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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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Urgent: Submit Wolf Comments by Monday, June 7th

June 2, 2021

On Monday, June 7th, the Wisconsin DNR will hold a virtual hearing relating to gray wolf harvest regulations.

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Submit Wolf Comments by Feb. 14

February 12, 2021

Please see the announcement below regarding a Natural Resources Board meeting to discuss the next steps in establishing a wolf hunt.

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Wisconsin Bear Hunters Call for 2020 Wolf Harvest Season

October 29, 2020

The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association (WBHA) is today asking the Wisconsin DNR to take all actions necessary to quickly implement a 2020 harvest season for wolves in Wisconsin.

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11-Year-Old Wisconsin Girl Harvests Potential State Record Black Bear

September 20, 2020

At just 11 years old, Naiya Iraci is already an established hunter, harvesting deer and turkeys. Now, the Kewaskum sixth-grader can add a 700+ pound black bear to her resume.

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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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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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