Photo of the Month
Photo submitted by: Mike Martinsen
Ava’s 1st bear tree selfie in the Beldon Swamp.
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!
Photo submitted by: Ethan Taylor
My first Wisconsin Black bear. This sow was 220 dressed, taken over hounds in Price County, WI.
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!
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.
Photo submitted by: CJ Hahn
Thought this picture was pretty neat, and would like for others to enjoy it as well!
Photo submitted by: Lance Peper
Trigger and Aim out bear hunting.
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.
Photo submitted by: Megan Bredeson
Oh the anticipation…
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.
Photo submitted by: Robert Sutton
A bear family outing.
Photo submitted by: Morgan Hanson - Black River Bear Hunters
We filled 5 tags this year.
Photo submitted by: Samantha HatleliThis 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!
Photo submitted by: Isaac NitzThis 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.
Photo submitted by: Rachel GermainWe never wanna get up in the mornings, but it all turns out to be a great day.
Photo submitted by: Marc InceMaja and her 8 month old Snooper getting a hug for a job well done.
Photo submitted by: Mary JonjakThe trail camera took this photo of 3 cubs waiting for their supper.
Photo submitted by: Jodie Bednar-ClemensThis 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.
Photo submitted by: Luanne and Mark MalsinOpening 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!
Photo submitted by: James SensenbrennerThis 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.
Photo submitted by: Toni DurhamBentley Erickson part of the Durham Crew
Photo submitted by: Black River Bear HuntersThe Black River Bear Hunters.
Photo submitted by: Kiefer KleinschmidtI 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.
Photo submitted by: Cassi SchaafMy Bluetick "River" treeing hard on a bear.
Photo submitted by: Dan BernierFirst time bear hunting. Got this bear in Zone C, Northern Chippewa County.
Photo submitted by: Shawn ForrestTrail camera picture from one of my sites in Langlade county.
Photo submitted by: Courteney6 month old Jonah says " I've waited my whole life for this bear hunting deal! I got the leash now get the dog!"
Photo submitted by: David GayThis is one of six bears who spent the winter in the same culvert in northern Wisconsin.
Photo submitted by: CourteneyLitte Miss Cheyenne waiting patiently to try out her new hound. Rightfully equipt with a pink collar, pink tracking collar and pink lead! :)
Photo submitted by: Mary JonjakThis was taken near Mikana during the kill season, with the hounds right behind the bear. My husband, Gary Jonjak, harvested this bear.
Photo submitted by: Amanda SchrumoNo description given.
Photo submitted by: Trevor GrayEnglish Hounds breeding out of Lakeland Kennels. Raised and trained in Wisconsin at Polar Kennels.
Photo submitted by: Mary JonjakThis 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.
Photo submitted by: Billy EnglandHere 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.
Photo submitted by: Jan & Dean ZemkeThis 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.
Photo submitted by: Jami OldenbergA bear my hunting group treed in the 2010 training season.
Photo submitted by: Darlene BergerThis bear was caught on film just hanging out!
Photo submitted by: Mike & SanciIt's going to be a good morning :-)
Photo submitted by: Courteney MilleonCourteney 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.
Photo submitted by: Courteney MilleonThe 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!
Photo submitted by: Delene BergerJust Hanging Out
Photo submitted by: Dave ToburenJordan Toburen, 17, Greenwood WI, shot her first bear this last summer with the Wildcat group.
Photo submitted by: David LundThis 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".
Photo submitted by: Joe TiltonThis is Zeus and Bonnie on a Lion tree in Utah.
Photo submitted by: Caslin KastenCaslin'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
Photo submitted by: Bill SchmidtBear treed during 2010 kill season.
Photo submitted by: Rich WardThis 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..
Photo submitted by: Laura ToburenWe 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.
Photo submitted by: Rich WardThis 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!
Photo submitted by: DorMae GebhardtOur 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.
Photo submitted by: Joe TiltonLizzy Tilton with Ranger and Clifford after a long chase in training season.
Photo submitted by: Rich WardFat and Sassy!!! Saw this big boy all summer. When baiting started and we were hunting he was lonnnngggg gone!
Photo submitted by: Kip RuedenPhoto taken during training season 2010.
Photo submitted by: Joe TiltonThis 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.
Photo submitted by: Joe TiltonJaxon Tilton with his old buddy Homer after a good hunt.
Photo submitted by: Alissa DurhamPhoto 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.
Photo submitted by: Dennis GermainThis image was captured by Dennis Germain's Cuddeback Digital Camera. Something this bear may regret!
Photo submitted by: Cindy EhlersThis 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.
Photo submitted by: Trevor KlattMy dog Smokey at his first tree of the year at 1 year 9 months old...a sight that makes any hound owner very happy.
Photo submitted by: Trevor KlattThis 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!
Photo submitted by: Cole MartinsenCole Martinsen's bear shot near Barnes,WI. 09/12/09 580# live weight 505# dressed
Photo submitted by: Dennis JustmanThis "Pretty boy" photographed on our trail camera several times this past year and always seemed to pose for the camera. Vilas County
Photo submitted by: Joe TiltonClifford getting a good look at the bear and letting me know he's up there.
Photo submitted by: Brad EmersonA 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.
Photo submitted by: Emmitt SandersEmmitt shot this 238 pound bear on September 12 of the 2009 kill season.
Photo submitted by: John LaneThis photo was submitted by the Northland Houndsman Camp 35. It was taken off of a trail camera over a bait up in Dairyland, WI.
Photo submitted by: Brent LokaHere 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.
Photo submitted by: Zach HiltonThis 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.
Photo submitted by: Bugger & RyanneThis 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.
Photo submitted by: Gary GoerkeBear in the air - simple fact we like to see!
Elcho & Pelican Lake Training Crew
Photo submitted by: Rachel WardWaiting for a hot strike!
Photo submitted by: Rick WestonThis is my first black bear. It dressed out at 231 lbs. It was taken near Brantwood, WI on Sept. 14th, 2008.
Photo submitted by: Chandra PaulsonSometimes treeing bear is just too easy!
Photo submitted by: Denise LesterThis was the end of last kill season. She didn't seem to concerned with the dogs or people. She was very relaxed.
Photo submitted by: Brad EmersonWe 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.
Photo submitted by: David SchleusnerSomewhere 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.
Photo submitted by: Brad and Karen EmersonMy 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!
Photo submitted by: Joe "BearCat" TrumbleThese two boars have been visiting the bait at my cabin in Burnett County. They have returned every summer for four years.
Photo submitted by: Ely Self212 lb. boar shot by Ely Self.
Photo submitted by: Natasha SiegelNatasha 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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