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ALERT: 2020 WBHA Convention Canceled

May 8, 2020

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.

PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS TO A WBHA BOARD MEMBER OR MAIL THEM IN BEFORE MAY 30th!

All vendors, prepaid member raffle ticket, and banquet ticket sales will be refunded and mailed out.

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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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In-Person Spring Conservation Congress Hearings Cancelled

March 28, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Wisconsin Conservation Congress and the Wisconsin DNR have cancelled the in-person portion of the April 13 Spring Hearings in every county.

However, the online input option will still be available.

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WI DNR: Bear Application Period Delayed

February 27, 2020

The opening of the bear permit application period for the 2021 bear hunting season will be delayed this year while the new 2021 zone structure works its way through legislative review. The application period, which normally opens in March, will open shortly after the review process is completed in late spring/early summer.

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Notice: CNNF Road Closures Due to Flooding and The Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering

June 22, 2019

As frequent users of the CNNF, we wanted to make sure you were aware of an upcoming gathering taking place the first week of July. Check the map linked to below: If this is an area you train your hounds, you might want to consider alternatives for this time period.

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Call to Action: Consider Submitting a Comment in Support of Delisting Gray Wolves

May 9, 2019

Wisconsin Bear Hunters, please consider spending a few minutes before the July 15, 2019 deadline to submit a comment in support of Grey Wolf Delisting.

Here are the facts:

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Wisconsin Bear Hunters Support Ethical Training, Condemn Recent Videos

January 4, 2019

The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association (WBHA) is proud to be a part of Wisconsin’s long sporting heritage. While hunting and training with hounds, our members exhibit the strong ethical standards that Wisconsin hunters are known for.

It is disappointing to see the recent cases in Florida and Wisconsin where a small group of hound owners did not abide by any reasonable ethical standards, nor have any regard for following state game laws.

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Bear Hunters Call For Action On Wolf Delisting In Washington

March 2, 2018

Wisconsin’s premier bear hunting group is calling on our state’s Congressional delegation to support legislative efforts to remove wolves from the endangered species list.

The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association (WBHA) has long been a leading advocate for allowing the state to manage our population of gray wolves. “It is long past time that we allow our state Department of Natural Resources to manage the wolf population,” said WBHA President Carl Schoettel.

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2018 President’s Message

January 5, 2018

When looking at the past year in the bear and hound hunters world, we have made some progress. We have about doubled harvest tags for Bobcat, which is long overdue. This would not happen without the constant push by the WBHA and the Wisconsin Trappers Association. We got some relief from the Hunter Harassment legislation that was passed by our friends in legislature and some help from our members taking the extra step to help the state’s Department of Justice to finally build a case against these eco-terrorists. Thanks to our members and BOD the WBHA played a large role in getting legislation passed so parents now can decide when their children are ready to hunt.

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DNR’s Wolf Population Monitoring

September 29, 2017

WBHA Members,

If any of you are interested in getting more involved with the DNR’s wolf population monitoring program, consider attending one of their track training courses.

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