Breaking News Bar
posted: 9/5/2012 9:21 AM

Black bear hunt begins in Wisconsin

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- A state ecologist says prospects are good for the black bear hunting season in Wisconsin.

The hunt gets under way Wednesday and runs through Oct. 9. A mild winter and early spring benefited the black bear population in Wisconsin. The Department of Natural Resources says bears are abundant to the north and have expanded their range to central and western areas of the state.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

About 9,000 hunting permits have been issued this season, the same as last year. This year, hunters who aren't using dogs will have the first week of the season to themselves.

DNR big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang says the bear population is pushing toward southern Wisconsin. He says hunters are taking bears as far south as Trempealeau, Monroe, Juneau, Portage, Waupaca, and Outagamie counties.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.