Photo of the Month

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May 2017
Submitted by Butch Grunseth

May 2017

Photo submitted by: Butch Grunseth

Simply perfect.


April 2017
Submitted by Alyson Rausch

April 2017

Photo submitted by: Alyson Rausch

In loving memory of a great hound who was lost unexpectedly early this year. 2016 season was good to her.


March 2017
Submitted by Jeff Hulett

March 2017

Photo submitted by: Jeff Hulett

My daughter and her dog at a bear tree. Shayla spends a lot of time in the woods chasing bears with her dog.


February 2017
Submitted by Lance Peper

February 2017

Photo submitted by: Lance Peper

Year old pups first year on bear and the tree like they have been running bear for years!!!


January 2017
Submitted by Susie Nicks

January 2017

Photo submitted by: Susie Nicks

During training season, our daughter Alex stayed back with our pup Blade to watch the bear come down the tree. Bear peeked around the tree to check out who was still here.


February 2016
Submitted by Mike Martinsen

February 2016

Photo submitted by: Mike Martinsen

Ava’s 1st bear tree selfie in the Beldon Swamp.


January 2016
Submitted by Boone Tollefson

January 2016

Photo submitted by: Boone Tollefson

Madison and Emma Tollefson tried out their new rigging box for their Gator this summer. Never too early to get them started!


December 2015
Submitted by Ethan Taylor

December 2015

Photo submitted by: Ethan Taylor

My first Wisconsin Black bear. This sow was 220 dressed, taken over hounds in Price County, WI.

Ethan
13yrs old.


November 2015
Submitted by Dylan Krause

November 2015

Photo submitted by: Dylan Krause

The Rock Hollow Crew with a junior hunters first bear that dressed out at 260 pounds, he was very happy with his bear!


October 2015
Submitted by Dylan Krause

October 2015

Photo submitted by: Dylan Krause

A mother and her cub take a break and enjoy some food in the afternoon sun near Solon Springs, Wisconsin.


September 2015
Submitted by CJ Hahn

September 2015

Photo submitted by: CJ Hahn

Thought this picture was pretty neat, and would like for others to enjoy it as well!


January 2015
Submitted by Lance Peper

January 2015

Photo submitted by: Lance Peper

Trigger and Aim out bear hunting.


December 2014
Submitted by Bruce Taylor

December 2014

Photo submitted by: Bruce Taylor

My daughter, Alyssa Taylor, harvested this bear during the DNR’s 2014 Learn to Hunt Bear program, August 23, 2014.

This (230 pound dressed) sow with a white chevron on it’s chest was harvested in Catawba, WI.


November 2014
Submitted by Megan Bredeson

November 2014

Photo submitted by: Megan Bredeson

Oh the anticipation…


October 2014
Submitted by Sheridan Hulett

October 2014

Photo submitted by: Sheridan Hulett

Roo and Razle were tired of waiting for us to get to the tree so they took matters in to their own paws.


September 2014
Submitted by Robert Sutton

September 2014

Photo submitted by: Robert Sutton

A bear family outing.


August 2014
Submitted by Morgan Hanson – Black River Bear Hunters

August 2014

Photo submitted by: Morgan Hanson – Black River Bear Hunters

We filled 5 tags this year.

July 2014

Photo submitted by: Samantha Hatleli

This is my grandfather and I with the first bear that I have ever shot. It weighted 249 lbs dressed..it also happened to be my birthday! It was the greatest present ever!


Isaac Nitz

June 2014
Submitted by Isaac Nitz

June 2014

Photo submitted by: Isaac Nitz

This a picture of my friend and me with his first Wisconsin bear that he shot with his bow, we have been watching this bear on trail cameras for over a month, the bear’s live weight was 420 lbs.


Rachel Germain

May 2014
Submitted by Rachel Germain

May 2014

Photo submitted by: Rachel Germain

We never wanna get up in the mornings, but it all turns out to be a great day.


Marc Ince

April 2014
Submitted by Marc Ince

April 2014

Photo submitted by: Marc Ince

Maja and her 8 month old Snooper getting a hug for a job well done.


Mary Jonjak

March 2014
Submitted by Mary Jonjak

March 2014

Photo submitted by: Mary Jonjak

The trail camera took this photo of 3 cubs waiting for their supper.


Jodie Bednar-Clemens

February 2014
Submitted by Jodie Bednar-Clemens

February 2014

Photo submitted by: Jodie Bednar-Clemens

This photo of a bear relaxing after a satisfying meal was taken by a game camera placed at a bear bait by my hunting partner, Chuck Grystar.


Eric Winter

January 2014
Submitted by Eric Winter

January 2014

Photo submitted by: Eric Winter

Out and About


Luanne and Mark Malsin

December 2013
Submitted by Luanne and Mark Malsin

December 2013

Photo submitted by: Luanne and Mark Malsin

Opening weekend of training season and the whole family is together. This was Sawyer’s (1 year) first trip to the tree. With the help of Dad (Mark Malsin)and Papa (Hubert Malsin) he is able to find his first treed bear!


James Sensenbrenner

November 2013
Submitted by James Sensenbrenner

November 2013

Photo submitted by: James Sensenbrenner

This bear was photographed by my Dad this June. He was scouting for deer when out came this brute. He stood up and scratched his back on a big oak. My dad and I have tags this Fall so hopefully he’ll be in the area and even bigger.


Joe Tilton

October 2013
Submitted by Joe Tilton

October 2013

Photo submitted by: Joe Tilton

My bait helper.


Toni Durham

September 2013
Submitted by Toni Durham

September 2013

Photo submitted by: Toni Durham

Bentley Erickson part of the Durham Crew


Black River Bear Hunters

August 2013
Submitted by Black River Bear Hunters

August 2013

Photo submitted by: Black River Bear Hunters

The Black River Bear Hunters.


Kiefer Kleinschmidt

July 2013
Submitted by Kiefer Kleinschmidt

July 2013

Photo submitted by: Kiefer Kleinschmidt

I shot this bear on September 10th 2011. It was my first bear at 18 years old. The bear weighed in at 414 pounds field dressed. Skull measured in at an unofficial size of 21 1/8 inches. Waiting for it to come back from the taxidermist so I can get it officially measured by a Boone and Crockett scorer. Was hunting with F-Troop.


Cassi Schaaf

June 2013
Submitted by Cassi Schaaf

June 2013

Photo submitted by: Cassi Schaaf

My Bluetick “River” treeing hard on a bear.


Dan Bernier

May 2013
Submitted by Dan Bernier

May 2013

Photo submitted by: Dan Bernier

First time bear hunting. Got this bear in Zone C, Northern Chippewa County.


Shawn Forrest

April 2013
Submitted by Shawn Forrest

April 2013

Photo submitted by: Shawn Forrest

Trail camera picture from one of my sites in Langlade county.


Courteney

March 2013
Submitted by Courteney

March 2013

Photo submitted by: Courteney

6 month old Jonah says ” I’ve waited my whole life for this bear hunting deal! I got the leash now get the dog!”


David Gay

February 2013
Submitted by David Gay

February 2013

Photo submitted by: David Gay

This is one of six bears who spent the winter in the same culvert in northern Wisconsin.


Courteney

January 2013
Submitted by Courteney

January 2013

Photo submitted by: Courteney

Litte Miss Cheyenne waiting patiently to try out her new hound. Rightfully equipt with a pink collar, pink tracking collar and pink lead! 🙂


Mary Jonjak

December 2012
Submitted by Mary Jonjak

December 2012

Photo submitted by: Mary Jonjak

This was taken near Mikana during the kill season, with the hounds right behind the bear. My husband, Gary Jonjak, harvested this bear.


Amanda Schrumo

November 2012
Submitted by Amanda Schrumo

November 2012

Photo submitted by: Amanda Schrumo

No description given.


Trevor Gray

October 2012
Submitted by Trevor Gray

October 2012

Photo submitted by: Trevor Gray

English Hounds breeding out of Lakeland Kennels. Raised and trained in Wisconsin at Polar Kennels.


Mary Jonjak

September 2012
Submitted by Mary Jonjak

September 2012

Photo submitted by: Mary Jonjak

This photo was taken by Mary Jonjak in 2010 with her personal camera. She loves to take photos of bears. She calls this bear “Scar-face” – all his teeth are showing on one side. She has seen him for a couple years.


Billy England

August 2012
Submitted by Billy England

August 2012

Photo submitted by: Billy England

Here is a photo of a bear den containing a sow and her two cubs. If you look closely, one cub is on the left side by her paw and the other is on the right side. You can’t see it in this picture, but the den was made under a blown over oak tree. The picture was taken on a logging job I was working on in Northeast Wisconsin.


Jan & Dean Zemke

July 2012
Submitted by Jan & Dean Zemke

July 2012

Photo submitted by: Jan & Dean Zemke

This is our granson, Caden Koch (age-18 mo.) enjoying his first time hunting with the Echo Valley Bearhunters. The bear was shot by his dad, Brandon.


Jami Oldenberg

June 2012
Submitted by Jami Oldenberg

June 2012

Photo submitted by: Jami Oldenberg

A bear my hunting group treed in the 2010 training season.


Darlene Berger

May 2012
Submitted by Darlene Berger

May 2012

Photo submitted by: Darlene Berger

This bear was caught on film just hanging out!


Mike & Sanci

April 2012
Submitted by Mike & Sanci

April 2012

Photo submitted by: Mike & Sanci

It’s going to be a good morning 🙂


Courteney Milleon

March 2012
Submitted by Courteney Milleon

March 2012

Photo submitted by: Courteney Milleon

Courteney with her new hound Antler Valleys Sat N Lace. She made the long haul all the way from TN. Glad to have her home. She is the perfect addition to our “pack” and a great present from the hubby. A special thanks to Mr. Larry Jenkins.


Courteney Milleon

February 2012
Submitted by Courteney Milleon

February 2012

Photo submitted by: Courteney Milleon

The kids love coming hunting. When the alarm goes off in the morning they are already awake waiting for mom and dad to get ready to go. They fight over who is going to feed dogs and who gets to walk which dog to the truck. Keeping the heritage!


Delene Berger

January 2012
Submitted by Delene Berger

January 2012

Photo submitted by: Delene Berger

Just Hanging Out


Dave Toburen

December 2011
Submitted by Dave Toburen

December 2011

Photo submitted by: Dave Toburen

Jordan Toburen, 17, Greenwood WI, shot her first bear this last summer
with the Wildcat group.


David Lund

November 2011
Submitted by David Lund

November 2011

Photo submitted by: David Lund

This Bear was treed during the 2007 kill season in Barnes, Wisconsin. We
harvested this bear with a bow. It weighed 246 pounds dressed and made
the Pope and Young book with a skull measuring 19 3/8″.


Joe Tilton

October 2011
Submitted by Joe Tilton

October 2011

Photo submitted by: Joe Tilton

This is Zeus and Bonnie on a Lion tree in Utah.


Caslin Kasten

September 2011
Submitted by Caslin Kasten

September 2011

Photo submitted by: Caslin Kasten

Caslin’s Quest: The tail of her first bear

My first experience with Bear hunting took place 5 years earlier when my mom drew a Bear tag and hunted with dogs. I remember it being fun and exciting, but most of all I remember petting all the dogs after they got mom her bear. Now 5 years later mom drew another Bear tag and donated it to me… Read Full Story


Bill Schmidt

August 2011
Submitted by Bill Schmidt

August 2011

Photo submitted by: Bill Schmidt

Bear treed during 2010 kill season.


Rich Ward

July 2011
Submitted by Rich Ward

July 2011

Photo submitted by: Rich Ward

This bear decided to lay in the sun right next to the cabin on a mineral station! We saw this bear every time we were at the cabin..


Laura Toburen

June 2011
Submitted by Laura Toburen

June 2011

Photo submitted by: Laura Toburen

We just got a new hound puppy and she went hunting with us all weekend. Our youngest boy, Devin, fell asleep with her in the truck after a long day of hunting bear.


Rich Ward

May 2011
Submitted by Rich Ward

May 2011

Photo submitted by: Rich Ward

This is one of my 8 food plots for whitetail deer. For the last 3 years we have been seeing more and more bear. Its very common to see on or two sows with 4 cubs! Here are 2 of the 4 having fun!


DorMae Gebhardt

April 2011
Submitted by DorMae Gebhardt

April 2011

Photo submitted by: DorMae Gebhardt

Our twin 4 year old boys just can’t get enough of Bear hunting with dad and the rest of the bear camp guys and gals. They each have a favorite dog. Bear season 2010.


Rich Ward

March 2011
Submitted by Rich Ward

March 2011

Photo submitted by: Rich Ward

More bears having fun!


Joe Tilton

February 2011
Submitted by Joe Tilton

February 2011

Photo submitted by: Joe Tilton

Lizzy Tilton with Ranger and Clifford after a long chase in training
season.


Rich Ward

January 2011
Submitted by Rich Ward

January 2011

Photo submitted by: Rich Ward

Fat and Sassy!!! Saw this big boy all summer. When baiting started and we were hunting he was lonnnngggg gone!


Kip Rueden

December 2010
Submitted by Kip Rueden

December 2010

Photo submitted by: Kip Rueden

Photo taken during training season 2010.


Joe Tilton

November 2010
Submitted by Joe Tilton

November 2010

Photo submitted by: Joe Tilton

This was my daughter Lizzy’s first hunt of the training season. She was picking wood ticks off the dogs and wanted me to take a picture of her and the dogs sleeping.


Joe Tilton

October 2010
Submitted by Joe Tilton

October 2010

Photo submitted by: Joe Tilton

Jaxon Tilton with his old buddy Homer after a good hunt.


Alissa Durham

September 2010
Submitted by Alissa Durham

September 2010

Photo submitted by: Alissa Durham

Photo taken on a bear den visit as part of the cooperative research project conducted by the UW and DNR. This project is studying the dispersal patterns of bear in central Wisconsin.


Dennis Germain

August 2010
Submitted by Dennis Germain

August 2010

Photo submitted by: Dennis Germain

This image was captured by Dennis Germain’s Cuddeback Digital Camera. Something this bear may regret!


Cindy Ehlers

July 2010
Submitted by Cindy Ehlers

July 2010

Photo submitted by: Cindy Ehlers

This photo was taken from our trail camera, we watched this bear all
summer. And I am happy to say that I was able to harvest this bear, it
weighed 275 and I took it over bait.


Trevor Klatt

June 2010
Submitted by Trevor Klatt

June 2010

Photo submitted by: Trevor Klatt

My dog Smokey at his first tree of the year at 1 year 9 months old…a
sight that makes any hound owner very happy.


Trevor Klatt

May 2010
Submitted by Trevor Klatt

May 2010

Photo submitted by: Trevor Klatt

This picture was taken opening week of kill season the bear was estimated at 230 pounds. Angie Rundle, who had the kill tag, decided to pass on this bear. She had the week off and didn’t want the hunt to be over the first weekend!


Cole Martinsen

April 2010
Submitted by Cole Martinsen

April 2010

Photo submitted by: Cole Martinsen

Cole Martinsen’s bear shot near Barnes,WI. 09/12/09 580# live weight 505# dressed


Dennis Justman

March 2010
Submitted by Dennis Justman

March 2010

Photo submitted by: Dennis Justman

This “Pretty boy” photographed on our trail camera several times this
past year and always seemed to pose for the camera. Vilas County


Joe Tilton

February 2010
Submitted by Joe Tilton

February 2010

Photo submitted by: Joe Tilton

Clifford getting a good look at the bear and letting me know he’s up there.


Brad Emerson

January 2010
Submitted by Brad Emerson

January 2010

Photo submitted by: Brad Emerson

A friend saw a brown object in the swamp,thought it was a deer and
realized it was a den. Gave my wife and I a call and we went with our
camera and took this photo.


Emmitt Sanders

December 2009
Submitted by Emmitt Sanders

December 2009

Photo submitted by: Emmitt Sanders

Emmitt shot this 238 pound bear on September 12 of the 2009 kill season.


John Lane

November 2009
Submitted by John Lane

November 2009

Photo submitted by: John Lane

This photo was submitted by the Northland Houndsman Camp 35. It was taken off of a trail camera over a bait up in Dairyland, WI.


Brent Loka

October 2009
Submitted by Brent Loka

October 2009

Photo submitted by: Brent Loka

Here is a photo of 3rd Generation Lokas out checking bear baits in Northern Wisconsin. We always like to keep the children out and about for all of our hunting adventures. Enjoy the hunt.


Zach Hilton

September 2009
Submitted by Zach Hilton

September 2009

Photo submitted by: Zach Hilton

This is my son, Brenden(AKA Golden Cub, Age 4) “shooting” the bear out with his battery powered lever action and homemade paper towel roll scope. He told me he put a good shot on it.


Bugger & Ryanne

August 2009
Submitted by Bugger & Ryanne

August 2009

Photo submitted by: Bugger & Ryanne

This is a picture of my husband “Bugger” and 16 month old daughter “Ryanne”. It’s preseason and her first time out in the woods with us. Daddy is trying to entertain her while we’re waiting for dogs. He took her for a short walk and decided, along with her, that she needed a leash like him. He wrapped it around her and she loved it. Now we have to find one to fit her. She loves being outside, snacks, and Daddy.


Gary Goerke

April 2009
Submitted by Gary Goerke

April 2009

Photo submitted by: Gary Goerke

Bear in the air – simple fact we like to see!
Elcho & Pelican Lake Training Crew
July 2008


Rachel Ward

January 2009
Submitted by Rachel Ward

January 2009

Photo submitted by: Rachel Ward

Waiting for a hot strike!


Rick Weston

December 2008
Submitted by Rick Weston

December 2008

Photo submitted by: Rick Weston

This is my first black bear. It dressed out at 231 lbs. It was taken near Brantwood, WI on Sept. 14th, 2008.


Chandra Paulson

October 2008
Submitted by Chandra Paulson

October 2008

Photo submitted by: Chandra Paulson

Sometimes treeing bear is just too easy!


Denise Lester

September 2008
Submitted by Denise Lester

September 2008

Photo submitted by: Denise Lester

This was the end of last kill season. She didn’t seem to concerned with the dogs or people. She was very relaxed.


Brad Emerson

August 2008
Submitted by Brad Emerson

August 2008

Photo submitted by: Brad Emerson

We raise polite bears arround here. They bow their heads,get down on one knee and say grace before they eat! Lots of laughs. Good luck to all the bear hunter out there.


David Schleusner

July 2008
Submitted by David Schleusner

July 2008

Photo submitted by: David Schleusner

Somewhere in Wisconsin this bear is alive. I took this picture on July 4th at 12:57pm in the afternoon. Good luck to all bear hunters this year.


Brad and Karen Emerson

June 2008
Submitted by Brad and Karen Emerson

June 2008

Photo submitted by: Brad and Karen Emerson

My wife and I had our granddaughter last Saturday and took her to Bearcat’s Bearcamp to try and see her first bear and this is what we saw!


Joe

December 2007
Submitted by Joe “BearCat” Trumble

December 2007

Photo submitted by: Joe “BearCat” Trumble

These two boars have been visiting the bait at my cabin in Burnett County. They have returned every summer for four years.


Ely Self

October 2007
Submitted by Ely Self

October 2007

Photo submitted by: Ely Self

212 lb. boar shot by Ely Self.


Natasha Siegel

September 2007
Submitted by Natasha Siegel

September 2007

Photo submitted by: Natasha Siegel

Natasha said this was her first tree of the training season. The bear ended up falling out of the tree with many people and dogs around, almost falling right on top of her dad. It was definately a tree they will not forget. Thanks, Natasha!

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