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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.

ALERT: 2020 WBHA Convention Canceled

WBHA Members and Vendors,

I am sorry to announce that the 2020 WBHA Convention is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control. We are still going to hold the Annual Raffle and Governor Tag Raffle on May 30th. We will stream the drawings live on Facebook to share with our members and individuals that purchased tickets.


All vendors, prepaid member raffle ticket, and banquet ticket sales will be refunded and mailed out. The Holiday Inn has canceled all WBHA-related room reservations - if you still want your room, please call the Holiday Inn to re-book.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! WBHA relies on our convention for much-needed funds to continue our fight against the ever-growing threat to hunting with hounds in Wisconsin. We are not taking the year off from fighting these battles, and neither should you. Now more than ever, we need your memberships that are normally taken care of at the convention to be mailed into the WBHA as soon as possible.

One last thing I would like to remind everybody: “If you do not have liberty, bear hunting will only be something that is talked about as something we used to do”

Thank You,

Carl Schoettel
WBHA President

56th WBHA Annual Convention

- Canceled -

2019 Annual Raffle Winners

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

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.

DNR Hiring Conservation Wardens

April 16, 2020

The Wisconsin DNR is currently hiring a number of Conservation Wardens. It is our view that it is always better to have someone with a hunter’s perspective in these positions. If you’re interested in this kind of work or know a hunter who might be, please follow the link below for more information.

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