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Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association

Preserving Tomorrow's Heritage Today

For over 50 years, 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 is itself family-based. We invite you and your family to join us as we work together to protect Wisconsin’s great outdoor heritage.

2022 Annual Raffle Winners

Check the list at the link below to find out if you've won!

58th WBHA Annual Convention

March 25-26, 2022

Hotel Reservation Note

Members please note: Reservations for hotel rooms for the 2023 convention cannot be made until May 3rd. Thank you for your cooperation.

Join or Renew!

In a time of much uncertainty, please know that the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association is still working and operating to continue protecting sportsmen. Without a strong membership, this can become more difficult. Please JOIN (as a new member, or past expired member), sign up a NEW member, or RENEW your membership at the link below.

With your WBHA membership you will receive a monthly "Bear Hunting" magazine, critical email alerts from the WBHA, access to the WBHA Facebook group (request to join), representation for pro-hunting legislation, free access to the annual convention, and a yearbook at the end of your membership year.

Hunter Harassment 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.

CNNF Proposed Actions

The latest Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) can be found at the following link.

2022 President’s Message

March 21, 2022

Hope all is well with your bear hunting families, and you had a great 2021 season. This year was the first year of the new zones that expanded bear hunting with hounds in the state of Wisconsin. I hope we used this opportunity to expand and also relieve some pressure on where we hunt. Our work is not done…

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2021 President’s Message

June 4, 2021

This year’s convention is an example of what happens when you mix pent up desire to get out, and then meet with a large gathering of dedicated hound hunters and their families. We made a statement that we are still here and there is nothing going to stand in our way of doing whatever it takes to support hound hunting in the state of Wisconsin.

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