’ Fischer

The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association sends its thoughts and prayers to all of you who knew and loved Jeremy.

-Lucas Withrow
WBHA Vice President

Where’s the bear? | Photo by Lexina Lenhardt

Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League | Wisconsin Scholastic Clay Target Program

The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association is a proud sponsor of both the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League and the Wisconsin Scholastic Clay Target Program!

Good luck to all participants! Shoot straight, be safe, and have fun!

Thank You To All 2018 SOS Donors!

Thank you to everyone who donated to this year’s SOS Auction! Your efforts truly help us Save-Our-Sport! Click the button below to see the long list of generous folks and businesses who donated.

2018 SOS Donation List

2018 Annual Raffle Winners

Click the button below to see if you won anything in this year’s annual raffle! Contact Jim Hamilton to arrange prize collection: Jim Hamilton | 715-460-3033 | jimhamilton@zimdarshardware.com

2018 Annual Raffle Winners

Thrivent Choice

A WBHA member has made a request to Thrivent Financial and because of that request the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Foundation Inc is now enrolled in Thrivent Choice® and listed in the Thrivent Choice online catalog.

Thrivent Choice is a member-advised program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach funds each year. When eligible Thrivent Financial members direct their Choice Dollars® to the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Foundation in a particular month, Thrivent Financial reviews the recommendation and makes an electronic deposit in the Foundation’s bank account by the 10th of the following month.

Those funds may be used to carry out the charitable and/or educational purposes of the Foundation. You do not have to be a WBHA member, only a Thrivent Financial member.

If you are a Thrivent Financial member and wish to direct your Choice Dollars to the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Foundation Inc, click on the image below and you will be directed to your Thrivent Account, where you can then direct your Choice Dollars.

WBHA thanks you for your support!

DNR’s Wolf Population Monitoring

WBHA Members,

If any of you are interested in getting more involved with the DNR’s wolf population monitoring program, consider attending one of their track training courses. The link below has been updated with classes occurring in the coming months.

DNR Track Training Courses

Wisconsin Bear Hunters Donate To Chetek Tornado Damage Clean-Up Effort

On June 6th, members of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association (WBHA) presented the Chetek area Salvation Army with a $5000 check to help with tornado damage clean-up in the area.

“This is an area of the state that our members are very familiar with. We were extremely saddened to hear of the damage and loss of life caused by last month’s tornado in Barron County,” said WBHA Foundation President Stephanie Hanson.

The funds, raised through WBHA’s Foundation, were presented to the Salvation Army’s Duana Bremer at a small ceremony held at Prairie Lake Estates. “Thank you for the support from the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association,” stated Bremer. “These funds will go directly to help victims of the tornado who were residing in the trailer park. We thank you very very much.”

“We have heard nothing but the best regarding the Salvation Army’s response,” said WBHA Board Member Eric Tuckner. “We are proud to present them with this modest donation to help with efforts in this region.”

In attendance was Representative Romaine Quinn, adding, “Wisconsin Bear Hunters are not only dedicated outdoor enthusiasts, but are also a group of men and women who care deeply for their communities. We are extremely thankful for their generosity during this great time of need.”

Hunter Harassment Update

July 21, 2017


Unfortunately, the Wolf Patrol saga is far from over. As some of you have seen in the past few weeks, they have been carefully harassing hunters again. We have recently been told that the hunter harassment bill is being interpreted to only affect Wolf Patrol in cases of direct impediment into a training or hunting exercise.

Our only course of action at this time is to continue to tolerate this behavior and carefully document and collect evidence of their actions. I encourage all of you to use the Wisconsin DNR tip hotline: 1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367). This number is a direct line to an operator that will help you correctly file a complaint. It also ensures evidence of filing a complaint with a guaranteed follow-up with a warden.

I assure you all we fully understand the frustration with this situation, but we know professional behavior is the only coarse of interaction with wolf patrol.

Remember you have just as much right to train and hunt as they do to document without interference. We hope to gain some ground with clarification of the current laws but it will require some patience, tolerance, and time.

I wish you all a better training season to come.

Lucas Withrow
WBHA Vice President

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”

Wisconsin Bear Hunters' AssociationWelcome 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.

Learn More

Convention Info

55th WBHA Annual Convention

March 22, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild, WI. Don’t forget to book your rooms in advance!

View Convention Details

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Schedule of Proposed Actions (Updated October 1, 2018)

MVU Update

The latest Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) can be found at the following link. https://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/forest-level.php?110913.

Download PDF: https://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/components/reports/sopa-110913-2018-10.pdf

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