WBHA Elections

Voting for the WBHA elections will take place at the Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors has made the change to allow for more member participation in elections.

Each year, there are significantly more members who attend the annual meeting than who submit a ballot.

Please take the time to vote!

Members who can not attend the annual meeting still have full voting privileges by means of an absentee ballot.

Click here for a downloadable SAMPLE ballot. If you desire an absentee ballot, email your request to: plotthunter81@gmail.com.

2018 WBHA Candidates

Below you will find your 2018 WBHA Candidates. Each candidate has filled out the same questionnaire and these are their answers. Candidates are displayed in a random order on each visit to this page.

Carl Schoettel

Question #1: About You

My name is Carl Schoettel I am married to my wife Nancy I have three kids Joe, Danny and my hunting buddy Jessica. I have been bear hunting with hounds for about 25 years. I am the current President of the WBHA and Legislative chairman.

Questionnaire Statement

With the loss of Bear Hunting in California and the recent fight to keep Bear Hunting in Maine, the WBHA must continue to devote time to assuring that bear hunting will continue to be recognized as a valuable activity here in Wisconsin.

Question #2

Besides BOD meetings and the Annual meeting how much time can you commit per month?

Options: 2 hours, 4 hours, 10 hours or More

Candidate Answer: More

How far are you willing to drive?

Options: 20 miles, 50 miles, 100 or more miles

Candidate Answer: 100 or more miles

What are the best days?

Options: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Candidate Answer: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Question #3

What are some of the things you feel you can personally do to further accomplish this goal?

Candidate Answer:

First to get our wolf season back and continue to work with the Governor, Wisconsin State legislators and the DNR and other groups that have a common passion for bear hunting and all hunting in the state of Wisconsin.

Question #4

Knowing that the HSUS has an unlimited bankroll, and one that is far superior to what the WBHA has, what would you be willing to do to save your sport?

Candidate Answer:

I want to keep working with the states that have Bear Hunting with hounds and help teach those states on how to defeat the anti hunter groups when they come knocking on their door. We have made a lot of progress here.